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Speaker Events - April 25, 2011

Gaza Doctor: "I Shall Not Hate"

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish was a rarity in the Middle East, a resident of Gaza with a permit to enter Israel because of his work. The son of refugees in the Gazan city of Jabaliya, he saw himself as a bridge between the two distrustful cultures, and his life was often put forward as an example of the kind of reconciliation that might one day rescue the region from its cycles of violence.  

 
 

 

General Announcements - April 07, 2011

IPI Polls New Mood in Egypt

Key findings of a new IPI poll show Amr Moussa as the front runner for the presidential election; the Egyptian Army is still popular, but slightly less than in previous polls; and Egyptians support moderate economic and foreign policies, as well as moderate parties and candidates.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - April 07, 2011

SRSG Ad Melkert on Iraq's Three Key Issues

Speaking at IPI on April 7th, Ad Melkert, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq, identified three key issues fueling demonstrations in Iraq and elsewhere in the region: the need for better services; more jobs, particularly for young people; and a way to end corruption, which he said is endemic in Iraq.  

 
 

 

General Announcements - March 30, 2011

Ambassador Abdullah M. Alsaidi Joins IPI

The International Peace Institute (IPI) is pleased to announce that Ambassador Abdullah M. Alsaidi is joining IPI as a Senior Fellow to work on Middle East issues over the coming months.  

 
 

 

General Announcements - March 29, 2011

Video: Terje Rød-Larsen, The Man Behind the Peace

An ABC-Australia profile of Terje Rød-Larsen, "The Man Behind the Peace" (JourneyMan Pictures/YouTube, 1994).  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - March 22, 2011

Qaddafi a “Serious Threat” But Only Libyans Can Oust Him

Col. Muammar Qaddafi is a "serious threat" but it is the Libyan people who must be the ones to remove him, Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein, Permanent Representative of Jordan to the UN, told a gathering at IPI’s office in Vienna.  

 
 

 

Podcasts - March 04, 2011

Podcast: A Escapee's and His Wife's Tale, David Rohde and Kristen Mulvihill

Over a seven-month period, New York Times journalist David Rohde was held captive in Afghanistan and in Pakistani tribal areas that are completely in hands of the most fearsome Taliban. One day, he thinks he may be freed. The next he is certain he is to die.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - February 24, 2011

Kidnapped by the Taliban: An Escapee's and Spouse's Tale

In November 2008, David Rohde, a correspondent for The New York Times, went off on a high-hazard trip in the Afghan hinterland to obtain an in-person interview with a Taliban commander for a book he was completing.  

 
 

 

General Announcements - February 23, 2011

Ed Luck: Crimes Against Humanity May Have Occurred in Libya

Asked on Al Jazeera on February 23rd if crimes against humanity were being committed in Libya, Dr. Edward C. Luck, IPI Senior Vice President for Research and Programs, said that though "we don't have direct access, there is certainly good reason to believe" they were. 

 
 

 

General Announcements - February 04, 2011

IPI's Hoge Addresses OIC Reconciliation Conference at UN

Warren Hoge, IPI's Vice President for External Relations, told an Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) meeting on interfaith development, reconciliation and peacebuilding initiatives at the UN that "religion can be a powerful tool for peace if it is used in a constructive manner." 

 
 

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