CPC Conferences

The Center for Peace and Commerce has led the discussion about the intersection of business and peace by bringing together leaders in the field at conferences.

Dean Gomez

Entrepreneurship Legacy Conference 

The 2014 Entrepreneurship Legacy Conference brought together USD alums who have founded their own businesses with emerging entrepreneurs in the USD community. This event gave students the opportunity to network one on one with real-world, successful entrepreneurs, get practical insight on ways to start you own business, and get ready to compete in the Social Innovation Challenge and V2 Pitch Competition.

Leadership for Peace and Prosperity

The Leadership for Peace and Prosperity Conference in October 2013 provided a forum for sharing best practices, research and insight on the dynamic nexus of conflict, violence, sustainable peace and business. This conference aimed to have both business practitioners and academics come together to discover and discuss ideas related to the nexus between business and sustainable peace. 

C.K. Prahalad’s Legacy: Business for Poverty Alleviation

The Prahalad Legacy Conference in September 2011 focused on C.K. Prahalad’s legacy in the field of "bottom of the pyramid" studies, centered on the premise that business models can mobilize social change by engaging with the poor in the marketplace profitably.