As a close U.S. ally in the region, Colombia’s competitive May 29 presidential elections will undoubtedly have important implications for the longstanding bilateral relationship. At a May 13 townhall event at USIP, Colombia’s principal vice-presidential candidates discussed their respective policy plans and visions for the country’s future.
Vice-Presidential Candidate, Liga de Gobernantes Anticorrupción (Candidate: Rodolfo Hernández)
Vice-Presidential Candidate, Pacto Histórico (Candidate: Gustavo Petro)
Luis Gilberto Murillo
Vice-Presidential Candidate, Centro Esperanza (Candidate: Sergio Fajardo)
Steve Hege, moderator
Deputy Director, Latin America Program, U.S. Institute of Peace
Cynthia Arnson, moderator
Distinguished Fellow, Latin American Program, Woodrow Wilson Center
Jason Marczak, moderator
Senior Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Atlantic Council
For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/townhall-colombian-vice-presidential-candidates
USIP, representatives of the African Union Commission and the African Diplomatic Corps, and other experts discussed the African Union’s efforts to mobilize the fight against coronavirus while still alleviating threats to human security and international peace. Panelists discussed how COVID-19 is impacting the continent’s social and economic progress, how this year’s Africa Day theme of “Silencing the Guns, Creating Conducive Conditions for Africa’s Development” fits into the current reality, and how the U.S. and Africa can foster a genuine partnership to address shared priorities, concerns, and opportunities during a time of global solidarity. Speakers Ambassador Johnnie Carson Senior Advisor, U.S. Institute of Peace H.E. Serge Mombouli Ambassador of the Republic of Congo; Dean of the African Diplomatic Corps. Ambassador Matthew Harrington Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of African Affairs H.E. Nomaindiya Mfeketo Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa Ambassador Frederic Gateretse-Ngoga Head of the Conflict Prevention and Early Warning Division at the African Union Commission H.E. Sidique Abou-Bakarr Wai Ambassador of the Republic of Sierra Leone; Co-Chair of the African Ambassadors’ Committee for Public Affairs Professor Landry Signé Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Professor and Co-Director, Thunderbird School of Global Management Susan Stigant, moderator Director, Africa Programs, U.S. Institute of Peace https://www.usip.org/events/harnessing-coronavirus-peaceful-and-prosperous-africa Due to technical issues with our streaming service, the audio quality of this podcast may feature minor anomalies. ...
USIP held an in-depth presentation and discussion of the World Bank’s new publication, “The Fallout of War: The Regional Consequences of the Conflict in Syria.” The panel included the report’s lead author as well as regional experts who provided insight on the economic and social effects that the Syrian conflict has had on its neighbors. ...
On May 13, 2021, USIP hosted a panel of experts for a look at the complex social, political and economic factors fueling the current insurgency in Mozambique, as well as a discussion of potential avenues for intervention to increase peace and stability in Cabo Delgado. Speakers Lise Grande, opening remarks President and CEO, U.S. Institute of Peace Cidia Chissungo Activist; Founder, National Solidarity Campaign for Cabo Delgado Gregory Pirio President, Empowering Communications Associates; Senior Adjunct Professorial Lecturer, School of International Service, American University Ambassador Carlos dos Santos Ambassador of the Republic of Mozambique to the United States Joseph Sany, moderator Vice President, Africa Center, U.S. Institute of Peace For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/crisis-mozambique-pathways-peace-cabo-delgado ...