The Moment of Encounter:

History, Disruptions, and Transformations

Join the Global Centre for Pluralism and the University of British Columbia for a livestream of the 2021 Annual Pluralism Lecture on May 19th with Maaza Mengiste, author of The Shadow King, in conversation with Nahlah Ayed of CBC Ideas.

Beyond Recovery

The Power of Pluralism in a Divided Age

Around the world, people are talking about recovery from the pandemic. How do we push beyond recovery to repair major fault lines and build an equitable future for all? We’ve heard from our network of pluralism champions around the world about what #BeyondRecovery means in their communities.

Talking About Racism in the Classroom

Policy Recommendations

Read “From Reflection to Action: Addressing Anti-Black Racism in Canadian Schools”, our latest policy brief recommending concrete actions for education leaders.

Reflection

Annual Pluralism Lecture

In lieu of our postponed 8th #AnnualPluralismLecture, watch our highlights of some of the incredible #WordsofPluralism these pluralism thought leaders shared that can guide us as we move into #2021.

Inclusive Economies

Check out the latest analysis on the Pluralism and the Pandemic portal exploring how to shift the economic narrative once and for all, from a shareholder-focused economy to one that values the stakeholder. (Illustration by Brandon Serbec)

Virtual Book Launch

Watch the Event

Watch the discussion about the new book, “Diversity, Violence, and Recognition”, from peacebuilding scholars, Elisabeth King and Cyrus Samii, about recognizing ethnic identity as a strategy for building peace.

Our Mission

To influence perspectives, inform policies and inspire pathways to advance pluralism.

What’s New

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Beyond Recovery: The Power of Pluralism in a Divided Age

A Panel Discussion

Join leading experts in conflict prevention, history and politics, Comfort Ero, Kim Ghattas, and Wendell Adjetey, to discuss how societies…

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Meredith Preston McGhie: It’s Time We Change the Table in Peace Processes

Blog Post

Read Secretary General Meredith Preston McGhie’s blog on women’s leadership in peace and security in honour of International Women’s Day…

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Launch of Policy Recommendations for Addressing Anti-Black Racism in Canadian Schools

Press Release

The Centre “From Reflection to Action: Addressing Anti-Black Racism in Canadian Schools,” a policy brief that recommends concrete actions for…

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Meredith Preston McGhie on Going Beyond Tolerance and Inclusivity

Remarks at Pre Expo 2020 Dubai

Meredith Preston McGhie considers the question: how can we foster a greater common understanding for more tolerant and inclusive societies?

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New Board Member Announced

Press Release

James Irungi Mwangi of Kenya joins the Centre’s Board of Directors.

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The Pandemic in Latin America

New Articles and Interviews

Experts reflect on how the pandemic has impacted Latin America and how governments and communities are responding.

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What We’re Listening To

The Mediator’s Studio

An Oslo Forum podcast featuring stories on peace processes and peace diplomacy.