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Panel Discussions - February 07, 2011

Ambassador Bamba: Cote d'Ivoire Crisis "Real Test of Democracy"

The crisis in Côte d'Ivoire is a "real test of democracy," said Ambassador Youssoufou Bamba of Côte d'Ivoire, addressing a standing-room-only audience at IPI.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - January 25, 2011

Lang: "We Have to Attack Piracy at the Head"

Jack Lang, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Legal Issues Related to Piracy off the Coast of Somalia, said at an IPI event on January 25, 2011, “We have to attack piracy at the head." 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - January 07, 2011

Hilde Johnson: “Waging Peace in Sudan More Important Than Ever”

Addressing a standing-room-only audience gathered to discuss the January 9th referendum in Southern Sudan, Hilde F. Johnson said it was crucial for the international community to "speed up the process on resolving the critical post-referendum issues and to do so urgently." 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - November 15, 2010

"The Trouble With the Congo" by Severine Autesserre

During the past decade, international actors such as the United Nations and the European Union have engaged heavily in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in an attempt to help the country transition from war to peace. Yet billions of dollars in international assistance, and the UN’s largest peacekeeping operation have failed to bring peace and good governance to the DRC.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - October 25, 2010

Africa’s Borders Need New Arrangements, Says Dr. Adebajo

At the Conference of Berlin in 1885, major European states divided Africa into their colonial possessions. At an IPI event launching his new book, The Curse of Berlin: Africa After the Cold War, author Dr. Adekeye Adebajo said the decision to freeze the shifting borders in 1960 may have been “wise in a sovereignty-obsessed era of insecure, unconsolidated nation states,” but, as he writes in the book, “these decisions have had long-term consequences, ultimately mobilizing earlier generations of African leaders to promote African independence and to seek control over their destiny in a more equitable global structure.” 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - October 21, 2010

Mahmoud: “At Times, We Leave in Humiliating Circumstances”

Youssef Mahmoud, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the UN Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT) said this at an IPI event “MINURCAT: The Challenges of an Early Exit,” in reference to the Chadian government’s call for an early withdrawal of the UN mission there.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - September 22, 2010

Salva Kiir: Southern Sudan Vote Delay Could Risk War

Delaying the referendum on independence in Southern Sudan would risk resumption of civil war, the head of the region’s government said, even as the U.S. suggested it will be hard to organize a credible vote on Jan. 9. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 16, 2010

Preparing for the Sudan Referenda and Beyond

In January 2011, Sudan is scheduled to hold two referenda in accordance with the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that ended the twenty-two year civil war between North and South, and while there is still uncertainty regarding many issues, it is clear that the UN system has taken on significant responsibilities in facilitating preparations for them.  

 
 

 

Conferences - September 01, 2010

Africa Group Retreat, New York, September 1-2, 2010

On September 1-2, 2010, IPI’s Africa Program in collaboration with the Permanent Observer Mission of the African Union (AU) to the United Nations (UN) in New York convened a retreat of African Permanent Representatives in New York to discuss ways in which to strengthen the voice of the Africa Group at the UN. 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - July 26, 2010

Rick Stengel on Mandela’s Lessons on Life, Love and Courage

Rick Stengel, the editor of Time magazine, came to IPI on July 26th to discuss his new book, Mandela's Way: Fifteen Lessons on Life, Love, and Courage

 
 

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