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Meeting Notes - July 01, 2010

Deradicalization Programs and Counterterrorism

“Deradicalization” programs, which are geared toward peacefully moving individuals and groups away from violent extremism, have grown both in popularity and in scope of late, even in just the past five years.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - June 23, 2010

Promoting Deradicalization and Disengagement from Violent Extremism

The International Peace Institute partnered with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to convene experts, practitioners, and United Nations officials for a roundtable conference on “Promoting Deradicalization and Disengagement from Violent Extremism: What Role for the International Community and the UN?” 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - June 22, 2010

Ed Husain: “You Do Not Tolerate Intolerance—You Challenge It”

Ed Husain, an English-born Muslim of immigrant parents, spent five years of his life as a radical Islamist in Britain but now heads a think-tank on countering Islamic extremism. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - June 21, 2010

Progress on Climate Talks: “A Marathon, Not a Sprint”

Acknowledging the disappointment that many people felt after United Nations climate talks in Copenhagen in December, but urging people not to let temporary setbacks undermine faith in long range success, Harvard University Professor Robert Stavins described the development of climate policy as “a marathon and not a sprint.’”  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - June 14, 2010

IPI Holds Roundtable Discussion on UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy

Following the institutionalization of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force (CTITF) in 2009, there has been a great deal of discussion about its role and function and its relationship to other UN bodies addressing global terrorism.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - May 13, 2010

Norway Ambassador: “Race Between Disarmament and Proliferation”

“There is indeed a race between disarmament and proliferation,” said Knut Langeland, Ambassador for Disarmament from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, addressing an overflow audience at IPI.   

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - May 11, 2010

Finnish Expert: “Regional Conflicts Are Closely Connected With Nuclear Arms Race”

Longtime nuclear-arms expert Raimo Väyrynen told an IPI audience that regional conflicts in the Middle East and South Asia are “closely connected with the nuclear arms race.”
 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - April 30, 2010

IPI on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

This 50-page paper is based on a series of roundtable meetings at IPI, building up to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference starting May 3rd in New York.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 14, 2010

Combating Incitement to Terrorism

On April 14th, IPI and the permanent mission of Turkey to the UN brought together nearly one hundred members of the UN community to discuss combating incitement to terrorism and promoting international dialogue and cooperation to that end.  

 
 

 

 

The Global Observatory

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2014 Top 10 Issues to Watch in Peace & Security: The Global Arena
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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.