• 101.Central African Republic (New York)

    CPPF convened a brainstorming on the Central African Republic that aimed to analyze past and present approaches to Security Sector Reform (SSR), Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR), and efforts towards accountability and reconciliation in the conflict affected country.

    Date
    , 8:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 102.Working Group on Institutions Conference [SSRCdemocracy]:

    Date
    Program
    Anxieties of Democracy
    Meetings & Events
  • 103.'Democratic Exclusion: A Think-In in Three Acts,' featuring Charles Taylor

    Date
    , 6:00pm –
    Location
    Civic Hall (156 5th Ave., NY, NY)
    Program
    Anxieties of Democracy
    Meetings & Events
  • 104.Eritrea Briefing for the Swiss Foreign Ministry (New York)

    On Friday 21 October, CPPF experts provided a briefing on Eritrea for representatives from the Swiss Foreign Ministry based in Bern and New York. On Friday 21 October, CPPF experts provided a briefing on Eritrea for representatives from the Swiss Foreign Ministry based in Bern and New York.

    Date
    , 8:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 105.Eritrea (New York)

    CPPF, in partnership with the UN Department of Political Affairs, convened an expert brainstorming on Eritrea in New York on Friday October 21. The meeting sought to take stock of recent developments in the country, national and regional dynamics, and the UN’s strategy of engagement. CPPF, in partnership with the UN Department of Political Affairs, convened an expert brainstorming on Eritrea in New York on Friday October 21. The meeting sought to take stock of recent developments in the country, national and regional dynamics, and the UN’s strategy of engagement.

    Date
    , 8:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 106.Central African Policy Forum on CAR (New York)

    On 20 October, CPPF facilitated and organized a briefing by two colleagues at the United States Institute of Peace, who had recently returned from Bangui after six months in country. This meeting brought together NGOs, UN missions, UN agencies and departments, and academics in New York to explore policy options for building sustainable peace in CAR. On 20 October, CPPF facilitated and organized a briefing by two colleagues at the United States Institute of Peace, who had recently returned from Bangui after six months in country. This meeting brought together NGOs, UN missions, UN agencies and departments, and academics in New York to explore policy options for building sustainable peace in CAR.

    Date
    , 8:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 107.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
  • 108.2016 Democracy Seminar with Professor Charles Taylor

    Date
    Program
    Anxieties of Democracy
    Meetings & Events
  • 109.'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
  • 110.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
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 111.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
  • 112.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
  • 113.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
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 114.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
  • 115.MCL-CALOHEE Summit

    In September 2016, MCL held a summit with a parallel European Union project, CALOHEE (Measuring and Comparing Achievements of Learning Outcomes in Higher Education in Europe), which has begun developing EU-wide assessment frameworks in Civil Engineering, Nursing, History, Physics, and Education. The meeting was held in New York City, with support from the Lumina Foundation, to share lessons learned across the two initiatives and discuss potential avenues for future collaboration.

    Date
    , 10:00am –
    Program
    Measuring College Learning Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 116.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
  • 117.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
  • 118.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
  • 119.6th Asia-Pacific Conference on Public Health

    Date
    Program
    Vietnam Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 120.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
    CPPF Activities: Asia and the Pacific
    Meetings & Events
  • 121.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
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 122.VASS and SSRC commemorate 30 years of achievement in research, training, and scientific collaboration

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

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

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

    Date
    , 2:00pm –
    Program
    Abe Fellowship Program
    Meetings & Events