• 101.APN 2015 Grantee Workshop I in Gaborone, Botswana

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

    Date
    , 1:30am –
    Program
    Abe Fellowship Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 103.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
  • 104.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
  • 105.Abe Fellowship Setsumeikai - Tokyo

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

    Date
    , 5:00am –
    Program
    Abe Fellowship Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 107.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
  • 108.Abe Fellowship Setsumeikai - Nagoya University

    Date
    Program
    Abe Fellowship Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 109.SSRC and VASS Data Analysis Workshop

    Date
    Program
    Vietnam Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 110.Review of the Middle East Peace Operations

    In collaboration with the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), CPPF organized a two day workshop in Nicosia, Cyprus on Risks to Peacekeeping in the Middle East. The objective of the meeting was to assess new challenges facing the region and their implications on implementing the mandates of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF). The first day of the event brought together a number of external experts on regional dynamics and United Nations (UN) officials working on the region to exchange perspectives on emerging threats and challenges in the Middle East. The second day was dedicated to an internal UN discussion on possible policies and mechanisms, given the insights from the non-UN experts from the day before. In collaboration with the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), CPPF organized a two day workshop in Nicosia, Cyprus on Risks to Peacekeeping in the Middle East. The objective of the meeting was to assess new challenges facing the region and their implications on implementing the mandates of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF). The first day of the event brought together a number of external experts on regional dynamics and United Nations (UN) officials working on the region to exchange perspectives on emerging threats and challenges in the Middle East. The second day was dedicated to an internal UN discussion on possible policies and mechanisms, given the insights from the non-UN experts from the day before.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 111.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
  • 112.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
  • 113.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
  • 114.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
  • 115.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
  • 116.SSRC Seminar by Dr. Comfort Ero

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

    Date
    , 5:00am –
    Program
    Abe Fellowship Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 118.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
  • 119.SSRC and VASS Data Analysis Workshop

    Date
    Program
    Vietnam Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 120.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
  • 121.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
  • 122.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
  • 123.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
  • 124.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
  • 125.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