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Panel Discussions - April 17, 2013

The Peacebuilding Commission: How to Bridge New York and the Field

The UN Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) was created to ensure long-term engagement in postconflict countries and prevent relapse into conflict by coordinating UN action. But how can the PBC, a New York–based body, integrate the UN’s work in the field? 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 10, 2013

New IPI Research: Using Technology in Conflict Prevention

How can new information and communications technologies (ICTs) support international actors, governments, and civil society organizations to more effectively prevent violence and conflict? 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - April 02, 2013

Khalidi Questions U.S. “Honest Broker” Role in Mideast

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has festered for decades, with periodic outbursts of violence, as negotiations mediated by the United States have produced no viable solutions. In Brokers of Deceit: How the U.S. Has Undermined Peace in the Middle East, author Rashid Khalidi examines what he calls the failure of the U.S.’s role as the impartial broker in the peace process. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - March 22, 2013

Security and Development in the Sahel-Sahara: Insights from the Niamey Seminar

The impact of the current crisis in the Sahel-Sahara region has wider regional implications for the Maghreb and Gulf of Guinea. Security and development solutions must be sought across all three regions if sustainable peace and stability is to be achieved. 

 
 

 

Conferences - March 20, 2013

IPI, Indonesia Hold International Forum in Jakarta

IPI’s President Terje Rød-Larsen told an audience of 1,300 in Jakarta that he hoped the Jakarta International Defense Dialogue (JIDD) would become “the preeminent forum for continued multilateral cooperation in the Asia-Pacific, seeking peace, progress, and prosperity for all the peoples of the region.”  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - March 19, 2013

ICRC’s Maurer: New Theaters of Conflicts in Civilian Protection

“We, like many actors in the field, are confronted with important dilemmas which all tie into protection work and which preoccupy us, not only concretely, but also conceptually,” said Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), at an IPI event on March 19th.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - March 18, 2013

Kenyan Elections: A Sense of Cautious Optimism

Two weeks after Kenyans took to the polls to elect their new president on March 4th, 2013, IPI hosted a policy forum that assessed the outcome of the elections in Kenya. Panelists considered the mechanisms of the electoral process, the 2010 Kenyan constitution, and the implications of the International Criminal Court (ICC) indictment of Uhuru Kenyatta, who won the majority vote. 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - March 11, 2013

UN’s Johnson: Putting South Sudan in Context

“The protection of civilians never operates out of context,” Hilde Johnson, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS), said at an IPI event on March 11, 2013. “It takes place within a context, and the context in the case of South Sudan is three [issues],” she said. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - March 08, 2013

European Commissioner Georgieva: Mending a More Fragile World

“The world may become richer, but also more fragile,” Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, told a roundtable in IPI ‘s Vienna office on March 8th. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - March 07, 2013

Anderlini: Women’s Rights Are Universal

“I am very concerned that we’re still at the point where we somehow don’t understand that when half the population is being threatened, this is really a threat to peace and security,” said Sanam Naraghi Anderlini, Co-Founder of the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) at IPI’s Women, Peace & Security Series event on March 7, 2013. 

 
 

The Global Observatory

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