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Meeting Notes - November 04, 2011

Adapting to Threats and Challenges in Europe and Central Asia: The 2011 Vienna Seminar

This meeting note reports on the 2011 Vienna Seminar, which was held under the theme “Coping with Crisis in Europe and Central Asia: Adapting to New Threats and Challenges,” at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna on May 23-25, 2011.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - October 21, 2011

At IPI, Nobel Peace Laureate Karman Calls For UN Action in Yemen

On Friday, October 21st, IPI convened a working lunch with 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Tawakkol Karman of Yemen. The meeting was attended by senior UN officials and representatives from countries on the Security Council and from nations who play an active role in the UN. 

 
 

 

Conferences - October 18, 2011

In Malaysia, IPI Cohosts Expert Roundtable on Being a Peacekeeper

On October 18-19th, IPI co-organized a meeting of troop- and police-contributing countries in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with the Pearson Peacekeeping Center (PPC), ISIS Malaysia, and the Asia-Pacific Civil-Military Centre of Excellence.  

 
 

 

 

 

General Announcements - September 26, 2011

IPI's Abdullah Alsaidi Interviewed on Al Jazeera on Developments in Yemen

Al Jazeera interviewed Abdullah Alsaidi, Senior Fellow at IPI and the former Yemeni Ambassador to the United Nations, who resigned six months ago in protest against the violent crackdown on pro-democracy protests in the country.

Watch Video (YouTube, September 25, 2011)

 
 

 

Speaker Events - September 20, 2011

Mahiga: Somali Famine a Tragedy, But Also an Opportunity

Speaking on September 20th in the latest in the series of SRSG meetings at IPI, Augustine Mahiga, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, noted that the country had been without a government and in a state of continuing conflict for nearly 20 years, but said there were three recent developments there that made him optimistic about the future.  

 
 

 

General Announcements - September 16, 2011

IPI Follows Civil Society Work in Transitions in Tunisia, Egypt

The Arab Spring of 2011 is still a work in progress, full of hopes and uncertainties. Tunisia and Egypt, where the uprisings began, have embarked on a “learn-as-you-go” experiment, each following different paths to chart their respective post-revolution periods.

 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 16, 2011

Rabbo, Beilin Discuss Way Forward for Israel, Palestinians

Two long-time architects of Middle East peace initiatives gave candid remarks during a policy forum at the International Peace Institute on September 16th, just a week before President Mahmoud Abbas would formerly request UN membership for Palestine. 

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - September 08, 2011

Africa's “King of Kings” Is Out, Long Live His Wealth!

This summer, I was invited to speak at the Africa Center's Senior Leaders Seminar on post-conflict transitions in Washington, DC. Participants were mostly senior African military leaders, and the discussion session drifted to Libya. When one officer asked what the regional implications of the conflict in Libya could be, I thought that he, as a security expert, wanted to discuss refugees, mercenaries, and weapons crossing borders. But he quickly corrected me. “The question was about economic security,” he said.  

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - September 01, 2011

“Brinkmanship on Both Sides” in Israeli-Palestinian UN Dispute: Rød-Larsen on Austrian Radio

This is a transcript of an interview with Terje Rod-Larsen, President of IPI, conducted by commentator Manuel Marold on August 30th on Mittagsjournal, the noontime news show on OE1, the main radio station of Austria’s public broadcaster ORF.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

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