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Policy Papers - July 15, 2009

Peacebuilding: IPI Blue Paper no. 10

Peacebuilding involves implementing a range of reconstruction and reform efforts in some of the most fragile, fluid, and unpredictable environments.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - July 08, 2009

Richard N. Haass: When Should the US Go to War?

Richard N. Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations and author of the book War of Necessity, War of Choice: A Memoir of Two Iraq Wars, outlined at an IPI evening reception when and how the US should or should not go to war and when it might be a necessity.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - June 30, 2009

Managing Complexity: Political and Managerial Challenges in UN Peace Operations

This publication, drawn from a December 2008 IPI-GCSP (Geneva Centre for Security Policy) conference in New York, outlines the challenge of UN peacekeeping being overmatched by complexity, while offering suggestions for understanding and dealing with complex environments. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - June 30, 2009

Post-Conflict Peacebuilding: Civil Society Perspectives on Prospects, Challenges and Way Forward

On June 30, 2009, IPI and the Permanent Mission of Uganda to the UN co-hosted a lunchtime policy discussion with civil society representatives on the recently released Secretary-General’s Report on Peacebuilding in the Immediate Aftermath of Conflict.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - June 19, 2009

Special Representatives Discuss Legitimacy, Impartiality, and Safety in UN Field Missions

On June 19th, IPI convened a full-day meeting of UN member states and Special Representatives of the Secretary-General (SRSGs), with the goal of sharing lessons learned from UN field missions. The dialogue featured Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and speakers drawn from the highest levels of the UN Secretariat and was held under the Chatham House Rule. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - June 09, 2009

The UN in Sierra Leone: Innovations in Integrated Peacebuilding

On June 9, 2009, IPI hosted a breakfast policy discussion titled “The UN in Sierra Leone: Innovations in Integrated Peacebuilding,” with speaker Mr. Michael von der Schulenburg, Executive Representative of the Secretary-General (ERSG) of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL). 

 
 

 

Conferences - June 01, 2009

IPI, African Union Examine Justice/Impunity at Workshop in Liberia

Impunity and justice have been hot topics in recent discussions about African politics and governance. The African Union (AU) Commission and the International Peace Institute (IPI) held an expert workshop in Monrovia, Liberia, in May 2009 to consider a paper on the question  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - May 19, 2009

Gelb Says US is Indispensable World Leader, With Allies

Leslie Gelb, president emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations and author of a new book, Power Rules, said last week at an IPI event that the US remains the indispensable leader of the world, though US partnerships with other states are equally indispensable.  

 
 

 

Conferences - May 07, 2009

IPI Co-Hosts Monitoring and Evaluation of Peace Operations Workshop

A number of institutions and experts are increasingly engaged in the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of peacekeeping and peacebuilding operations. However, many of these efforts remain fragmented, and do not yet influence the institutional culture and procedures of key actors, such as the United Nations and donor countries. 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - May 05, 2009

Peace Operations: IPI Blue Paper no. 9

This Blue Paper on Peace Operations lays out recommendations on the need to (1) hold a ministerial-level meeting on peacekeeping; (2) forge a consensus among member states on entry, exit, and long-term planning; (3) break political stalemates in stagnant peace operations  

 
 

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