Everyone at the University of Ngozi seems to agreeaction can and should be taken beyond the its classrooms and out into schools and communities of Burundi and beyond. The lessons to be learned here are that powerful, compelling, and potentially liberating. Burundians need to know that the UN and other international coalitions can play a role in deterring violence at a national level by providing for security and addressing humanitarian needs within a given conflict zone. The citys Hutu and Tutsi leaders maintained the calm. They went further, too, and created the first private university in Burundi in the wake of the violence and dedicated it to promoting peace and reconciliation. The Nobel Peace Prize-winner Mairead Corrigan Maguire argues for new, creative thinking about peacemaking. Peace building is a more proactive commitment that goes beyond separating combatants or rivals and forging new agreements.