Events at USIP

The U.S. Institute of Peace has long distinguished itself as one of Washington, D.C.’s premiere convening organizations, hosting global leaders, policymakers, and practitioners as they offer solutions for the world’s most dangerous conflict zones. Events ...more

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November 30, 2022 00:58:09
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After COP27, What’s Next for South Asia?

On November 30, USIP hosted a conversation with Ambassador Daniel Feldman, the former chief of staff and counselor to Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry. Ambassador Feldman, who attended COP27, offered his insights from the trip and discussed how the conference’s focus on climate justice, climate financing, and debt-for-climate swaps will impact South Asian countries. Speakers Ambassador Daniel Feldman Former Chief of Staff and Counselor to Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry Tamanna Salikuddin, moderatorDirector, South Asia Programs, U.S. Institute of Peace   For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/after-cop27-whats-next-south-asia   ...

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November 21, 2022 00:11:45
Event Extra: Syria’s Brutal Civil War and the Elusive Quest for Justice

Event Extra: Syria’s Brutal Civil War and the Elusive Quest for Justice

In 2016, the U.N. General Assembly established the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism for Syria (IIIM), after vetoes in the U.N. Security Council prevented referral of the Syrian situation to the International Criminal Court. IIIM Head Catherine Marchi-Uhel discusses the obstacles to this work, the progress made to date and what lessons it can provide for delivering accountability and justice in other conflicts. For more information about the event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/delivering-justice-syria-assessing-progress-iiim   ...

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November 16, 2022 01:09:47
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The U.N. Approach to Preventing Atrocities

On November 16, USIP hosted a conversation with U.N. Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide Alice Wairimu Nderitu on the efforts her office has taken to prevent atrocity crimes and to improve the U.N.’s ability to protect vulnerable civilian populations. Speakers Philippe Leroux-Martin, welcoming remarksDirector, Governance, Justice and Security, United States Institute of Peace  Alice Wairimu NderituUnder-Secretary-General and U.N. Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide  Lauren Baillie, moderatorSenior Program Officer, Atrocity Prevention, U.S. Institute of Peace   For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/un-approach-preventing-atrocities   ...

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November 10, 2022 00:35:27
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Twitter Space: Syria, Russia and the War in Ukraine

Since 2015, Russia’s military intervention in Syria has helped Bashar al-Assad remain in power. But as Russia suffers ongoing battlefield defeats and setbacks in Ukraine, the Kremlin has redirected its focus and resources there. On November 8, USIP hosted a Twitter Space conversation on the short- and long-term implications of Russia’s shifting role in the Syrian conflict, as well as what the geopolitical fallout from the war in Ukraine means for Syria and the Middle East. Speakers Mona YacoubianSenior Advisor, Executive Office and Middle East and North Africa Center, U.S. Institute of [email protected] Heather Ashby, moderatorSenior Program Officer, Center for Russia & Europe, U.S. Institute of [email protected]   For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/twitter-space-syria-russia-and-war-ukraine   ...

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November 10, 2022 01:01:16
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Protecting Gender and Sexual Minorities During Armed Conflict

A recent report to the U.N. General Assembly highlights the need for greater awareness of how sexual orientation and gender identity dynamics function in armed conflict, peacebuilding and peacekeeping. On November 8, USIP hosted Victor Madrigal-Borloz, the U.N. independent expert on sexual orientation and gender identity, and other experts for a discussion of the gendered dimensions of armed conflict, their root causes and consequences, and how to increase protection of gender-diverse persons and groups from discrimination and violence. Panelists Joseph Sany, welcoming remarksVice President, Africa Center, U.S. Institute of [email protected] Victor Madrigal-Borloz, keynote remarksIndependent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, United Nations Commission on Human [email protected]_madrigal Andrew CheathamSenior Expert, U.S. Institute of [email protected] London BellExecutive Committee Co-Chair, U.S. Civil Society Working Group on Women, Peace and [email protected] Kathleen Kuehnast, moderatorDirector, Gender Policy and Strategy, U.S. Institute of [email protected]   For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/protecting-gender-and-sexual-minorities-during-armed-conflict   ...

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November 04, 2022 01:32:38
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Resolving Tensions Between South Korea and Japan

On November 4, USIP hosted a conversation with five of the essayists on the sources of tension in the Japan-South Korea relationship and the creative ways in which policymakers, practitioners, and experts can address topics such as forced labor, collective wartime memories, the legacy of “comfort women,” the U.S.-South Korea-Japan trilateral alliance, and regional stability. Speakers Alexis DuddenProfessor of History, University of Connecticut Jonathan MillerDirector of the Indo-Pacific Program and Senior Fellow, Macdonald-Laurier Institute Nathan ParkInternational Litigation Lawyer; Nonresident Fellow, Sejong Institute in South Korea Dan SneiderLecturer, East Asian Studies, Stanford University Timothy WebsterProfessor of Law, Western New England University Frank Aum, moderatorSenior Expert, Northeast Asia, U.S. Institute of Peace   For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/resolving-tensions-between-south-korea-and-japan   ...

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