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Forest Whitaker to Participate in Inaugural World Humanitarian Summit

May 22, 2016 Artist and social activist Forest Whitaker will take part in the first ever World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul on May 23-24. Mr. Whitaker is attending the summit both to represent the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative and in his roles as a UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace...read more

WPDI and the World Telecommunications and Information Society Day

May 17, 2016 The theme for the 2016 World Telecommunication and Information Society Day is “ICT entrepreneurship for social impact.” In honor of the occasion, we are pleased to repost the following excerpt from Forest Whitaker’s October 2015 piece on technology and development, “Peacebuilding in...read more

Performers4Peace Raises Awareness for WPDI During Moving Night of Music

May 11, 2016 More than a dozen Broadways stars came together Monday night in New York City to support the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative during Forest Whitaker’s Performers4Peace concert. Approximately 250 guests filled the concert venue, 42West, to enjoy an evening of music featuring...read more

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