News

March 2015

March 30th 2015
Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum deputy director Tatiana Carayannis, program coordinator Aaron Pangburn, and program associate Mignonne Fowlis traveled to two Justice and Security Research Program research sites in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, also visiting the Inke refugee camp to initiate a project on access to justice for displaced populations →
March 24th 2015
Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum deputy director Tatiana Carayannis participated in a panel titled "History and Policy" as part of Columbia University’s "History in Action: Historical Thinking in Public Life" conference →
March 18th 2015
Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum program coordinators Sabrina Stein and Aaron Pangburn presented a paper on "The State of Security Council Reform" at the International Studies Association’s 2015 Annual Convention [full program PDF available] →
March 16th 2015
Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum associate director Renata Segura and program coordinator Sabrina Stein organized and participated in a roundtable discussion on “Drug Policy: Challenges and Possibilities of Reform” at the International Studies Association’s 2015 Annual Convention in New Orleans [full program PDF available] →
March 12th 2015
In "Virunga's White Savior Complex," a piece for Foreign Affairs, Tatiana Carayannis, deputy director of the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum, and her coauthors critique the Oscar-nominated documentary Virunga for its "simplified" depictions of conflict and politics in the Democratic Republic of the Congo →
March 5th 2015
The Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum has released the fourth in its series of CPPF Working Papers on Women in Politics: “Gender and Elections: Temporary Special Measures beyond Quotas,” by political scientist Mona Lena Krook [PDF available] →

January 2015

January 23rd 2015
New at African Futures: “20 Years Later: The Role of Art and Justice in South Africa’s Democracy,” by justices Albie Sachs and Edwin Cameron speaking from their experience on the Constitutional Court of South Africa“ →
January 5th 2015
"Who Are the Chinese in Africa?": Yoon Jung Park, of the China-Africa Knowledge Project, discusses Chinese migration to Africa on an episode of the China in Africa Podcast at ChinaFile

December 2014

December 22nd 2014
New at African Futures: Ernest Harsch analyzes events leading up to Burkina Faso’s popular uprising in October →
December 19th 2014
CPPF deputy director Tatiana Carayannis and program coordinator Aaron Pangburn led a Justice and Security Research Program workshop in Gulu, Uganda →

November 2014

November 18th 2014
The Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum has published the third in its series of CPPF Working Papers on Women in Politics: “Women’s Political Participation in Asia and the Pacific,” a comprehensive study by Jacqui True, Nicole George, Sara Niner, and Swati Parashar [PDF available] →
November 14th 2014
Out now from NYU Press and the SSRC: Diaspora Lobbies and the US Government: Convergence and Divergence in Making Foreign Policy, edited by Josh DeWind, director of the Migration and Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship programs, and Renata Segura, associate director of the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum
November 14th 2014
New from the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum’s DRC Affinity Group: “Analyzing the Impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on Congolese Livelihoods” →
November 6th 2014
Now available from the DRC Affinity Group, “Scenarios for the Democratic Republic of Congo” analyzes possible succession scenarios after current president Joseph Kabila’s term ends in 2016 [available in English and French] →
November 3rd 2014
Now available for download at the China-Africa Knowledge Project Resource Hub: Making Sense of the China-Africa Relationship, a collection of think pieces presented at a China-Africa Knowledge Project conference cohosted with Yale University →

September 2014

September 30th 2014
CPPF’s Justice and Security Research Program cohosted a presentation at The Hague on responses to sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo →
September 29th 2014
The Council mourns the loss of leading Nigerian scholar, mentor, and international civil servant Margaret Vogt (1950–2014), longtime CPPF advisory board member and, from 2011 to 2013, the UN secretary-general’s special representative to the Central African Republic →

August 2014

August 14th 2014
Karim Kamel, program associate for the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum, coauthored a chapter with Chatham House research director Patricia Lewis in Regional Security Dialogue in the Middle East: Changes, Challenges and Opportunities, now out from Routledge: “A Helsinki Process for the Middle East?” →

July 2014

July 8th 2014
The Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum has published the second in its series of CPPF Working Papers on Women in Politics: "Women in Politics and Policy in Latin America and the Caribbean," by Mala Htun and Jennifer Piscopo [PDF available] →

June 2014

June 23rd 2014
The Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum’s China-Africa Knowledge Project is profiled in a China Daily piece: “A Lot of Thinking Put into the Tank” →