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August 04, 2022 01:00:40
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After COVID, How Can Youth Help Address Gender-Based Violence?

Dubbed the “shadow pandemic” by the United Nations, gender-based violence rose dramatically during the COVID-19 crisis — particularly in fragile and conflict-affected contexts. On Aug. 4, USIP hosted the first event in our new series, YouthTalks. Organized by the USIP Youth Advisory Council, YouthTalks facilitates conversations between youth peacebuilders from conflict affected regions on key issues related to peace and security. Speakers Paula Porras, welcoming and closing remarks Program Officer, Youth Program, U.S. Institute of Peace Negar Ashtari Abay, framing remarksProgram Officer, Gender Policy and Strategy, U.S. Institute of Peace Panel Discussion Jau Raminez  Director, Somos Mov; USIP Generation Change Fellow from Venezuela Soukaina HamiaAccount Manager, Women in Governance; USIP Generation Change Fellow from Morocco Nyachangkuoth Rambang TaiGender Advisor, Assistance Mission for Africa; USIP Generation Change Fellow from South Sudan Sohaila RezaeeUSIP Generation Change Fellow from Afghanistan Sophia Santi, moderatorCo-Chair, USIP Youth Advisory Council; USIP Generation Change Fellow     For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/after-covid-how-can-youth-help-address-gender-based-violence   ...

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August 02, 2022 01:00:47
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Protecting and Promoting Freedom of Religion or Belief

Religious restrictions and hostilities around the world have risen steadily over the past few decades, reaching an all-time high in 2018 — a trend that has only worsened with the COVID-19 pandemic. On Aug. 2, USIP and the University of Nottingham’s School of Politics and International Relations discussed a new report, Global Trends and Challenges to Protecting and Promoting Freedom of Religion or Belief. Speakers Jonathan FoxYehuda Avner Professor of Religion and Politics, Bar Ilan University Jason KlocekSenior Researcher, U.S. Institute of Peace; Assistant Professor of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham Samirah MajumdarResearch Associate, Pew Research Center Adam Nicholas PhillipsActing Deputy Assistant Administrator and Executive Director of the Local, Faith, and Transformative Partnerships Hub in the Bureau for Democracy, Development and Innovation at the U.S. Agency for International Development   For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/protecting-and-promoting-freedom-religion-or-belief   ...

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July 29, 2022 01:02:44
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Engaging Afghan Women and Civil Society in U.S. Policymaking

On July 28, USIP, the Atlantic Council, the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, the Sisterhood is Global Institute and the U.S Department of State joined to launch the U.S.-Afghan Consultative Mechanism. Participants Antony J. Blinken, keynote remarksU.S. Secretary of State Rina Amiri, moderatorU.S. Special Envoy for Afghan Women, Girls, and Human Rights Lise Grande, welcoming remarksPresident and CEO, U.S. Institute of Peace Palwasha HassanSenior Fellow, Institute for Women, Peace and Security, Georgetown University;Founding Member, Afghan Women’s Network Naheed SarabiVisiting Fellow, Center for Sustainable Development, the Brookings Institution Asila WardakSenior Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University; Founding Member of the Women’s Forum on Afghanistan   For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/engaging-afghan-women-and-civil-society-us-policymaking   ...

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July 28, 2022 01:09:31
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Images From Central America’s Wars and Its Unfinished Peace

Award-winning photojournalists Bill Gentile and Robert Nickelsberg began their careers reporting on the Cold War struggles that embroiled Central America in the 1980’s and 1990’s — a time when long-standing economic disparities and deep political divides erupted into irregular warfare throughout the region. On July 27, USIP hosted Gentile, Nickelsberg and José Luis Sanz for a reflection on the legacy of Cold War-era conflicts in Central America. Speakers Bill GentileJournalist in Residence, School of Communication, American University Robert NickelsbergPhotojournalist specializing in political and cultural change        José Luis SanzWashington Correspondent, El Faro Keith Mines, moderator Program Director, Latin America, U.S. Institute of Peace   For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/images-central-americas-wars-and-its-unfinished-peace   ...

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July 25, 2022 01:31:00
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What's Next for Sri Lanka?

With the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and an economy on the verge of collapse, Sri Lanka faces perhaps its worst crisis since independence in 1948. On July 25, USIP hosted a discussion on what’s next for Sri Lanka — from reforming the constitution to lessen the power of the presidency to finalizing a deal with the International Monetary Fund and Sri Lanka’s creditors to secure relief to the immediate economic crisis. Speakers Amb. Prasad KariyawasamFormer Foreign Secretary and Former Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the United States Bhavani FonsekaSenior Researcher, Centre for Policy Alternatives Akhil BeryDirector of South Asia Initiatives, Asia Society Policy Institute Ambika SatkunanathanFormer Commissioner of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka Tamanna Salikuddin, moderatorDirector, South Asia Programs, U.S. Institute of Peace   For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/whats-next-sri-lanka   ...

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July 21, 2022 01:15:29
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Where are the Protests and Crackdowns in Central Asia Coming From?

USIP and the Oxus Society for Central Asian Affairs hosted a conversation that attempted to pierce the veil of secrecy around recent events in Central Asia. A panel of scholars discussed how they view recent protests and tried to understand more broadly why governments in the region are suddenly struggling to keep things under control. For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/where-are-protests-and-crackdowns-central-asia-coming  Speakers Assel TutumluAssociate Professor, Near East University Suzanne Levi-SanchezNon-Resident Fellow, School of International Service, American University Ivan U. K. Klyszcz Doctoral Candidate, University of Tartu  Gavin Helf, moderatorSenior Expert, Central Asia, U.S. Institute of Peace  ...

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