• 51.DATA2GO.NYC Launch

    From 8:30 to 9:30 AM at Civic Hall, the Measure of America team along with selected presenters will launch DATA2GO.NYC, a free, easy-to-use mapping tool to visualize and analyze well-being and inequality in NYC. Presenting will be John R. Ettinger, CEO of the Helmsley Trust, Matthew Klein, Executive Director of the Center for Economic Opportunity and Senior Advisor to the Mayor’s Office of Operations, and Cynthia Esposito Lamy, Metrics Manager for the Robin Hood Foundation. The event is free and open to the public.

    Date
    , 8:30am –
    Location
    Civic Hall - 156 5th Avenue New York, NY 10010
    Program
    Measure of America
    Meetings & Events
  • 52.APN-Wilson Center Panel Discussion on Terrorist Groups and Armed Non-State Actors in Africa

    Date
    , 1:00pm –
    Location
    Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC, USA
    Program
    African Peacebuilding Network
    Meetings & Events
  • 53.Research Proposal Development Workshop for West African Countries

    Date
    Location
    Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
    Program
    African Peacebuilding Network
    Meetings & Events
  • 54.JSRP Gender Workshop

    On 8 October 2015, CPPF Deputy Director Tatiana Carayannis and Program Coordinator Mignonne Fowlis participated in a JSRP Gender Workshop at the London School of Economics (LSE). The workshop, which was also supported by LSE's Gender Institute and The Centre for Women, Peace and Security at LSE, brought together researchers across the various consortium to assess the gender dimensions of the findings from the JSRP research sites in DRC, Uganda and South Sudan. Carayannis presented the broad scope of CPPF's on-going work on gender, while Fowlis presented her forthcoming paper examining the impact of community responses to gender-based violence, based on preliminary research conducted during the JSRP field visit to Equateur in January 2015. On 8 October 2015, CPPF Deputy Director Tatiana Carayannis and Program Coordinator Mignonne Fowlis participated in a JSRP Gender Workshop at the London School of Economics (LSE). The workshop, which was also supported by LSE's Gender Institute and The Centre for Women, Peace and Security at LSE, brought together researchers across the various consortium to assess the gender dimensions of the findings from the JSRP research sites in DRC, Uganda and South Sudan. Carayannis presented the broad scope of CPPF's on-going work on gender, while Fowlis presented her forthcoming paper examining the impact of community responses to gender-based violence, based on preliminary research conducted during the JSRP field visit to Equateur in January 2015.

    Date
    , 9:30am –
    Program
    Justice and Security Research Program (JSRP)
    Meetings & Events
  • 55.High Level Working Group on Mining in Colombia launches first set of recommendations

    On 7 October 2015, the Dialogue Group on Mining in Colombia (GDIAM according to its initials in Spanish) convened a public event to launch the report that contains its first set of recommendations. GDIAM is composed of a diverse group of stakeholders, with deep knowledge of the mining sector and the use of mineral resources in the country. GDIAM is convened by the Social Science Research Council and financed by the Ford Foundations. The initiative is coordinated by CPPF’s Renata Segura. On 7 October 2015, the Dialogue Group on Mining in Colombia (GDIAM according to its initials in Spanish) convened a public event to launch the report that contains its first set of recommendations. GDIAM is composed of a diverse group of stakeholders, with deep knowledge of the mining sector and the use of mineral resources in the country. GDIAM is convened by the Social Science Research Council and financed by the Ford Foundations. The initiative is coordinated by CPPF’s Renata Segura. After nearly two years of work, GDIAM presented the document "Proposals for a shared vision for mining in Colombia" (http://gdiam.ssrc.org/ website in Spanish), the result of consensus and in-depth analysis of the complex dynamics of mining in Colombia. This document includes a vision for mining in Colombia, which should be inclusive, resilient and competitive. The proposals aim to contribute to shaping a mining sector that contributes to sustainable and inclusive development; that cares about the country’s ecological, ethnic and cultural uniqueness, that promotes social inclusion, socio-economic development and peace building , and that gives due consideration to the interests of both current and future generations.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 56.APN-UNECA Seminar Series on Conflict, Peace, and Regional Economic Integration in Southern Africa

    Date
    Location
    Livingstone, Zambia
    Program
    African Peacebuilding Network
    Meetings & Events
  • 57.Prevention of Atrocities Workshop (October)

    CPPF organized a workshop with key experts and UN officials to discuss a study on Prevention of Atrocities that examines the links among genocide prevention, the Responsibility to Protect and prevention of atrocities, analyzing the challenges and opportunities for the international community on this issue. This research is supported by a grant from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 58.Making Sense of the Central African Republic, London Book Launch

    On 7 October 2015, the London School of Economics hosted a book launch of Making Sense of the Central African Republic, coedited by Tatiana Carayannis, deputy director of the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum and Louisa Lombard, Yale University Associate Professor and International Dissertation Research Fellow (2009). In addition to presentations by Tatiana Carayannis and Louisa Lombard, the book launch included chapter presentations by two of the book’s contributors, Enrica Picco, Médecins Sans Frontières, and Ned Dalby, Conciliation Resources. The presentations were followed by a question and answer session with participants drawn from university students and faculty, NGOs, and the UK Government. On 7 October 2015, the London School of Economics hosted a book launch of Making Sense of the Central African Republic, coedited by Tatiana Carayannis, deputy director of the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum and Louisa Lombard, Yale University Associate Professor and International Dissertation Research Fellow (2009). In addition to presentations by Tatiana Carayannis and Louisa Lombard, the book launch included chapter presentations by two of the book’s contributors, Enrica Picco, Médecins Sans Frontières, and Ned Dalby, Conciliation Resources. The presentations were followed by a question and answer session with participants drawn from university students and faculty, NGOs, and the UK Government.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 59.The State of the Central African Republic, with President Samba-Panza

    On 28 September 2015, the Central African Policy Forum co-hosted a briefing with Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) on "The State of the Central African Republic" with President Catherine Samba-Panza, on the margins of the UN General Assembly. After the president provided some introductory remarks on the current conditions in Bangui and across the country, participants from NGOs, the United Nations Secretariat and members states offered a series of comments and questions. The Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum's Deputy Director Tatiana Carayannis, and HD's Regional Director of Francophone Africa, Alexandre Liebeskind, facilitated the event. On 28 September 2015, the Central African Policy Forum co-hosted a briefing with Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) on "The State of the Central African Republic" with President Catherine Samba-Panza, on the margins of the UN General Assembly. After the president provided some introductory remarks on the current conditions in Bangui and across the country, participants from NGOs, the United Nations Secretariat and members states offered a series of comments and questions. The Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum's Deputy Director Tatiana Carayannis, and HD's Regional Director of Francophone Africa, Alexandre Liebeskind, facilitated the event.

    Date
    , 1:00pm –
    Program
    Central Africa Policy Forum (CAPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 60.New Area Studies in an Era of Global Transformation, SSRC Roundtable at the Inaugural Africa-Asia Conference, Accra

    Tatiana Carayannis, project director of the China-Africa Knowledge Project chaired a roundtable on "New Area Studies in an Era of Global Transformation," sponsored by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) at the inaugural Africa-Asia conference in Accra, Ghana. Roundtable participants included Thomas Asher, program director of the SSRC’s Next Generation Social Sciences Program, Seteney Shami, program director of the SSRC’s Inter-Asia Program, and SSRC board of directors chair Mamadou Diouf. Tatiana Carayannis, project director of the China-Africa Knowledge Project chaired a roundtable on "New Area Studies in an Era of Global Transformation," sponsored by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) at the inaugural Africa-Asia conference in Accra, Ghana. Roundtable participants included Thomas Asher, program director of the SSRC’s Next Generation Social Sciences Program, Seteney Shami, program director of the SSRC’s Inter-Asia Program, and SSRC board of directors chair Mamadou Diouf.

    Date
    Program
    The China-Africa Knowledge Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 61.Measuring College Learning Project Summit

    On September 25, 2015, the Education Research Program of the Social Science Research Council brought together a diverse group of stakeholders to reflect on the first two years of the Measuring College Learning (MCL) project.

    Date
    , 10:00am –
    Location
    American Sociological Association, Washington, DC
    Program
    Education Research Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 62.Burundi (New York)

    On 22 and 23 September, CPPF held two half-day expert brainstormings on Burundi at the request of the UN Department of Political Affairs. The meeting participants examined the current state of the crisis and peace process, the regional political and economical dynamics, and explored different mediation strategies for the way forward.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 63.Public Lecture by Professor Ibrahim Gambari

    Date
    , 4:00pm –
    Location
    City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center, New York, NY
    Program
    African Peacebuilding Network
    Meetings & Events
  • 64.Horn of Africa (New York)

    On 18 September 2015, CPPF held a one-day expert brainstorming on emerging threats to peace and security in the Horn of Africa. The meeting discussed the regional capacity to respond to these crises and the role of the UN.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 65.Western Sahara (Madrid)

    On 14-15 September 2015, the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF) convened a two-day brainstorming on Western Sahara. The meetings sought to examine the current conditions on the ground, the prospects of restarting negotiations and to explore various options to help the parties move closer to a settlement.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 66.APN 2015 Grantee Workshop I in Gaborone, Botswana

    Date
    Location
    University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana
    Program
    African Peacebuilding Network
    Meetings & Events
  • 67.Abe Fellowship Setsumeikai - Kyoto

    Date
    , 1:30am –
    Program
    Abe Fellowship Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 68.APN-CDD-ECOWAS Policy Dialogue on the Future of Democracy and Peace in West Africa

    Date
    Location
    Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Abuja, FCT, Nigeria
    Program
    African Peacebuilding Network
    Meetings & Events
  • 69.Preparing for the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the World Drug Problem (New York)

    CPPF co-organized an event with the International Peace Institute to discuss the upcoming United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the World Drug Problem, which will take place in April 2016. The discussion highlighted and reflected on the increasingly changing policy landscape at the national level is posing challenges to the current international drug control strategies.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 70.Abe Fellowship Setsumeikai - Tokyo

    Date
    , 1:00am –
    Program
    Abe Fellowship Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 71.Abe Fellowship Setsumeikai - Tohoku University

    Date
    , 5:00am –
    Program
    Abe Fellowship Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 72.Emerging Views on Global Peace Practice: New Directions in UN Peace Operations, UNA-China, Beijing

    On 14 and 15 July 2015, the SSRC’s 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 entitled “Emerging Views on Global Peace Practice: New Directions in UN Peace Operations” to discuss current UN peace practice. The workshop, held around the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, brought together a network of Chinese, African, and western scholars and some expert practitioners. It sought to consider, examine China’s engagement on issues of women, peace and security in light of the High-Level Review of Security Council Resolution 1325, and assess key challenges in the implementation of the Reviews’ recommendations. Tatiana Carayannis, deputy director of the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum and project director of the China-Africa Knowledge Project co-chaired the event. On 14 and 15 July 2015, the SSRC’s 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 entitled “Emerging Views on Global Peace Practice: New Directions in UN Peace Operations” to discuss current UN peace practice. The workshop, held around the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, brought together a network of Chinese, African, and western scholars and some expert practitioners. It sought to consider, examine China’s engagement on issues of women, peace and security in light of the High-Level Review of Security Council Resolution 1325, and assess key challenges in the implementation of the Reviews’ recommendations. Tatiana Carayannis, deputy director of the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum and project director of the China-Africa Knowledge Project co-chaired the event.

    Date
    Program
    The China-Africa Knowledge Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 73.Abe Fellowship Setsumeikai - Nagoya University

    Date
    Program
    Abe Fellowship Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 74.Unequal Justice: How the US Housing Crisis Continues to Exacerbate the Racial Wealth Gap

    Washington, D.C. From 1:00PM to 2:00 PM, Sarah Burd-Sharps and representatives from the Center for American Progress, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and American Civil Liberties Union will have a panel discussion on the findings of our recent research exploring the impact of the U.S. housing crisis on the racial wealth gap across generations. The event is hosted by the ACLU in their offices at 915 15th Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20005. You can find the official invitation here. Please send RSVPs or questions to dcintern_oa@aclu.org.

    Date
    , 1:00pm –
    Location
    Washington, D.C.
    Program
    Measure of America
    Meetings & Events
  • 75.Criminal Bands in Colombia and a possible post-conflict scenario (Paper)

    CPPF commissioned a paper to explore possible scenarios for an eventual post-conflict as it relates to the illicit economies currently controlled by the FARC. The paper analyzes the actors that might remain in control of the US$500 million market and what it could mean for peace in Colombia.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events