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Speaker Events - June 27, 2012

IAEA’s Mrabit: “Better to Prevent Than Mitigate”

“Our cooperation approach with states is global and systematic; together with states we do not want to wait until a disaster occurs,” Khammar Mrabit, Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Office of Nuclear Security, told an IPI lunchtime forum on June 27, 2012.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - June 26, 2012

Muller: Rule of Law Built Bit by Bit, No "Big Bang"

“In the rule of law, there is no "big bang"… rule of law very much is something bit by bit, you learn bit by bit, and that is how it develops,” Sam Muller, Director of the Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (HiiL), told an IPI lunchtime policy forum on June 26, 2012. The forum focused on a report released that day, Innovations in the Rule of Law, prepared by HiiL and the World Justice Project (WJP) which highlights the significant progress made in the area of rule of law over the past five to ten years. 

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - June 22, 2012

Managing Transitions in the Arab World

Despite their many differences, transitions taking place across the Arab world are united by demands for “bread and freedom.” They also share the common denominator of uncertainty. As turmoil and conflict continues in many places, what role can external actors play to facilitate democratic transitions in the region?  

 
 

 

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. 

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - June 12, 2012

What Are the Reform Options for Rio+20?

The upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development, known as Rio+20, presents an opportunity for member states to strengthen international environmental governance. But what key reforms are within reach? 

 
 

 

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. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - June 05, 2012

Former Girl Soldier: Kony, LRA Atrocities - “Pure Evil”

“The atrocities that children were forced to go to villages, to abduct more children, is none other than evil – pure evil that the LRA was doing in northern Uganda,” Grace Akallo, a former captive of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), told an IPI audience on June 5, 2012.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - June 04, 2012

Elections and Stability in West Africa

A large number of elections have been conducted in West African countries in recent years, and these elections provide insights into some of the strengths and weaknesses of the electoral process. 

 
 

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.