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Meeting Notes - August 14, 2013

Humanitarian Engagement in Contemporary Complex Emergencies

Jérémie Labbé, rapporteur

This meeting note presents a synthesis of discussions from IPI’s eighteenth annual New York Seminar, which explored old and new challenges to humanitarian action in contemporary multifaceted emergencies. Complex conflict-related crises, such as the one in Syria today, present significant challenges for humanitarian actors:  

 

Meeting Notes - June 22, 2012

Managing Transitions in the Arab World

Nur Laiq, rapporteur

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?  

 

Meeting Notes - December 05, 2011

Seminar Report: Multilateral Strategies for Conflict Prevention

Christopher Mikulaschek and Paul Romita, rapporteurs

Ten years ago the UN Secretary-General pledged to intensify efforts to move from a culture of reaction to a culture of prevention. In 2005, heads of state and government at the UN World Summit solemnly renewed their commitment “to promote a culture of prevention of armed conflict.”  

 

Meeting Notes - September 15, 2010

African Institutions in a Changing Regional and Global Security Environment

Carla De Ycaza, rapporteur

This meeting note captures the insights and experiences shared by representatives from the AU, UN, and related academic think tanks at the fifteenth annual IPI New York Seminar, which had a principal focus on the emergence and evolution of a new African peace and security architecture for the continent. 

 

Meeting Notes - February 08, 2009

Improving International Responses to Armed Conflict

IPI's twelfth annual New York Seminar, Improving the International Response to Armed Conflict and State Fragility, took place at the Tarrytown Estate, New York, on May 5-8, 2008.