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Comment & Analysis - August 03, 2009

Kenyan Task Force on Police Reform Hears Fierce Complaints in Public

Herds of game grazing on the African savannah, the red-clothed Masai herdsmen, and lush tea and coffee farms certainly constitute one reality of Kenya. This is what attracts many thousands of tourists annually.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - June 22, 2009

The Responsibility to Protect (RtoP) and Genocide Prevention in Africa

This report outlines the outcomes from an expert roundtable convened by IPI, the UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, and the InterAfrica Group, which took place in Addis Ababa in October, 2008.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - June 09, 2009

The UN in Sierra Leone: Innovations in Integrated Peacebuilding

On June 9, 2009, IPI hosted a breakfast policy discussion titled “The UN in Sierra Leone: Innovations in Integrated Peacebuilding,” with speaker Mr. Michael von der Schulenburg, Executive Representative of the Secretary-General (ERSG) of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL). 

 
 

 

Conferences - June 01, 2009

IPI, African Union Examine Justice/Impunity at Workshop in Liberia

Impunity and justice have been hot topics in recent discussions about African politics and governance. The African Union (AU) Commission and the International Peace Institute (IPI) held an expert workshop in Monrovia, Liberia, in May 2009 to consider a paper on the question  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - March 24, 2009

IPI Hosts Lunchtime Policy Forum on "Somalia: New Hope for the Peace Process?"

On March 24, 2009, Professor Ken Menkhaus, Associate Professor of Political Science at Davidson College, and Mr. Jabril Ibrahim Abdulle, Director of the Mogadishu-based Centre for Research Dialogue, presented their views on the political and humanitarian challenges facing Somalia and the future prospects for peace in the country, during a lunchtime policy forum of academics, UN officials, diplomats, and NGO representatives. 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - March 18, 2009

Consolidating the Peace: Challenges and Opportunities for Liberia and the Role of the United Nations

On March 18th, the International Peace Institute hosted a lunchtime policy discussion on "Consolidating the Peace: Challenges and Opportunities for Liberia and the Role of the United Nations," with speaker Ms. Ellen Margrethe Løj, Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Coordinator of the United Nations Operations in Liberia (UNMIL).
 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - February 18, 2009

Enhancing Counterterrorism Capacities and Cooperation in the Horn of Africa

The International Peace Institute recently hosted a lunchtime policy discussion on "Enhancing Counterterrorism Capacities and Cooperation in the Horn of Africa," with speaker Ambassador Hiruy Amanuel, Head of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development's (IGAD) Capacity-Building Programme Against Terrorism. 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - February 14, 2009

West Africa: Governance and Security in a Changing Region

The fourth installment of a five-part series focusing on African subregions, "West Africa: Governance and Security in a Changing Region" examines subregional capacity to respond to the challenges facing West Africa Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - February 12, 2009

Winner of 2008 UN Human Rights Prize, Dr. Denis Mukwege, Discusses Sexual Violence in the Congo

On February 12th, IPI’s Forum on World Affairs addressed “Sexual Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: What Can Be Done?” 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - February 03, 2009

John Burnett Reports on "Fighting Twenty-First Century Piracy" at IPI

On February 3rd, John Burnett, author of Dangerous Waters: Modern Piracy and Terror on the High Seas, spoke at IPI on the resurgence of piracy off the coast of Somalia and on international responses to prevent and address it. 

 
 

The Global Observatory

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