• 1.Politics of Return 'When We Return' Exhibition Launch

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    Location
    TAKS Art Centre
    Program
    Politics of Return (PoR)
    Meetings & Events
  • 2.Politics of Return Annual Meeting

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    , 1:00am
    Location
    London School of Economics and Political Science
    Program
    Politics of Return (PoR)
    Meetings & Events
  • 3.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).

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    Program
    The China-Africa Knowledge Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 4.China-Africa Peace and Security Research Cluster Fellowship Capstone Seminar

    On 16-18 November 2016, the China-Africa Knowledge Project (CAKP) in collaboration with the Social Science Research Council’s African Peacebuilding Network (APN) and the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), held the China-Africa Peace and Security Research Cluster Fellowship Capstone Seminar in Addis Ababa. As part of the pilot China-Africa Peace and Security Research Fellowship, the seminar brought together the six Chinese scholar fellows, African counterparts from their host institutions (AFSC Nairobi office, Institute for Peace and Security Studies, the University of Kinshasa and the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association), in addition to over twenty leading Chinese and African scholars and civil society representatives. The seminar sought to discuss the fellows’ field research ahead of the completion of their final research papers and situate their research within the wider policy debates on peace and security within the United Nations (U N) and African Union (AU). The semina On 16-18 November 2016, the China-Africa Knowledge Project (CAKP) in collaboration with the Social Science Research Council’s African Peacebuilding Network (APN) and the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), held the China-Africa Peace and Security Research Cluster Fellowship Capstone Seminar in Addis Ababa. As part of the pilot China-Africa Peace and Security Research Fellowship, the seminar brought together the six Chinese scholar fellows, African counterparts from their host institutions (AFSC Nairobi office, Institute for Peace and Security Studies, the University of Kinshasa and the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association), in addition to over twenty leading Chinese and African scholars and civil society representatives. The seminar sought to discuss the fellows’ field research ahead of the completion of their final research papers and situate their research within the wider policy debates on peace and security within the United Nations (U N) and African Union (AU). The seminar aimed to further integrate the junior Chinese scholars into important networks of peace and security scholars and experts in Africa, strengthen links between their home institutions and African counterparts, and provide African institutions and scholars with the opportunity to expand their networks among Chinese research communities.

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    Program
    The China-Africa Knowledge Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 5.Protest in Africa: Rural Radicalism Revisited

    On 25-26 January 2016, the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum at the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and Justice and Security Research Programme hosted an event on "Protest in Africa: Rural Radicalism Revisited." This seminar, held at the SSRC, brought together a small group of scholars to explore contemporary forms of protest and resistance to authority in Africa by expanding upon Herbert Weiss’s concept of “rural radicalism” and exploring its continued relevance to explain mobilization for protest.

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    Program
    Justice and Security Research Program (JSRP)
    Meetings & Events
  • 6.JSRP Gender Workshop

    On 8 October 2015, CPPF Deputy Director Tatiana Carayannis and Program Coordinator Mignonne Fowlis participated in a JSRP Gender Workshop at the London School of Economics (LSE). The workshop, which was also supported by LSE's Gender Institute and The Centre for Women, Peace and Security at LSE, brought together researchers across the various consortium to assess the gender dimensions of the findings from the JSRP research sites in DRC, Uganda and South Sudan. Carayannis presented the broad scope of CPPF's on-going work on gender, while Fowlis presented her forthcoming paper examining the impact of community responses to gender-based violence, based on preliminary research conducted during the JSRP field visit to Equateur in January 2015. On 8 October 2015, CPPF Deputy Director Tatiana Carayannis and Program Coordinator Mignonne Fowlis participated in a JSRP Gender Workshop at the London School of Economics (LSE). The workshop, which was also supported by LSE's Gender Institute and The Centre for Women, Peace and Security at LSE, brought together researchers across the various consortium to assess the gender dimensions of the findings from the JSRP research sites in DRC, Uganda and South Sudan. Carayannis presented the broad scope of CPPF's on-going work on gender, while Fowlis presented her forthcoming paper examining the impact of community responses to gender-based violence, based on preliminary research conducted during the JSRP field visit to Equateur in January 2015.

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    , 9:30am –
    Program
    Justice and Security Research Program (JSRP)
    Meetings & Events
  • 7.New Area Studies in an Era of Global Transformation, SSRC Roundtable at the Inaugural Africa-Asia Conference, Accra

    Tatiana Carayannis, project director of the China-Africa Knowledge Project chaired a roundtable on "New Area Studies in an Era of Global Transformation," sponsored by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) at the inaugural Africa-Asia conference in Accra, Ghana. Roundtable participants included Thomas Asher, program director of the SSRC’s Next Generation Social Sciences Program, Seteney Shami, program director of the SSRC’s Inter-Asia Program, and SSRC board of directors chair Mamadou Diouf. Tatiana Carayannis, project director of the China-Africa Knowledge Project chaired a roundtable on "New Area Studies in an Era of Global Transformation," sponsored by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) at the inaugural Africa-Asia conference in Accra, Ghana. Roundtable participants included Thomas Asher, program director of the SSRC’s Next Generation Social Sciences Program, Seteney Shami, program director of the SSRC’s Inter-Asia Program, and SSRC board of directors chair Mamadou Diouf.

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    Program
    The China-Africa Knowledge Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 8.Emerging Views on Global Peace Practice: New Directions in UN Peace Operations, UNA-China, Beijing

    On 14 and 15 July 2015, the SSRC’s China-Africa Knowledge Project, in collaboration with the United Nations Association of China, the American Friends Service Committee, and the Quaker United Nations Office convened a workshop entitled “Emerging Views on Global Peace Practice: New Directions in UN Peace Operations” to discuss current UN peace practice. The workshop, held around the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, brought together a network of Chinese, African, and western scholars and some expert practitioners. It sought to consider, examine China’s engagement on issues of women, peace and security in light of the High-Level Review of Security Council Resolution 1325, and assess key challenges in the implementation of the Reviews’ recommendations. Tatiana Carayannis, deputy director of the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum and project director of the China-Africa Knowledge Project co-chaired the event. On 14 and 15 July 2015, the SSRC’s China-Africa Knowledge Project, in collaboration with the United Nations Association of China, the American Friends Service Committee, and the Quaker United Nations Office convened a workshop entitled “Emerging Views on Global Peace Practice: New Directions in UN Peace Operations” to discuss current UN peace practice. The workshop, held around the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, brought together a network of Chinese, African, and western scholars and some expert practitioners. It sought to consider, examine China’s engagement on issues of women, peace and security in light of the High-Level Review of Security Council Resolution 1325, and assess key challenges in the implementation of the Reviews’ recommendations. Tatiana Carayannis, deputy director of the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum and project director of the China-Africa Knowledge Project co-chaired the event.

    Date
    Program
    The China-Africa Knowledge Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 9.Meeting of the SSRC Working Group on China-Africa

    The SSRC Working Group on China-Africa and a number of colleagues convened at the SSRC in New York over two days to discuss the project's work and future goals. The Working Group and partners provided continued advice and guidance for a planning process to help identify priorities and design a substantial intervention or series of interventions in research collaboration and capacity building. Discussions spanned the emerging areas of China-Africa research and challenges and capacity gaps in teaching the next generation of scholars, among a number of other topics.

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    Location
    Social Science Research Council
    Program
    The China-Africa Knowledge Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 10.JSRP Research Trip to Gemena and Gbadolite (Equateur) in the DRC

    JSRP Research Director at the SSRC Tatiana Carayannis, Program Coordinator Aaron Pangburn, and Program Associate Mignonne Fowlis joined a team of their local researchers on a field visit to the cities of Gemena and Gbadolite in northern Equateur province for a series of interviews with government officials, civil society representatives, and customary leaders on issues of public authority. While near the border of the Central African Republic, the trip also served as an opportunity to visit the Inke refugee camp, home to approximately 13,000 Central African refugees, where the team initiated conversations on a new research project focusing access to justice for displaced populations in the DRC. JSRP Research Director at the SSRC Tatiana Carayannis, Program Coordinator Aaron Pangburn and Program Associate Mignonne Fowlis joined a team of their local researchers on a field visit to two of their western DRC research sites, Gemena and Gbadolite in the northwest province of Equateur for a series of interviews with government officials, civil society representatives, and customary leaders on issues of public authority. While near the border of the Central African Republic, the trip also served as an opportunity to visit the Inke refugee camp, home to approximately 13,000 Central African refugees, where the team initiated conversations on a new research project focusing on access to justice for displaced populations in the DRC. This fieldwork was conducted under the auspices of two consortiums. SSRC has been a lead partner in the DFID-funded Justice and Security Research Programme since 2011, which looks into issues of hybrid governance and public authority to find out what arrangements best benefit those at the receiving end of policies to support justice and security in conflict-affected states. The second and newest companion project to the JSRP, Accommodation of justice for displaced in DRC, began in October 2014, and is a research consortium composed of SSRC, the University of Ghent, Cordaid, Wageningen University, and the Institut Supérieur de Développement Rural. It is funded by the WOTRO Science for Global Development, a division of The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, and will investigate how displaced populations, both those internally displaced and refugees, access justice in the DRC. SSRC manages the research in Western DRC, which includes Central African refugee camps and the communities surrounding them. The research trip was preceded by a WOTRO kickoff workshop and a JSRP planning workshop in Kinshasa from 29-31 January 2015.

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    Program
    Justice and Security Research Program (JSRP)
    Meetings & Events
  • 11.JSRP Planning Workshop in Kinshasa

    On 31 January 2015, the JSRP Research Director at the SSRC Tatiana Carayannis, and JSRP Research Director at the University of Ghent Koen Vlassenroot convened their DRC research teams for a planning workshop in Kinshasa at the Centre d'Études pour l'Action Sociale. Participants discussed the many cross-cutting research themes observed throughout the various JSRP research sites in Western and Eastern DRC. A few of these included customary conflicts and public authority, borders, identity and power, the resistance of politico-religious movements, and rebel governance. The workshop also discussed and initiated a Congolese cartoon competition, inspired by the themes of the Justice and Security Research Programme, and coordinated by Thembo Muhindo Kashauri, one of Kinshasa’s finest cartoonists. On 31 January 2015, the JSRP Research Director at the SSRC Tatiana Carayannis, and JSRP Research Director at the University of Ghent Koen Vlassenroot convened their DRC research teams for a planning workshop in Kinshasa at the Centre d'Études pour l'Action Sociale. Participants discussed the many cross-cutting research themes observed throughout the various JSRP research sites in Western and Eastern DRC. A few of these included customary conflicts and public authority, borders, identity and power, the resistance of politico-religious movements, and rebel governance. The workshop also discussed and initiated a Congolese cartoon competition, inspired by the themes of the Justice and Security Research Programme, and coordinated by Thembo Muhindo Kashauri, one of Kinshasa’s finest cartoonists. A public appeal describing the project has been distributed to various artistic communities across DRC and once the cartoon designs are submitted, a selection committee will select the winners with the first prize being a trip to one of SSRC's consortium partners in Europe to showcase the work of the competition.

    Date
    , 10:00am –
    Program
    Justice and Security Research Program (JSRP)
    Meetings & Events
  • 12.WOTRO Kick-Off Workshop in Kinshasa

    On 29-30 January 2015, JSRP Research Director at the SSRC Tatiana Carayannis, Program Coordinator Aaron Pangburn, and Program Associate Mignonne Fowlis participated in a kick-off workshop for a new research project of the Justice and Security Research Program entitled "Accommodation of justice for displaced in DRC." The project is based at and coordinated out of the Conflict Research Group (University of Ghent) other key partners include, Cordaid, Wageningen University, and the Institut Supérieur de Développement Rural. The project is financed by the WOTRO Science for Global Development, a division of The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, and will investigate how displaced populations, both those internally displaced and refugees access justice in three of the DRC's provinces--Equateur, Haut Uele, and South Kivu. During the workshop, participants presented initial mapping studies of justice enhancing mechanisms in the each of the provincial sites, as well as a literatur.

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    Program
    Justice and Security Research Program (JSRP)
    Meetings & Events
  • 13.JSRP Research Workshop—Gulu, Uganda

    On 1–4 December 2014, JSRP research director Tatiana Carayannis and program coordinator Aaron Pangburn from the Social Science Research Council joined their Congolese local researchers Jose Bazonzi (Kinshasa) and Jose Ndala (Gbadolite) in Gulu, Uganda, for a research workshop with other members of the international research consortium. Researchers from the London School of Economics, Ghent University, the World Peace Foundation (at Tufts University), and various regional institutes from South Sudan, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo presented their findings on how public authority is exercised in their respective research sites, while others focused on local justice mechanisms. On 1–4 December 2014, JSRP research director Tatiana Carayannis and program coordinator Aaron Pangburn from the Social Science Research Council joined their Congolese local researchers Jose Bazonzi (Kinshasa) and Jose Ndala (Gbadolite) in Gulu, Uganda, for a research workshop with other members of the international research consortium. Researchers from the London School of Economics, Ghent University, the World Peace Foundation (at Tufts University), and various regional institutes from South Sudan, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo presented their findings on how public authority is exercised in their respective research sites, while others focused on local justice mechanisms.

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    Program
    Justice and Security Research Program (JSRP)
    Meetings & Events
  • 14.JSRP Research Presented at The Hague: "Responses to Sexual Violence in DRC"

    On September 11, the Justice and Security Research Program at the SSRC cohosted a presentation by Dorothea Hilhorst and Nynke Douma on "Responses to Sexual Violence in DRC" at a conference highlighting the research of the IS Academy (Wageningen University) at The Hague. The event was titled "Facing Fragilities: People, Aid and Institutions in Socio-economic Recovery." On September 11, the Justice and Security Research Program at the SSRC cohosted a presentation by Dorothea Hilhorst and Nynke Douma on "Responses to Sexual Violence in DRC" at a conference highlighting the research of the IS Academy (Wageningen University) at The Hague. The event was titled "Facing Fragilities: People, Aid and Institutions in Socio-economic Recovery." A brief description of the research project can be found in related documents.

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    , 9:30am –
    Program
    Justice and Security Research Program (JSRP)
    Meetings & Events
  • 15.Research Trip to Mbandaka (Equateur) in the DRC

    From 18-27 June, Tatiana Carayannis and Program Coordinator Aaron Pangburn travelled to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to visit Kinshasa and the provincial capital of Equateur – Mbandaka – one of the Western DRC JSRP research sites. The trip served as an opportunity to conduct interviews with a number of local stakeholders (the director of the province, assembly representatives, customary chiefs, university professors, demobilized soldiers and local union members) in support of future research outputs on the demobilized soldiers, former rebels, and the growing displaced population living in the region. From 18-27 June, Tatiana Carayannis and Program Coordinator Aaron Pangburn travelled to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to visit Kinshasa and the provincial capital of Equateur – Mbandaka – one of the Western DRC JSRP research sites. The trip served as an opportunity to conduct interviews with a number of local stakeholders (the director of the province, assembly representatives, customary chiefs, university professors, demobilized soldiers and local union members) in support of future research outputs on the demobilized soldiers, former rebels, and the growing displaced population living in the region.

    Date
    Program
    Justice and Security Research Program (JSRP)
    Meetings & Events
  • 16.Research Trip to Muanda (Bas-Congo) in the DRC

    Research director Tatiana Carayannis and program associate Aaron Pangburn led a team of local researchers to the coastal town of Muanda in Bas-Congo Province, one of the three JSRP research sites in the western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), for a series of interviews on public authority. The team used several different methods and engaged with government representatives, civil society, and customary authorities.

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    Program
    Justice and Security Research Program (JSRP)
    Meetings & Events
  • 17.Conference: Making Sense of the China-Africa Relationship: Theoretical Approaches and the Politics of Knowledge, Yale University

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    Program
    The China-Africa Knowledge Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 18.Delegation from Renmin University visits CPPF

    A delegation from the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China visited SSRC and met with CPPF Deputy Director Tatiana Carayannis and Program Associate Ciara Aucoin to discuss the history of CPPF, areas of work (particularly those related to China-Africa), and possible future collaboration.

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    , 1:00am
    Program
    The China-Africa Knowledge Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 19.Human Security Humanitarian Perspectives and Responses Conference

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    Program
    Justice and Security Research Program (JSRP)
    Meetings & Events
  • 20.Chinese State Ethnic Affairs Commision visits SSRC

    A delegation from the Chinese State Ethnic Affairs Commission visited SSRC for a workshop on preventing ethnic conflict, looking at the cases of South Africa, Myanmar, Bosnia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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    Program
    China, Africa, and the UN
    Meetings & Events
  • 21.Chinese State Ethnic Affairs Commision visits SSRC

    A delegation from the Chinese State Ethnic Affairs Commission visited SSRC for a workshop on preventing ethnic conflict, looking at the cases of South Africa, Myanmar, Bosnia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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    Program
    The China-Africa Knowledge Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 22.JSRP Complexity Week (Ghent, Belgium)

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    Program
    Justice and Security Research Program (JSRP)
    Meetings & Events
  • 23.Conference: Towards Coordinated Responses to Conflict (Beijing Foreign Studies University)

    A conference to discuss perspectives on United Nations peacemaking, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding with scholars and policymakers from Africa, China, and the West. Hosted at the Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU), the two-day conference was convened by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), the Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO), and the Social Science Research Council (SSRC).The conference sought to share perspectives and explore changes in UN practice in these areas, specifically aiming to develop new and constructive linkages between UN efforts and China on matters of conflict response as China continues to enhance its contributions in this area.

    Date
    Program
    China, Africa, and the UN
    Meetings & Events
  • 24.Conference: Towards Coordinated Responses to Conflict (Beijing Foreign Studies University)

    A conference to discuss perspectives on United Nations peacemaking, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding with scholars and policymakers from Africa, China, and the West. Hosted at the Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU), the two-day conference was convened by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), the Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO), and the Social Science Research Council (SSRC). The conference sought to share perspectives and explore changes in peacekeeping, peacemaking, and peacebuilding theory and practice, specifically aiming to develop new and constructive linkages between UN efforts and China on matters of conflict response as China continues to enhance its contributions in this area.

    Date
    Program
    The China-Africa Knowledge Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 25.JSRP Kinshasa Workshop

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    Program
    Justice and Security Research Program (JSRP)
    Meetings & Events