Pictured Left: Amb. Nancy Soderberg of the Connect U.S. Fund, former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, and Gay Dillingham of the Livingry Foundation at the 2011 Annual Meeting opening dinner.
Nearly fifty funders gathered for the 2011 Annual Meeting in Santa Fe, October 12 to 15. It was a wonderful conference, emphasizing peer-to-peer learning, strategy
discussions, and participant engagement.
Click hereto access conference documents, including the final agenda, participants list, speakers' bios, conference evaluation form and the Sandia National Laboratory tour agenda in the Members' Only section.
Rosé Cohen delivered a powerful poem, Sitting Pretty in Atomic City,
which commemorates the work of artist Tony Price, at the reception for
funders during the 2011 PSFG Annual Meeting. For more info about Tony
and his work visit www.tonypriceatomicartist.com or contact: Rosé Cohen
2011 Annual Meeting Highlights
Meeting highlight included:
**Former Governor and UN Ambassador Bill Richardson shared his insights about his Track II diplomacy work and the politics of international security policymaking in discussion with Amb. Nancy Soderberg, President of the Connect US Fund after our opening dinner.
**The conference concludes with a screening and discussion of "Peace Unveiled" with Abigail Disney, producer of the "Women, War and Peace" series premiering on PBS on Tuesdays, October 11-November 8.
**Some of the largest funders in the field of Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation will spoke about their work - particularly work related to gender - in a session facilitated by the "grandfather of the field" John Paul Lederach. **Funders grappled with tough, practical issues including evaluation and measurement, appreciating the role of social media, growing the field, and funding advocacy.
**Funders engaged in strategy and working sessions in key areas of the field.
**Funders visited the Sandia National Laboratory, with briefings from officials and a tour of the lab's weapons, counter-terrorism, and energy work.
2009 Annual Meeting
The 2009 Annual Meeting of the Peace and Security Funders Group was held October 13 to 15 in Washington, D.C.
Pictured left: Rep. Jim McGovern speaks with funders at the 2009 PSFG Annual Meeting about Afghanistan.
Program highlights included:
➢ Pre-conference visit to The Pentagon, Oct. 13, for briefings from Defense Department officials and a look around. ➢ Welcoming dinner on Tuesday evening. ➢ Panel presentations, strategy discussions and more on the burning issues confronting peace and security funders today. ➢ Opportunities to network and develop effective strategies with colleagues. ➢ Plenary and mealtime speeches from inspirational activists and senior policy makers. ➢ Reception for conference attendees and NGO leaders on Wed, Oct. 14 at the Mott House. ➢ Luncheon on Thurs, Oct. 15 with Ploughshares Fund President Joe Cirincione.
Members: Click here to access the conference report with photos in the Members' Only section.
Click here to download the 2009 Annual Meeting Agenda.
2008 Annual Meeting
Following the conclusion of the "Advancing Peace and Security in 2009 and Beyond" conference in Madrid, we convened the 2008 Annual Meeting of PSFG for a brief session. The meeting was reconvened during the Federal Policy Briefing in Washington, DC, March 18 - 19, 2009. The minutes from both sessions of the 2008 Annual Meeting are posted in the Members Only section.
Pictured left: PSFG Members attend a briefing at the new Capitol
Hill visitors' center during the Annual Meeting featuring
Rep. Ellen Tauscher (D-CA).
2007 Annual Meeting
The 2007 Peace and Security Funders Group Annual Meeting was held in New York City, October 17-19. Members can access Annual Meeting documents and follow-up materials in the Members Only section. Click here to view our online photo gallery of the 2007 Annual Meeting. (Pictured right: PSFG Members attend a luncheon briefing at the United Nations during the Annual Meeting featuring Roxanna Carrillo and Joyce Kafanabo.)