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Meeting Notes - November 27, 2013

A Dangerous Nexus: Crime, Conflict, and Terrorism in Failing States

Mara Pfneisl, Walter Kemp, and Maximilian Meduna, rapporteurs

When the United Nations was established after the Second World War, organized crime and terrorism had almost nothing to do with international peace and security. Yet the collapse of Communism, the opening of illicit markets through globalization, and the proliferation of underdeveloped and weakly governed states has given rise to a new era of global crime as well as transnational terrorism.  

 

Meeting Notes - November 21, 2012

The Uprisings and the Future of North Africa and the Middle East: The Vienna Seminar 2012

Walter Kemp, rapporteur

"The challenge for us all is to ensure that the spark of revolution ignites a beacon of hope and not a wildfire of despair,” said IPI President Terje Rød-Larsen at IPI's 2012 Vienna Seminar.  

 

Meeting Notes - November 04, 2011

Adapting to Threats and Challenges in Europe and Central Asia: The 2011 Vienna Seminar

Pim Valdre, rapporteur

This meeting note reports on the 2011 Vienna Seminar, which was held under the theme “Coping with Crisis in Europe and Central Asia: Adapting to New Threats and Challenges,” at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna on May 23-25, 2011.  

 

Meeting Notes - June 24, 2011

IPI Vienna Report on OSCE and Natural Disasters

Stephanie Liechtenstein and Walter Kemp, rapporteurs

The dimensions, frequency, and complexity of natural disasters are increasing, and no country is immune from this trend. Is there a role for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)?  

 

Meeting Notes - November 30, 2008

2008 Vienna Seminar: Coping with Crisis in Africa

John L. Hirsch

The thirty-eighth annual IPI Vienna Seminar, Coping with Crisis in Africa: Strengthening Multilateral Capacity for Peace and Security, was held at the Austrian National Defense Academy and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna on June 1-3, 2008.