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Speaker Events - August 21, 2009

Michela Wrong “Extremely Worried About Kenya and its Future”

Michela Wrong, author of a noted new book on Kenya, came to IPI on August 11, 2009 to promote its publication and to share with a large, mostly-African audience, her concerns about the country.  

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - August 03, 2009

Kenyan Task Force on Police Reform Hears Fierce Complaints in Public

Herds of game grazing on the African savannah, the red-clothed Masai herdsmen, and lush tea and coffee farms certainly constitute one reality of Kenya. This is what attracts many thousands of tourists annually.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - July 15, 2009

Caitlin Reiger on Prosecuting Heads of State and Government For Human Rights and Financial Crimes

Caitlin Reiger, deputy director of the Prosecutions Program at the International Center for Transitional Justice and co-editor of the new book Prosecuting Heads of State, says there have been 67 successful such cases, with some of those convicted spending time in prison as a result. 

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - July 09, 2009

Understanding Local Context: The Use of Assessment Tools for Conflict-Affected and Fragile States

This meeting note is a summary of the main points that emerged from a workshop discussion that took place on June 11-12, 2009 on the use of assessment tools for conflict-affected and fragile states called “Understanding Local Context.”  

 
 

 

Conferences - June 11, 2009

Experts Workshop Examines the Use of Assessment Tools for Conflict-Affected and Fragile States

On June 11 and 12, 2009, IPI convened an experts’ workshop aimed to improve understanding of how international actors grapple with local context and dynamics in the countries where they work. 
 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 30, 2009

IPI Presents Ideas on Strengthening Capacity to Secretary-General

Last week, IPI’s program staff presented Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his senior-management team with ideas for action drawn from IPI’s extensive Task Forces on Strengthening Multilateral Security Capacity at a meeting at IPI. Each of IPI’s rapporteurs delivered a summary of core findings on chosen topics. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - March 24, 2009

IPI Hosts Lunchtime Policy Forum on "Somalia: New Hope for the Peace Process?"

On March 24, 2009, Professor Ken Menkhaus, Associate Professor of Political Science at Davidson College, and Mr. Jabril Ibrahim Abdulle, Director of the Mogadishu-based Centre for Research Dialogue, presented their views on the political and humanitarian challenges facing Somalia and the future prospects for peace in the country, during a lunchtime policy forum of academics, UN officials, diplomats, and NGO representatives. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - February 12, 2009

Winner of 2008 UN Human Rights Prize, Dr. Denis Mukwege, Discusses Sexual Violence in the Congo

On February 12th, IPI’s Forum on World Affairs addressed “Sexual Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: What Can Be Done?” 

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - February 08, 2009

Improving International Responses to Armed Conflict

IPI's twelfth annual New York Seminar, Improving the International Response to Armed Conflict and State Fragility, took place at the Tarrytown Estate, New York, on May 5-8, 2008.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - February 03, 2009

John Burnett Reports on "Fighting Twenty-First Century Piracy" at IPI

On February 3rd, John Burnett, author of Dangerous Waters: Modern Piracy and Terror on the High Seas, spoke at IPI on the resurgence of piracy off the coast of Somalia and on international responses to prevent and address it. 

 
 

The Global Observatory

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