Inter-Agency Consultation on Conflict Prevention in Niger

March 30, 2010 // 1:30pm4:30pm
An Inter-Agency Consultation on Niger, in light of recent developments and increasing indications of instability.

Peacebuilders Forum: Civil Society and the U.S. Government in Conflict-Affected Regions: Building Better Relationships

March 26, 2010 // 1:30pm5:00pm
This roundtable provides an opportunity for US government agencies to meet with civil society organizations engaged in conflict prevention and peacebuilding efforts in various regions of the world.

China, Africa, and the African Diaspora: Perspectives

December 07, 2009 // 3:30pm5:00pm
During the last decade and a half, the Chinese presence in Africa has increased significantly in scope, depth and composition, involving an expanding cast of characters and changing relationships.

Inclusion of Civil Society Stakeholders in Comprehensive Peace Processes: A Practical Analysis

October 19, 2009 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Peacebuilding and post-conflict transformation are increasingly becoming integrated elements of international strategies for peace processes. Currently, a growing debate in policy circles is focused on the inclusion of civil society stakeholders in these processes.

Security Council Implementation of Chapter VII Peacekeeping Resolutions: The Case of Afghanistan

September 10, 2009 // 2:00pm3:30pm
The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, UNAMA, is struggling to achieve its goals due to an overambitious, wide-ranging and often ambiguous mandate, consistently poor security, and perceived partiality, said Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh, Lecturer for L'Institut d'Études Politiques, at a meeting at the Wilson Center on September 10th, 2009.

Preventing and Rebuilding Failed States Amid Global Economic Crisis: What are Realistic Options for U.S. Policy?

June 05, 2009 // 8:30am5:15pm
As the U.S. government copes with huge challenges in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, other fragile states hang in the balance while generating threats to U.S. and international security.

What Role for Diplomacy in Reconstruction and Stabilization?

May 13, 2009 // 10:00am11:30am
From Grenada through Afghanistan to Iraq, the US has repeatedly entered countries militarily only to find that a successful exit required substantial civilian contributions to state building and development efforts on the ground and in international diplomacy.

A Conversation with Senior African Leaders:
How Africa Can Meet Its Food Security and Financial Challenges, and Priorities for US Assistance Now

February 27, 2009 // 11:00am1:00pm
The Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity and Africa Program and the Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa present a discussion with African government and civil society leaders on current food security and poverty issues.

The Responsibility to Protect: Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes Once and for All

October 28, 2008 // 10:00am11:30am
The international community's has habitually failed to react quickly, appropriately, or at all to mass atrocity crimes and humanitarian crises practically since the concept of state sovereignty was formed, and that indifference to the plight of far-off countries is now institutionalized.

For A Safer Tomorrow: Protecting Civilians in a Multipolar World

September 29, 2008 // 2:00pm3:30pm
The principle of protecting civilians in conflict is enshrined in the Geneva Convention of 1949, but after 60 years in practice, it has been either ignored or seriously violated in times of war, interstate and intrastate alike.


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