Current USIP Webcast

The U.S. Institute of Peace strives to makes its resources available to the widest possible domestic and international audiences. When possible, we webcast our events live online, and maintain a video archive.

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 9:00am

The U.S. Institute of Peace is pleased to co-sponsor the third day of the 2016 Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP) Annual Conference, “Next Gen Peace: Expand. Advance. Influence.” AfP’s 2016 Annual Conference will examine the newest developments in the peacebuilding field, and will capture the “view from the edges,” where peacebuilding is innovating, “looking around corners” and scanning the horizon to revolutionize the field.

The third day of the conference, Thursday, May 26th, is treated as a separate event in partnership with AfP, and will be held at USIP’s headquarters located at 2301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC 20037. In accordance with government rules, payment is not accepted for public events at USIP, however, you still need to register for the public event at USIP. Only the third day of the conference will be help at USIP’s headquarters.

Join the conversation with #PeaceCon2016.

8:30am
Leland Atrium - Check-In

9:00am
Carlucci Auditorium - Welcome

  • Nancy Lindborg, President, United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
  • Melanie Greenberg, President & CEO, Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP)
  • Robert Berg, Board Chair, Alliance for Peacebuilding

9:10am
Carlucci Auditorium - Keynote Address

  • Dr. Jeremy Richman, Founder and CEO, The Avielle Foundation
  • Followed by Q & A

10:00am
Carlucci Auditorium - Next Gen Fragility: New Approaches to Peace and Governance in Fragile States

  • Eileen Babbitt, Director, Institute for Human Security, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
  • Sarah Cliffe, Director, Center on International Cooperation, New York University
  • Clare Lockhart, Director and co-founder, Institute for State Effectiveness
  • Pradip Pariyar, Founder and Chairperson, Nepal Policy Center
  • Grace Yeah Yeanay Mayson, Liberia Country Director, Purdue Peace Project
  • Moderator: Nancy Lindborg, President, USIP

11:20am
Concurrent sessions on the following topics:
Carlucci Auditorium - Civil-Military-Police Coordination for Human Security: Peacebuilding Approaches to Local Ownership

  • Deborah Mancini-Griffoli, Independent Consultant
  • Dr. Lisa Schirch, Senior Advisor on Policy, AfP
  • Christopher Holshek, Colonel, U.S. Army Civil Affairs (ret.) and Senior Fellow, AfP
  • Lieutenant Kurt Boshart, Administrative Lieutenant, Harrisonburg Police Department
  • Stan Maclin, Founder and President, Harriet Tubman Cultural Center
  • Dr. Carl Stauffer, Professor of Justice and Development Studies, Center for Justice Peacebuilding, Eastern Mennonite University
  • Jonathan (Jon) Rudy, Senior Advisor on Human Security, AfP
  • Moderator: Dr. Nadia Gerspacher, Director, Security Sector Education, Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding, USIP
  • Followed by Q & A

B241 - Exploring the Intersections Between Peacebuilding, Nonviolent Social Movements and Civilian Protection

  • Omolola Adele-Osa, Nigerian activist and Co-founder, Act for Accountability
  • Mel Duncan, Founding Director and Director of Advocacy & Outreach, Nonviolent Peaceforce
  • Neil Levine, Director, Center of Excellence for Democracy, Human Rights and Governance, U.S. Agency for International Development
  • Shaazka Beyerle, Senior Advisor, International Center on Nonviolent Conflict
  • Anthony Wanis St. John, Director, International Peace and Conflict Resolution MA Program, American University
  • Moderator: Maria J. Stephan, PhD, Senior Policy Fellow, USIP

1:45 – 3:15 PM
Concurrent sessions on the following topics:
Carlucci Auditorium - Bridging the Gap: Tools for Systems Thinking in Practice
In this session, Rob Ricigliano will explain how the Omidyar Group established a set of innovative institution-wide systems tools for developing strategy and measuring impact. Program leaders will then share stories about how they have worked with these tools in complex areas of social change.

  • Adam Ambrogi, Program Director, Responsive Politics, Democracy Fund
  • Leah Greenberg, Manager, Investments, Humanity United
  • Betsy Wright Hawkings, Program Director, Democracy Fund
  • Peter Rundlet, Managing Director, Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation, Humanity United
  • Robert Ricigliano, Systems and Complexity Coach, The Omidyar Group
  • Moderator: Alexa Courtney, Executive Director, Fragility Senior Study Group, USIP

B241 - Next Gen Colombia: An Inside View of the Peace Process and Beyond

  • Mark Freeman, Executive Director of the Institute for Integrated Transitions
  • Francisco Manrique, President, Executive Council, Connect Bogota
  • Leonel Narváez Gómez, Director, Foundation for Reconciliation, Colombia
  • Darynell Rodriguez Torres, Programme Manager, Policy and Advocacy, Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict
  • Moderator: Pamina Firchow, Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow, USIP and Assistant Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University

Kathwari Auditorium- War Changes Everyone: The Hidden Costs of War at Home and Abroad

  • Susan Hackley, Managing Director, Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School
  • Robert DuBois, Former Navy SEAL
  • Khitam Al-Khaykanee, Program Officer, Rule of Law, Justice and Security, USIP
  • Q & A to follow

3:45 – 5:00pm
Carlucci Auditorium - Next Gen Funding: Perspectives on the 2016 Peace and Security Funding Index and Beyond

  • Stephen J. Del Rosso, Director, International Peace & Security Program, Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • Rachel LaForgia, Program Director, Peace and Security Funders Group
  • Mary Stata, Investments Manager, Humanity United
  • Alexandra Toma, Executive Director, Peace and Security Funders Group
  • Moderator: Melanie Greenberg, President & CEO, AfP

Carlucci Auditorium - Closing Remarks

  • Melanie Greenberg, President & CEO, AfP
  • Robert Berg, Board Chair, AfP
  • Nancy Lindborg, President, USIP

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