• 51.Updates from the Central African Republic: Fresh Concerns and Lingering Challenges

    On October 20, the Central African Policy forum convened a meeting entitled "Updates from the Central African Republic: Fresh Concerns and Lingering Challenges" with briefings from Fiona Mangan, Country Representative in the Central African Republic, at U.S. Institute of Peace and Igor Acko, Program Specialist in the Central African Republic, U.S. Institute of Peace at the Security Council Report. Participants discussed the evolving conflict dynamics in CAR, and recommendations to reduce inter-communal tensions and violence. CPPF's Deputy Director Tatiana Carayannis served as the moderator for the discussion, while Yale University's Louisa Lombard offered her perspective as a discussant.

    Date
    , 3:00pm –
    Program
    Central Africa Policy Forum (CAPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 52.2016 Democracy Seminar with Professor Charles Taylor

    Date
    Program
    Anxieties of Democracy
    Meetings & Events
  • 53.'Ways Democracy Can Slip Away,' a talk by Charles Taylor

    Date
    , 6:00pm –
    Location
    Roosevelt House (47-49 East 65th St., NY, NY)
    Program
    Anxieties of Democracy
    Meetings & Events
  • 54.Zimbabwe (New York)

    CPPF, in partnership with the UN Department of Political Affairs, organized a meeting on Zimbabwe in New York on October 11-12. Meeting participants discussed the implications of the recent protests and internal dynamics within the ZANU-PF and opposition, in an effort to better understand the broader political landscape and prevent an escalation of violence. CPPF, in partnership with the UN Department of Political Affairs, organized a meeting on Zimbabwe in New York on October 11-12. Meeting participants discussed the implications of the recent protests and internal dynamics within the ZANU-PF and opposition, in an effort to better understand the broader political landscape and prevent an escalation of violence.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 55.Regional Forum on Developmental Regionalism, Peace and Economic Transformation in Southern Africa

    Date
    Location
    Royal Swazi Spa Ezulwini, Swaziland
    Program
    African Peacebuilding Network
    Meetings & Events
  • 56.Political Turmoil in the Great Lakes: An Update on Burundi & the DRC

    On 22 September, CPPF organized a Central African Policy Forum discussion with the US Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region, Thomas Perriello, who provided an update on the political situation in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo after his visit to the region. On 22 September, CPPF organized a Central African Policy Forum discussion with the US Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region, Thomas Perriello, who provided an update on the political situation in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo after his visit to the region.

    Date
    , 4:00pm –
    Program
    Central Africa Policy Forum (CAPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 57.Central African Policy Forum on the Great Lakes Region (New York)

    On 22 September, CPPF organized and facilitated a Central African Policy Forum discussion with the US Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region, Thomas Perriello, who provided an update on political turmoil in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo after his visit to the region. On 22 September, CPPF organized and facilitated a Central African Policy Forum discussion with the US Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region, Thomas Perriello, who provided an update on political turmoil in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo after his visit to the region.

    Date
    , 8:00am
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 58.Chinese delegation visits SSRC to learn about the role of think tanks and other research institutions in US policymaking

    Date
    , 10:00am –
    Program
    Vietnam Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 59.Regional Economic Communities and Peacebuilding in Africa, with a focus on lessons learned from the experiences of ECOWAS and IGAD

    Date
    Location
    Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution
    Program
    African Peacebuilding Network
    Meetings & Events
  • 60.Abe Fellowship Colloquium - "Collaborative Knowledge Creation-based Resilience"

    In today’s risk society, as risks and the surrounding environment become more complex and uncertain, there is a growing need to integrate and systematize hitherto scattered fragments of information, data, lessons, experience and expert knowledge through processes of analysis and evaluation. By implementing these processes continuously, it is urgently required to produce operational information to link to policy actors including citizens through different channels and actionable policies. This colloquium will explore the gaps in disaster prevention policy, identify areas for improving disaster risk management, and examine how to best face today’s risk society. Drawing on 2008 Abe fellow Mika Shimizu's recently-published book, Collaborative Knowledge Creation based Resilience, the discussion will look at resilience through processes that foster collaborative knowledge and connect people, systems and knowledge. By fostering a constructive and interdisciplinary dialogue on the relevant issues, this colloquium aims to step forward the current approach for disaster risk management policy.

    Date
    , 6:00pm –
    Location
    The Japan Foundation, Tokyo
    Program
    Abe Fellowship Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 61.Report Launch of the High-Level Roundtable on Multi-Stakeholder Responses to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)

    Date
    , 8:00am
    Location
    Hilton Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Program
    African Peacebuilding Network
    Meetings & Events
  • 62.6th Asia-Pacific Conference on Public Health

    Date
    Program
    Vietnam Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 63.Myanmar (Paper)

    CPPF Consultant Richard Horsey produced a paper on the situation in Rakhine State in Myanmar. This analysis of one of the country's most pressing challenges identifies the issues Kofi Annan and the new Commission on Rakhine State, appointed by Aung San Suu Kyi, will have to face as they begin their work. CPPF Consultant Richard Horsey produced a paper on the situation in Rakhine State in Myanmar. This analysis of one of the country's most pressing challenges identifies the issues Kofi Annan and the new Commission on Rakhine State, appointed by Aung San Suu Kyi, will have to face as they begin their work.

    Date
    , 8:00am
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 64.Briefing Book: Colombia

    CPPF put together a briefing book with background information for international civil servants working in Colombia. While the main target audience are the members of the UN Special Political Mission engaged in the implementation of the verification of the cease fire and disarmament, it can be useful for others who are not familiar with the Colombian context. The readings include background on: the formation of the Colombian state, political parties, decentralization, economics, conflict, violent actors, other peace processes, and the war on drugs/Plan Colombia. CPPF put together a briefing book with background information for international civil servants working in Colombia. While the main target audience are the members of the UN Special Political Mission engaged in the implementation of the verification of the cease fire and disarmament, it can be useful for others who are not familiar with the Colombian context. The readings include background on: the formation of the Colombian state, political parties, decentralization, economics, conflict, violent actors, other peace processes, and the war on drugs/Plan Colombia.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 65.VASS and SSRC commemorate 30 years of achievement in research, training, and scientific collaboration

    Date
    Program
    Vietnam Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 66.Abe Fellowship Setsumeikai - Tokyo

    Date
    , 1:00pm –
    Program
    Abe Fellowship Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 67.Abe Fellowship Setsumeikai - Kyoto University

    Date
    , 2:00pm –
    Program
    Abe Fellowship Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 68.Abe Fellowship Setsumeikai - Kyushu University

    Date
    , 2:00pm –
    Program
    Abe Fellowship Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 69.Abe Fellowship Colloquium - "Japan: The Precarious Future"

    Date
    , 6:00pm –
    Program
    Abe Fellowship Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 70.Great Lakes (Geneva)

    At the request of the Government of Switzerland and the UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General Ambassador Said Djinnit, CPPF organized a 4-day series of expert workshops in Geneva on the Great Lakes Region. The brainstorming sessions which brought together experts and a dozen special envoys (multilateral as well as bilateral) to the Great Lakes, sought to produce a shared analysis of regional dynamics, and increase coherence in the international community’s response to the multiple crises in the region. At the request of the Government of Switzerland and the UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General Ambassador Said Djinnit, CPPF organized a 4-day series of expert workshops in Geneva on the Great Lakes Region. The brainstorming sessions which brought together experts and a dozen special envoys (multilateral as well as bilateral) to the Great Lakes, sought to produce a shared analysis of regional dynamics, and increase coherence in the international community’s response to the multiple crises in the region.

    Date
    June 30th
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 71.Burundi (Geneva)

    In partnership with the Government of Switzerland, CPPF facilitated a lessons learned workshop on Burundi, to look at Burundi’s evolution since the signing of the Arusha Accords in August 2000, at the role of the numerous instruments at the disposal of the international community, and how they were used at specific junctures. In partnership with the Government of Switzerland, CPPF facilitated a lessons learned workshop on Burundi, to look at Burundi’s evolution since the signing of the Arusha Accords in August 2000, at the role of the numerous instruments at the disposal of the international community, and how they were used at specific junctures.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 72.APN 2016 Training Workshop I : Fieldwork Research Methods

    Date
    Location
    LECIAD, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
    Program
    African Peacebuilding Network
    Meetings & Events
  • 73.Transregional Studies at Göttingen

    Date
    Location
    University of Göttingen, Germany
    Program
    InterAsia Partnership
    Meetings & Events
  • 74.Haiti (New York)

    CPPF brought together a small group of UN staff who work on Haiti to be briefed by expert Michèle Montas. The meeting addressed the current difficulties of having credible elections to establish a new government, and looked at the main political challenges ahead. CPPF brought together a small group of UN staff who work on Haiti to be briefed by expert Michèle Montas. The meeting addressed the current difficulties of having credible elections to establish a new government, and looked at the main political challenges ahead.

    Date
    , 8:00am
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 75.Colombia (New York)

    At the request of the Department of Political Affairs, CPPF organized a meeting to examine three of the five points where agreements have been reached by the government of Colombia and the FARC in Habana, Cuba, including: comprehensive rural reform, solution to the problem of illicit drugs, and political participation. The meeting discussion focuses on examining what would be the necessary steps in order to implement these aspects of the agreement. The meeting also discussed how an eventual peace proc3ss with the ELN could affect the implementation of the peace agreement with the FARC. At the request of the Department of Political Affairs, CPPF organized a meeting to examine three of the five points where agreements have been reached by the government of Colombia and the FARC in Habana, Cuba, including: comprehensive rural reform, solution to the problem of illicit drugs, and political participation. The meeting discussion focuses on examining what would be the necessary steps in order to implement these aspects of the agreement. The meeting also discussed how an eventual peace proc3ss with the ELN could affect the implementation of the peace agreement with the FARC.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events