• 126.JSRP Research Presented at The Hague: "Responses to Sexual Violence in DRC"

    On September 11, the Justice and Security Research Program at the SSRC cohosted a presentation by Dorothea Hilhorst and Nynke Douma on "Responses to Sexual Violence in DRC" at a conference highlighting the research of the IS Academy (Wageningen University) at The Hague. The event was titled "Facing Fragilities: People, Aid and Institutions in Socio-economic Recovery." On September 11, the Justice and Security Research Program at the SSRC cohosted a presentation by Dorothea Hilhorst and Nynke Douma on "Responses to Sexual Violence in DRC" at a conference highlighting the research of the IS Academy (Wageningen University) at The Hague. The event was titled "Facing Fragilities: People, Aid and Institutions in Socio-economic Recovery." A brief description of the research project can be found in related documents.

    Date
    , 9:30am –
    Program
    Justice and Security Research Program (JSRP)
    Meetings & Events
  • 127.Eritrea (New York)

    CPPF convened a two-day workshop on Eritrea. The workshop included an informal brainstorming session bringing together experts and senior UN officials to discuss the current national political dynamics, socio-economic climate and Eritrea’s regional position, in addition to a strategy development session to help the UN identify new methods of engagement.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 128.Libya (New York)

    CPPF convened an informal brainstorming session on Libya that brought together experts and senior UN officials to discuss the internal and regional dynamics driving the current wave of violence, and identify strategies for UN engagement.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 129.DRC and the Great Lakes Region of Africa (New York)

    Between 30 July and 5 August 2014, the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum convened a series of expert brainstormings with members of the DRC Affinity Group on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Great Lakes Region. The meetings were meant to help inform a regional risk assessment and conflict analysis, the next steps in the implementation of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework (PSCF) and in support of the Security Council’s call for a broader strategic review of UN engagement in the DRC. Between 30 July and 5 August 2014, the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum convened a series of expert brainstormings with members of the DRC Affinity Group on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Great Lakes Region. The meetings were meant to help inform a regional risk assessment and conflict analysis, the next steps in the implementation of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework (PSCF) and in support of the Security Council’s call for a broader strategic review of UN engagement in the DRC.

    Date
    July 30th
    Program
    The DR Congo Affinity Group
    Meetings & Events
  • 130.Allison Alexy - "Families in Law: Ethnographic Perspectives on Contested Family Norms in Japan’s Family Court System"

    Date
    , 12:30pm –
    Program
    Abe Fellowship Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 131.The Challenges of Digital Culture

    The Digital Culture program co-sponsored a forum on the “Challenges of Digital Culture” with the British Academy this July. President Ira Katznelson attended the meeting, which sought to address issues arising from debate in many countries, including the US and the UK, about “open access” publishing and its implications for research. Professor Nigel Vincent of the University of Manchester chaired the forum, which was also attended by a range of colleagues in the fields of libraries, publishing, and academia. Participants discussed specific questions surrounding open access publishing in the UK, where government policy decisions have sparked heated debate. The discussion also addressed larger tensions between the principle of free access to information and the threats that the digital age poses to traditional scholarly values of “transparency, contestability, and commitment to excellence”—tensions that are a central focus of the emerging Digital Culture program at the SSRC.

    Date
    , 8:00am –
    Location
    British Academy
    Program
    Digital Culture
    Meetings & Events
  • 132.Religious Extremism in the Asia/Pacific Region

    CPPF convened a meeting that brought together experts and senior UN officials to discuss the threat of religious extremism in the Asia/Pacific Region as well as ways to ameliorate the arising phenomenon.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 133.Prospects for a peace process with the ELN in Colombia (New York)

    CPPF organized a small briefing for DPA to discuss the prospects of a peace process with the ELN and what this would represent for the current peace process with FARC and for possible post-conflict scenarios in the country.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 134.Myanmar (New York)

    CPPF convened a meeting to analyze the current political situation in Myanmar with a special focus on inter-communal tensions, in particular in Rakhine state, and the challenges and prospects for the Secretary-General’s good offices and the United Nations system at large.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Asia and the Pacific
    Meetings & Events
  • 135.SSRC–CODESRIA Conference on “International Criminal Justice, Reconciliation, and Peace in Africa: The ICC and Beyond”

    Date
    Location
    Novotel Hotel, Dakar, Senegal
    Program
    African Peacebuilding Network
    Meetings & Events
  • 136.APN 2014 Grantee Workshop I in Nairobi, Kenya

    Date
    Program
    African Peacebuilding Network
    Meetings & Events
  • 137.Syria (New York)

    CPPF organized a two-day brainstorming on Syria. The objective of the meeting was to provide a system-wide review of UN efforts on Syria and guide the UN on possible ways forward given new challenges in the conflict.

    Date
    June 30th
    Program
    CPPF Activites: Europe/Caucasus/Middle East
    Meetings & Events
  • 138.APN Staff Attend Baseline Study Review Workshop in Nairobi, Kenya

    Date
    Program
    African Peacebuilding Network
    Meetings & Events
  • 139.Colombia (New York)

    CPPF convened a meeting on Colombia for the UN to discuss the recent presidential elections, the dynamics in the current peace negotiations in Havana, and challenges for the country's post-conflict stage. CPPF convened a meeting on Colombia for the UN to discuss the recent presidential elections, the dynamics in the current peace negotiations in Havana, and challenges for the country's post-conflict stage.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 140.APN Staff Attend ALC Conference on “Society and Security in Africa” in Nairobi, Kenya

    Date
    Program
    African Peacebuilding Network
    Meetings & Events
  • 141.Research Trip to Mbandaka (Equateur) in the DRC

    From 18-27 June, Tatiana Carayannis and Program Coordinator Aaron Pangburn travelled to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to visit Kinshasa and the provincial capital of Equateur – Mbandaka – one of the Western DRC JSRP research sites. The trip served as an opportunity to conduct interviews with a number of local stakeholders (the director of the province, assembly representatives, customary chiefs, university professors, demobilized soldiers and local union members) in support of future research outputs on the demobilized soldiers, former rebels, and the growing displaced population living in the region. From 18-27 June, Tatiana Carayannis and Program Coordinator Aaron Pangburn travelled to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to visit Kinshasa and the provincial capital of Equateur – Mbandaka – one of the Western DRC JSRP research sites. The trip served as an opportunity to conduct interviews with a number of local stakeholders (the director of the province, assembly representatives, customary chiefs, university professors, demobilized soldiers and local union members) in support of future research outputs on the demobilized soldiers, former rebels, and the growing displaced population living in the region.

    Date
    Program
    Justice and Security Research Program (JSRP)
    Meetings & Events
  • 142.Central African Republic (New York)

    CPPF organized a small briefing on the Central African Republic (CAR) for the UN as it prepares to deploy the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in CAR (MINUSCA) in September 2014. CPPF organized a small briefing on the Central African Republic (CAR) for the UN as it prepares to deploy the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in CAR (MINUSCA) in September 2014.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 143.Update on the Central African Republic

    CPPF helped facilitate a discussion on the crisis in the Central African Republic, with a few CAR experts from the academic and policy communities. Participants reflected on the UN’s role leading up to the September 2014 deployment of United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), and how to empower local actors, by organizing a Central African Policy Forum (CAPF) session with members from the NGO and diplomatic communities in New York. CPPF helped facilitate a discussion on the crisis in the Central African Republic, with a few CAR experts from the academic and policy communities. Participants reflected on the UN’s role leading up to the September 2014 deployment of United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), and how to empower local actors, by organizing a Central African Policy Forum (CAPF) session with members from the NGO and diplomatic communities in New York.

    Date
    , 1:00pm –
    Program
    Central Africa Policy Forum (CAPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 144.Venezuela (New York)

    CPPF organized a small briefing for the UN to discuss the current political situation in Venezuela, in the aftermath of the protests that shook that country earlier this year. CPPF organized a small briefing for the UN to discuss the current political situation in Venezuela, in the aftermath of the protests that shook that country earlier this year.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 145.Criminal Bands in Colombia - BACRIMs (Bogata)

    CPPF convened a small meeting to compare the reports CPPF commissioned from InSight Crime and Fundación Paz y Reconciliación on the BACRIM phenomena in Colombia. The meeting examined the reach and influence of these groups as understood from each report to assist in the development of future programming regarding human security in Colombia. CPPF convened a small meeting to compare the reports CPPF commissioned from InSight Crime and Fundación Paz y Reconciliación on the BACRIM phenomena in Colombia. The meeting examined the reach and influence of these groups as understood from each report to assist in the development of future programming regarding human security in Colombia.

    Date
    Meetings & Events
  • 146.High Level Working Group (HLWG) on Mining in Colombia (Bogotá)

    Renata Segura and Sabrina Stein of CPPF convened a meeting of the High Level Working Group (HLWG) on Mining in Colombia in Bogotá on 29 May. This project funded by the Ford Foundation aims to consider dialogue opportunities regarding extractive industries in this country. The group is comprised of different stakeholders including industry, civil society, academia, and ethnic groups. Renata Segura and Sabrina Stein of CPPF convened a meeting of the High Level Working Group (HLWG) on Mining in Colombia in Bogotá on 29 May. This project funded by the Ford Foundation aims to consider dialogue opportunities regarding extractive industries in this country. The group is comprised of different stakeholders including industry, civil society, academia, and ethnic groups.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 147.The Drug Policy Debate in the Americas (New York)

    CPPF organized a meeting to discuss the recent drug policy debate in the Americas, the 2014 OAS General Assembly Special Session on Drugs and the possible role the region might play in the 2016 UNGASS.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 148.Measuring College Learning in Business: An Initial Conversation with Faculty

    The SSRC’s Education Research Program convened a group of business faculty to discuss ways to define and measure student learning outcomes in business.

    Date
    , 10:00am –
    Location
    Social Science Research Council
    Program
    Measuring College Learning Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 149.Western Sahara (New York)

    CPPF held a brainstorming on cases of peaceful models of autonomy in order help inform the United Nations’ engagement on Western Sahara.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 150.Workshop on Infrastructures of Empire: Mediated Activism and (Counter) Revolutions

    Date
    Location
    New York University
    Program
    Transregional Virtual Research Institute
    Meetings & Events