News

October 2014

October 27th 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] →
October 24th 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

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” →
June 19th 2014
Renata Segura, associate director of the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum, writes for the Global Observatory: “In Spite of Himself, Santos Wins in Colombia, but End to War Not a Done Deal” →

May 2014

May 20th 2014
The Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum has released the first in a series of CPPF Working Papers on Women in Politics, edited by associate director Renata Segura: "Women's Political Participation in Sub-Saharan Africa," by Aili Mari Tripp [PDF available] →
May 8th 2014
Bill O’Neill, director of the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum, led sessions at a human rights workshop for young journalists and editors from media institutions in the Middle East and North Africa region cohosted by the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights and the Al Jazeera Media Training and Development Center at Al Jazeera headquarters in Doha →
May 5th 2014
Renata Segura, associate director of the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum, coauthored a chapter in Political Institutions of Latin American Democracies, just out from Huygens Editorial: "Constitution-Making Processes and Democracy: Clues for Understanding the New Latin American Constitutionalism" [in Spanish] →
May 5th 2014
In the latest African Futures digest analyzing debate on the possibilities of political change in Africa, Hilary Matfess considers "Rwanda's Twenty-Year Transformation" →

April 2014

April 24th 2014
CPPF deputy director Tatiana Carayannis and program associate Aaron Pangburn led a series of Justice and Security Research Program interviews on public authority held in the Democratic Republic of the Congo →
April 2nd 2014
A new paper by the DRC Affinity Group examines one of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo’s oldest armed groups, the FDLR, and how to dismantle it: “FDLR: Past, Present, and Policies” →

March 2014

March 27th 2014
Announcing the China-Africa Knowledge Project Resource Hub, a one-stop digital shop for researchers and practitioners working on the China-Africa relationship →
March 25th 2014
In a two-part essay for African Futures, Gilles Olakounlé Yabi examines a critical moment for political and economic stability: “Anxieties of West African Democracy: Six Presidential Elections in 2014–2015” [also available in the original French] →

February 2014

February 19th 2014
New from the Justice and Security Research Program: JSRP Paper No. 11, coauthored by Tatiana Carayannis, deputy director of the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum, and former program associate Nathaniel Olin: "Practice without Evidence: Interrogating Conflict Resolution Approaches and Assumptions" →

December 2013

December 18th 2013
CPPF deputy director Tatiana Carayannis spoke about responses to governance and security challenges in the Democratic Republic of the Congo at a conference hosted by the Royal Institute for International Relations in Brussels →
December 18th 2013
CPPF associate director Renata Segura has coauthored a journal article for Colombia Internacional: "Constitutional Assemblies and Democracy: A Critical Reading of the Andean Region’s New Constitutionalism" [in Spanish] →
December 10th 2013
Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum associate director Renata Segura and program associate Sabrina Stein coauthored "The Global Drug Policy Debate: Experiences from the Americas and Europe,” the latest in the West Africa Commission on Drugs Background Paper Series →