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Panel Discussions - September 08, 2008
On August 20, 2008, Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Timor-Leste and Head of the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste Mr. Atul Khare addressed a select group of diplomats and other members of the United Nations and NGO communities in IPI’s Trygve Lie Center. In providing an informative account of UN statebuilding support efforts in Timor-Leste, he discussed the challenges associated with the raw scars of conflict in a country trying to rebuild its institutions and identity.
Books - July 13, 2008
How can legitimate and sustainable states best be established in the aftermath of civil wars? What role should international actors play in supporting these vital processes? Addressing these questions, this IPI volume explores the core challenges involved in institutionalizing postconflict states.
Panel Discussions - July 09, 2008
On the evening of June 26th, a select group of ambassadors and other members of the UN community gathered to hear Jean-Marie Guéhenno, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, speak at IPI’s Trygve Lie Center for Peace, Security, and Development.
Conferences - July 02, 2008
As part of IPI's Task Forces on Strengthening Multilateral Security Capacity, IPI organized a roundtable discussion on peacebuilding held at the Trygve Lie Center for Peace, Security, and Development. It was the third of four roundtables of Task Force Two on Inter- and Intra-state Armed Conflict and featured intensive discussion on institutional and policy challenges related to peacebuilding.
Conferences - June 16, 2008
As part of IPI's Task Forces on Strengthening Multilateral Security Capacity, IPI organized a roundtable discussion of peace operations held at the Trygve Lie Center for Peace, Security, and Development. It was the first of four roundtables of Task Force Two on Inter- and Intra-state Armed Conflict and featured intensive discussion of institutional and policy challenges related to peace operations, options for overcoming these challenges, and the obstacles that may be faced in so doing.
Conferences - June 11, 2008
On June 11th-12th, representatives of United Nations member states and academic experts gathered at the Greentree Estate on Long Island for the opening plenary meeting of IPI’s “Task Force Two: Inter- and Intra-state Armed Conflict.”
Conferences - May 15, 2008
The International Peace Institute (IPI) and the New York University Center on International Cooperation (CIC) convened an expert-level policy discussion on the way forward for the United Nations' Peacebuilding Commission (PBC).
Conferences - May 05, 2008
IPI’s annual New York Seminar, this year entitled “Improving the International Response to Armed Conflict and State Fragility,” took place at the Tarrytown Estate on May 5th-8th. Focusing on prevention, mediation, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding, the event attracted around sixty invited guests who took part in a series of panel discussions featuring experts from the academic, UN, and NGO communities geared toward examining, analyzing, and improving the response of the international community to weak and failing states. Over the course of the three-day event, keynote speeches were made by Ali Jalali, professor at the National Defense University and former Afghan Foreign Minister, and Margaret Vogt, Deputy Director, Africa 1 Division of the UN Department of Political Affairs.
Policy Papers - April 13, 2008
Drawing on interviews with senior officials of Peacebuilding Commission member countries, as well as UN, government, and civil society stakeholders in New York, Burundi, and Sierra Leone, this report assesses whether the Peacebuilding Commission is on the right track and makes recommendations to further consolidate its emerging role and enhance its impact.
Books - January 13, 2008
The Global Observatory
Mandela, Pan-African Prophet
Adekeye Adebajo writes that Mandela's legacy will be his export of the pan-African spirit of ubuntu: the gift of discovering our shared humanity.
How Mandela’s Relentless Diplomacy Transformed South Africa
Former US Ambassador John Hirsch traces the path of Mandela's relentless diplomacy.
Key Global Events to Watch in December
A list of key upcoming meetings and events with implications for global affairs.
Top 10 Issues to Watch in 2013: The Multilateral Arena
Ten key issues that are likely to impact global affairs in international peace, security, and development.
The Global Observatory, produced by IPI, provides timely analysis on peace and security issues, interviews with leading policymakers, interactive maps, and more.