Conferences - Sunday, June 22, 2014
Real World Lessons Inform 2014 IPI Course in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution
The 2014 Advanced Course in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, held June 22-25, led an array of international diplomats through three days of in-depth lectures, negotiation and public speaking exercises. This year’s course emphasized the practical application of negotiation and consensus-building techniques at the United Nations. In a conversational setting, Ambassador Mirsada Čolaković, the Permanent Representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the United Nations, shared a perspective on representing an elected member on the Security Council. Ambassador Abdullah Alsaidi, the former Permanent Representative of Yemen to the United Nations and Jimena Leiva-Roesch from the Permanent Mission of Guatemala to the UN provided insights on multilateral negotiations related to climate change, the Millennium Development Goals and other topics.
The annual course is taught by a team of policy experts from the fields of international security and diplomacy.
Other sessions were led by Professor Seth Freeman, Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA); Stephanie Silverman, Executive Coach, Silverman Speech Consulting, Maureen Quinn, IPI Director of Programs; and IPI Senior Advisers Youssef Mahmoud and John Hirsch.
The course was established in 2012 and offers advanced training in diplomacy, negotiation and conflict resolution to mid-career diplomats. The course blends theory and practice, and places a strong emphasis on developing the practical skills needed in modern diplomacy.
The Global Observatory
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The visit is particularly important for efforts related to stability and security in the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean regions.
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2015: Ten Multilateral Events to Watch This Year
A list of ten events that are likely to impact international peace and security in 2015, compiled by IPI’s Francesco Mancini.
The Global Observatory, produced by IPI, provides timely analysis on peace and security issues, interviews with leading policymakers, interactive maps, and more.
January 20, 2015
Mongolian Foreign Policy Between ''Two Giants''
On January 20, Mongolia’s new Foreign Minister Purevsuren Lundeg visited the IPI Vienna office and gave an informal briefing on Mongolia’s contemporary foreign policy priorities and challenges.
January 20, 2015
Dutch FM Koenders: ''The Security Council Has to Change''
Speaking to an overflow IPI audience on January 20th, Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders acknowledged how far the United Nations has come since its inception 70 years ago but said that the organization still “has a lot of growing up to do.”
December 15, 2014
Fathi: Iran and the Struggle Between Hardliners and Reformers
Discussing her new book The Lonely War: One Woman’s Account of the Struggle for Modern Iran at IPI on December 15th, author Nazila Fathi said that 35 years after the revolution, Iran is divided between hardliners and a large moderate middle class, but admitted that it is still unclear which of the two sides will gain the upper hand.
January 29, 2015
Ebola Outbreak: The UN’s First Emergency Health Mission
September 25, 2014
IPI Remembers Margaret Vogt