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Conferences - May 15, 2008
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).
Speaker Events - May 14, 2008
Conferences - May 08, 2008
IPI's Coping with Crisis program organized a roundtable meeting on small arms and light weapons (SALW) at the Millennium Hotel in New York City. It was the fourth of five such meetings of "Task Force One: Transnational Security Challenges."
Conferences - May 05, 2008
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.
Conferences - May 01, 2008
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 24, 2008
IPI's Coping with Crisis program held a roundtable meeting on weapons of mass destruction at the Trygve Lie Center for Peace, Security, and Development. It was the second roundtable of "Task Force One: Transnational Security Challenges."
Conferences - April 22, 2008
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.
General Announcements - April 17, 2008
The International Peace Institute (IPI) announced on April 17th that Warren Hoge, United Nations bureau chief for The New York Times, will be joining IPI in June as Vice President and Director of External Relations.
Speaker Events - April 17, 2008
The Turtle Bay Club is a new series of evening receptions hosted by IPI at its new conference facility, the Trygve Lie Center for Peace, Security, and Development. Each reception features a leading personality in international affairs speaking on current issues and engaging with a select group of Ambassadors and other members of the UN Community.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was the guest of honor for the inaugural meeting of the new series on April 17, 2008. He congratulated IPI for its new conference center and spoke about some of his priorities for the UN, including climate change and food security.
Following the Secretary-General's remarks there was a lively question and answer session, moderated by IPI President Terje Rød-Larsen.
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Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon addresses the first Turtle Bay Club
Panel Discussions - April 15, 2008
On April 10th, Yasser Abed Rabbo, Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization, and Haim Ramon, Vice Premier of Israel, gathered with a diverse group of UN Ambassadors and other select guests for a roundtable discussion on the Middle East peace process post-Annapolis. The session was chaired by IPI President Terje Rød-Larsen.
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