Events at USIP
A Conversation with Republic of Zambia President Hakainde Hichilema

A Conversation with Republic of Zambia President Hakainde Hichilema

September 23, 2021

On September 23, USIP hosted a conversation with newly-elected Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema and a panel of experts that explored Hichilema’s governing priorities, as well as his approach toward key continent-wide issues such as Africa’s engagement with China, implementation of the African Union Agenda 2063, youth and gender issues, and lessons learned to strengthen democracy across Africa.

Speakers

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

Ambassador George E. Moosemoderator
Vice Chair of the Board, U.S. Institute of Peace

His Excellency Hakainde Hichilema
President of the Republic of Zambia 

Dana Banks
Special Assistant to the President of the United States; Senior Director for Africa, National Security Council 

Ambassador Johnnie Carson
Senior Advisor, U.S. Institute of Peace

 

For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/conversation-republic-zambia-president-hakainde-hichilema

 

The Peril and Potential of War Zone Partnerships

The Peril and Potential of War Zone Partnerships

September 16, 2021

Violent conflicts are increasingly defined by overlapping webs of alliances, proxies and other types of “support relationships” between state and non-state belligerents. To help policymakers understand the stakes of these partnerships, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) recently launched its seminal report, “Allies, Partners and Proxies: Managing Support Relationships in Armed Conflict to Reduce the Human Cost of War.” On September 16, USIP and ICRC held a discussion on the report’s findings, how they can be applied to security partnerships, and the practical steps that U.S. and international policymakers should consider to better protect civilians in today’s increasingly complex crises.

Speakers

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

Peter Maurer
President, International Committee of the Red Cross

Lieutenant General Michael K. Nagata, USA (Ret)

 

For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/peril-and-potential-war-zone-partnerships

 

Twenty Years After 9/11: How Peacebuilding Has Changed

Twenty Years After 9/11: How Peacebuilding Has Changed

September 10, 2021

On September 10, 2021, USIP reflected on how the tragic events of 9/11 have shaped the field of peacebuilding. USIP Board Chair and former National Security Advisor Stephen J. Hadley, USIP Vice Chair Ambassador George Moose and USIP President and CEO Lise Grande discussed how the field of peacebuilding has changed in the last 20 years — and how it should evolve to meet the challenges that will define the next two decades.

Speakers

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

Stephen J. Hadley
Chair, Board of Directors, U.S. Institute of Peace

Ambassador George Moose
Vice Chair, Board of Directors, U.S. Institute of Peace

 

For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/twenty-years-after-911-how-peacebuilding-has-changed

 

Religion, Identity and Conflict in Northern Nigeria

Religion, Identity and Conflict in Northern Nigeria

September 9, 2021

Conflict in northern Nigeria is once again on the rise. On September 9, USIP and Mercy Corps held a discussion about new research and evidence that examine the complex linkages between the political, economic and identity-based conflicts that are driving broader conflict in northern Nigeria — as well as the implications for policy and programmatic interventions. The conversation covered the multiple overlapping cleavages related to identity (including ethnicity and religion) and livelihood activities (such as farming and pastoralism) that continue to animate violence in the region.

Speakers

Oge Onubogumoderator
Director, West Africa Programs, U.S. Institute of Peace

Kaltumi Abdulazeez  
Program Officer, Community Initiative to Promote Peace (CIPP) Program, Interfaith Mediation Center  

Jason Klocek
Senior Researcher, Religion and Inclusive Societies, U.S. Institute of Peace
Assistant Professor, School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham

Emmanuel Ogbudu 
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager, Mercy Corps

Ryan Sheely 
Director of Research, Mercy Corps

Mukhtari Shitu
Conflict Program Specialist, USAID

 

For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/religion-identity-and-conflict-northern-nigeria

 

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