Speaker Events - Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Afghanistan and Iraq: A Conversation with New York Times Correspondent Dexter Filkins
On November 11th, the International Peace Institute hosted an evening reception with Dexter Filkins, who discussed his experiences as a war correspondent in Afghanistan and in Iraq.Dexter Filkins presented his book, The Forever War (Knopf 2008), a breathtaking account of the events that began with the rise of the Taliban in the 1990s, continued with the attacks of 9/11, and moved on to the wars in Afghanistan and in Iraq.
The discussion was moderated by Warren Hoge, IPI Vice President and Director of External Relations.
The meeting was part of Beyond the Headlines, a series of evening discussions hosted by the International Peace Institute for experts from Permanent Missions to the UN and other members of the UN community.
Slide show: Image 1 of 12
Photo Credits: Don Pollard
IPI Vice President and Director of External Relations Warren Hoge introduces Dexter Filkins, author of The Forever War.
The Global Observatory
Overlooked Among 50 Million Displaced Worldwide, Women and Girls Lose Out
Women affected by forced displacement still struggle to access the most basic services, but some initiatives offer useful lessons for the UN and NGO communities.
Key Global Events to Watch in October
A list of key upcoming meetings and events with implications for global affairs.
2014 Top 10 Issues to Watch in Peace & Security: The Global Arena
A list of ten key issues to watch that are likely to impact international peace and security in 2014, 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.
October 09, 2014
Rethinking Women and Forced Migration
The drastic increase in conflicts around the globe has seen the world’s displaced population pass 55 million people, and the fact that 80% of them are women and children is prompting many to rethink how the international community is responding.
October 09, 2014
Africa: China’s Second Continent
Speaking at an IPI Distinguished Author Series event on October 9th, author Howard French made a case for how Western underestimation of Africa’s economic promise has enabled China to establish an economic and human presence on the continent, leading to the permanent migration there of nearly 2 million Chinese.
September 30, 2014
Vike-Freiberga: Rethinking the United Nations
In a speech delivered at IPI on September 30th, Dr. Vaira Vike-Freiberga gave a sobering historical analysis of the gains and setbacks made by the international system over the past century and, focusing on the UN, she called for a rethinking of the organization’s structure and approach to peace.
September 25, 2014
IPI Remembers Margaret Vogt