• 76.Convening for Grantees of the Ford Foundation's Cuba Portfolio

    The SSRC Cuba Program organized a meeting June 13 & 14, 2018 in New York City for the Ford Foundation’s Cuba portfolio. The meeting served as an opportunity for grantees to reflect on the current state of U.S.-Cuba relations as well as to share ideas and insights as we think about our work moving forward. In the past three years, there have been numerous changes, which have both aided as well as hindered our ability to work effectively in Cuba. In the wake of restored diplomatic relations, the Trump administration unveiled new measures to limit travel to Cuba and prohibit financial transactions with certain Cuban entities. In addition, a reduction in U.S. embassy staff in Havana and the cessation of virtually all consular operations have impeded educational, cultural, and professional exchanges. There are also significant changes underway in Cuba, including impending leadership changes this past spring. These are important developments, which raise many logistical questions and whose results and consequences remain to be seen. Thus, it was an opportune moment to convene Ford’s Cuba grantees to share information and experiences so that we can strategically plan for the future. In addition to the grantees, we invited several experts from Cuba to share their thoughts on possibilities and opportunities for international collaboration. All that participated in the meeting were appreciative for the opportunity to engage and learn from their colleagues.

    Date
    Program
    Cuba Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 77.Horn of Africa (New York)

    CPPF, in partnership with the United Nations Department of Political Affairs, convened an expert brainstorming on the Horn of Africa. This off-the-record, high-level meeting examined current cross-cutting political, economic, and social trends, and worked towards a shared analysis on the Horn region's dynamic relationship with neighboring countries, the Gulf States, and the Red Sea. The discussion also aimed to help the UN develop a regional, system-wide strategy for the Horn of Africa.

    Date
    , 8:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 78.Report Launch, "Making Prevention Everyone's Business" (Switzerland)

    CPPF Associate Director Renata Segura and CPPF Program manager Sabrina Stein launched the new CPPF report, "Making Prevention Everyone's Business: Lessons Learned from Disaster Risk Reduction, Nuclear Nonproliferation, and Public Health," while in Switzerland. On June 12, they presented their report at the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs in Bern. The report was official launched on June 13, during a panel event in Geneva.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 79.Electoral Process in the DRC (CAPF)

    Date
    , 9:00am –
    Location
    Security Council Report, New York
    Program
    Understanding Violent Conflict
    Meetings & Events
  • 80.SSRC-DFG Workshop: "Political Equality in Unequal Societies"

    Date
    Program
    Anxieties of Democracy
    Meetings & Events
  • 81.The Consequences of Misinformation

    Date
    , 8:00am
    Location
    Falk Auditorium, The Brookings Institution
    Program
    Media & Democracy
    Meetings & Events
  • 82.Workshop on the state of Cuban studies in the United States

    The workshop on the State of Cubans Studies in the United States, which was organized in collaboration with John Jay College of the City University of New York and Cuba’s Revista Temas convened in Barcelona May 21-22, 2018 prior to the start of LASA. The workshop was a resounding success in accomplishing its stated purpose: to bring together scholars who reside in Cuba with those who reside outside the island for an intensive dialogue on the development of the field of Cuban Studies in the United States. A seminar on that same topic was held at Florida International University in 1990, but with participation of only U.S.-based scholars. Since that initial seminar, we have witnessed the multiplication of contacts between scholars on both shores, the expansion in the scope of studies in Cuba of the island’s society and culture, and the greater acceptance in Cuba of the work done by colleagues who do not reside in the island. A reassessment of the field of Cuban Studies in the United States was long overdue.

    Date
    Program
    Cuba Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 83.SSRC-IFS Workshop: "The Future of Political Parties"

    Date
    Program
    Anxieties of Democracy
    Meetings & Events
  • 84.Confronting Algorithms of Oppression

    Date
    , 5:30pm –
    Program
    Media & Democracy
    Meetings & Events
  • 85.Witnessing Professionals and Climate Change Workshop

    Date
    , 9:00am –
    Location
    Princeton University, Wallace Hall, Room 300
    Program
    Anxieties of Democracy
    Meetings & Events
  • 86.Beijing Rising Powers and Sustaining Peace Workshop

    Date
    Location
    United Nations Association of China
    Program
    Understanding Violent Conflict
    Meetings & Events
  • 87.Conference on Governance and Security in North Africa and the Sahel

    Date
    , 9:00am –
    Location
    Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
    Program
    African Peacebuilding Network
    Meetings & Events
  • 88.The Changing Landscape of Armed Groups: Doing Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration Differently

    Date
    , 10:00am
    Location
    UN Secretariat
    Program
    Understanding Violent Conflict
    Meetings & Events
  • 89.New Frontiers of Peacekeeping (Yale University)

    Date
    Location
    Yale University
    Program
    Understanding Violent Conflict
    Meetings & Events
  • 90.Social Media and Democracy: Assessing the State of the Field and Identifying Unexplored Questions

    Date
    Location
    Frances C. Arillaga Alumni Center, Stanford University
    Program
    Media & Democracy
    Meetings & Events
  • 91.Book Talk | Seeing the World

    NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge and the Social Science Research Council invite you to a discussion of Seeing the World: How US Universities Make Knowledge in a Global Era, with authors Mitchell L. Stevens, Cynthia Miller-Idriss, and Seteney Shami. The event will be moderated by Ann Morning with critical remarks from George Steinmetz. U.S. research universities have long endeavored to be cosmopolitan places, yet the disciplines of economics, political science, and sociology have remained stubbornly parochial. Despite decades of government and philanthropic investment in international scholarship, the most prestigious academic departments still favor research and expertise on the United States. Why? Seeing the World answers this question by examining university research centers that focus on the Middle East and related regional area studies. Drawing on candid interviews with scores of top scholars and university leaders to understand how international inquiry is perceived and valued inside the academy, Seeing the World explains how intense competition for tenure-line appointments encourages faculty to pursue “American” projects that are most likely to garner professional advancement. At the same time, constrained by tight budgets at home, university leaders eagerly court patrons and clients worldwide but have a hard time getting departmental faculty to join the program. Together these dynamics shape how scholarship about the rest of the world evolves. At once a work-and-occupations study of scholarly disciplines, an essay on the formal organization of knowledge, and an inquiry into the fate of area studies, Seeing the World is a must-read for anyone who cares about the future of knowledge in a global era.

    Date
    , 6:00pm –
    Location
    Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute | 20 Cooper Square 7th floor | New York New York 10003
    Program
    Producing Knowledge on World Regions
    Meetings & Events
  • 92.Pathways for Peace: Mapping Out a New Research Agenda

    Date
    Program
    Understanding Violent Conflict
    Meetings & Events
  • 93.What Works in UN Conflict Prevention? A Retreat

    Date
    Location
    Greentree Estate
    Program
    Understanding Violent Conflict
    Meetings & Events
  • 94.International Studies Association Conference 2018, San Francisco

    On 5 April 2018, UVC Director, Dr. Tatiana Carayannis, spoke on a panel at the International Studies Association (ISA) Conference in San Francisco, California on the effective approaches for academic engagement with think tanks and policy makers. Under the theme "Power of Rules and Rule of Power" this round-table facilitated a discussion for those interested in and concerned with the policy impact of their academic research. On the following day, she also presented her newest paper "Prevention: The Challenge of Theory and Practice" with co-author, Sabrina Stein of the Conflict Peace and Prevention Forum, during the ISA's themed workshops on Conflict Prevention in the 21st Century.

    Date
    Program
    Understanding Violent Conflict
    Meetings & Events
  • 95.International Studies Association 59th Annual Convention

    Date
    Program
    African Peacebuilding Network
    Meetings & Events
  • 96.National Association of Workforce Boards Annual Forum 2018

    Measure of America’s Sarah Burd-Sharps will speak at the National Association of Workforce Boards Annual Forum about Measure of America’s collaboration with the San Diego Workforce Partnership to address youth disconnection in San Diego.

    Date
    , 8:00am –
    Program
    Measure of America
    Meetings & Events
  • 97.Venezuela (New York)

    On March 20, CPPF organized a closed-door, off-the-record briefing on Venezuela for the UN Department of Political Affairs, to discuss the prospects for the upcoming presidential elections in Venezuela in May 2018.

    Date
    , 8:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 98.National Reengagement Plus! Convening

    Co-director Kristen Lewis will speak about Measure of America’s latest disconnected youth research at the Philadelphia Youth Network’s sixth National Reengagement Plus! Convening. The convening is sponsored by the National League of Cities and will focus on strategies to reengage young people disconnected from school and work.

    Date
    , 8:00am –
    Program
    Measure of America
    Meetings & Events
  • 99.Peacebuilding in Africa: The Future of Global Peacebuilding

    Date
    Program
    African Peacebuilding Network
    Meetings & Events
  • 100.The Situation in the DRC (with Sylvain Saluseke, LUCHA)

    On 16 March 2018, the Understanding Violent Conflict (UVC) program organized a Central Africa Policy Forum on current developments in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with featured speaker Sylvain Saluseke of the Congolese pro-democracy youth activist group, LUCHA. The meeting, held at the Security Council Report and in the margins of Security Council debates on the mandate renewal of the UN mission in the DRC (MONUSCO), brought together representatives from UN country missions, the UN Secretariat, NGOs, and researchers. LUCHA or Struggle for Change (Twitter: @luchaRDC) is a non-violent, non-partisan citizen's movement formed in 2012 and based in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Neither a classic NGO nor a political party, Lucha has mobilized in innovative ways to ensure young people’s voices are heard in DRC. Sylvain Saluseke, a businessman and activist, was held by Congolese security forces for over a month in 2015 for his work with the movement.

    Date
    , 3:30pm –
    Program
    Understanding Violent Conflict
    Meetings & Events