News

December 2015

December 8th 2015
The United States Institute of Peace hosted a panel discussion on the roots of renewed violence and political crisis in the Central African Republic with Making Sense of the Central African Republic coeditors Tatiana Carayannis, deputy director of the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum, and Louisa Lombard, a 2009 IDRF fellow, and chapter contributors ambassador Laurence Wohlers, Ledio Cakaj, Roland Marchal, and Faouzi Kilembe [video recording available] →

November 2015

November 30th 2015
Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum deputy director Tatiana Carayannis contributed a case study of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to The UN Security Council in the 21st Century (Lynne Rienner Publishers) →
November 23rd 2015
The China-Africa Knowledge Project, in collaboration with the United Nations Association of China, the American Friends Service Committee, and the Quaker United Nations Office, convened a workshop on "Emerging Views on Global Peace Practice: New Directions in UN Peace Operations" in Beijing, cochaired by Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum deputy director Tatiana Carayannis
November 20th 2015
In a Bloomberg article, Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum deputy director Tatiana Carayannis comments on escalating tensions in the Central African Republic amid forthcoming presidential and parliamentary elections: "Is Vote Too Soon in Diamond-Rich Central African Republic?" →
November 16th 2015
Attend a joint book launch for Making Sense of the Central African Republic, coedited by CPPF deputy director Tatiana Carayannis and IDRF fellow Louisa Lombard (2009), and The Real Politics of the Horn of Africa: Money, War and the Business of Power, authored by former program director Alex de Waal, tomorrow, Tuesday, November 17, at Columbia University (open to the public) →
November 4th 2015
The London School of Economics hosted a book launch for Making Sense of the Central African Republic, coedited by Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum deputy director Tatiana Carayannis and International Dissertation Research Fellowship fellow Louisa Lombard (2009) →

October 2015

October 7th 2015
CPPF deputy director and Central Africa Policy Forum project director Tatiana Carayannis facilitated a briefing with the president of the Central African Republic, Catherine Samba-Panza →
October 2nd 2015
Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum deputy director Tatiana Carayannis chaired a roundtable on "New Area Studies in an Era of Global Transformation," sponsored by the SSRC at the inaugural Africa-Asia conference in Accra, Ghana, with participants including program directors Thomas Asher and Seteney Shami and board of directors chair Mamadou Diouf

September 2015

September 29th 2015
In an article for the International Peace Institute's Global Observatory, Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum associate director Renata Segura examines the justice architecture jointly released by the Colombian government and the FARC guerrilla group with the aim of ending Colombia's 60-year civil war →

August 2015

August 18th 2015
Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum deputy director Tatiana Carayannis and International Dissertation Research Fellowship fellow Louisa Lombard (2009) coedited and authored chapters in Making Sense of the Central African Republic, now available in the United States from the University of Chicago Press →
August 11th 2015
Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum program associate Karim Kamel and program coordinator Sabrina Stein participated in a panel discussion on "UN Resolution 1325: International Instruments and How They Benefit Women" at "Women Leaders as Agents of Change: The Role of Women in the Changes Taking Place in the MENA Region," an international conference held at the Lebanese American University in Beirut →
August 4th 2015
The International Peace Institute and the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum cohosted a panel discussion in anticipation of the 2016 United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem, addressing key points of debate, possible outcomes, and how to prepare for the session [video available] →

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 and International Dissertation Research Fellowship fellow Louisa Lombard (2009), 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 →