• 151.APN Staff Attend ALC Conference on “Society and Security in Africa” in Nairobi, Kenya

    Date
    Program
    African Peacebuilding Network
    Meetings & Events
  • 152.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
  • 153.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
  • 154.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
  • 155.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
  • 156.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
  • 157.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
  • 158.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
  • 159.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
  • 160.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
  • 161.Workshop on Infrastructures of Empire: Mediated Activism and (Counter) Revolutions

    Date
    Location
    New York University
    Program
    Transregional Virtual Research Institute
    Meetings & Events
  • 162.Mali (NY)

    CPPF held a brainstorming session to help kick-start the strategic review of the first year of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). The discussions focused on the mission’s progress and challenges, and how it can be strengthened moving forward.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 163.CASS-SSRC Seminar Series: Migration, Social Development and Social Protection in China and the US

    The final meeting in the CASS-SSRC Common Concerns Seminar Series.

    Date
    Location
    Beijing, China
    Program
    Migration Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 164.Hostile and Unconventional Threats (NY)

    CPPF held a brainstorming session with independent experts and UN officials on hostile and unconventional threats. Participants discussed the broad trends in violence and emerging threats, lessons learned from counter terrorism and humanitarian options, and UN operational and response gaps.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 165.Measuring College Learning in Economics: An Initial Conversation with Faculty

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

    Date
    , 10:00am –
    Location
    Social Science Research Council
    Program
    Measuring College Learning Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 166.Humanitarian Responses to Non-Conventional Violence in Central America and Mexico (Antigua)

    CPPF organized a meeting at the request of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs to examine the impact of non-conventional violence on humanitarian interventions in Central America and Mexico.

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

    The SSRC’s Education Research Program convened a group of sociologists to discuss ways to define and measure student learning outcomes in the field of sociology.

    Date
    , 10:00am –
    Location
    Social Science Research Council
    Program
    Measuring College Learning Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 168.Measuring College Learning in Biology: An Initial Conversation with Faculty

    The SSRC’s Education Research Program convened a group of biologists to discuss ways to define and measure student learning outcomes in the field of biology.

    Date
    , 10:00am –
    Location
    Social Science Research Council
    Program
    Measuring College Learning Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 169.Abe Fellowship Colloquium [From Green to Grey: Family Policies and Population Politics in High- versus Low Fertility Post-WWII Japan]

    While most industrialized countries societies experienced post-industrial revolution demographic transitions spanning a century or more, Japan transformed from a high-fertility to a low-fertility society in just one generation. Through a comparison of the different actors, ideas, institutions, and contexts in each era, Dr. Haig will discuss what Japan's past experience in promoting smaller families tells us about current efforts to promote larger ones.

    Date
    , 6:00pm –
    Location
    Japan Foundation 2nd Floor, Sakura Hall
    Program
    Abe Fellowship Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 170.Preparing for Elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with Abbé Apollinaire Malu Malu Muholongu (New York)

    A Central Africa Policy Forum Discussion on Preparing for Elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with Abbé Apollinaire Malu Malu Muholongu, President of the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) in the DRC. Moderated by Tatiana Carayannis, Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum.

    Date
    Program
    Central Africa Policy Forum (CAPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 171.DRC Affinity Group in Kinshasa

    Members of the DRC Affinity Group traveled to Kinshasa during the week of 16-21 March 2014, for a series of meetings and workshops with political actors from the Congolese government, civil society and the international community to discuss the electoral process and armed groups.

    Date
    Program
    The DR Congo Affinity Group
    Meetings & Events
  • 172.Research Trip to Muanda (Bas-Congo) in the DRC

    Research director Tatiana Carayannis and program associate Aaron Pangburn led a team of local researchers to the coastal town of Muanda in Bas-Congo Province, one of the three JSRP research sites in the western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), for a series of interviews on public authority. The team used several different methods and engaged with government representatives, civil society, and customary authorities.

    Date
    Program
    Justice and Security Research Program (JSRP)
    Meetings & Events
  • 173.Measuring College Learning in Communication: An Initial Conversation with Faculty

    The SSRC’s Education Research Program convened a group of communication scholars to discuss ways to define and measure student learning outcomes in the field of communication.

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

    CPPF organized a meeting to analyze the political, economic, and human rights situation in Bangladesh after the January 2014 elections.

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

    Members of the DRC Affinity Group, and UN officials took part in a brainstorming with the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Great Lakes Region of Africa, Mrs. Mary Robinson to discuss current regional issues of concern, particularly land rights and refugees.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events