Events at USIP

National Dialogues in Peacebuilding and Transitions

June 28, 2021

USIP and Peace Appeal hosted two panel discussions with the authors of the Institute’s recent report, “National Dialogues in Peacebuilding and Transitions: Creativity and Adaptive Thinking.” The conversations assessed the impacts of six national dialogues in Africa and the Middle East several years after the conclusion of these processes. 

The first panel focused on Lebanon, Senegal and Tunisia and examined inclusivity and representation in national dialogues in these countries. The second panel discussed national dialogues in Central African Republic, Kenya and Yemen and reflected on international involvement in these processes. Both panels drew lessons for practitioners and policymakers who are contemplating future national dialogues. 


Elizabeth Murraymoderator
Senior Program Officer, Africa, U.S. Institute of Peace 

Elie Abouaoun
Director, Middle East and North Africa Programs, U.S. Institute of Peace

Penda Ba 
Associate Professor, Gaston Berger University

Derek Brown 
Co-Executive Director, Peace Appeal Foundation

Daniel Brumberg 
Professor and Director, Democracy and Governance Studies, Georgetown University 

Erica Gaston
Fellow, Global Public Policy Institute 

Jimmy Ochieng
Consultant, HD Centre

Rachel Sullivan 
Program Specialist, Africa, U.S. Institute of Peace

Susan Stigantmoderator
Director, Africa Programs, U.S. Institute of Peace

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