News

July 2015

July 30th 2015
The China-Africa Knowledge Project is pleased to announce the CAKP Resource Hub Researcher Database, an aggregation of over 400 academics, practitioners, and PhD candidates working on the China-Africa relationship →
July 27th 2015
The China-Africa Knowledge Project’s Working Group convened scholars, advisors, and partners for a two-day planning meeting in New York to discuss emerging areas of China-Africa research and challenges and capacity gaps in teaching the next generation of scholars →
July 15th 2015
Making Sense of the Central African Republic, coedited by Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum deputy director Tatiana Carayannis, who also contributed a chapter on "CAR's Southern Identity: Congo, CAR, and International Justice," is out today in the United Kingdom from Zed Books →

April 2015

April 17th 2015
CPPF deputy director Tatiana Carayannis presented a paper titled “The UN in the Congo: A Half-Century Engagement” at a Future United Nations Development System conference examining the UN’s strengths, weaknesses, and future role in conflict-prone states, held at the Palais de Nations in Geneva →
April 14th 2015
"The #Hashtag and #Selfie Generation at CSW59": Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum coordinator Sabrina Stein, a delegate to the fifty-ninth session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, reflects on her experience at the CSW's first-ever Young Women and Girls Forum →
April 6th 2015
Renata Segura, associate director of the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum, writes for the International Peace Institute's Global Observatory: "Anger and Confusion Abound as US Sanctions Venezuela" →

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] →