Events at USIP
Colombian Human Rights Leaders Protect Their Peace

Colombian Human Rights Leaders Protect Their Peace

February 25, 2020

Organized by the Swedish humanitarian agency Diakonia and the ACT Church of Sweden, the Colombian National Prize for the Defense of Human Rights honors social leaders as they continue to defend their communities’ right to security, land, education, health, reparations, and access to justice under the 2016 deal.

Ending Our Endless War in Afghanistan

Ending Our Endless War in Afghanistan

February 19, 2020

After over a year of intensive talks, press reports indicate that an official agreement between the U.S. and Taliban is imminent. The agreement reportedly begins with an immediate reduction in violence by all sides, followed by the signing of a U.S.-Taliban agreement. USIP hosted a panel of former U.S. government senior officials to discuss the significance of the reported agreement, the potential for a sustainable and inclusive peace process, and what this latest development means for bringing an end to the eighteen-year war in Afghanistan.

 

A Changing Ethiopia: Understanding Medemer

A Changing Ethiopia: Understanding Medemer

February 13, 2020

During this crucial period of reform and uncertainty in Ethiopia, USIP hosted a distinguished panel including representatives of the Office of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to look at the questions, possibilities, and problems offered by medemer.

North Korea’s Lost Generation

North Korea’s Lost Generation

January 31, 2020

Amid concerns about the North Korean nuclear threat and the dashed hopes for a breakthrough in U.S.-North Korea negotiations, the health and human rights of arguably the most vulnerable victims of the ongoing humanitarian crisis—North Korean children—have been overlooked.

The Future of Multilateral Peacebuilding

The Future of Multilateral Peacebuilding

January 30, 2020

USIP, The Stimson Center, Alliance for Peacebuilding, and the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area partnered for a timely discussion on the future of the multilateral system and the potential for practical, innovative reform with U.N. Undersecretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo, the highest-ranking American currently serving at the United Nations and the first woman to hold the position.

Healing Afghanistan Through Art

Healing Afghanistan Through Art

January 28, 2020

On January 28, USIP and ArtLords founders Omaid Sharifi and Kabir Mokamel held a conversation on Afghan art, music, and culture and the important role they play in uniting Afghans during this pivotal but uncertain moment in the peace process. Sharifi and Mokamel were joined by artist and activist Hamidullah Natiq for a discussion of their art, activism, and peace.

Pakistan 2020: The Year Ahead

Pakistan 2020: The Year Ahead

January 27, 2020

On January 27, USIP convened a group of experts to help decipher Pakistan’s tumultuous landscape and assess the year ahead. This conversation explored several key implications for U.S. policy as well, including the state of civil-military relations following the army chief’s extension, prospects for Pakistan’s economic future and whether early signs may portend a recovery, and the ongoing challenges posed by the situation in Kashmir. 

Disengaging from Violent Extremism

Disengaging from Violent Extremism

January 23, 2020

USIP kicked off our VEDR initiative to progress past conventional notions of deradicalization—which generally focus on transforming a person’s beliefs about ideologies—and instead develop a systemic approach that simultaneously encourages disengagement and builds social cohesion and community resilience to prevent the reoccurrence of violence.

A Governance Agenda for Preventing Violence in a Fragile World - Part 2

A Governance Agenda for Preventing Violence in a Fragile World - Part 2

January 8, 2020

Join USIP, the National Democratic Institute, and the George W. Bush Institute for a timely discussion on political transitions out of fragility. This event brings together thought leaders and practitioners from across the peacebuilding, development, security, and democracy and governance communities.

Part Two of this event features former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Ambassador Derek Mitchell and USIP President and CEO, Nancy Lindborg.

A Governance Agenda for Preventing Violence in a Fragile World - Part 1

A Governance Agenda for Preventing Violence in a Fragile World - Part 1

January 8, 2020

Join USIP, the National Democratic Institute, and the George W. Bush Institute for a timely discussion on political transitions out of fragility. This event brings together thought leaders and practitioners from across the peacebuilding, development, security, and democracy and governance communities.

Part One of this event features USAID Administrator Mark Green, Ambassador Derek Mitchell and a panel of next-generation leaders.