As the efforts to develop objective measures of impact continues in the field of peace and security, there remains great value in listening and gathering of perspectives of divergent contexts. The Pacifist Virtual Exchange program is a series of technology-based, sustained, peer-to-peer engagement program targeting youths from select regions around the world in a bid to gain a deeper understanding of diverse contexts and experiences with peace and security in the 21st Century.

Running on a platform of public diplomacy, this program purses the transformative potential of new technologies. Emergent peace and security interventions targeting the next generation will have to address major global challenges, practically all of which require multi-lateral and cross-cultural cooperation.

Run under the Research and Publications team, the CGC Virtual Exchanges main objective is improving and developing the network of youth participants’ new key competencies to analyze international conflicts, understand broadly as anything from:

  • Separatism;
  • Violent Extremism;
  • Civil conflicts;
  • Post-conflict reconstruction;
  • International controversies;
  • Status Rivalry; to
  • Diplomatic tensions.