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A conference to discuss perspectives on United Nations peacemaking, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding with scholars and policymakers from Africa, China, and the West. Hosted at the Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU), the two-day conference was convened by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), the Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO), and the Social Science Research Council (SSRC). The conference sought to share perspectives and explore changes in peacekeeping, peacemaking, and peacebuilding theory and practice, specifically aiming to develop new and constructive linkages between UN efforts and China on matters of conflict response as China continues to enhance its contributions in this area.