General Announcements - September 16, 2013
Video: Democratization at the Sharp End
On September 16th, IPI together with the United Nations Working Group on Democracy, hosted a policy forum that focused on the UN’s efforts to promote democratization through its various field presences, in commemoration of the International Day of Democracy (IDD).
Michael Doyle, Member of the Board of Directors, International Peace Institute; Chair of the Advisory Board of UN Democracy Fund; Harold Brown Professor of International Affairs, Law & Political Science, Columbia University
Warren Hoge, Senior Adviser for External Relations, International Peace Institute
Edmond Mulet, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations and former Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Haiti
Margaret Vogt, Mediator-in-Residence at the UN Department of Political Affairs and former Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the Central African Republic
Sanaka Samarasinha, UN Resident Coordinator/UN Development Programme Resident Representative in Belarus who has previously worked in Myanmar, Kosovo, and Sri Lanka, among other countries
Harriette Williams Bright, New York Representative and Advocacy Officer, Femmes Africa Solidarité
The Global Observatory
Nelson Mandela: Man and Awesome Phenomenon
A former member of the South African Parliament reflects on Mandela's warmth and generosity.
Ordinary Fears, Extraordinary Man: The Legacy of Nelson Mandela
As a young South African diplomat during the apartheid-to-democracy transition, Cedric de Coning witnessed the humility and power of a flawed statesman.
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?