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Conferences - September 01, 2010

Africa Group Retreat, New York, September 1-2, 2010

On September 1-2, 2010, IPI’s Africa Program in collaboration with the Permanent Observer Mission of the African Union (AU) to the United Nations (UN) in New York convened a retreat of African Permanent Representatives in New York to discuss ways in which to strengthen the voice of the Africa Group at the UN. 

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - August 04, 2010

The Shifting of Political Positions in Africa

Africa's leaders gathered at Speke Resort Munyonyo on the shores of Lake Victoria on the outskirts of the Ugandan capital Kampala on July 25th for the African Union bi-annual summit. This was the 15th meeting since the continental body was founded eight years ago. 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - July 26, 2010

Rick Stengel on Mandela’s Lessons on Life, Love and Courage

Rick Stengel, the editor of Time magazine, came to IPI on July 26th to discuss his new book, Mandela's Way: Fifteen Lessons on Life, Love, and Courage

 
 

 

Policy Papers - July 02, 2010

Election-Related Disputes and Political Violence in Africa

Elections are the hallmark of representative democracy, allowing the people’s regular input in choices about leaders and policy. Yet they are also competitive processes, unleashing conflict and tensions that, if not constructively managed, could potentially destabilize the fabric of states and societies.  

 
 

 

Conferences - April 28, 2010

IPI Hosts Seminar on Africa at West Point

At IPI’s 2010 West Point seminar, African and UN practitioners and academics presented a wide range of insights on African institutions in a changing regional and global security environment.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 26, 2010

Sudan/So. Sudan: “Every Reason to Move On With a Good Process”

At an IPI event on “Postelection Sudan and the Way Forward,” Erik Solheim, Norway’s Minister of the Environment and International Development, said the stakeholders in the Sudan peace process “have every reason to move on with a good process” and “have shown ability—Bashir, Salva Kiir, and all the others—at the end of the day to find a makeable solution.”  

 
 

 

Podcasts - March 17, 2010

Podcast: Gabon's President Ali Bongo Ondimba

President Ali Bongo Ondimba marked Gabon’s presidency of the UN Security Council this month by addressing an overflow audience of diplomats at the International Peace Institute on March 8th.

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Panel Discussions - March 17, 2010

The Complexities of Bringing Peace to Darfur

At a panel discussion on the African Union's 's peacemaking efforts in Darfur, panelist Seth Appiah-Mensah likened the actions taken by the AU to "a baby taking its first steps."  

 
 

 

Conferences - March 08, 2010

Secretary-General Ban, Gabon President Bongo at IPI Dinner

On March 8th, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon joined fourteen Security Council ambassadors for a dinner at the International Peace Institute to honor Gabon's President Ali Bongo Ondimba.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - January 29, 2010

Operationalizing the African Standby Force

In Kigali, Rwanda last year, the International Peace Institute, the African Union , and the United Nations convened a high-level African civilian and military leaders’ retreat to discuss the challenges surrounding the operationalization of the African Standby Force.  

 
 

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