Events at USIP
The Fallout of the War in Syria

The Fallout of the War in Syria

September 28, 2020

USIP held an in-depth presentation and discussion of the World Bank’s new publication, “The Fallout of War: The Regional Consequences of the Conflict in Syria.” The panel included the report’s lead author as well as regional experts who provided insight on the economic and social effects that the Syrian conflict has had on its neighbors.

The Catholic Church and Peacebuilding

The Catholic Church and Peacebuilding

September 24, 2020

USIP hosted an event that explored how and where the Catholic Church is able—or has the potential—to effectively support peace processes and people power movements by operating at the grassroots, engaging at the formal level, and liaising in between.

The Beginning of an End to Afghanistan’s Conflict?

The Beginning of an End to Afghanistan’s Conflict?

September 24, 2020

USIP hosted a discussion with U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad. Since his appointment in September 2018, Special Representative Khalilzad has brokered the U.S.-Taliban agreement, enlisted regional support for a peace process, and worked with both sides to get them to the negotiating table.

COVID-19 and Cease-fires: What Have We Learned?

COVID-19 and Cease-fires: What Have We Learned?

September 24, 2020

USIP had a timely discussion on the strategies needed to pursue effective cease-fires in conflict zones. Drawing from recent reports, including the recent USIP publication “Searching for COVID-19 Cease-fires: Conflict Zone Impacts, Needs, and Opportunities,” panelists considered the correlation between political willpower and conflict resolution, how the secretary-general’s cease-fire appeal was perceived on the ground in conflict zones, and whether international pressure could make a difference in advancing the secretary-general’s call. 

Ecological Threats to Peace

Ecological Threats to Peace

September 22, 2020

USIP and the Institute for Economics and Peace joined together for a look at the inaugural Ecological Threat Register, as experts explore the nexus between conflict and climate change and consider strategies for boosting resilience to climate-induced insecurity.

India’s Foreign Policy Outlook: An Inflection Point?

India’s Foreign Policy Outlook: An Inflection Point?

September 17, 2020

USIP hosted one of India’s foremost diplomats and scholars, former Foreign Secretary and former Ambassador to both China and the United States Nirupama Rao, for a candid conversation that explored how Indian leaders are managing challenges in the Indo-Pacific and what we may expect from Indian foreign policy going forward.

Toward Never Again: U.S. Leadership in Atrocity Prevention

Toward Never Again: U.S. Leadership in Atrocity Prevention

September 17, 2020

USIP and the State Department’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations discussed institutionalizing “never again,” and interagency efforts to prevent, mitigate, and respond to atrocity risks.

A New Direction for U.S. Policy on North Korea

A New Direction for U.S. Policy on North Korea

September 10, 2020

USIP convened experts to discuss what Washington has done right and wrong on North Korea and what new strategies and options the next administration should consider in dealing practically with North Korea to make real progress.

ASEAN Faces the Future

ASEAN Faces the Future

September 3, 2020

USIP and the Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy joined for a virtual discussion on the upcoming forum and ASEAN’s role in building peace and resilience in Southeast Asia, featuring findings from USIP’s newly published report, “Built for Trust, Not for Conflict: ASEAN Faces the Future.”

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