Events at USIP
Kyrgyzstan’s Unfinished “Revolution”

Kyrgyzstan’s Unfinished “Revolution”

October 29, 2020

USIP held a discussion of the ongoing situation in Kyrgyzstan and its implications for peace and stability in Central Asia. The conversation examined how organized crime, youth mobilization, social media, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic have factored into the crisis. The discussion also analyzed how the United States and the region, including Kyrgyzstan’s Central Asian neighbors and Russia, are assessing and responding to the developments.  

Russia’s War in Donbas: Ripe for a Resolution?

Russia’s War in Donbas: Ripe for a Resolution?

October 20, 2020

USIP hosted prominent experts and policymakers for a discussion on possible solutions for resolving the ongoing conflict. The event examined the current status of peace negotiations, as well as what a settlement might look like, the war’s political and social consequences and how COVID-19 has exacerbated its effects, and how regional dynamics—including instability in neighboring Belarus—have the potential to influence Ukraine's security situation.

Women Transforming Peace

Women Transforming Peace

October 20, 2020

USIP and the U.S. Civil Society Working Group on Women, Peace and Security joined to mark the 20th anniversary of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1325. The discussion examined how countries are expanding on the Women, Peace and Security agenda by adopting feminist foreign policy frameworks.

Lessons for Afghanistan from Colombia’s Peace Process

Lessons for Afghanistan from Colombia’s Peace Process

October 16, 2020

USIP and the Embassy of Afghanistan joined for a discussion on important lessons from the Havana Process with the FARC, highlighting both the successes and shortcomings of the negotiation and its implementation. This is the first discussion in an ongoing series launched by the Embassy of Afghanistan that examines peace processes around the world.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Local Peacebuilding in the Middle East

The Impact of COVID-19 on Local Peacebuilding in the Middle East

October 14, 2020

USIP and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) joined for a panel discussion featuring peacebuilding experts and practitioners from the Middle East. The online conversation will look at the implications of COVID-19 on peacebuilding at the local level in three particular Middle Eastern contexts—Yemen, Syria, and Iraq.

What Do Africans Think About the Continent’s Future?

What Do Africans Think About the Continent’s Future?

October 14, 2020

USIP and Afrobarometer joined for a first look at Afrobarometer’s latest survey research and results, as well as a discussion on how the data can help guide U.S. government policy in Africa and provide key insights for policymakers on trends and potential threats to peace and security in Africa.

Empowering Afghan Women and Protecting Their Rights

Empowering Afghan Women and Protecting Their Rights

October 7, 2020

USIP, the U.S Agency for International Development, and the U.S Department of State joined for a discussion on Afghan women’s contributions, concerns, and their expectations from the international community.

Play this podcast on Podbean App