Events at USIP
A Conversation with Afghan Acting Foreign Minister Mohammed Haneef Atmar

A Conversation with Afghan Acting Foreign Minister Mohammed Haneef Atmar

August 28, 2020

USIP hosted Minister Atmar for a virtual discussion about the Afghanistan peace process as talks with the Taliban get set to begin. The foreign minister spoke about the Afghan government’s ongoing efforts for peace and stability, as well as the role of the regional and international community in supporting peace efforts. 

A Conversation with Iraq’s Foreign and Migration Ministers

A Conversation with Iraq’s Foreign and Migration Ministers

August 24, 2020

USIP held a two-part discussion with Iraq’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Fuad Hussein and Minister of Migration and Displacement Evan Faeq Jabro.

The Kashmir Conflict: A Year of Tumult

The Kashmir Conflict: A Year of Tumult

August 24, 2020

USIP had a conversation with the authors, focused on the tensions between India and Pakistan and prospects for resolving the bilateral dispute, as well as the domestic Kashmiri resistance and both the violent and non-violent movements within Kashmir that may challenge Indian attempts to reshape Kashmir’s status.

Sri Lanka’s Parliamentary Elections

Sri Lanka’s Parliamentary Elections

August 18, 2020

USIP convened experts to unpack the conduct and results of the elections, examine the nature and shape of the new parliament and discuss how it bodes for the future of democracy, rule of law, and intercommunal harmony in Sri Lanka.

Drug Trafficking and Use in Libya and North Africa

Drug Trafficking and Use in Libya and North Africa

August 14, 2020

USIP and the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC) presented recently published research on drug issues in the region. USIP experts discussed their research on drug trafficking and consumption in Libya, while GI-TOC experts will analyze trends in the Maghreb as a whole.

How ISIS Really Ends

How ISIS Really Ends

August 13, 2020

USIP hosted CENTCOM Commander General Kenneth McKenzie and other experts for a discussion on the challenges of the post-ISIS landscape across Syria and Iraq, as well as the military’s role working alongside diplomacy and development to achieve the enduring defeat of ISIS and long-term stabilization.

Conflict, COVID and Compassion

Conflict, COVID and Compassion

August 12, 2020

As the world navigates the COVID-19 pandemic, rising conflict, and growing demands for justice, the need for individual, societal, and international compassion and resilience has never been more urgent. Tune in as His Holiness the Dalai Lama, USIP President and CEO Nancy Lindborg, and Generation Change Fellows discuss these issues on the eve of International Youth Day.

Coronavirus and the Conflict in Syria

Coronavirus and the Conflict in Syria

August 4, 2020

USIP convened an expert panel discussion on the impacts of COVID-19 in Syria. The panel featured field-based medical practitioners who provided on-the-ground insight on the pandemic’s effects in northern Syria, specifically among displaced populations within Syria.

From Dissent to Democracy

From Dissent to Democracy

August 3, 2020

Join USIP as we host activists and scholars of nonviolent resistance for a discussion of the book’s broader lessons on how to support democratization efforts around the world. The conversation will explore new insights into the intersection of democratization and nonviolent resistance, as well as actionable recommendations for activists and policymakers working toward democratic transitions.

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