The Center for Global Peace Journalism is engaged in a number of projects during the 2016-17 academic year. The center’s director Steven Youngblood is on the conference organizing committee for the International Peace Research Association, which will be convening in November in Sierra Leone. Youngblood will be presenting at this conference, and will also be organizing a two-day peace journalism workshop (along with Dr. Jake Lynch) for Sierra Leonese journalists. The center is taking part in a peacebuilding seminar this fall in the Kansas City area (at Park University and Johnson County Community College). Most exciting, the center is working with a prominent human rights NGO to develop a project that would include PJ seminars for journalists in West Africa and fellowships for those journalists at Park University. Details soon!