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Speaker Events - August 06, 2012

Understanding the Syrian Puzzle: A Conversation with Father Paolo Dall’Oglio

On August 6, 2012, IPI hosted a roundtable discussion entitled “Understanding the Syrian Puzzle,” featuring Father Paolo Dall’Oglio, an Italian Jesuit priest who spent 30 years in Syria promoting inter-religious understanding and dialogue. 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - July 25, 2012

Coomaraswamy: Healing Requires a Partnership between Lawyers and Artists

“Healing requires a partnership between lawyers and artists,” said Radhika Coomaraswamy, the outgoing Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) for Children and Armed Conflict.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - June 21, 2012

Benomar: Yemen Outcome Based on “Yemeni Wisdom”

“In the end, it was Yemeni wisdom that prevailed,” Jamal Benomar, the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Yemen, told an IPI audience at an Arab Intellectual Series event on June 21, 2012.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - June 20, 2012

Vienna IPI Meeting on Strategic Forecasting: Process and Policy

The world is changing at an unprecedented pace. It is hard enough to keep track of the events of the day, let alone to think about the challenges of tomorrow. But while it is not possible to predict the future, it is possible to prepare for it. Strategic forecasting enables policy makers to have a better sense of what may be over the horizon, and therefore be better equipped to prevent and response to events. 

 
 

 

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. 

 
 

 

Conferences - June 06, 2012

Mitigating the Consequences of Violent Conflict: What Works and What Does Not?

The International Expert Forum (IEF) held the second of its four meetings at IPI on June 6, 2012. The meeting, entitled “Mitigating the Consequences of Violent Conflict: What Works and What Does Not?” included over 40 policymakers, practitioners, and scholars. 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - May 22, 2012

Imam Feisal: Not Islam vs West, But Moderates vs Extremists

“The real battlefront is not between Islam and the West, or Muslims and Jews, or Muslims and Hindus, etc. The real battlefront is between moderates of all the faith traditions against the extremists of all the faith traditions,” Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf told an IPI Beyond the Headlines audience on May 22, 2012.  

 
 

 

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. 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - April 26, 2012

Swanee Hunt on the Risk of Being “Even-Handed” in Bosnia

“Don’t be afraid to say there is an aggressor here,” Swanee Hunt, Chair of the Institute for Inclusive Security, told an IPI audience while discussing her new book, Worlds Apart: Bosnian Lessons for Global Security. Ms. Hunt served as the US Ambassador to Austria between 1993-97 and hosted negotiations and meetings focused on stabilizing the neighboring Balkan states. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 18, 2012

Pires: In Fragile States, War Costs More Than Development

“It is a simple equation,” Emilia Pires, Minister of Finance of Timor Leste, said. “War costs more than development. When I began as Minister of Finance, even I was staggered by how citizen-state contracts could help solidify security, help rebuild lives, and put the state on a path to stability.” 

 
 

The Global Observatory

Firing Blanks: The Growing Irrelevance of the UN Small Arms Process
UN momentum toward stopping illicit arms trade seems to have slowed, but national gun control laws hint at the possibility of a successful bottom-up approach.

Key Global Events to Watch in August
A list of key upcoming meetings and events with implications for global affairs.

2014 Top 10 Issues to Watch in Peace & Security: The Global Arena
A list of ten key issues to watch that are likely to impact international peace and security in 2014, compiled by IPI's Francesco Mancini.

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