Events at USIP
Enhancing U.S.-China Strategic Stability in an Era of Strategic Competition

Enhancing U.S.-China Strategic Stability in an Era of Strategic Competition

April 30, 2021

On April 28, USIP launched a new report featuring essays from leading American and Chinese security experts on the challenges and opportunities associated with strengthening U.S.-China strategic stability. This event featured a discussion with six of the report’s authors regarding the perception gaps and drivers of U.S.-China conflict in the nuclear, missile, space, cyber, and emerging technologies realms. The authors offered recommendations on steps the United States and China can take in the near term to enhance strategic stability.

Speakers

Lise Grandewelcoming remarks
President and CEO, U.S. Institute of Peace

Patricia Kim, moderator 
Senior Policy Analyst, China, U.S. Institute of Peace

Jinghua Lyu
Northeast Asia Program Director, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue

Bruce MacDonald
Adjunct Professor, School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University

Haotian Qi
Assistant Professor, School of International Studies, Peking University

Brad Roberts
Director, Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Tong Zhao 
Senior Fellow, Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/enhancing-us-china-strategic-stability-era-strategic-competition

The Climate Challenges of South Asia’s Megacities

The Climate Challenges of South Asia’s Megacities

April 28, 2021

Please join USIP for a discussion on the growing stress faced by urban centers in South Asia due to climate change. Experts will discuss how megacities are contributing to environmental degradation and societal conflict, as well as address what policies might best combat these challenges and reflect on President Biden’s latest climate change summit.

Panelists

Aditya Bahadur
Principal Researcher, Human Settlements Group, International Institute for Environment and Development (India)

Sara Hayat
Environmental Lawyer and Asia Foundation Fellow (Pakistan)

Huraera Jabeen
Consultant, World Bank (Bangladesh)

Jumaina Siddiquimoderator
Senior Program Officer, South Asia, U.S. Institute of Peace

 

For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/climate-challenges-south-asias-megacities

Quiet on the Line of Control: Progress in India-Pakistan Relations?

Quiet on the Line of Control: Progress in India-Pakistan Relations?

April 26, 2021

On April 23, 2021, USIP hosted a discussion on what the recent thaw between India and Pakistan reveals about each country’s strategic thinking, the region’s overarching security concerns, and opportunities for the United States to encourage confidence building and crisis management even if peace remains elusive.

Speakers

Madiha Afzal
Rubenstein Fellow, Foreign Policy, The Brookings Institution

Tanvi Madan
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Brookings Institution

Shuja Nawaz
Distinguished Fellow, South Asia, Atlantic Council

Ashley Tellis
Tata Chair for Strategic Affairs, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Tamanna Salikuddinmoderator
Director, South Asia, U.S. Institute of Peace

For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/quiet-line-control-progress-india-pakistan-relations

Civil Resistance Transitions: Dialogue, Trust and Democracy

Civil Resistance Transitions: Dialogue, Trust and Democracy

April 21, 2021

Featuring new USIP research on the crucial role of inclusive dialogue and negotiation processes, this event looked at the characteristics of peace processes that most successfully foster citizen trust in a renewed social compact and long-term sustainable democratization. The discussion also provided key insights and recommendations for activists and external peacebuilding actors working to ensure successful dialogue and foster democratic outcomes — as well as how to apply those insights and recommendations in on-the-ground cases. 

Speakers

Zied Boussen
Tunisian Activist and Researcher

Veronique Dudouet
Senior Research Advisor, Berghof Foundation

Zahra Hayder
Sudanese Activist and Organizer

Roman-Gabriel Olar
Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Jonathan Pinckney
Senior Researcher, Nonviolent Action, U.S. Institute of Peace 

Lise Grande, moderator
President and CEO, U.S. Institute of Peace

The Nexus of Climate Change, Fragility, and Peacebuilding

The Nexus of Climate Change, Fragility, and Peacebuilding

April 15, 2021

On April 13, USIP and the Wilson Center hosted a timely discussion with experts on the linkages between climate and fragility, and how a more integrated approach to climate and fragility policies and responses can simultaneously strengthen resilience outcomes and minimize threats to peace and prosperity.

 

Speakers

Joe Hewitt, introductory remarks
Vice President, Policy, Learning, and Strategy, U.S. Institute of Peace

Cynthia Brady, moderator
Global Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center

Dina Esposito
Vice President of Technical Leadership, Mercy Corps

Alice Hill
David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment, Council on Foreign Relations
Former Senior Director, Resilience Policy, National Security Council

Liz Hume
Acting President and CEO, Alliance for Peacebuilding

Erin Sikorsky
Deputy Director, The Center for Climate and Security 
Former Deputy Director, Strategic Futures Group, National Intelligence Council

 

For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/nexus-climate-change-fragility-and-peacebuilding

Pakistan’s Post-Pandemic Economic Outlook

Pakistan’s Post-Pandemic Economic Outlook

April 8, 2021

On April 6, USIP hosted a discussion that assessed the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Pakistani economy, explored the outlook for reforms, and surveyed how international investors, especially U.S. companies, view the Pakistani economy and investment prospects.

Speakers:

Khurram Husain
Economic writer, Dawn

Safiya Ghori-Ahmed
Director, McLarty Associates

Naila Naqvi
CEO, Pie in the Sky

Uzair Younusmoderator
Visiting Senior Policy Analyst, South Asia Program, U.S. Institute of Peace

 

For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/pakistans-post-pandemic-economic-outlook

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