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General Announcements - March 30, 2011

Ambassador Abdullah M. Alsaidi Joins IPI

The International Peace Institute (IPI) is pleased to announce that Ambassador Abdullah M. Alsaidi is joining IPI as a Senior Fellow to work on Middle East issues over the coming months.  

 
 

 

General Announcements - March 29, 2011

Video: Terje Rød-Larsen, The Man Behind the Peace

An ABC-Australia profile of Terje Rød-Larsen, "The Man Behind the Peace" (JourneyMan Pictures/YouTube, 1994).  

 
 

 

General Announcements - March 28, 2011

Luck: Council Action on Libya ''Historic'' Implementation of RtoP

Edward C. Luck, IPI's Vice President for Research and Programs and a Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General, discussed the military intervention in Libya and how it represented an invocation of the Responsibility to Protect principle in an interview with Andreas Ross, the Political Editor of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.  

 
 

 

 

 

Podcasts - March 04, 2011

Podcast: A Escapee's and His Wife's Tale, David Rohde and Kristen Mulvihill

Over a seven-month period, New York Times journalist David Rohde was held captive in Afghanistan and in Pakistani tribal areas that are completely in hands of the most fearsome Taliban. One day, he thinks he may be freed. The next he is certain he is to die.  

 
 

 

General Announcements - February 23, 2011

Ed Luck: Crimes Against Humanity May Have Occurred in Libya

Asked on Al Jazeera on February 23rd if crimes against humanity were being committed in Libya, Dr. Edward C. Luck, IPI Senior Vice President for Research and Programs, said that though "we don't have direct access, there is certainly good reason to believe" they were. 

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - February 22, 2011

Where the Security-Development Debate Falls Short

The relationship between security and development has been a growing concern this decade at the UN, highlighted by current events in the Middle East and figuring in comments from Secretaries-General, a summit meeting of the full UN membership and, just this month, a thematic discussion at the Security Council under the presidency of Brazil.  

 
 

 

Podcasts - February 07, 2011

Podcast: Robert Kaplan Discusses the Last Phase of Western Dominance in the Indian Ocean

"What this book is really about is the last phase of Western dominance in the Indian Ocean," author Robert D. Kaplan told a Beyond the Headlines event audience at IPI featuring his book Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power

 
 

 

Podcasts - February 04, 2011

Podcast: Jack Lang on Piracy Off the Coast of Somalia

Jack Lang, special adviser to the Secretary-General on legal issues related to piracy, said, “We have to attack piracy at the head." Mr. Lang asserted, "Each time that we know a mastermind, we have to apply sanctions." 

 
 

 

General Announcements - February 04, 2011

IPI's Hoge Addresses OIC Reconciliation Conference at UN

Warren Hoge, IPI's Vice President for External Relations, told an Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) meeting on interfaith development, reconciliation and peacebuilding initiatives at the UN that "religion can be a powerful tool for peace if it is used in a constructive manner." 

 
 

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