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Panel Discussions - September 08, 2008

Special Representative of the Secretary-General Atul Khare Discusses UN Efforts in Timor-Leste

On August 20, 2008, Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Timor-Leste and Head of the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste Mr. Atul Khare addressed a select group of diplomats and other members of the United Nations and NGO communities in IPI’s Trygve Lie Center. In providing an informative account of UN statebuilding support efforts in Timor-Leste, he discussed the challenges associated with the raw scars of conflict in a country trying to rebuild its institutions and identity.




Panel Discussions - July 09, 2008

Jean-Marie Guéhenno Addresses Turtle Bay Club

On the evening of June 26th, a select group of ambassadors and other members of the UN community gathered to hear Jean-Marie Guéhenno, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, speak at IPI’s Trygve Lie Center for Peace, Security, and Development.



Speaker Events - July 05, 2008

UNODC Launches 2008 World Drug Report at IPI

The World Drug Report 2008, compiled and published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), was launched last week at the International Peace Institute’s Trygve Lie Center with a lunchtime event that attracted staff from UN Missions, the UN Secretariat, funds and agencies, and other members of New York’s international affairs community.




Speaker Events - July 02, 2008

Samantha Power Discusses Book on Sergio Vieira de Mello

On June 19th, the International Peace Institute held an evening reception featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning author Samantha Power, who discussed her most recent book, Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World.



Policy Papers - July 01, 2008

Governing the Global Economy: Strengthening Multilateral Institutions

This paper takes a focused look at the multilateral mechanisms geared toward managing international finance, trade, and development.  



Panel Discussions - June 30, 2008

The UN Security Council and War: Evolution of Thought and Practice Since 1945

IPI recently held a panel discussion to launch the new volume, The UN Security Council and War: Evolution of Thought and Practice Since 1945, edited by Vaughan Lowe, Adam Roberts, Jennifer Welsh, and Dominik Zaum. 



Panel Discussions - June 23, 2008

The African Union and its Institutions

The International Peace Institute recently held a panel discussion to launch a new volume, The African Union (AU) and Its Institutions, edited by John Akokpari, Angela Ndinga-Muvumba, and Tim Murithi. 



Panel Discussions - June 18, 2008

The Inside Story of UN Peace Operations

The International Peace Institute recently held a panel discussion to launch a new book series, the "IPI Histories of UN Peace Operations." Initiated by the UN Departments of Political Affairs and Peacekeeping Operations, this series aims to fill a critical gap in institutional knowledge in the field of peacekeeping. 



Speaker Events - April 17, 2008

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Addresses First Meeting of the Turtle Bay Club

The Turtle Bay Club is a new series of evening receptions hosted by IPI at its new conference facility, the Trygve Lie Center for Peace, Security, and Development. Each reception features a leading personality in international affairs speaking on current issues and engaging with a select group of Ambassadors and other members of the UN Community.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was the guest of honor for the inaugural meeting of the new series on April 17, 2008. He congratulated IPI for its new conference center and spoke about some of his priorities for the UN, including climate change and food security.

Following the Secretary-General's remarks there was a lively question and answer session, moderated by IPI President Terje Rød-Larsen.


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Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon addresses the first Turtle Bay Club




Conferences - April 14, 2008

Constructing Political Space in Iraq: Examining the UN's Role

The Middle East Program at IPI recently held a Policy Forum aimed at dissecting and better understanding the role of the United Nations in Iraq. Entitled "Constructing Political Space in Iraq: Examining the UN's Role," the event was part of a series convened by IPI with leading intellectuals and political figures from or engaged in the Middle East. 


The Global Observatory

As Russia and the West Joust, Ukraine Risks Deeper Divisions and More Violence
The longer this stand-off continues, the greater the risk that divisions will harden into permanent fault-lines and doom Ukraine to a bitter and potentially violent disintegration.

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.