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Speaker Events - May 10, 2013

SRSG Ramos-Horta Optimistic for Stability in Guinea-Bissau

In his briefing to the Security Council the day before appearing at IPI on May 10th, José Ramos-Horta, Special Representative to the Secretary-General on Guinea-Bissau, told the Council that the beleaguered country “exists in name only.”  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - March 22, 2013

Security and Development in the Sahel-Sahara: Insights from the Niamey Seminar

The impact of the current crisis in the Sahel-Sahara region has wider regional implications for the Maghreb and Gulf of Guinea. Security and development solutions must be sought across all three regions if sustainable peace and stability is to be achieved. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - March 18, 2013

Kenyan Elections: A Sense of Cautious Optimism

Two weeks after Kenyans took to the polls to elect their new president on March 4th, 2013, IPI hosted a policy forum that assessed the outcome of the elections in Kenya. Panelists considered the mechanisms of the electoral process, the 2010 Kenyan constitution, and the implications of the International Criminal Court (ICC) indictment of Uhuru Kenyatta, who won the majority vote. 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - March 11, 2013

UN’s Johnson: Putting South Sudan in Context

“The protection of civilians never operates out of context,” Hilde Johnson, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS), said at an IPI event on March 11, 2013. “It takes place within a context, and the context in the case of South Sudan is three [issues],” she said. 

 
 

 

Conferences - February 15, 2013

IPI Co-Hosts Niamey Seminar on the Sahel-Sahara

The complex problems of the Sahel-Sahara region were discussed by high-level representatives from the African Union, the United Nations, the European Union, regional governments, and experts at a seminar in Niger organized jointly by the International Peace Institute, the government of Niger, and the Centre for Strategies and Security for the Sahel Sahara 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - February 12, 2013

Adekeye Adebajo on Europe and Africa

“Even though the European Union has been Africa’s largest trading partner over the last five decades, this is an area in which few African institutions have produced academically rigorous and policy relevant knowledge,” lamented Dr. Adekeye Adebajo, Executive Director at the Centre for Conflict Resolution in Cape Town, and co-editor of the book, with Kaye Whiteman, The EU and Africa–From Eurafrique to Afro-Europa 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - January 25, 2013

Onanga: A New Burundi in the Making

“I have come to discover a country that is of unique beauty, a country of people of extraordinary resilience and courage, upon which history has shared a very heavy cast, full of hatred, full of crime, and untold misery,” said Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, for the past five months the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office in Burundi (BNUB). 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - January 18, 2013

Koenders: Optimistic Yet Vigilant in Côte d'Ivoire

“It’s very clear that Côte d'Ivoire can do two things: export its stability in the region or import the instability, and therefore for us, the developments in the region are quite crucial,” said Albert Gerard (Bert) Koenders, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), at an IPI SRSG Series event held on January 18, 2013. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - December 11, 2012

Mali Topic of Graduate Student Conflict Assessment Hosted by IPI

The resignation of Mali’s Prime Minister Cheick Modibo Diarra was another twist in an ever-changing crisis and coincidently happened on the same day as IPI’s informal conflict assessment exercise on Mali: December 11, 2012. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - December 10, 2012

Huggins: Positive Trends in Combating Piracy “Fragile and Reversible”

“Recent positive trends are fragile and reversible,” said Jon Huggins, Director of Oceans Beyond Piracy, on December 10, 2012, at an event entitled “A Sustainable Solution to Somali Piracy.”  

 
 

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