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Speaker Events - October 22, 2012
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights respects the rights of all individuals without bias to ethnicity, gender or religion, but Iran has abandoned this compact, explained Ahmed Shaheed, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights Situation in Iran, at an IPI event on October 22, 2012.
Panel Discussions - October 11, 2012
The way out of the Syrian quagmire is through a unified, representative political authority that is responsible for channeling support to armed opposition groups and providing services to the Syrian people, Dr. Bassma Kodmani, Syrian academic and former spokesperson for the Syrian National Council, told an IPI audience on October 11th.
Speaker Events - September 27, 2012
“Oil and gas alone will not be the sources of energy that will meet our global energy requirements moving forward,” said Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber on September 27, 2012. “In my view, renewable energy is a platform that will ensure prosperity and peace in the future.”
Conferences - September 24, 2012
Speaker Events - September 13, 2012
"I believe that there is a lot of ambiguity and a lot of facts that are being sidelined and hidden, and are presented to you in an incomplete way," said acclaimed Syrian writer Samar Yazbek, talking about the Syrian conflict during an IPI Arab Intellectuals Series event on September 13, 2012. "In Syria, the cultural scene has been blacked out.
Panel Discussions - August 28, 2012
Speaker Events - August 06, 2012
On August 6, 2012, IPI hosted a roundtable discussion entitled “Understanding the Syrian Puzzle,” featuring Father Paolo Dall’Oglio, an Italian Jesuit priest who spent 30 years in Syria promoting inter-religious understanding and dialogue.
- August 02, 2012
IPI’s Middle East Program focuses on broad, cross-regional research and the facilitation of policy dialogue. Particular emphasis is placed on helping the Middle East peace process move forward through third-party involvement.
The program has three primary areas: 1) research and analysis focusing on qualitative projects, such as public opinion research, with the aim of injecting local voices into decision making at the UN; 2) the facilitation of policy dialogue through the convening of forums and workshops; 3) a Middle East Peace Process Compendium, to be published by Oxford University Press.
Speaker Events - July 19, 2012
"The elections have turned out to be an extraordinary achievement," said Ian Martin, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Libya, countering the international press accounts at the time that had a more somber assessment on their impact on the future of Libya.
Meeting Notes - June 22, 2012
Despite their many differences, transitions taking place across the Arab world are united by demands for “bread and freedom.” They also share the common denominator of uncertainty. As turmoil and conflict continues in many places, what role can external actors play to facilitate democratic transitions in the region?
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