Events

Upcoming USIP Events

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 9:30am

The global humanitarian system is stretched to its limits. The world faces the greatest flood of refugees since World War II, and the United Nations is handling an unprecedented number of simultaneous crises. Join the U.S. Institute of Peace and Oxfam America on June 2 for a discussion, in the aftermath of the May 23-24 World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, on how to strengthen the humanitarian system and increase the ability of constructive national leaders and civil society organizations to avoid cycles of crisis, conflict and violence.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 1:00pm

U.S. forces and their allies abroad have underestimated the irreversible damage done to their missions when they kill or harm civilians, says a new report by combat veteran and strategist Christopher Kolenda and human rights researcher Rachel Reid. Yet military forces can make changes to dramatically reduce civilian casualties—and did so in Afghanistan—without undermining their own force protection or ceding military advantage. Tragically, this hard-won lesson is often lost, as in the disastrous U.S. airstrike on an Afghan hospital that killed 42 people in October. On June 8, join the report’s authors, with former Under Secretary of Defense Michèle Flournoy, for a discussion at USIP of their findings.

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Domestic Dimensions of China's Foreign Policy: Part 1
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Domestic Dimensions of China's Foreign Policy: Part 2
Domestic Dimensions of China's Foreign Policy

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