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Conferences - May 05, 2008

Seminar at Tarrytown Estate Addresses International Responses to Armed Conflict and State Fragility

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.