World Anti-Bullying Forum 2023

About the forum

The School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was the host of the 2023 World Anti-Bullying Forum. The event was held October 25-27, 2023, and was led by Dorothy Espelage, the William C. Friday Distinguished Professor of Education at the UNC School of Education and a leading expert on bullying and youth well-being.

Keynote Speakers

  • Enrique Chaux
    Professor of Psychology, Universidad de los Andes in Colombia
    Keynote Title: ¿Top-down or bottom-up?: Insights from 20 Years of Socio-emotional Policies to Prevent Bullying in Colombia
  • Heng Choon “Oliver” Chan
    Associate Professor of Criminology, University of Birmingham
    Keynote Title: The Victim-Offender Overlap in Bullying and School, Violence: A Psycho-Criminological Perspective
  • Debra J. Pepler
    Officer of the Order of Canada
    Keynote Title: Moments Matter: A Shift in School-based Bullying, Prevention with a Developmental-Relational Perspective
  • Kevin Runions
    Head of the Schools and Community Wellbeing, Telethon Kids Institute
    Keynote Title: Humans Implement Bullying Prevention Programs, Too! Steps to an Ecology of School Action
  • Christina Salmivalli
    Professor of Psychology, University of Turku
    Keynote Title: Bullying prevention: From celebrating success to analyzing failure

Program WABF 2023