The BYU Center for Conflict Resolution presented the Peacemaker Award to Diane Hamilton on Monday, September 26, 2016. According to Ben Cook, Director of the BYU Center for Conflict Resolution Center, the purpose of the annual award is “to recognize individuals who have done outstanding work in building peace in the local community or throughout the world and to learn from their experiences.” The award is presented each year in September to commemorate the International Day of Peace.
Hamilton was honored because she has devoted her career to building bridges of understanding between people in conflict. According to Cook, “As a teacher and trainer, she has helped thousands of people to be better prepared to mediate conflict and to help others find mutual understanding. She has worked tirelessly throughout her life to help promote peace and is a superb example of the type of person the Peacemaker Award seeks to honor.”