Conferences - Monday, April 14, 2008
Constructing Political Space in Iraq: Examining the UN's Role
The Middle East Program at IPI recently held a Policy Forum aimed at dissecting and better understanding the role of the United Nations in Iraq. Entitled "Constructing Political Space in Iraq: Examining the UN's Role," the event was part of a series convened by IPI with leading intellectuals and political figures from or engaged in the Middle East.
The forum featured Mr. Michael von der Schulenburg, former Deputy Special Representative for Political Affairs with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq. Mr. Von der Schulenburg talked about his experiences of Iraq, focusing on the crises the country faces today. The timely discussion, with opening remarks by Martin Ney, Deputy Permanent Representative of Germany to the UN, covered Iraq's internal political situation, the debate around the Constitution and federalism, and the future role for the UN.
Martin Ney, Deputy Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations
Michael von der Schulenburg, Former Deputy Special Representative for Political Affairs with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq
Terje Rød-Larsen, IPI President
The Global Observatory
Mandela, Pan-African Prophet
Adekeye Adebajo writes that Mandela's legacy will be his export of the pan-African spirit of ubuntu: the gift of discovering our shared humanity.
How Mandela’s Relentless Diplomacy Transformed South Africa
Former US Ambassador John Hirsch traces the path of Mandela's relentless diplomacy.
Key Global Events to Watch in December
A list of key upcoming meetings and events with implications for global affairs.
Top 10 Issues to Watch in 2013: The Multilateral Arena
Ten key issues that are likely to impact global affairs in international peace, security, and development.
The Global Observatory, produced by IPI, provides timely analysis on peace and security issues, interviews with leading policymakers, interactive maps, and more.
December 02, 2013
Latin America Focus of Fourth ''Being a Peacekeeper'' Event
On December 2-3, IPI brought together 24 representatives from eleven Latin American countries with senior officials from the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations and the Department of Field Support to discuss the current state—as well as the future—of Latin American military and police contributions to UN peacekeeping operations.
November 28, 2013
Energy and Security in the Arctic: A New “Frozen” Conflict?
Is the Arctic a “region of cooperation,” or will competition for its potentially rich energy resources lead to conflict in the high north? This was the main question addressed during an expert workshop held in The Hague on November 28th by the International Peace Institute together with the International Gas Union and the Clingendael International Energy Programme.
November 22, 2013
Can Technology Play a Role in Drafting a Constitution?
The effects that new technologies can have on constitutional processes was the topic of this November 22nd IPI roundtable discussion. Approximately five new constitutions are written around the world every year, and their legitimacy is increasingly influenced by a new level of public participation in their drafting, not merely by a plebiscite on the final text. As rapidly advancing technology changes the way that governments and citizens interact, what role are new technologies playing in constitutions?