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Conferences - November 04, 2010

UAE, IPI Host Forum in Abu Dhabi Desert Featuring Abbas, Blair

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the International Peace Institute (IPI) have this past weekend hosted more than twenty foreign ministers from around the world at a desert retreat in Abu Dhabi in the inaugural Sir Bani Yas Forum on International Peace and Security.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - September 30, 2010

UN Envoy: No Military Solution in Afghanistan and Taliban Knows It

Staffan de Mistura, UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan, told an IPI audience that there is no military way out in Afghanistan, and the Taliban knows it. 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - September 29, 2010

Stephen Kinzer: Turkey, Iran “Good Soul Mates” for US

Stephen Kinzer, former New York Times foreign correspondent and author of numerous books that challenge convention, has written in Reset: Iran, Turkey and America’s Future that Turkey and Iran are the only countries in the Muslim Middle East with experience in trying to become democracies. 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - September 25, 2010

Qatari PM: Prepare Militaries to Deal with the Forces of Nature

At a time when natural disasters are becoming more frequent and more devastating, Qatar is calling for more effective use of military resources for disaster relief. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 19, 2010

Foreign Ministers, Officials Discuss Mideast Peace Talks at IPI

On Sunday, September 19th, IPI convened its Fifth Informal Ministerial Dinner on the Middle East in its Trygve Lie Center for Peace, Security, and Development. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - July 13, 2010

A Proposal for the Future of Jerusalem’s Old City

Three former Canadian diplomats with extensive experience in the Middle East have spent six years developing a formula for the passionately contested final status of Jerusalem’s Old City, and on July 13, they came to IPI to present their findings. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - June 25, 2010

Israeli, Palestinian Leaders Debate Middle East Peace at IPI

On June 25th, Palestinian Chief Negotiator Saeb Erakat and Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor debated the current Israeli-Palestinian peace process before a packed audience at IPI that included members of the press, UN ambassadors, and others guests from academia and the diplomatic community.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - June 09, 2010

At IPI, Qatar Prime Minister Proposes Humanitarian Operation Force

Saying "it is only a matter of time until the next catastrophe strikes," Sheik Hamad Bin Jassem Al Thani, Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister of Qatar, proposed the creation of an International Humanitarian Operation Force that would provide an immediate coordinated response to natural disasters.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - May 05, 2010

Using Islam to Promote Women’s Rights

“In many conservative Islamic societies Islam and religion are being used as a justification against women, but now it’s also being used by more and more people as a justification for change,” said Isobel Coleman, senior fellow and director of the Women and Foreign Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations, at an appearance May 5th at IPI.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 26, 2010

Foreign Ministers, Officials, IPI Meet on Middle East

On April 26, 2010, IPI, together with the governments of Luxembourg and Spain, hosted a ministerial working dinner in Senningen, Luxembourg on the way forward for the Middle East peace process.  

 
 

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