The final meeting in the CASS-SSRC Common Concerns Seminar Series.
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.
The SSRC’s Education Research Program convened a group of economists to discuss ways to define and measure student learning outcomes in economics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CPPF organized a meeting to analyze the political, economic, and human rights situation in Bangladesh after the January 2014 elections.
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.
CPPF Director Bill O'Neill was a guest speaker at the Open Working Group discussions on conflict prevention, postconflict peacebuilding, and the promotion of durable peace, rule of law and governance at the United Nations Headquarters in NY.
Experts on political economy, disaster management, and civil rights will discuss the outlook for Japan as the country continues to struggle from the effects of the March 2011 disaster.
An informal platform of discussion for the diplomatic and NGO communities in New York and leading experts on CAR. Participants discussed the conflict dynamics, lessons learned from past interventions, and possible international responses.
CPPF held a meeting with UN officials on the Central African Republic (CAR) to analyze roots of the conflict, and possible international responses. Participants looked to past interventions for lessons learned, and thought creatively about what could be done in the short-term for immediate relief to the crisis, with an eye to the longer-term statebuilding needs in CAR. The following day, CPPF experts met with Member States for a briefing on the same issues.
Net neutrality became a major issue in the United States in 2007 when Comcast was revealed to have “blocked” the Bit Torrent traffic, which resulted in a number of legal challenges in the courts, and calls for government action. Since then, net neutrality has continued to be a hot issue for policy discussions in the U.S. There have also been extensive debates in the European Union over net neutrality, which will orientate future regulations for telecommunications. Despite the heated nature of these debates, almost no discussion of the issue has taken place in Japan. However, since the Internet involves global flows of information, Japan cannot continue to ignore this important issue. During the World Conference on International Telecommunications in Dubai, December 2012, participant countries were severely divided in their opinions over the question of how best to govern the Internet. The division originated from their views of who should bear the costs of infrastructure investment, which is closely related to network neutrality. This question is of crucial interest to both developed and developing countries. The book, which will be the subject of this presentation, addresses questions related to the sound development of the broadband market, what we should expect from a regulatory system, and efforts to evaluate the quality of Internet experience.
Tatiana Carayannis, CPPF Deputy Director and member of the DRC Affinity Group, participated in a day-long conference on national reforms, security, and regional conflict dynamics in the DRC, hosted by the Royal Institute for International Relations on 10 December 2013, at the Egmont Palace in Brussels, Belgium. Carayannis presented on a panel focused on the regional and international responses to the governance and security challenges in the DRC.
On 10 December, Affinity Group members Tatiana Carayannis, Pascal Kambale, and Koen Vlassenroot participated in a day-long conference on national reforms, security, and regional conflict dynamics in the DRC, hosted by the Royal Institute for International Relations on 10 December 2013, at the Egmont Palace in Brussels, Belgium. Carayannis presented on a panel focused on the regional and international responses to the governance and security challenges in the DRC.
On December 9-10, CPPF held a meeting on Ukraine and Belarus in Brussels. The meeting brought together a small number of senior United Nations policymakers, and a few independent subject-matter experts to identify possible policy options for DPA on Belarus and Ukraine. Senior representatives from the UN Country Teams from Belarus and Ukraine attended the sessions, along with DPA officials from New York and senior representatives of the European Union, the Council of Europe and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
The SSRC’s Education Research Program convened a group of historians to discuss ways to define and measure student learning outcomes in the field of history.
CPPF Director Bill O’Neill addressed the Schimmel International Forum at the University of Scranton, (PA) on “The evolution of UN peacekeeping : from Sinai to Haiti.”.