• 51.Tensions between Local and National Dynamics in DRC

    On 11 May 2017, UVC Director Tatiana Carayannis presented during a facilitated discussion on “Tensions between local and national dynamics: dilemmas for international interventions in the DRC” at the UN Secretariat. This was prompted by an editorial debate in the pages of Foreign Affairs between Columbia Professor Séverine Autesserre, and Tatiana and a few colleagues over the nature of conflict in the DRC. The meeting was convened by the Department of Peacekeeping’s Division for Policy, Evaluation and Training, but also brought together representatives from the Civil Affairs Unit in MONUSCO, and many others from the UN various departments, field missions and agencies. The panelists explored the relationship between the local, national and international in the DRC and discussed their implications for MONUSCO’s political and community engagement strategies.

    Date
    , 8:00am
    Program
    Understanding Violent Conflict
    Meetings & Events
  • 52.2016 Albert O. Hirschman Prize Ceremony

    Date
    , 5:00pm –
    Location
    Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey
    Program
    The Albert O. Hirschman Prize
    Meetings & Events
  • 53.Career360 Innovation Session

    Measure of America co-director Kristen Lewis facilitated LeadersUp’s Career360 Innovation Session, a day-long convening of young adults, employers and community partners to brainstorm new solutions to help disconnected young adults achieve workforce readiness in Chicago. Kristen presented Measure of America’s latest findings on youth disconnection and led the group discussions.

    Date
    , 8:00am –
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Program
    Measure of America
    Meetings & Events
  • 54.Ubuntu: Collaboration for African Development Conference at Yale University

    Date
    Location
    Yale University
    Program
    African Peacebuilding Network
    Meetings & Events
  • 55.Conference on Militancy and Conflict in the Sahel and Maghreb

    Date
    , 9:00am –
    Location
    Washington, DC
    Program
    African Peacebuilding Network
    Meetings & Events
  • 56.Forum on Insecurity and Militancy in the Sahel and West Africa

    Date
    , 11:30am –
    Location
    Arlington, VA
    Program
    African Peacebuilding Network
    Meetings & Events
  • 57.Webinar: Moving the Needle on Youth Disconnection

    Measure of America and the National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education, and Families will host a joint webinar on MOA’s latest youth disconnection report. The expert panel in “Moving the Needle on Youth Disconnection: Insights from Measure of America’s New Report: ‘Promising Gains, Persistent Gaps: Youth Disconnection in America’” will feature MOA co-directors Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis, as well as NLC YEF Institute’s Director of Youth and Young Adult Connections, Andrew Moore. Please see description link to register.

    Date
    , 1:00pm –
    Program
    Measure of America
    Meetings & Events
  • 58."Opening Doors for Youth" hosted by Rep. Bobby Scott

    Congressman Bobby Scott will host "Opening Doors for Youth: Investments in Employment Opportunities for Opportunity Youth Are Investments in Our Communities and Our Nation", a discussion with youth, community leaders, advocates, and experts about the Opening Doors for Youth Act, which would expand federal investment to maintain youth connected to school and work. Measure of America co-director Kristen Lewis will participate as a panelist and discuss the latest data and findings on youth disconnection.

    Date
    , 2:00pm –
    Location
    2226 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515
    Program
    Measure of America
    Meetings & Events
  • 59.Protracted Conflicts in Europe (Vienna)

    CPPF organized a strategic brainstorming on protracted conflicts in Europe. The meeting examined peacebuilding opportunities and areas of engagement for the UN in Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Transnistria, Nagorno-Karabakh, and Ukraine. Meeting participants included colleagues from different parts of the UN system, both from HQ and the field, as well as experts on and from the region.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Europe/Caucasus/Middle East
    Meetings & Events
  • 60.SSRC urged to engage scholars interested in Vietnam’s second Doi Moi (economic renovation)

    Date
    , 12:30pm –
    Program
    Vietnam Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 61.Western Balkans (Vienna)

    CPPF organized a brainstorming session on conflict prevention and peacebuilding in the Western Balkans to examine the increasing challenges to peace, security and democratic governance in the region. The meeting brought together colleagues from different parts of the UN system, both in HQ and in the field, as well as a group of experts on and from the region.

    Date
    , 8:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Europe/Caucasus/Middle East
    Meetings & Events
  • 62.The Situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo

    On 21 March 2017, the Central African Policy Forum convened a meeting on the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with the support of the Permanent Mission of Belgium to the UN. The discussion was moderated by Joseph Donnelly from Caritas Internationalis and included Congolese civil society leader Marie-Madeleine Kalala, President of the Cause Commune, H.E. Mr. Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve, Permanent Representative of Belgium and representatives of the Conférence épiscopale nationale du Congo (CENCO): Monseigneur Utembi, President, and Abbé Nshole, Secretary-General. Participants discussed the obstacles and opportunities that Saint Sylvestre Accord afforded the DRC, which was mediated by CENCO and signed on New Year’s Eve just three months prior.

    Date
    , 8:00am
    Program
    Understanding Violent Conflict
    Meetings & Events
  • 63.Peacebuilding in Africa: Sustaining Inclusive Civil Society Engagement

    Date
    Program
    African Peacebuilding Network
    Meetings & Events
  • 64.East Africa Regional Peace Journalism Training Workshop

    The Center for Media, Democracy, Peace and Security (CMDPS), Rongo University, Rongo, in collaboration with the African Peacebuilding Network (APN) of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) sponsored a two-day Regional Peace Journalism Workshop for East Africa, in Kisumu, Kenya.

    Date
    Program
    African Peacebuilding Network
    Meetings & Events
  • 65.Alternatives to Incarceration in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Date
    , 2:20pm –
    Location
    Side Event at the 60th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs Conference Room M4
    Program
    Drugs, Security and Democracy Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 66.Drug Policy and Metrics (Vienna)

    CPPF organized a follow up to the January meeting that brought together drug policy experts to examine the challenges of holistically assessing, measuring and evaluating the impact of existing drug policies. The meeting that was organized in Vienna during the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna built on the connections between drug policy and the 2030 Agenda and how these linkages could help in better evaluating the impact of drug policy on communities.

    Date
    , 8:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 67.SSRC-DFG Workshop: “Democratic participation – a broken promise?”

    Date
    Location
    Villa Vigoni, Lake Como
    Program
    Anxieties of Democracy
    Meetings & Events
  • 68.Central African Republic (New York)

    The Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum, in partnership with MINUSCA and the Mediation Support Unit of the Department of Political Affairs, convened an expert brainstorming on the Central African Republic (CAR) to analyze what elements of truth, justice, reparations, reintegration, and non-repetition from the Colombia experience could inform proposals for CAR. The Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum, in partnership with MINUSCA and the Mediation Support Unit of the Department of Political Affairs, convened an expert brainstorming on the Central African Republic (CAR) to analyze what elements of truth, justice, reparations, reintegration, and non-repetition from the Colombia experience could inform proposals for CAR.

    Date
    , 9:00am –
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 69.International Studies Association’s 58th Annual Convention

    Date
    Location
    Baltimore, MD
    Program
    African Peacebuilding Network
    Meetings & Events
  • 70.Great Lakes Region of Africa (Nairobi)

    The Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, in partnership with the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum at the Social Science Research Council (CPPF), convened a workshop in Nairobi on the current social and political dynamics in the Great Lakes region of Africa The Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, in partnership with the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum at the Social Science Research Council (CPPF), convened a workshop in Nairobi on the current social and political dynamics in the Great Lakes region of Africa. Experts at the two-day workshop were drawn from academia, policy circles and civil society, including women, youth and private sector organizations with the aim to examine the current state of play in the region, define common approaches and methods for effective collaboration and communication, and identify strategic priorities for enhanced regional and international engagement.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 71.China-Africa Peace and Security Fellows Visit

    Date
    Location
    New York, NY
    Program
    African Peacebuilding Network
    Meetings & Events
  • 72.China-Africa Peace and Security Fellows, NY Workshops

    The Social Science Research Council welcomed the cohort of China-Africa Peace and Security Research Fellows, an initiative of the SSRC’s China-Africa Knowledge Project (CAKP) for a two-day event in New York on February 13-14, 2017. The CAKP is funded by the Henry Luce Foundation. The fellowship program is a collaboration of and based on contributions from the SSRC’s African Peacebuilding Network (APN) and Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF), and the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC).

    Date
    Program
    The China-Africa Knowledge Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 73.Guatemala (New York)

    CPPF organized a small one-day briefing for the incoming Guatemala Resident Coordinator, Rebeca Arias. The meeting brought together colleagues from different parts of the UN including the DPA, UNHCR and UNDP to discuss some of the main challenges facing the country today. The day’s discussion focuses on governance, development, and security issues. CPPF organized a small one-day briefing for the incoming Guatemala Resident Coordinator, Rebeca Arias. The meeting brought together colleagues from different parts of the UN including the DPA, UNHCR and UNDP to discuss some of the main challenges facing the country today. The day’s discussion focuses on governance, development, and security issues.

    Date
    , 9:00am –
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 74.Myanmar (Paper)

    CPPF consultant Richard Horsey produced a paper examining the current state and challenges to the peace process in Myanmar as the peace architecture in the country prepares for the next Panglong-21 peace conference to take place in late March 2017.

    Date
    , 8:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Asia and the Pacific
    Meetings & Events
  • 75.Atrocity Prevention Report Discussion

    The Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations organized a small meeting to discuss the handbook produced by CPPF titled “Atrocity prevention in a nutshell: origins, concepts and approached.” The meeting brought together a number of stakeholders working on this agenda including UN Special Representative on the Prevention of Genocide, Mr. Adama Dieng. The Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations organized a small meeting to discuss the handbook produced by CPPF titled “Atrocity prevention in a nutshell: origins, concepts and approached.” The meeting brought together a number of stakeholders working on this agenda including UN Special Representative on the Prevention of Genocide, Mr. Adama Dieng.

    Date
    , 9:00am –
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events