Ground-Truthing in Costa Rica

Lead PI: Professor Peter Coleman

Unit Affiliation: Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4)

April 2019 - Ongoing
Central America ; Costa Rica
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: To learn from the wisdom of societies that have sustained peace for generations, and from the experiences of those working to build peace and transition from violence, the Sustaining Peace project has worked to engage communities in creating, refining, and modeling scholarly understandings of peace. This initiative explores what it takes to sustain peace in societies through the experiences of a wide swath of community peace experts – including teachers and students, artists and laborers, nurses and prisoners, mothers and mayors – from societies around the globe.

OUTCOMES: Reports geared towards local stakeholders; Video series of local stories of peace; Academic article that highlights Costa Rica as a case study of a peaceful society


Joshua Fisher, Tatiana Benavides, Allegra Chen-Carrel


Estado de la Nacion


conflict peace


Stewardship of the planet