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Panel Discussions - April 20, 2009

Human Rights and Counterterrorism

On April 20th, the International Peace Institute hosted a lunchtime policy forum on "Human Rights and Counterterrorism: The Role of the UN." IPI Vice President and Director of External Relations Warren Hoge welcomed a record 125 people to IPI's Trygve Lie Center and, following his remarks, Ambassador Claude Heller of Mexico discussed the UN's role in upholding human rights, and the instruments at its disposal. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - March 10, 2009

Tracking Al-Qaida: Terrorism and the Internet in the Twenty-First Century

Earlier this month, the International Peace Institute hosted a lunchtime policy forum on "Tracking Al-Qaida: Terrorism and the Internet in the Twenty-First Century," with speakers Dr. Marc Sageman, Scholar in Residence at the New York Police Department, and Mr. Evan Kohlmann, an international terrorism consultant. The event, attended by diplomats, practitioners, and researchers, focused on the changing nature of recruitment and social interaction among violent extremists due to the growing use of the internet. 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - February 18, 2009

Enhancing Counterterrorism Capacities and Cooperation in the Horn of Africa

The International Peace Institute recently hosted a lunchtime policy discussion on "Enhancing Counterterrorism Capacities and Cooperation in the Horn of Africa," with speaker Ambassador Hiruy Amanuel, Head of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development's (IGAD) Capacity-Building Programme Against Terrorism. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - November 13, 2008

Implementing the UN Global Counterterrorism Strategy in South Asia

On November 13th-14th, the International Peace Institute (IPI) together with the Center for Global Counterterrorism Cooperation (CGCTC) convened a roundtable of counterterrorism practitioners and experts to discuss “Implementing the United Nations Global Counterterrorism Strategy in South Asia.” 

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - October 11, 2008

Beyond Terrorism: Deradicalization and Disengagement from Violent Extremism

Drawn from a conference jointly convened by IPI and Norway's Ministry of Foreign Affairs entitled "Leaving Terrorism Behind," this meeting report examines the processes of deradicalization and disengagement from violent extremism.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - September 30, 2008

Eastern Africa: Security and the Legacy of Fragility

The first of a five-part paper series focusing on African subregions, Eastern Africa: Security and the Legacy of Fragility, examines subregional capacity to respond to the multiple challenges facing Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

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Conferences - June 10, 2008

Counterterrorism Capacity Building in Asia and Africa

The International Peace Institute, together with the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations, organized an expert-level policy forum on counterterrorism capacity-building in Asia and Africa. Based on two reports examining the role of bi- and multi-lateral assistance to counterterrorism efforts in developing countries, the standing-room-only event was designed to inform the forthcoming September 2008 Review of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy. 

 
 

 

Conferences - May 01, 2008

Strengthening Multilateral Capacity: Roundtable on Countering Global Terrorism

As part of its work on strengthening multilateral capacity, IPI's Coping with Crisis program held a roundtable meeting on countering global terrorism at the Trygve Lie Center for Peace, Security, and Development. The roundtable was the third in a series within IPI's "Task Force One: Transnational Security Challenges." 

 
 

 

Conferences - April 22, 2008

“Leaving Terrorism Behind” Brings Together Academics, UN Member States, and NGOs in New York City

IPI, in cooperation with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, convened a conference on “Leaving Terrorism Behind: Individual and Collective Disengagement from Violent Extremism,” on April 22nd. The event presented research to be included in a volume of that name, edited by Tore Bjørgo and John Horgan, examining disengagement and deradicalization programs in Europe, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. 

 
 

 

Conferences - April 02, 2008

Opening Plenary on Transnational Security Challenges Launches IPI Task Force One

On April 2nd-4th, representatives of approximately forty UN member states met for the opening plenary meeting of IPI’s “Task Force One on Strengthening Multilateral Security Capacity,” at the Greentree Estate on Long Island. Task Force One will deal specifically with transnational security challenges; these include organized crime, weapons of mass destruction, counterterrorism, small arms, and biosecurity. Each of these issues will be examined in greater depth during roundtables to be held during April and May.
 

 
 

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