• 76.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
  • 77.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
  • 78.Meeting of the SSRC Working Group on China-Africa

    The SSRC Working Group on China-Africa and a number of colleagues convened at the SSRC in New York over two days to discuss the project's work and future goals. The Working Group and partners provided continued advice and guidance for a planning process to help identify priorities and design a substantial intervention or series of interventions in research collaboration and capacity building. Discussions spanned the emerging areas of China-Africa research and challenges and capacity gaps in teaching the next generation of scholars, among a number of other topics.

    Date
    Location
    Social Science Research Council
    Program
    The China-Africa Knowledge Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 79.Sierra Leone (New York)

    As part of the 2015 Review of the Peacebuilding Architecture, the UN Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) requested CPPF to convene a one-day expert brainstorming on Sierra Leone. The meeting brought together the Peacebuilding Architecture’s Advisory Group of Experts (AGE), representatives from the PBSO, and a group of independent experts on Sierra Leone. The brainstorming sought to assess the historic divisions and grievances that explain the onset of conflict in 1991, review the role and evolution of the United Nations peacebuilding architecture, and offer key lessons learned from the international community’s efforts toward peacebuilding in Sierra Leone.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 80.Northern California Grantmakers Annual Conference

    Measure of America co-director Kristen Lewis will be describing the state of California at the opening session of the Northern California Grantmakers Annual Conference. Following her presentation, both PolicyLink Founder and CEO Angela Glover Blackwell and University of Southern California Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity Dr. Manuel Pastor will address the conference. This conference is open to NCG members and non-member funders.

    Date
    , 7:30am –
    Location
    San Francisco, CA
    Program
    Measure of America
    Meetings & Events
  • 81.SSRC Seminar by Dr. Comfort Ero

    Date
    , 1:30pm –
    Location
    Social Science Research Council, Brooklyn, NY
    Program
    African Peacebuilding Network
    Meetings & Events
  • 82.Abe Fellowship Colloquium - "The Business of Personal Data in the United States"

    Date
    , 5:00am –
    Program
    Abe Fellowship Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 83.Adolescents and the juvenile justice system in Uruguay (Montevideo)

    CPPF organized a meeting in Montevideo to discuss the current state of the juvenile justice system in Uruguay to try to identify possible reform recommendations based on national and international experiences and best practices.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 84.South Sudan (New York)

    CPPF held an expert brainstorming on the rule of law in South Sudan at the request of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO). The meeting brought together participants from key rule of law sectors both within DPKO and the United Nations Mission on South Sudan (UNMISS) and external experts on South Sudan and rule of law. The discussion provided an analysis of the security environment before and after the outbreak of hostilities in December 2013, examined UN and other implementation efforts on capacity building in the rule of law sector, and drew together lessons learned from UN engagement to inform best practices and a future rule of law mandate.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 85.Legislative Briefing: Portrait of California

    Measure of America co-directors Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis will be briefing the California Legislature and interested parties regarding findings of A Portrait of California 2014–2015. They will be introduced by Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins and United Ways of California CEO Pete Manzo. The event is open to the public; interested parties should contact Bryan Ha of United Way at bha@unitedwaysca.org.

    Date
    , 3:00pm –
    Location
    Sacramento, CA
    Program
    Measure of America
    Meetings & Events
  • 86.Burundi (Brussels)

    As part of the 2015 Review of the Peacebuilding Architecture, the UN Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) requested CPPF to convene a small expert brainstorming on the lessons learned from the Peacebuilding Architecture’s engagement in Burundi. The meeting brought together the Peacebuilding Architecture’s Advisory Group of Experts (AGE) and representatives from the UN Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO), and included a briefing from Dr. Susanna Campbell, Researcher at the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP) at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID). The discussion examined the Peacebuilding Commission and Peacebuilding Fund’s interventions on the political and security situation in Burundi, and made recommendations for the UN’s future work on peacebuilding.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 87.South Sudan (Brussels)

    As part of the 2015 Review of the Peacebuilding Architecture, the UN Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) requested CPPF to convene a one-day expert brainstorming on South Sudan. The meeting brought together the Peacebuilding Architecture’s Advisory Group of Experts (AGE), representatives from the PBSO, and a group of independent experts on South Sudan. The brainstorming sought to take stock of the factors that led to the onset of civil war in December 2013, review the role and evolution of the United Nations peacebuilding architecture, and offer key lessons learned from the international community’s efforts toward peacebuilding in South Sudan.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 88.Abe Fellowship Colloquium - "The Impact of Disasters on Trade: A Detailed Look at Katrina (US) and 3-11 (Japan)"

    Date
    , 5:00am –
    Program
    Abe Fellowship Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 89.Central African Republic (Brussels)

    As part of the 2015 Review of the Peacebuilding Architecture, the UN Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) requested CPPF to convene a one-day expert brainstorming on the Central African Republic (CAR). The meeting brought together the Peacebuilding Architecture’s Advisory Group of Experts (AGE), representatives from the PBSO, and a group of independent experts on CAR. The brainstorming sought to provide a historical assessment of the factors that led to a resurgence of violence, review the role and evolution of the United Nations peacebuilding architecture, and offer key lessons learned from the international community’s efforts toward peacebuilding in CAR.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 90.Measuring College Learning in History: Continuing the Conversation

    On March 13-14, 2015 the Measuring College Learning in History panel, a group of ten historians from across the country, gathered to discuss teaching, learning, and assessment in undergraduate history education. On March 13-14, 2015 the Measuring College Learning in History panel, a group of ten historians from across the country, gathered to discuss teaching, learning, and assessment in undergraduate history education. In addition to discussing the essential skills, concepts, and habits of mind that history students should develop in college, the group engaged in a wide-ranging discussion about the future of assessment in history. To aide in this brainstorming process, the historians were joined by representatives from the Educational Testing Service, the Institute for Evidence-Based Change, and the Stanford History Education Group. The meeting also served as a workshop for the Measuring College Learning in History white paper, which will be published in early 2016.

    Date
    Program
    Measuring College Learning Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 91.Arabia-Asia: Imperial Media and Manpower between East and West Asia

    Roundtable at the Arab Council for the Social Sciences Second General Conference.

    Date
    Location
    Crowne Plaza Beirut
    Program
    InterAsia Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 92.Economic trends in South America (New York)

    CPPF organized a small meeting to discuss the social and political implications of the current economic conditions in South America. The discussion focuses on fiscal and currency control policies and the administration of extractive industries; and the implications of the current economic performance of the region on upcoming on the social and political stability in the region in general.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 93.Measuring College Learning in Biology: Continuing the Conversation

    On March 6-7, 2015 the Measuring College Learning in Biology panel convened for a second time to discuss learning outcomes and assessment for undergraduates in their field. On March 6-7, 2015 the Measuring College Learning in Biology panel convened for a second time to discuss learning outcomes and assessment for undergraduates in their field. The meeting offered an opportunity to discuss undergraduate education in the field as a whole, and to think about ways to ensure that today’s biology students gain the skills and conceptual understandings they need to be lifelong learners in a rapidly changing field. The meeting also generated feedback and new insights for the Measuring College Learning in Biology white paper, which will be published in early 2016. The group was joined by representatives from the Educational Testing Service and the Institute for Evidence-Based Change, who offered further insight into best practices and innovations related to articulating and assessing field-specific learning outcomes.

    Date
    Program
    Measuring College Learning Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 94.Pardis Mahdavi - International Workshop on “Intimate Lives of Intimate Laborers”

    Although the past decade has witnessed a resurgence of interest in questions of human trafficking, intimate labor, and the feminization of migration, few scholars have positioned the intimate lives of laborers at the center of analysis. This workshop proposes to address this gap in our understanding of the intersections of family, kinship, and the intimate choices of those working in the sphere of intimate labor. Rather than focusing on the labor performed by intimate laborers, we focus instead on the intimate lives of intimate laborers, exploring ways in which their ideas of intimacy, family, kinship, and love are both affected by and affect their migratory labor. In this workshop, we propose to bring together a group of scholars writing about various types of intimate laborers (including domestic workers, nannies, care givers, beauticians, and sex workers) who have migrated across Asia as well as their employers. Admission is free and open to the public. To sign up, please email us at ssrcABE@gol.com with your name, affiliation and telephone number.

    Date
    February 28th
    Location
    Room 309, Nishi-Waseda Building, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University (1-21-1 Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-0051 JAPAN) http://web.waseda.jp/gsaps/en/access/
    Program
    Abe Fellowship Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 95.Wilton Park Conference on “Peacebuilding in Africa”

    Date
    Location
    Wilton Park, Wiston House, Steyning, West Sussex, England
    Program
    African Peacebuilding Network
    Meetings & Events
  • 96.2014 Albert O. Hirschman Prize Ceremony

    Date
    , 4:00pm –
    Location
    Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey
    Program
    The Albert O. Hirschman Prize
    Meetings & Events
  • 97.Haiti (Paper)

    CPPF commissioned a paper from consultant Yasmine Shamsie on the role of the Haitian state on the development of the Caracol Industrial Park. The paper adds much-needed nuanced analysis of the effectiveness of the Haitian state, the role of civil society in large-scale economic development projects, and the importance of balancing industry and agriculture in a poor, food-deprived country like Haiti.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 98.Why Prayer? A Conference on New Directions in the Study of Prayer

    Date
    Location
    Italian Academy, Columbia University
    Program
    New Directions in the Study of Prayer
    Meetings & Events
  • 99.Measuring College Learning in Economics: Continuing the Conversation

    On February 6-7, 2015 a group of ten economists convened, for the second time, to discuss learning goals for economics undergraduates. On February 6-7, 2015 a group of ten economists convened, for the second time, to discuss learning goals for economics undergraduates. In addition to evaluating student learning outcomes (SLOs) and assessment opportunities, the group workshopped the Measuring College Learning in Economics white paper, which will be published in early 2016. The meeting ranged from specific critiques and planning for next steps, to a more philosophical discussion about the risks and opportunities presented by various assessment strategies. The economists were joined by representatives from the Educational Testing Service and the Institute for Evidence-Based Change, who offered further insights into ways to articulate and assess student learning outcomes.

    Date
    Program
    Measuring College Learning Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 100.JSRP Research Trip to Gemena and Gbadolite (Equateur) in the DRC

    JSRP Research Director at the SSRC Tatiana Carayannis, Program Coordinator Aaron Pangburn, and Program Associate Mignonne Fowlis joined a team of their local researchers on a field visit to the cities of Gemena and Gbadolite in northern Equateur province for a series of interviews with government officials, civil society representatives, and customary leaders on issues of public authority. While near the border of the Central African Republic, the trip also served as an opportunity to visit the Inke refugee camp, home to approximately 13,000 Central African refugees, where the team initiated conversations on a new research project focusing access to justice for displaced populations in the DRC. JSRP Research Director at the SSRC Tatiana Carayannis, Program Coordinator Aaron Pangburn and Program Associate Mignonne Fowlis joined a team of their local researchers on a field visit to two of their western DRC research sites, Gemena and Gbadolite in the northwest province of Equateur for a series of interviews with government officials, civil society representatives, and customary leaders on issues of public authority. While near the border of the Central African Republic, the trip also served as an opportunity to visit the Inke refugee camp, home to approximately 13,000 Central African refugees, where the team initiated conversations on a new research project focusing on access to justice for displaced populations in the DRC. This fieldwork was conducted under the auspices of two consortiums. SSRC has been a lead partner in the DFID-funded Justice and Security Research Programme since 2011, which looks into issues of hybrid governance and public authority to find out what arrangements best benefit those at the receiving end of policies to support justice and security in conflict-affected states. The second and newest companion project to the JSRP, Accommodation of justice for displaced in DRC, began in October 2014, and is a research consortium composed of SSRC, the University of Ghent, Cordaid, Wageningen University, and the Institut Supérieur de Développement Rural. It is funded by the WOTRO Science for Global Development, a division of The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, and will investigate how displaced populations, both those internally displaced and refugees, access justice in the DRC. SSRC manages the research in Western DRC, which includes Central African refugee camps and the communities surrounding them. The research trip was preceded by a WOTRO kickoff workshop and a JSRP planning workshop in Kinshasa from 29-31 January 2015.

    Date
    Program
    Justice and Security Research Program (JSRP)
    Meetings & Events