Growing up in eastern Congo, I have experienced first-hand the effects of violence and decided from a young age to be a positive influence for peace. My master’s degree in International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame in the United States deepened my understanding of the complexity in addressing modern conflicts. In the summer of 2015, I conducted a research on the role of student movements in promoting ethnic reconciliation in Burundi, eastern Congo, and Sri Lanka. In my research, I found out that firstly, no one modern conflict is an isolated case. All conflicts are part of a war industrial complex profiting world superpowers including but not limited to the US, China, and Russia. As a peace activist, I also came to realize that while advocating for peace in eastern Congo, I should concomitantly advocate for peace in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Papua New Guinea, Libya, Somalia, and South Sudan because all these conflicts mostly benefit the same superpowers at the expense of innocent civilian lives.