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Panel Discussions - June 10, 2009
At a recent policy forum at IPI, three visiting speakers agreed that climate change may not directly cause conflict, but can act as a threat multiplier by exacerbating existing tensions or creating new ones.
Panel Discussions - June 09, 2009
On June 9, 2009, IPI hosted a breakfast policy discussion titled “The UN in Sierra Leone: Innovations in Integrated Peacebuilding,” with speaker Mr. Michael von der Schulenburg, Executive Representative of the Secretary-General (ERSG) of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL).
Policy Papers - June 04, 2009
Conferences - June 01, 2009
Impunity and justice have been hot topics in recent discussions about African politics and governance. The African Union (AU) Commission and the International Peace Institute (IPI) held an expert workshop in Monrovia, Liberia, in May 2009 to consider a paper on the question
IPI in the News - May 29, 2009
General Announcements - May 27, 2009
IPI Chair Rita Hauser has put out the following statement:
“It is with regret and sadness that I inform you of the death of our former and long-time Board member Professor Thomas Franck. After a long and brave battle with cancer, Tom died on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 in New York. Tom was a staunch supporter of IPI and a leading contributor to the development of international law. We will miss him.”
Senior Vice President and Director of Studies Edward C. Luck issued this remembrance:
“Tom was the co-founder, along with Michael Doyle, of the Center for the Study of International Organization that I started some years ago at the NYU School of Law and the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton. He was always a most generous colleague, an insightful scholar, and a caring teacher. His zeal for international law was unceasing, while his devotion to the United Nations was sensibly tempered by deep and abiding concerns about its politics and practices. Among many other things, he was a role model for those of us seeking to combine scholarship and practice.”
Conferences - May 22, 2009
The compilation of the IPI Security Council Compliance Database entered into a new phase on May 22, 2009 as twenty-five doctoral students began systematically assessing compliance by civil-war parties with more than 1,500 specific demands issued by the UN Security Council to them in the context of twenty-five recent civil wars.
Conferences - May 21, 2009
Members of the advisory group of IPI’s project on Understanding Compliance with UN Security Council Resolutions in Civil Wars convened at IPI’s Trygve Lie Center for Peace, Security and Development on May 21, 2009 for a seminar featuring presentations and active discussions on the research question, hypotheses, and methodology of the project as well as on an early draft of a forthcoming report entitled, “The UN Security Council and Civil War: First Insights from a New Dataset.”
Speaker Events - May 19, 2009
Leslie Gelb, president emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations and author of a new book, Power Rules, said last week at an IPI event that the US remains the indispensable leader of the world, though US partnerships with other states are equally indispensable.
Speaker Events - May 12, 2009
According to terrorism expert Bruce Riedel, the situation in Pakistan is “dire and deteriorating,” and NATO could lose the war in Afghanistan due to a lack of resources and attention, but that could be avoided.
The Global Observatory
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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.
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