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Speaker Events - November 19, 2013
"We Pakistanis need an honest debate inside our country about what is Pakistan's national interest. We never have it,” said Hussain Haqqani, a former Pakistani diplomat and journalist, who was at IPI on November 19th to give a presentation on his latest book, Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States, and an Epic History of Misunderstanding.
Panel Discussions - October 25, 2013
“The main purpose of this election is about securing a certain amount of stability and transferring power according to the written constitution,” said Scott Smith, Director of Afghanistan and Central Asia Programs at the United States Institute of Peace, during a forum at the International Peace Institute to discuss the much anticipated April 2014 elections in Afghanistan.
Speaker Events - October 17, 2013
“From all indications that I gather, there is a huge anti-incumbency mood which has emerged in the country,” said Arun Jaitley, Leader of Opposition (Rajya Sabha) in India, whose presentation at the International Peace Institute was a primer of sorts on Indian democracy. “In fact, it's almost unprecedented. It's a mood were angry people are extremely keen to vote a government out.”
Speaker Events - September 25, 2013
“We never hide our shadow, we give more power to our people, to our media,” said Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, President of Mongolia. “If our three million people participate, I think we are going to be a big, powerful country."
Panel Discussions - July 03, 2013
Regional cooperation for disaster preparedness and relief in Central Asia was the topic of a July 3rd roundtable discussion held in Almaty, Kazakhstan that brought together representatives from the Central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, and included officials from emergency services from Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, and Iran, as well as international experts on civil-military coordination for disaster risk reduction (DRR).
Panel Discussions - May 15, 2013
Responding to climate change and environmental risks in fragile states needs to be approached at the local level, looking at the root causes of vulnerability and addressing these factors to build resiliency.
Conferences - March 20, 2013
IPI’s President Terje Rød-Larsen told an audience of 1,300 in Jakarta that he hoped the Jakarta International Defense Dialogue (JIDD) would become “the preeminent forum for continued multilateral cooperation in the Asia-Pacific, seeking peace, progress, and prosperity for all the peoples of the region.”
Panel Discussions - February 28, 2013
The Foreign Minister of Mongolia, Luvsanvandan Bold, visited IPI’s Vienna office on February 28th. He spoke about Mongolia’s rapid development over the past generation. Since 1990, Mongolia has transformed from totalitarianism to democracy, and has become one of the fastest growing economies in the world due to its mineral wealth.
Panel Discussions - September 14, 2012
“Renowned 21st century poet Muhammad Iqbal of Lahore used the term ‘heart of Asia’ to denote the strategic location of Afghanistan at the center of the Asian continent. This term has been the inspiration behind the Istanbul Process,” said Ambassador Ertuğrul Apakan, the Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations.
Speaker Events - January 26, 2012
“There is no other way. The United States, or NATO, or anybody else international, cannot make peace in Afghanistan,” Kai Eide, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan from March 2008-2010, told an IPI policy forum on January 26, 2012. “We can address some of the components perhaps, but peace in Afghanistan can only be made by the Afghans themselves, and therefore the Afghan government has to be brought on board.”
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