• 26.Sharing Knowledge to Build a Culture of Health

    Measure of America co-director Sarah Burd-Sharps will be speaking at the inaugural conference hosted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation dedicated to building a transdisciplinary evidence base for a Culture of Health. She will be discussing measures for answering the question, “What is a good life?” The discussion will move beyond traditional measures, such as QALYs and DALYs, and dive into measures for assessing well-being and advancing health equity drawing on global examples.

    Date
    Location
    Baltimore, MD
    Program
    Measure of America
    Meetings & Events
  • 27.Edge Tools in a Digital Age: From de Tocqueville’s Volcano to Today’s White Water World

    Date
    , 5:00pm –
    Location
    New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street
    Program
    Digital Culture
    Meetings & Events
  • 28.2016 Yale InterAsia Connections Conference “Alternative Asias: Currents, Crossings, Connections"

    Date
    , 8:00am –
    Location
    Yale University, New Haven, CT
    Program
    InterAsia Partnership
    Meetings & Events
  • 29.Conference on Militancy, Border Security, and Democracy in North Africa and the Sahel

    Date
    , 8:30am –
    Location
    Washington, DC, USA
    Program
    African Peacebuilding Network
    Meetings & Events
  • 30.APN Research Proposal Development Workshop for Scholars in the Horn of Africa

    Date
    Location
    Intergovernmental Authority on Development, Djibouti, Djibouti
    Program
    African Peacebuilding Network
    Meetings & Events
  • 31.AU-UN Cooperation in International Peace Missions in the Central African Republic and Democratic Republic of Congo (New York)

    On 4 and 5 February 2016, CPPF hosted a two-day expert consultations on AU-UN cooperation in international peace missions in the Central African Republic and Democratic Republic of Congo. The consultations supported an independent project on "Peace Missions in Africa", initiated by the African Union Commission and the World Peace Foundation at Tufts University, and aims to provide an opportunity for the African Union to make an informed addition to the findings of the United Nations High Level Panel on Peace Operations and review of the United Nations Peacebuilding Architecture.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 32.Central African Republic (New York)

    On 3 February 2016, CPPF convened an expert brainstorming to examine the form and implementation of a compact in the Central African Republic (CAR), based on models and frameworks that have been tried elsewhere, and identify the key post-electoral priorities that would need to be addressed by such a compact.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 33.China – Latin America and the Caribbean Relations (New York)

    At the request of DPA, CPPF organized a meeting on the changing role of China in Latin America and the Caribbean. The meeting brought together academic and policy experts and UN counterparts, and examined the role of China as a growing economic and political presence in the region; and how this role has been affected by recent economic troubles in the Asian countries and the shifting political tendencies in key countries in Latin America. The meeting also examined how this changing relation with China has impacted intra-regional alliances, and the standing role of the United States as the hegemonic power in the region. At the request of DPA, CPPF organized a meeting on the changing role of China in Latin America and the Caribbean. The meeting brought together academic and policy experts and UN counterparts, and examined the role of China as a growing economic and political presence in the region; and how this role has been affected by recent economic troubles in the Asian countries and the shifting political tendencies in key countries in Latin America. The meeting also examined how this changing relation with China has impacted intra-regional alliances, and the standing role of the United States as the hegemonic power in the region.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 34.2016 National Mentoring Summit

    Measure of America co-director Kristen Lewis will present a speech on “Economics and Mentoring: A National Urgency” at the 2016 National Mentoring Summit. The workshop will provide a compelling overview of urgent and often overlooked economic dimensions confronting vulnerable or disconnected youth that bear national attention during an important election year in our country.

    Date
    Location
    Washington, D.C.
    Program
    Measure of America
    Meetings & Events
  • 35.Democratic Republic of Congo (New York)

    CPPF organized a briefing for the UN Secretariat by Professor Thea Hilhorst (Wageningen University), during which she presented the findings of her latest study, “Getting the Balance Right? Sexual Violence Response in the Democratic Republic of Congo.” This report was co-funded by CPPF’s Justice and Security Research Programme (JSRP). The briefing was attended by members of DPKO, UN Women, and other UN agencies. CPPF organized a briefing for the UN Secretariat by Professor Thea Hilhorst (Wageningen University), during which she presented the findings of her latest study, “Getting the Balance Right? Sexual Violence Response in the Democratic Republic of Congo.” This report was co-funded by CPPF’s Justice and Security Research Programme (JSRP). The briefing was attended by members of DPKO, UN Women, and other UN agencies.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 36.Protest in Africa: Rural Radicalism Revisited

    On 25-26 January 2016, the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum at the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and Justice and Security Research Programme hosted an event on "Protest in Africa: Rural Radicalism Revisited." This seminar, held at the SSRC, brought together a small group of scholars to explore contemporary forms of protest and resistance to authority in Africa by expanding upon Herbert Weiss’s concept of “rural radicalism” and exploring its continued relevance to explain mobilization for protest.

    Date
    Program
    Justice and Security Research Program (JSRP)
    Meetings & Events
  • 37.Venezuela (New York)

    CPPF organized a small meeting at the request of the Department of Political Affairs to discuss the newly inaugurated opposition government in Venezuela and their recent confrontations with President Maduro, as well as examine the short and medium term scenarios in that country. CPPF organized a small meeting at the request of the Department of Political Affairs to discuss the newly inaugurated opposition government in Venezuela and their recent confrontations with President Maduro, as well as examine the short and medium term scenarios in that country.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 38.Mali (New York)

    On 9 January 2016, at the request of the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF) hosted an expert brainstorming for the incoming head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General. The discussions focused on the political and security situation in Mali. Specific topics included the state of the 2015 Algiers Accords, the regional context, and the role MINUSMA and the UN can play to help foster peace and an inclusive reconciliation process. On 9 January 2016, at the request of the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF) hosted an expert brainstorming for the incoming head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General. The discussions focused on the political and security situation in Mali. Specific topics included the state of the 2015 Algiers Accords, the regional context, and the role MINUSMA and the UN can play to help foster peace and an inclusive reconciliation process.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 39.Abe Fellowship Colloquium - "The Economic Impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership: What Have We Learned from CGE Simulation?"

    Date
    , 4:00am –
    Program
    Abe Fellowship Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 40.Mexico and the Ayotzinapa Report (New York)

    CPPF organized a panel discussion in collaboration with the Open Society Foundations to discuss the report of the Interdisciplinary Groupo of Independent Experts (GIEI by its Spanish initials). The GIEI was established by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the Mexican government to investigate the disappearance of 43 students on 26 September 2014 from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teacher’s College in Iguala, Mexico.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 41.Seminar by APN Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Jeremiah Arowosegbe at Columbia University

    Date
    , 12:00pm –
    Location
    Institute of African Studies, Columbia University, New York, USA
    Program
    African Peacebuilding Network
    Meetings & Events
  • 42.APN 2015 Grantee Workshop II in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Date
    Location
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Program
    African Peacebuilding Network
    Meetings & Events
  • 43.Philanthropy NY — An Introduction to DATA2GO.NYC

    From 2:45 to 4:30 PM, Measure of America co-directors Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis along with Tamara Fox of the Helmsley Charitable Trust will present in a workshop-style interactive demonstration of DATA2GO.NYC. Participants will be able to pitch their data needs and see if the tool can help address them. Even if you’re not a New York City funder, this program can help you think about what you might do to inspire the creation of new data sources that help you be a better grantmaker.

    Date
    , 2:45pm –
    Location
    New York, NY
    Program
    Measure of America
    Meetings & Events
  • 44.Non-conventional violence and crime (December)

    CPPF, in collaboration with the Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF), organized a meeting to discuss NOREF’s report series on non-conventional violence. The meeting brought together a number of the reports’ authors and UN colleagues to discuss the rise of armed violence and crimes at the hands of groups that do not have political aspirations of goals. The meeting focused on how these groups have perpetuated violence and fear around the world in different incarnations of this phenomenon while challenging the authority of the state. The discussion also focused on recommendation for the international community in deal with non-conventional violent actors.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 45.Opportunity Youth Network Summit

    From 8:30 to 9:15 AM, Measure of America co-director Kristen Lewis will provide a keynote address to set the stage for the 2015 Opportunity Youth Network Summit. She will cover Measure of America’s recent research on youth disconnection and frame the OYN’s goal to reconnect one million youth.

    Date
    , 8:30am –
    Location
    Washington, D.C.
    Program
    Measure of America
    Meetings & Events
  • 46.ALC-APN-NextGen Joint Panels at ASA 2015 Meeting

    Date
    Location
    San Diego, California, USA
    Program
    African Peacebuilding Network
    Meetings & Events
  • 47.Bill Teaches Human Rights and Peace Operations in Addis Ababa

    Bill O’Neill taught a course on human rights and peace operations in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from Nov. 17-20. Course participants included officials from the African Union and UN peacekeepers from missions in the Central African Republic, Somalia and South Sudan and OSCE peacekeepers from the Ukraine and Kosovo.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 48.Intersections between the SDGs and the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on Drugs (November)

    CPPF organized a policy panel in collaboration with the International Peace Institute (IPI) to analyze the intersections between the SDGs and the upcoming UNGASS on Drugs to take place in 2016. The discussion focused on some of the challenges that existing drug policies may present for member states trying to accomplish the SDGs and the need to align drug policy with the SDG agenda.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 49."Equality in a New Age of Inequalities," a lecture by Pierre Rosanvallon

    On November 12, 2015, Roosevelt House welcomed the Social Science Research Council’s Anxieties of Democracy program in a continuing series during which scholars and practitioners analyze current anxieties of democracy. The evening featured Professor Pierre Rosanvallon of the Collège de France in his inaugural lecture as the Council’s first Democracy Fellow. His lecture and the ensuing dialogue with the audience sought to energize the conversation and inspire thoughtful and original solutions to the growing democratic problem of inequality. The event was introduced and moderated by Ira Katznelson, President of the Social Science Research Council, Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History at Columbia University, and Roosevelt House Advisory Board Member.

    Date
    , 6:00pm
    Location
    Roosevelt House
    Program
    Anxieties of Democracy
    Meetings & Events
  • 50.2015 Democracy Seminar with Professor Pierre Rosanvallon

    Professor Pierre Rosanvallon, the Anxieties of Democracy program's inaugural Democracy Fellow, led a two-part Seminar on current 'anxieties of democracy' with twelve doctoral students, representing a range of disciplines and universities, who competed for a spot at the table.

    Date
    Program
    Anxieties of Democracy
    Meetings & Events