Events Series

Kofi Annan Lecture Series

IPI, International Crisis Group, the Kofi Annan Foundation, and Open Society Foundations will co-organize the annual “Kofi Annan Lecture Series” in New York in September each year, around the time of the high-level session of the United Nations General Assembly, beginning in September 2022. These lectures will focus on issues that Secretary-General Annan prioritized including peacemaking, peacebuilding, and strengthening the international system. Read more>>

Distinguished Author Series

This is a series of evening events that brings critically acclaimed authors to IPI to present on international issues and engage in lively discussions with experts from the permanent missions to the UN and other members of the foreign affairs community in New York.

Global Leaders Series

Events in IPI’s Global Leaders Series feature high-level government officials, thematic experts, officials from international organizations, or other prominent individuals who deliver remarks and engage in discussion with the UN community in New York.

Leading for Peace: Voices from the Field

This initiative features high-level officials in the field of peace operations, including special representatives, special advisers, and special envoys of the UN secretary-general, as well as other high-level officials. These events typically draw an audience of more than 100 attendees, including UN ambassadors, senior officials from the UN Secretariat, and representatives of academia, civil society, and the private sector. These events are on-the-record, and members of the press and media are invited. The events are webcast live and have a strong social media component, which connects IPI to more than 93,000 followers (on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube) and showcases the institute’s events and work.

Humanitarian Affairs Dialogue Series

IPI’s Humanitarian Affairs Dialogue Series invites humanitarians to present the humanitarian issues facing a specific country and to discuss with participants the challenges faced in delivering protection and assistance. The focus is generally on contexts that are not receiving sufficient attention or funding.

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