This blog shares news, ideas, and stories about PeaceTech, an initiative of the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement.

Who is interested in responsible innovation and technology?

Mark Zuckerberg on Capitol Hill

The short answer to this questions is: Lots of people! One of the points of this blog is to highlight various news items and events that demonstrate the growing interest in reflecting critically on technology, and in applying technology to peacebuilding.

Technology is all over

Women Talk Tech Logo

It is striking to see how widespread critical reflections on technology have become.

The time to act is now

Men pose with robot for Campaign to Stop Killer Robots

We missed talking with Branka Marijan from Project Ploughshares in my Engineering and Peace class last week, but you can see her thoughts on emerging technologies of warfare in this recent blog post on “New Technologies and Conflict Escalation”.

Peace Week 2019 is here!

Catalyzing Collaboration

Kris Braun, VP of Engineering at Bonfire, was a guest speaker in my Engineering and Peace class last week, and shared the inspiring story of how they hired a Syrian refugee named Mohammed Hakmi through a new program called Talent Beyond Borders. You can watch the video of Kris’s talk at Communitech’s True North conference last summer here.

Let's have more PeaceTech!

CPA Dove

The Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement is excited to be supporting the newly launched PeaceTech Living-Learning Community at Conrad Grebel University College. For the past several years we have connected with Grebel students enrolled in a range of academic programs who are eager to reflect critically on the impact of technology on our world, and are yearning to apply their creativity to advance peace.