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.

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