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Panel Discussions - October 29, 2008

IPI Hosts UNDP on Postconflict Economic Recovery

In partnership with the United Nations Development Programme, the International Peace Institute recently hosted a lunchtime policy discussion on postconflict economic recovery, based on the recently released UNDP report entitled “Post-Conflict Economic Recovery: Enabling Local Ingenuity.”

  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - September 30, 2008

Eastern Africa: Security and the Legacy of Fragility

The first of a five-part paper series focusing on African subregions, Eastern Africa: Security and the Legacy of Fragility, examines subregional capacity to respond to the multiple challenges facing Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

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Panel Discussions - September 15, 2008

Experts Discuss New Book on Building States to Build Peace

IPI recently held a panel discussion to launch its new volume, Building States to Build Peace, edited by Charles T. Call with Vanessa Wyeth. 

 
 

 

Books - July 13, 2008

Building States to Build Peace

How can legitimate and sustainable states best be established in the aftermath of civil wars? What role should international actors play in supporting these vital processes? Addressing these questions, this IPI volume explores the core challenges involved in institutionalizing postconflict states. 

 
 

 

Conferences - June 25, 2008

Views from Afghanistan

On June 25th, IPI convened a meeting of its Forum on World Affairs for a discussion on the political and security situation in Afghanistan. The high-level roundtable meeting attracted a select group of UN ambassadors and senior officials from the UN Secretariat, among others, who discussed the question "What are the strategies to address the Afghanistan's political and security challenges?" 

 
 

 

Conferences - May 15, 2008

Next Steps for the Peacebuilding Commission

The International Peace Institute (IPI) and the New York University Center on International Cooperation (CIC) convened an expert-level policy discussion on the way forward for the United Nations' Peacebuilding Commission (PBC).  

 
 

 

Conferences - May 05, 2008

Seminar at Tarrytown Estate Addresses International Responses to Armed Conflict and State Fragility

IPI’s annual New York Seminar, this year entitled “Improving the International Response to Armed Conflict and State Fragility,” took place at the Tarrytown Estate on May 5th-8th. Focusing on prevention, mediation, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding, the event attracted around sixty invited guests who took part in a series of panel discussions featuring experts from the academic, UN, and NGO communities geared toward examining, analyzing, and improving the response of the international community to weak and failing states. Over the course of the three-day event, keynote speeches were made by Ali Jalali, professor at the National Defense University and former Afghan Foreign Minister, and Margaret Vogt, Deputy Director, Africa 1 Division of the UN Department of Political Affairs. 

 
 

 

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. 

 
 

 

Books - January 14, 2008

Civil War and the Rule of Law: Security, Development, Human Rights

How do rule of law programs contribute to conflict management? What strategies best address the challenges to securing the rule of law in fragile countries?  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - January 11, 2008

The Bottom Billion and the Conflict Trap: A Discussion with Paul Collier

The International Peace Institute, in cooperation with the Peacebuilding Support Office, held a policy discussion on poverty and conflict with economist Paul Collier, director of the Center for the Study of African Economies at Oxford University. 

 
 

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