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Panel Discussions - September 07, 2012

Peace and Security Threats in the Sahel-Sahara Region

The crisis in the Sahel will not end unless new responses depart from the traditional “business-as-usual” approach. This was the key insight offered in a high-level roundtable on the Sahel held at IPI on September 7, 2012. Six key points emerged from the meeting:  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - June 18, 2012

Citizenship in Africa: Preventing Conflict, Building Nations

On June 18, 2012, IPI hosted an event on “Citizenship in Africa: Preventing Conflict, Building Nations” which sought to examine the challenges citizenship-related discrimination pose to stability and sustainable peace in the region. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 27, 2012

Preventing Conflicts in Africa: The Role of Early Warning and Response Systems

An April 27th roundtable discussion at IPI titled “Preventing Conflicts in Africa: The Role of Early Warning and Response Systems” examined the progress, prospects and challenges of regional and international early warning and response mechanisms to monitor, anticipate, and mitigate potential conflict situations in Africa. 

 
 

 

 

 

Panel Discussions - December 12, 2011

After the Elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The International Peace Institute on December 12th held a policy forum focusing on the just-completed balloting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo that brought a crowd of 120 people to IPI’s Trygve Lie Center.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - November 10, 2011

UN Peacekeeping in Africa: A New Book by Adekeye Adebajo

IPI hosted a book launch event on November 10th for UN Peacekeeping in Africa: From the Suez Crisis to the Sudan Conflicts, with author Dr. Adekeye Adebajo, Executive Director, Centre for Conflict Resolution, Cape Town, and Atul Khare, Assistant Secretary-General, UN Change Management Team. 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - September 20, 2011

Mahiga: Somali Famine a Tragedy, But Also an Opportunity

Speaking on September 20th in the latest in the series of SRSG meetings at IPI, Augustine Mahiga, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, noted that the country had been without a government and in a state of continuing conflict for nearly 20 years, but said there were three recent developments there that made him optimistic about the future.  

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - September 08, 2011

Africa's “King of Kings” Is Out, Long Live His Wealth!

This summer, I was invited to speak at the Africa Center's Senior Leaders Seminar on post-conflict transitions in Washington, DC. Participants were mostly senior African military leaders, and the discussion session drifted to Libya. When one officer asked what the regional implications of the conflict in Libya could be, I thought that he, as a security expert, wanted to discuss refugees, mercenaries, and weapons crossing borders. But he quickly corrected me. “The question was about economic security,” he said.  

 
 

 

General Announcements - August 15, 2011

Somalia: Drawing the Right Lesson From “Black Hawk Down”

[This article by John L. Hirsch, senior adviser at IPI, was first printed in the online version of Foreign Policy on August 13, 2011.]

This month has seen some of the grimmest news in years out of Somalia, a country that has become shorthand for despair. Since a famine began sweeping the war-torn country in July, tens of thousands of Somalis have died of starvation, and many more have sought refuge elsewhere.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - June 10, 2011

SRSG Meece Rejects Negative Analysis of DRC

Speaking at an IPI event, Roger Meece, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, rejected the notion that the long and ongoing conflict in the DRC that has killed over five million people has created problems too complex to solve.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

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The Global Observatory, produced by IPI, provides timely analysis on peace and security issues, interviews with leading policymakers, interactive maps, and more.