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Panel Discussions - March 17, 2010

The Complexities of Bringing Peace to Darfur

At a panel discussion on the African Union's 's peacemaking efforts in Darfur, panelist Seth Appiah-Mensah likened the actions taken by the AU to "a baby taking its first steps."  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - March 08, 2010

Gabon’s Bongo: “We Must Wake Up and Embrace Prevention”

President Ali Bongo Ondimba marked Gabon’s presidency of the UN Security Council this month by addressing an overflow audience of diplomats at the International Peace Institute on March 8th.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - March 04, 2010

“After the Surge: Taliban Reintegration and Reconciliation?”

Afghanistan expert Michael Semple told an audience at IPI that one of the key pieces in formulating a path to reconciliation in Afghanistan is determining if there is “a critical mass inside the Taliban movement that does not aspire to have a monopoly over political power.”  

 
 

 

Podcasts - February 16, 2010

Podcast: Nasser Al-Kidwa Says 2-State Solution Still Valid

"Is the two-state solution still valid?" asked Nasser Al-Kidwa, the long-time Palestinian official, in a rhetorical question to a standing-room-only crowd at an IPI event on February 8th. “I think the good news here, at least from my perspective, is that yes, it is still valid,” he said. “The bad news, nevertheless is that it will not be valid for a long time.”  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - February 08, 2010

Nasser Al-Kidwa: 2-State Solution Still Valid "But Not For Long"

"Is the two-state solution still valid?" asked Nasser Al-Kidwa, the long-time Palestinian official, in a rhetorical question to a standing-room-only crowd at IPI. “I think the good news here, at least from my perspective, is that yes, it is still valid,” he said. “The bad news, nevertheless is that it will not be valid for a long time.” 

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - January 29, 2010

Operationalizing the African Standby Force

In Kigali, Rwanda last year, the International Peace Institute, the African Union , and the United Nations convened a high-level African civilian and military leaders’ retreat to discuss the challenges surrounding the operationalization of the African Standby Force.  

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - January 25, 2010

What Next for the UN Peacebuilding Commission?

This year the General Assembly and the Security Council will review the UN Peacebuilding Commission (PBC)—a promising, but so far problematic, new UN organ. It is important that this opportunity is not squandered or the PBC could risk becoming yet another irrelevant UN body.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - January 20, 2010

From New York to the Field: A Dialogue on UN Peace Operations

The relationship between UN member states and UN peace operations is a complex one that may be best addressed by enhancing the dialogue among concerned parties.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - January 18, 2010

Correcting Inequalities, “You Always Have Losers and Gainers”

This statement was made by Dr. Frances Stewart of Oxford University during an IPI policy forum on inequalities and conflict held last week that also featured discussants Ambassador Peter Maurer of Switzerland and Dr. Susan L. Woodward of CUNY.

 

 
 

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