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Conferences - November 04, 2010

UAE, IPI Host Forum in Abu Dhabi Desert Featuring Abbas, Blair

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the International Peace Institute (IPI) have this past weekend hosted more than twenty foreign ministers from around the world at a desert retreat in Abu Dhabi in the inaugural Sir Bani Yas Forum on International Peace and Security.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - October 28, 2010

Crown Prince of Norway Talks about MDGs at IPI

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway joined journalist Christiane Amanpour, UN Development Programme head Helen Clark, and author Greg Mortenson for a panel discussion "From Crisis to Development: Recovery and the Millennium Development Goals" at IPI on October 28th.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - October 27, 2010

The Sudan Referenda: What Role for International Actors?

On January 9, 2011, Sudan is scheduled to hold two referenda in accordance with the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), which ended the twenty-two-year civil war between north and south. This issue brief highlights the main actors and challenges in the referenda preparations.  

 
 

 

General Announcements - October 26, 2010

IPI Opens New Office in Vienna

Sharpening its international profile and broadening its reach to Europe and beyond, the International Peace Institute (IPI) has announced the establishment of a new office in Vienna. 

 
 

 

Podcasts - October 25, 2010

Podcast: Eliza Griswold on the Clash of Christianity and Islam

Eliza Griswold, a journalist and poet who is the daughter of Frank Griswold, former Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, shared her personal stories of meeting heads of state and terrorists while traveling over a seven-year period along the tenth parallel, where Christian and Muslim communities often live side-by-side.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - October 25, 2010

Africa’s Borders Need New Arrangements, Says Dr. Adebajo

At the Conference of Berlin in 1885, major European states divided Africa into their colonial possessions. At an IPI event launching his new book, The Curse of Berlin: Africa After the Cold War, author Dr. Adekeye Adebajo said the decision to freeze the shifting borders in 1960 may have been “wise in a sovereignty-obsessed era of insecure, unconsolidated nation states,” but, as he writes in the book, “these decisions have had long-term consequences, ultimately mobilizing earlier generations of African leaders to promote African independence and to seek control over their destiny in a more equitable global structure.” 

 
 

 

General Announcements - October 22, 2010

New Book on Preventing Atrocity Crimes Features Chapter by Dr. Edward C. Luck

What can be done to combat genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing, and crimes against humanity? A provocative new book on this topic, Mass Atrocity Crimes: Preventing Future Outrages, features a chapter by IPI Senior Vice President Dr. Edward C. Luck

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - October 22, 2010

A “One UN” Approach to Fighting Crime?

Organized crime is a threat to stability in almost every theatre where the United Nations is active in keeping or building the peace. It is also a threat to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - October 21, 2010

Combating Incitement of Terrorism and Promoting Intercultural Dialogue

To explore in more detail the role of Resolution 1624, which calls on states to prohibit the incitement of terrorism, and international efforts to support its objectives, IPI and the permanent mission of Turkey to the UN co-hosted a half-day meeting on April 14, 2010, bringing together nearly one hundred members of the UN community to discuss combating incitement to commit terrorism and promoting international dialogue and cooperation to that end.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - October 21, 2010

Mahmoud: “At Times, We Leave in Humiliating Circumstances”

Youssef Mahmoud, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the UN Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT) said this at an IPI event “MINURCAT: The Challenges of an Early Exit,” in reference to the Chadian government’s call for an early withdrawal of the UN mission there.  

 
 

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