At the request of the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, CPPF held an expert workshop on Syria. This meeting aimed to reflect on national and regional trends and developments eleven years after the start of the Syrian war, and on the role of the UN’s Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic.
CPPF hosted its 8th annual Forum for UN Resident Coordinators in the Middle East and North Africa Region in Geneva, Switzerland on 27-29 June 2022. The Forum covered regional political trends and cross-cutting topics such as human rights; drugs, crime and corruption; climate change and water politics; media and new technologies; migration; and risks and opportunities for the UN in the MENA region.
On June 30, the SSRC's Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum held a virtual workshop on climate change, peace, and security in Central Africa with key partners, including ECCAS, DPPA-DPO, and UNOCA. The workshop presented UNOCA's recent report on climate change and its adverse impact on peace and security in the region while also looking at initiatives, capacities and opportunities for regional resilience.
Live Stream ▼ Mario Small Quetelet Professor of Social Science at Columbia University who will speak on Why Big Data Science Will Need Qualitative Research: A Case on Racial Inequality in Financial Access followed by a response from Sandra Susan Smith Daniel & Florence Guggenheim Professor of Criminal Justice, Harvard Kennedy School Director, Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy ––––––––––––– Friday, September 23, 2022 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Eastern About the Lecture The data revolution in social science has inspired researchers to use massive, newly available datasets from private and public sources to understand social phenomena. The trend may suggest to …
Societies around the globe face pressing challenges at scale: pandemics, hunger, climate change, growing economic inequality, threats to democratic institutions. In order to discover cost-effective solutions to these and other challenges, we need to conduct social and behavioral science at a scale proportionate to the threats we confront.