USIP and the Department of Defense hosted a discussion on the military’s progress and commitment to implementing the WPS agenda in their operations. To inform and strengthen engagement between the U.S. government and civil society organizations, the discussion also included key questions from the U.S. Civil Society Working Group on WPS (USCSWG).
Speakers: Lise Grande, welcoming remarks President and CEO, U.S. Institute of Peace
Kathleen H. Hicks Deputy Secretary of Defense
Admiral Craig S. Faller Commander, United States Southern Command, U.S. Department of Defense
Lieutenant General Thomas A. Bussiere Deputy Commander, United States Strategic Command, U.S. Department of Defense
Lieutenant General Michael A. Minihan Deputy Commander, United States Indo-Pacific Command, U.S. Department of Defense
Ambassador Andrew Young Deputy to the Commander for Civil-Military Engagement, Africa Command, U.S. Department of State
Brigadier General Rebecca J. Sonkiss Deputy Director for Counter Threats and International Cooperation on the Joint Staff, J5, U.S. Department of Defense
Valerie Hudson Distinguished Professor and George H.W. Bush Chair, Texas A&M University
Kathleen Kuehnast, moderator Director, Gender Policy and Strategy, U.S. Institute of Peace
For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/empowered-women-help-create-more-peaceful-world
Amid rising tensions over tariffs and more, frank and open discussion about U.S. policy toward China is needed now more than ever. To explore some of the key issues facing the U.S.-China relationship today, USIP will host a conversation with Rep. Darin LaHood (R-IL) and Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA), co-chairs of the House U.S.-China Working Group. ...
With international attention focused on a potential U.S.-North Korea summit meeting in May, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made a surprise trip to Beijing in late March to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping. This conference explored the dynamics and tensions of the historical relationship between China and North Korea, the potential impact of Korean reunification on China, and China’s role in a limited military conflict and its aftermath. Welcome Speakers Nancy LindborgPresident, U.S. Institute of Peace Thomas BanchoffVice President for Global Engagement, Georgetown University Panel 1:China and North Korea Relations Panelists Dennis Wilder, ModeratorManaging Director, Initiative for US-China Dialogue on Global Issues; Assistant Professor of Practice, Asian Studies Program, Georgetown [email protected] Stella XuAssociate Professor of History, Roanoke College Yafeng XiaProfessor of History, Long Island University Brooklyn Junsheng WangVisiting Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic CouncilDirector and Associate Professor, Department of China’s Regional Strategy, National Institute of International Strategy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/china-and-north-korea-past-present-and-future ...
In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, USIP, Oxfam International, and FEMRITE—the Ugandan Women Writers Association—hosted a discussion about how women’s literary voices can contribute to building a deeper understanding of the impact of conflict in South Sudan and inspire progress toward peace. For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/voices-south-sudans-women Note: The audio recording of Birth Water by Bigoa Chuol herein is courtesy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. ...