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Speaker Events - April 24, 2013

Vali Nasr: America Becoming the Dispensable Nation

“We have lost the ability to use diplomacy effectively, and we still have to sort out how we place foreign policy in the right perspective, in the context of our domestic interests and agenda, but also in the context of what we think about our military power and military might, and how we use it globally,” Vali Nasr, author of the new book The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat, asserted before an IPI audience on April 24th, 2013.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 22, 2013

Peace and Stability in the Post-2015 Development Framework

It will be difficult for fragile states to achieve peace, stability, and sustainable development unless institutional silos containing security, diplomacy, and development are broken down. This was the key conclusion at a policy forum held at the International Peace Institute on April 22, 2013, organized by the Permanent Mission of Timor-Leste to the UN, the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the UN, and IPI. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 17, 2013

The Peacebuilding Commission: How to Bridge New York and the Field

The UN Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) was created to ensure long-term engagement in postconflict countries and prevent relapse into conflict by coordinating UN action. But how can the PBC, a New York–based body, integrate the UN’s work in the field? 

 
 

 

Conferences - March 20, 2013

IPI, Indonesia Hold International Forum in Jakarta

IPI’s President Terje Rød-Larsen told an audience of 1,300 in Jakarta that he hoped the Jakarta International Defense Dialogue (JIDD) would become “the preeminent forum for continued multilateral cooperation in the Asia-Pacific, seeking peace, progress, and prosperity for all the peoples of the region.”  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - February 27, 2013

IPI Hosts Workshop on UN Peacebuilding Commission

The next two years mark a new juncture for the UN Peacebuilding Commission (PBC). In advance of a comprehensive five-year review in 2015, it needs to demonstrate accelerated progress, cohesion in New York and around the world, and concrete added value in the field. These key insights resulted from a workshop organized by IPI and the Quaker United Nations Office, in collaboration with the UN Peacebuilding Support Office, on February 27, 2013.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - January 17, 2013

Moumtzis: Syrian Refugee Crisis “Complex and Dangerous”

“We really consider the Syrian humanitarian situation as one of the most complex and dangerous operations in the world as of 2013,” said Panos Moumtzis, UNHCR Regional Refugee Coordinator for Syrian Refugees, at IPI’s Humanitarian Affairs Series event on the Syrian refugee crisis, held on January 17, 2013.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - December 11, 2012

Mali Topic of Graduate Student Conflict Assessment Hosted by IPI

The resignation of Mali’s Prime Minister Cheick Modibo Diarra was another twist in an ever-changing crisis and coincidently happened on the same day as IPI’s informal conflict assessment exercise on Mali: December 11, 2012. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - November 30, 2012

Ladsous: "Good News is Seldom News"

“Good news is seldom news at all,” said Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, on November 30, 2012 at an IPI event entitled “Telling the Peacekeeping Story Better.”  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - November 29, 2012

Learning Lessons About Peacebuilding

Strategic coordination and flexible funding of security-sector reform (SSR); disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR); and administrative and social services can help prevent relapses into armed conflict. This was the main conclusion of a roundtable discussion held at IPI and co-organized with the UN Peacebuilding Support Office on November 29, 2012. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - October 23, 2012

Mozambique, 20 Years After the Peace Agreement

Mozambicans’ focus on local ownership, aided by the Community of Sant’Egidio’s facilitation efforts, transformed Mozambique from a country ravaged by civil war into a possible model for sustainable peace. This was the main reflection of an IPI roundtable discussion on October 23rd, which was co-organized with George Mason University.

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