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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).  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - May 14, 2008

A Solitary War: A Diplomat's Chronicle of the Iraq War and Its Lessons - Ambassador Heraldo Muñoz

IPI held a launch and discussion of a new book by H.E. Mr. Heraldo Muñoz, Permanent Representive of Chile to the UN, entitled A Solitary War: A Diplomat's Chronicle of the Iraq War and Its Lessons. 

 
 

 

Conferences - May 08, 2008

Strengthening Multilateral Capacity: Roundtable on Small Arms and Light Weapons

IPI's Coping with Crisis program organized a roundtable meeting on small arms and light weapons (SALW) at the Millennium Hotel in New York City. It was the fourth of five such meetings of "Task Force One: Transnational Security Challenges."  

 
 

 

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 - May 01, 2008

Strengthening Multilateral Capacity: Roundtable on Countering Global Terrorism

As part of its work on strengthening multilateral capacity, IPI's Coping with Crisis program held a roundtable meeting on countering global terrorism at the Trygve Lie Center for Peace, Security, and Development. The roundtable was the third in a series within IPI's "Task Force One: Transnational Security Challenges." 

 
 

 

Conferences - April 24, 2008

Strengthening Multilateral Capacity: Roundtable on Weapons of Mass Destruction

IPI's Coping with Crisis program held a roundtable meeting on weapons of mass destruction at the Trygve Lie Center for Peace, Security, and Development. It was the second roundtable of "Task Force One: Transnational Security Challenges." 

 
 

 

Conferences - April 22, 2008

“Leaving Terrorism Behind” Brings Together Academics, UN Member States, and NGOs in New York City

IPI, in cooperation with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, convened a conference on “Leaving Terrorism Behind: Individual and Collective Disengagement from Violent Extremism,” on April 22nd. The event presented research to be included in a volume of that name, edited by Tore Bjørgo and John Horgan, examining disengagement and deradicalization programs in Europe, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. 

 
 

 

General Announcements - April 17, 2008

Warren Hoge Named Vice President and Director of External Relations

The International Peace Institute (IPI) announced on April 17th that Warren Hoge, United Nations bureau chief for The New York Times, will be joining IPI in June as Vice President and Director of External Relations.
 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - April 17, 2008

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Addresses First Meeting of the Turtle Bay Club

The Turtle Bay Club is a new series of evening receptions hosted by IPI at its new conference facility, the Trygve Lie Center for Peace, Security, and Development. Each reception features a leading personality in international affairs speaking on current issues and engaging with a select group of Ambassadors and other members of the UN Community.


UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was the guest of honor for the inaugural meeting of the new series on April 17, 2008. He congratulated IPI for its new conference center and spoke about some of his priorities for the UN, including climate change and food security.

Following the Secretary-General's remarks there was a lively question and answer session, moderated by IPI President Terje Rød-Larsen.

 

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Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon addresses the first Turtle Bay Club

 




 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 15, 2008

Forum on World Affairs Commences with "The Middle East Peace Process Post-Annapolis: Where are We

On April 10th, Yasser Abed Rabbo, Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization, and Haim Ramon, Vice Premier of Israel, gathered with a diverse group of UN Ambassadors and other select guests for a roundtable discussion on the Middle East peace process post-Annapolis. The session was chaired by IPI President Terje Rød-Larsen. 

 
 

The Global Observatory

As Russia and the West Joust, Ukraine Risks Deeper Divisions and More Violence
The longer this stand-off continues, the greater the risk that divisions will harden into permanent fault-lines and doom Ukraine to a bitter and potentially violent disintegration.

Key Global Events to Watch in April
A list of key upcoming meetings and events with implications for global affairs.

2014 Top 10 Issues to Watch in Peace & Security: The Global Arena
A list of ten key issues to watch that are likely to impact international peace and security in 2014, compiled by IPI's Francesco Mancini.

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