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Conferences - Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Task Force Two Roundtable on Peacebuilding

As part of IPI's Task Forces on Strengthening Multilateral Security Capacity, IPI organized a roundtable discussion on peacebuilding held at the Trygve Lie Center for Peace, Security, and Development. It was the third of four roundtables of Task Force Two on Inter- and Intra-state Armed Conflict and featured intensive discussion on institutional and policy challenges related to peacebuilding. The event featured lively discussion of the UN's new peacebuilding architecture (the Peacebuilding Commission, the Peacebuilding Support Office, and the Peacebuilding Fund) highlighting its early achievements and persistent obstacles, while placing this architecture in the context of broader peacebuilding efforts by the UN system and other multilateral and bilateral actors.

Following a discussion of institutional and policy shortcomings in peacebuilding, roundtable participants sought to develop options for improving international peacebuilding efforts and strategies to implement them.

Chair:
H.E. Mr. John McNee,
Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations

IPI Moderator:
Dr. Edward C. Luck,
Senior Vice President and Director of Studies, International Peace Institute (IPI)

Experts:
Dr. Charles T. Call,
Assistant Professor of International Relations, American University,
Former Senior Peacebuilding Consultant to IPI and Visiting Scholar to NYU Center on International Cooperation

Dr. Elizabeth Cousens,
Director of Strategy, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, New York Office

Dr. Graciano Del Castillo,
Adjunct Professor of Economics, Columbia University

H.E. Dr. Amos Sawyer,
Former President of the Interim Government of National Unity in Liberia,
Chair of Governance Reform Commission, Professor, Indiana University

Dr. Susan L. Woodward,
Professor of Political Science,
The Graduate Center, City University of New York and Senior Fellow,
FRIDE, Madrid

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