• 101.MOA at NYC Open Data Week

    Co-director Sarah Burd-Sharps will participate in a panel organized by NYU’s GovLab for NYC’s Open Data Week, along with representatives from the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, Viacom, and the Sunlight Foundation. The “If You Build It, Will They Come? A Case for Demand-Driven Data” panel will discuss the demand for open data.

    Date
    , 9:00am –
    Program
    Measure of America
    Meetings & Events
  • 102.UVC Director Tatiana Carayannis, speaks at Global Studies Research Seminar, Ghent University

    Date
    , 2:00pm –
    Location
    Ghent, Belgium
    Program
    Understanding Violent Conflict
    Meetings & Events
  • 103.Brainstorming workshop on Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and Peacebuilding in Central Africa

    Date
    Program
    African Peacebuilding Network
    Meetings & Events
  • 104.Workshop on the 5th Anniversary of the Signing of the Peace, Security, and Cooperation Framework (PSCF) for DRC and the Great Lakes Region of Africa

    Date
    Location
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Program
    Understanding Violent Conflict
    Meetings & Events
  • 105.Measuring College Learning in Art History: At the College Art Association

    In 2017, the Measuring College Learning panel in Art History convened to lay the groundwork for establishing a framework of essential concepts, competencies, and potential avenues for an assessment tool in the introductory course in Art History. The panel, composed with the help of the College Art Association (CAA), will be featured in a session at the CAA's 2018 Annual Conference. The session is designed as an opportunity to share this draft document with CAA members, solicit feedback and suggestions, and respond to questions from the community.

    Date
    , 3:00pm –
    Location
    Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 511A
    Program
    Measuring College Learning Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 106.Let’s Talk About Drugs: Policy Coherence and the Sustainable Development Goals (New York)

    CPPF, in partnership with the International Peace Institute (IPI), hosted the launch of a joint report on drugs, sustainable development, and the drive for policy coherence. The event, which took place on February 22, centered on how drug policy can help or hinder member states’ efforts to achieve the SDGs. The forum also examined the findings following a year of work by a group of researchers and policy makers—convened by CPPF and IPI—on ways in which the drug policy agenda overlaps with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). CPPF Program Manager Sabrina Stein, who co-authored the report, was a member of the panel. During her remarks, she addressed the concern that drug policy has not been developed in concert with the SDGs, and described six concrete recommendations from the paper that would enable this mutual consideration. The paper is available on the CPPF and IPI websites.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 107.Expert Workshop on Nonviolence and Peacebuilding in the Middle East and North Africa

    Date
    Location
    Beirut, Lebanon
    Program
    Understanding Violent Conflict
    Meetings & Events
  • 108.Mali (New York)

    On 16 February 2018, CPPF convened a small, off-the-record meeting on Mali at the request of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO). The meeting brought together senior UN policymakers, both in New York and Bamako, and a number of experts working in and on Mali, to brief the team charged with the Independent Strategic Review of MINUSMA. The discussion took stock of the current state of implementation of the peace agreement, the deteriorating security conditions and their implications for MINUSMA’s work, as well as challenges and opportunities for the future of MINUSMA.

    Date
    , 9:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 109."Towards a New Congo Crisis: A Roundtable Conversation on Security, Electoral Tensions and Political Imaginaries in the DRC": A Talk at NYU, Abu Dhabi Institute

    Date
    , 7:00pm –
    Location
    New York University, Abu Dhabi Institute
    Program
    Understanding Violent Conflict
    Meetings & Events
  • 110.Distribution Conference

    On February 9th, 2018, the Anxieties of Democracy program’s working group on distribution convened at Yale University. The conference brought our working group members together to explore how changes in the structure of the global economy affect the viability of long settled features of distribution.

    Date
    , 10:00am
    Program
    Anxieties of Democracy
    Meetings & Events
  • 111.Burundi (Maputo)

    In partnership with the UN Department of Political Affairs, CPPF hosted an off-the-record brainstorming session on Burundi to look at the current state of the Inter-Burundian Dialogue, mediation challenges encountered at the multiple layers of governance, and opportunities for the UN to help build internal system coherence on the country. This high-level meeting, which took place from 8-9 February in Maputo, Mozambique, also helped inform the new Special Envoy and Resident Coordinator of Burundi.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 112.Southern Africa (Maputo)

    At the request of DPA, CPPF organized a meeting with experts from the region on 5-6 February 2018, to discuss cross-cutting issues in Southern Africa with a view to feeding into a UN regional strategy of intervention. During the meeting, which took place in Maputo, Mozambique, an analysis of particular cases (including Namibia, Angola and Zimbabwe) were also conducted with the aim of assessing risks associated with transitions and overall preparedness for the region to respond to related challenges. The two-day, off-the-record meeting was attended by numerous Resident Coordinators from the region.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 113.The SSRC Conducts End-of-Program Reflections with Graduating 2017-18 Fellows of the Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity in Southeast Asia

    Date
    Location
    Hua Hin, Thailand
    Program
    Vietnam Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 114.Post-UNGASS Drug Policy Brief (New York)

    On 2 February 2018, the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF) and the International Peace Institute (IPI) convened a small, off-the-record briefing to take the pulse of the drug policy debate two years after the UNGASS; and as the system prepares the path towards 2019, when the 2009 Political Declaration and Plan of Action needs to be revised.

    Date
    , 9:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 115.Field Research Trip to the DRC

    Date
    January 27th
    Program
    Understanding Violent Conflict
    Meetings & Events
  • 116.Prevention Workshop (New York)

    CPPF convened the first of a series of workshops that will culminate on a research paper on the role of prevention in public health, disaster risk reduction and nuclear nonproliferation. This project has been organized at the request of the Swiss MFA Human Security Division. The workshop, which took place on 26 January 2018, aimed to contextualize prevention from the perspective of each of these three fields, as well as draw on lessons to help bring fresh and innovative thinking to the prevention discussions currently taking place at the UN.

    Date
    , 9:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 117.Violence in the Countries of Northern Central America (New York)

    CPPF, together with Department of Political Affairs and the region’s Resident Coordinators, convened an off-the-record meeting on 17 January 2018 in order to analyze the UN’s approach to non-conventional violence in the Northern Triangle and examine how the system can better respond to this crisis and the humanitarian needs it produces.

    Date
    , 9:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 118.Announcing the 2017-2018 Negotiating Agreement in Congress Grant Recipients

    Date
    , 9:00am
    Program
    Anxieties of Democracy
    Meetings & Events
  • 119.Public Authority in the DRC and UN Peace Operations: A Talk at Peking University, Beijing

    On Monday, December 18th 2017 UVC Director, Tatiana Carayannis, gave a talk on the nature of public authority in the DRC and UN peace operations to a group of Chinese scholars, researchers, students, and faculty members at Peking University in Beijing (PKU). Hosted by Dr. Liu Haifang, Associate Professor and the Deputy Director of the Centre for African Studies at Peking University's School of International Studies, Carayannis' talk is part of the UVC's work to build and strengthen inter-disciplinary research networks and establish international partnerships that provide mutual benefits while producing high-quality, evidence-based scholarship. The UVC is planning to offer field research methods training workshops for researchers working in insecure, conflict-affected places in the near future.

    Date
    , 3:00pm –
    Location
    Peking University Beijing
    Program
    Understanding Violent Conflict
    Meetings & Events
  • 120.Meeting with Ms. Zhang Dan, VP and Director General of UNA-China

    UVC Director, Tatiana Carayannis, meets with Ms. Zhang Dan, Vice-President and Director-General of the United Nations Association China. Dr. Carayannis gifted Ms. Zhang Dan a book on the history of the UNA.

    Date
    , 11:00am –
    Program
    Understanding Violent Conflict
    Meetings & Events
  • 121.Climate Change Working Group Meeting 2017

    Date
    , 10:00am –
    Program
    Anxieties of Democracy
    Meetings & Events
  • 122.3rd Annual CPPF-DPA MENA RC Forum (Geneva)

    On 13-14 December, CPPF organized the third annual MENA RC Forum at the request of the DPA. The closed-door, off-the-record meeting brought together 16 Resident and Humanitarian Coordinators, members of various UN agencies (including UNDP, OHCHR, UNHCR, and the Executive Office of the Secretary-General), experts from academia, and key stakeholders from other parts of the region to examine the challenges facing the Middle East and North Africa. Participants took stock of issues such as national dynamics and the challenges they pose to peace and security, the geopolitics of non-regional actors, and trends in socio-economics and human rights that run through the region. The meeting concluded with recommendations for the system’s work in the region.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Europe/Caucasus/Middle East
    Meetings & Events
  • 123.Abe Fellowship Colloquium - Sustainable Building Strategies: A Case Study for Engaging Stakeholders

    The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Tokyo Office and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) jointly sponsored an Abe Fellowship Colloquium on Tuesday, December 12th at the Sakura Hall, Japan Foundation Headquarters. The colloquium featured a report by 2008 Abe Fellowship recipient Ying Hua of Cornell University on her research into sustainable buildings and the Tokyo Cap and Trade Program. Yuko Nishida from the Renewable Energy Institute and 2015 Abe Fellowship recipient Dana Buntrock of UC Berkeley served as commentators, leading follow-up debate from the audience.

    Date
    , 7:00pm –
    Location
    Sakura Hall 2nd Floor, Japan Foundation, 4-4-1 Yotsuya, Shinjuku, Tokyo
    Program
    Abe Fellowship Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 124.Political spaces for women post-ISIL in Iraq (Beirut)

    In early December, CPPF organized a closed-door, off-the-record expert meeting to examine the status of women in Iraq; examined the challenges and opportunities to advance the meaningful participation of women in all peacebuilding efforts in post-ISIL Iraq; and assessed the legal, economic, and cultural dimensions that perpetuate discrimination against women and girls in Iraq. Participants helped formulate policy-oriented and actionable recommendations for the UN system at the close of the one-day meeting.

    Date
    , 9:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Europe/Caucasus/Middle East
    Meetings & Events
  • 125.APN 2017 Training Workshop II on Writing and Dissemination

    The African Peacebuilding Network (APN) of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) held a three-day training workshop on writing and dissemination for its 2017 cohort of Individual Research Grant (IRG) recipients in Rabat, Morocco from December 11–13. The workshop was organized in collaboration with the African Institute for Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation (AIPECT), an independent Moroccan NGO working to enhance peace pathways in Africa.

    Date
    Location
    Rabat, Morocco
    Program
    African Peacebuilding Network
    Meetings & Events