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Panel Discussions - September 08, 2008

Special Representative of the Secretary-General Atul Khare Discusses UN Efforts in Timor-Leste

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.

 

 
 

 

General Announcements - July 23, 2008

Poll Finds Broad Support for UN in Lebanon

A new public opinion poll in Lebanon released by the International Peace Institute shows broad support for the United Nations and its peacekeeping and diplomatic activity in Lebanon, high confidence in the Lebanese Army and a pronounced concern over the role of armed militias and Hezbollah.
 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - July 23, 2008

Poll Finds Broad Support for UN in Lebanon

A new public opinion poll in Lebanon released by the International Peace Institute shows broad support for the United Nations and its peacekeeping and diplomatic activity in Lebanon, high confidence in the Lebanese Army and a pronounced concern over the role of armed militias and Hezbollah. 

 
 

 

Books - July 13, 2008

Building States to Build Peace

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

Jean-Marie Guéhenno Addresses Turtle Bay Club

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 08, 2008

Roundtable on Conflict Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect

As part of its Task Forces on Strengthening Multilateral Security Capacity, IPI convened a roundtable discussion of conflict prevention and the responsibility to protect (RtoP) at the Trygve Lie Center for Peace, Security, and Development.  

 
 

 

Conferences - July 02, 2008

Task Force Two Roundtable on Peacebuilding

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.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - June 30, 2008

The UN Security Council and War: Evolution of Thought and Practice Since 1945

IPI recently held a panel discussion to launch the new volume, The UN Security Council and War: Evolution of Thought and Practice Since 1945, edited by Vaughan Lowe, Adam Roberts, Jennifer Welsh, and Dominik Zaum. 

 
 

 

Conferences - June 25, 2008

Views from Afghanistan

On June 25th, IPI convened a meeting of its Forum on World Affairs for a discussion on the political and security situation in Afghanistan. The high-level roundtable meeting attracted a select group of UN ambassadors and senior officials from the UN Secretariat, among others, who discussed the question "What are the strategies to address the Afghanistan's political and security challenges?" 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - June 18, 2008

The Inside Story of UN Peace Operations

The International Peace Institute recently held a panel discussion to launch a new book series, the "IPI Histories of UN Peace Operations." Initiated by the UN Departments of Political Affairs and Peacekeeping Operations, this series aims to fill a critical gap in institutional knowledge in the field of peacekeeping. 

 
 

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