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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 - April 15, 2009

Peace Operations and Organized Crime

The International Peace Institute on April 15th launched a Special Issue of the journal International Peacekeeping, edited by James Cockayne, IPI Senior Associate, and Adam Lupel, IPI Editor. "Peace Operations and Organized Crime," the subject of both the Special Issue and the launch event, were considered in a policy-forum setting by contributors to the issue James Cockayne, Alix Boucher, and Phil Williams, and discussant Ann-Marie Orler, United Nations Deputy Police Adviser.
 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 13, 2009

The Future of the African State

On March 25th, the International Peace Institute convened a lunchtime policy dialogue on "The Future of the African State" with two renowned scholars, Dr. Francis Deng and Dr. Mahmoud Mamdani, both of whom have just published provocative books about the challenges to statehood in Africa. The event, which was moderated by IPI Senior Vice President and Director of Studies Edward C. Luck, was followed by a question-and-answer period.
 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 09, 2009

International Policing Advisory Council (IPAC) Provides Guidance to UN on Peacekeeping and Organized

The United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations has published a Summary Report on the fourth meeting of the International Policing Advisory Council (IPAC), focusing particularly on peace operations and organized crime.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - April 08, 2009

Conflict Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect: IPI Blue Paper no. 7

This Blue Paper addresses both conflict prevention and the related but distinct concept of the responsibility to protect (RtoP).  

 
 

 

Conferences - April 01, 2009

UN’s Role in Reducing Weapons of Mass Destruction Discussed at 3-Day Seminar

Can the United Nations build momentum for worldwide nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation? Over sixty experts from  the UN and its members states, along with experts form various think tanks convened to discuss questions surrounding the UN’s role in reducing nuclear, chemical and biological arms at the International Peace Institute’s annual New York Seminar. Over sixty experts attended IPI’s 2009 New York Seminar. 

 
 

 

 

 

Speaker Events - March 27, 2009

Australian Senator Penny Wong Discusses the Elements of an Effective Global Climate Change Agreement

On March 27th, IPI hosted Senator Penny Wong, Minister for Climate Change and Water of Australia, who spoke on the key components needed for an effective global climate change agreement, including cap-and-trade emissions schemes and cooperation with developing countries in reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.
 

 
 

 

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. 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - March 18, 2009

Consolidating the Peace: Challenges and Opportunities for Liberia and the Role of the United Nations

On March 18th, the International Peace Institute hosted a lunchtime policy discussion on "Consolidating the Peace: Challenges and Opportunities for Liberia and the Role of the United Nations," with speaker Ms. Ellen Margrethe Løj, Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Coordinator of the United Nations Operations in Liberia (UNMIL).
 

 
 

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