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Meeting Notes - August 21, 2009

A Workshop with the UN Working Group on Mercenaries

On July 29, 2009, the International Peace Institute convened a meeting of civil society, academic, and industry representatives to meet with the United Nations Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the rights of peoples to self-determination.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - August 21, 2009

A Choice for Peace? The Story of Forty-One Days of Mediation in Kenya

The postelection violence that erupted in Kenya in December 2007 resulted in the deaths of over one thousand people and left three hundred thousand people displaced.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - August 21, 2009

Michela Wrong “Extremely Worried About Kenya and its Future”

Michela Wrong, author of a noted new book on Kenya, came to IPI on August 11, 2009 to promote its publication and to share with a large, mostly-African audience, her concerns about the country.  

 
 

 

 

 

Podcasts - August 11, 2009

Podcast: Michela Wrong

A podcast of the IPI event with Michela Wrong, author of a noted new book on Kenya called It’s Our Turn to Eat: The Story of a Kenyan Whistle-Blower.  

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - August 03, 2009

Kenyan Task Force on Police Reform Hears Fierce Complaints in Public

Herds of game grazing on the African savannah, the red-clothed Masai herdsmen, and lush tea and coffee farms certainly constitute one reality of Kenya. This is what attracts many thousands of tourists annually.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - June 22, 2009

The Responsibility to Protect (RtoP) and Genocide Prevention in Africa

This report outlines the outcomes from an expert roundtable convened by IPI, the UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, and the InterAfrica Group, which took place in Addis Ababa in October, 2008.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - June 09, 2009

The UN in Sierra Leone: Innovations in Integrated Peacebuilding

On June 9, 2009, IPI hosted a breakfast policy discussion titled “The UN in Sierra Leone: Innovations in Integrated Peacebuilding,” with speaker Mr. Michael von der Schulenburg, Executive Representative of the Secretary-General (ERSG) of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL). 

 
 

 

Conferences - June 01, 2009

IPI, African Union Examine Justice/Impunity at Workshop in Liberia

Impunity and justice have been hot topics in recent discussions about African politics and governance. The African Union (AU) Commission and the International Peace Institute (IPI) held an expert workshop in Monrovia, Liberia, in May 2009 to consider a paper on the question  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - March 24, 2009

IPI Hosts Lunchtime Policy Forum on "Somalia: New Hope for the Peace Process?"

On March 24, 2009, Professor Ken Menkhaus, Associate Professor of Political Science at Davidson College, and Mr. Jabril Ibrahim Abdulle, Director of the Mogadishu-based Centre for Research Dialogue, presented their views on the political and humanitarian challenges facing Somalia and the future prospects for peace in the country, during a lunchtime policy forum of academics, UN officials, diplomats, and NGO representatives. 

 
 

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