• 76.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
  • 77.ALC-APN-NextGen Joint Panels at ASA 2015 Meeting

    Date
    Location
    San Diego, California, USA
    Program
    African Peacebuilding Network
    Meetings & Events
  • 78.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
  • 79.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
  • 80."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
  • 81.2015 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
  • 82.Democratic Republic of Congo (November)

    On 7 November 2015, CPPF convened an expert brainstorming on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in support of the newly appointed Special-Representative of the Secretary-General for DRC and Head of MONUSCO. Meeting participants analyzed the DRC’s forthcoming challenges over the next two years, and discussed the country’s security risks, human rights issues, regional dynamics, and economic conditions.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 83.Policy Roundtable: "The Commune Health Center in Viet Nam: Evolving Function and Changing Form: A look at three provinces over five years"

    Date
    Program
    Vietnam Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 84.Mozambique (New York)

    On Tuesday 3 November 2015, CPPF held a one-day expert brainstorming on Mozambique. The brainstorming examined the main challenges associated with the 1992 peace agreement and the triggers of the recent escalation of political tensions, and provided an assessment of the national dynamics at play, including the recent economic and security challenges. Meeting participants discussed several opportunities of engagement for the UN to consolidate peace in Mozambique.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 85.SSRC and VASS Data Analysis Workshop

    Date
    Program
    Vietnam Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 86.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
  • 87.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
  • 88.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
  • 89.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
  • 90.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
  • 91.APN-UNECA Seminar Series on Conflict, Peace, and Regional Economic Integration in Southern Africa

    Date
    Location
    Livingstone, Zambia
    Program
    African Peacebuilding Network
    Meetings & Events
  • 92.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
  • 93.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
  • 94.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
  • 95.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
  • 96.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
  • 97.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
  • 98.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
  • 99.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
  • 100.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