Maciej Kuziemski picked out one of the most important takeaways from Dr. Peter Ackerman’s welcoming remarks. This is a message that will be a continuing thread throughout the week.  After all, the word “conflict” exists in the title of the organization that is hosting this event because of a firm belief that conflict cannot, should not, and will not be eliminated, but it can be approached and waged through nonviolent, civilian-based, non-military means.