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Podcasts - May 06, 2011

Podcast: Gaza Doctor Who Lost Daughters to War Appeals for Peace

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish lost his 3 daughters in Gaza to a tank shell during the 2009 war, and on April 25th at IPI he gave a very moving account of the experience and his abiding belief in the possibilities of peace.  

 
 

 

Conferences - May 03, 2011

IPI NY Seminar: Multilateral Strategies for Conflict Prevention

Preventing the conflict that is devastating parts of the world and amounting to roughly US$8 billion per year in UN peacekeeping costs was the subject of a two-day IPI seminar, “Conflict Prevention: Toward More Effective Multilateral Strategies,” where high-level diplomats discussed conflict prevention measures and analyzed what challenges exist in tapping into their full potential.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 28, 2011

The Way Forward For MONUSCO

One year ago, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1925, which extended the UN mandate in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and renamed the mission "the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)" to reflect the trend toward increased peace consolidation and ensuring the long-term protection of civilians.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - April 25, 2011

Gaza Doctor: "I Shall Not Hate"

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish was a rarity in the Middle East, a resident of Gaza with a permit to enter Israel because of his work. The son of refugees in the Gazan city of Jabaliya, he saw himself as a bridge between the two distrustful cultures, and his life was often put forward as an example of the kind of reconciliation that might one day rescue the region from its cycles of violence.  

 
 

 

Conferences - April 19, 2011

The Peacebuilding Commission and National Strategic Frameworks: New Directions and Emerging Lessons

On April 19, 2011, IPI hosted a seminar on national strategic frameworks for peacebuilding, in collaboration with the UN Peacebuilding Support Office and the Journal of Peacebuilding and Development. 

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - April 15, 2011

Refugees and the Dynamics of Peacebuilding

The mass arrival and prolonged presence of refugees in neighboring countries can have a negative impact on peace. Yet the issue of refugees has entered very little into contemporary discussions of peacebuilding.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - April 14, 2011

OSCE's Knut Vollebaek: "I Send Letters, Not Troops"

Knut Vollebaek, the High Commissioner on National Minorities of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), made this comment to an IPI audience on April 14th that addressed the subject "Promoting Integration and Preventing Conflict in Multiethnic Societies: Challenges and Opportunities."  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - April 07, 2011

Peres: UN Statehood Vote Will Not Bring Middle East Peace

Israeli President Shimon Peres told a gathering at IPI of all fifteen Security Council members and the ambassadors of Egypt, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority that a UN vote on Palestinian statehood would not bring peace to the Middle East.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - March 30, 2011

Darfur SRSG Gambari: "Attack on Humanitarian Community Real"

Dr. Ibrahim Gambari, the Joint Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the African Union and the United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), made this comment in an appearance at IPI on March 30th to discuss "Ending the Conflict in Darfur: Time for a Renewed Effort." 

 
 

 

General Announcements - March 29, 2011

Video: Terje Rød-Larsen, The Man Behind the Peace

An ABC-Australia profile of Terje Rød-Larsen, "The Man Behind the Peace" (JourneyMan Pictures/YouTube, 1994).  

 
 

The Global Observatory

Can Russia Reshape Ukraine Without Firing a Shot?
To protect its interests, Russia is pushing for the federalization of Ukraine through economic influence and propaganda, but use of force could still be possible.

Key Global Events to Watch in April
A list of key upcoming meetings and events with implications for global affairs.

2014 Top 10 Issues to Watch in Peace & Security: The Global Arena
A list of ten key issues to watch that are likely to impact international peace and security in 2014, compiled by IPI's Francesco Mancini.

The Global Observatory, produced by IPI, provides timely analysis on peace and security issues, interviews with leading policymakers, interactive maps, and more.