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Speaker Events - February 07, 2013

Max Boot on Guerilla Warfare Past and Present

Most, if not all, of today’s conflicts are guerilla wars. From the war in Afghanistan to the volatile conflict in Syria, guerilla tactics have become the standard model in modern warfare. To help better understand these conflicts, Max Boot, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, presented his new book Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present to an IPI audience on February 7, 2013.  

 

Panel Discussions - December 12, 2012

New Threats and Opportunities for Fragile States

Drawing on the findings of recent Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) studies—the 2012 Think Global, Act Global and 2012 Resource Flows to Fragile States reports—this IPI-OECD event on December 12th, 2012, aimed to improve our understanding of the global dimension of fragility so that more effective action can be taken. 

 

Panel Discussions - September 26, 2012

The Future of Internet Governance

“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.” 

 

Panel Discussions - April 18, 2012

Pires: In Fragile States, War Costs More Than Development

“It is a simple equation,” Emilia Pires, Minister of Finance of Timor Leste, said. “War costs more than development. When I began as Minister of Finance, even I was staggered by how citizen-state contracts could help solidify security, help rebuild lives, and put the state on a path to stability.” 

 

Panel Discussions - March 28, 2012

Panelists Say Justice Necessary to Build Lasting Peace

“Peaceful societies are not built on the shoulders of war criminals,” David Tolbert, President of the International Center for Transitional Justice, told an IPI policy forum entitled "International Justice in a Time of Transition" on March 28, 2012.