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Panel Discussions - March 24, 2009

IPI Hosts Lunchtime Policy Forum on "Somalia: New Hope for the Peace Process?"

On March 24, 2009, Professor Ken Menkhaus, Associate Professor of Political Science at Davidson College, and Mr. Jabril Ibrahim Abdulle, Director of the Mogadishu-based Centre for Research Dialogue, presented their views on the political and humanitarian challenges facing Somalia and the future prospects for peace in the country, during a lunchtime policy forum of academics, UN officials, diplomats, and NGO representatives. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - February 12, 2009

Winner of 2008 UN Human Rights Prize, Dr. Denis Mukwege, Discusses Sexual Violence in the Congo

On February 12th, IPI’s Forum on World Affairs addressed “Sexual Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: What Can Be Done?” 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - February 03, 2009

John Burnett Reports on "Fighting Twenty-First Century Piracy" at IPI

On February 3rd, John Burnett, author of Dangerous Waters: Modern Piracy and Terror on the High Seas, spoke at IPI on the resurgence of piracy off the coast of Somalia and on international responses to prevent and address it. 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - December 11, 2008

Head of Hybrid Mission, Mr. Rodolphe Adada, Discusses the Challenges of AU-UN Cooperation in Darfur

On December 4, 2008, Joint AU-UN Special Representative for Darfur and Head of the African Union–United Nations Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), Rodolphe Adada, addressed a select group of diplomats and other members of the United Nations and NGO communities in IPI’s Trygve Lie Center

 
 

 

Speaker Events - November 11, 2008

Which Way for American Foreign Policy Postelection?

On October 29th, the International Peace Institute hosted an evening conversation with James Traub, contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, on the US Presidential election and its impact on American foreign policy. The discussion was moderated by Warren Hoge, IPI Vice President and Director of External Relations. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - October 29, 2008

IPI Hosts UNDP on Postconflict Economic Recovery

In partnership with the United Nations Development Programme, the International Peace Institute recently hosted a lunchtime policy discussion on postconflict economic recovery, based on the recently released UNDP report entitled “Post-Conflict Economic Recovery: Enabling Local Ingenuity.”

  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 15, 2008

Experts Discuss New Book on Building States to Build Peace

IPI recently held a panel discussion to launch its new volume, Building States to Build Peace, edited by Charles T. Call with Vanessa Wyeth. 

 
 

 

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?" 

 
 

 

Conferences - May 15, 2008

Next Steps for the Peacebuilding Commission

The International Peace Institute (IPI) and the New York University Center on International Cooperation (CIC) convened an expert-level policy discussion on the way forward for the United Nations' Peacebuilding Commission (PBC).  

 
 

 

Conferences - May 05, 2008

Seminar at Tarrytown Estate Addresses International Responses to Armed Conflict and State Fragility

IPI’s annual New York Seminar, this year entitled “Improving the International Response to Armed Conflict and State Fragility,” took place at the Tarrytown Estate on May 5th-8th. Focusing on prevention, mediation, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding, the event attracted around sixty invited guests who took part in a series of panel discussions featuring experts from the academic, UN, and NGO communities geared toward examining, analyzing, and improving the response of the international community to weak and failing states. Over the course of the three-day event, keynote speeches were made by Ali Jalali, professor at the National Defense University and former Afghan Foreign Minister, and Margaret Vogt, Deputy Director, Africa 1 Division of the UN Department of Political Affairs. 

 
 

The Global Observatory

With Heartland Threatened, Lebanon’s Shiites See Hezbollah as “Protector of the Community”: Q&A with Sahar Atrache
Despite its heavy involvement in the Syrian war, the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah still retains strong support among Lebanon's Shiites, says Sahar Atrache of the ICG.

Key Global Events to Watch in July
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.