• 126.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
  • 127.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
  • 128.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
  • 129.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
  • 130.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
  • 131.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
  • 132.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
  • 133.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
  • 134.APN 2015 Grantee Workshop I in Gaborone, Botswana

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

    Date
    , 1:30am –
    Program
    Abe Fellowship Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 136.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
  • 137.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
  • 138.Abe Fellowship Setsumeikai - Tokyo

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

    Date
    , 5:00am –
    Program
    Abe Fellowship Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 140.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
  • 141.Abe Fellowship Setsumeikai - Nagoya University

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

    Date
    Program
    Vietnam Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 143.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
  • 144.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
  • 145.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
  • 146.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
  • 147.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
  • 148.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
  • 149.SSRC Seminar by Dr. Comfort Ero

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

    Date
    , 5:00am –
    Program
    Abe Fellowship Program
    Meetings & Events