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Panel Discussions - September 27, 2012
“How do we manage the inclusion of people who are normally not a part of politics?” asked Espen Barth Eide, Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs. Mr. Eide posed the question to five panelists on September 27, 2012 at an IPI event entitled “States in Transition: Ensuring Equal Rights and Participation for All.”
Panel Discussions - September 26, 2012
“What is happening is that networks are challenging hierarchies everywhere in a number of different ways,” said Foreign Minister Carl Bildt of Sweden. “This is essentially a good thing because it empowers individuals, nations, and others. But of course it unsettles some of the hierarchies that are then fighting back.”
Conferences - September 24, 2012
Panel Discussions - September 21, 2012
On September 18th, IPI’s Vienna Office organized a roundtable discussion on lessons learned from confidence-building measures (CBMs), particularly within the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
Policy Papers - September 17, 2012
The rule of law has been gaining significant attention in the United Nations since 2004. Now, in 2012, the UN General Assembly will devote its opening high-level event to the topic for the first time.
- September 14, 2012
The Being a Peacekeeper Series (BAPK) is a joint initiative of the International Peace Institute and the Pearson Centre. The series of high-level regional roundtables brings together existing, emerging, and potential troop- and police-contributing countries with senior UN officials in an informal setting to allow for an open exchange of experiences, successes, concerns, and opportunities.
Panel Discussions - September 14, 2012
“Renowned 21st century poet Muhammad Iqbal of Lahore used the term ‘heart of Asia’ to denote the strategic location of Afghanistan at the center of the Asian continent. This term has been the inspiration behind the Istanbul Process,” said Ambassador Ertuğrul Apakan, the Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations.
Speaker Events - September 13, 2012
"I believe that there is a lot of ambiguity and a lot of facts that are being sidelined and hidden, and are presented to you in an incomplete way," said acclaimed Syrian writer Samar Yazbek, talking about the Syrian conflict during an IPI Arab Intellectuals Series event on September 13, 2012. "In Syria, the cultural scene has been blacked out.
Speaker Events - September 11, 2012
“Why is it that the humanitarian dimension to Afghanistan constantly gets forgotten or air brushed out of things?” said Michael Keating, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Afghanistan, and Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (DSRSG) of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).
Speaker Events - September 10, 2012
“In 2007, the PEW Institute went around to ten African countries… and they actually asked the Africans, ‘What do you think of the Chinese?’” said author Dambisa Moyo during an IPI Beyond the Headlines event on September 10, 2012. “Africans that were surveyed said, ‘We love the Chinese. We think they are improving our livelihoods. They are changing our lives for the better.’”
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