Events

Upcoming USIP Events

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 9:00am

Countries from Myanmar to Chile have moved from autocratic regimes to more inclusive forms of government, though their experiences continue to be fraught with difficulties.  Join the U.S. Institute of Peace on Sept. 8 for a symposium exploring recent research on what factors encourage or inhibit peaceful transitions and how nascent democracies can overcome their fragility. The discussion will include a focus on a new study released by Chatham House on Zimbabwe’s potential for peaceful democratic transition.

Monday, September 12, 2016 - 9:00am

Much of today’s regional disorder and global upheaval is driven by fragile states—those with a frayed social compact between their people and government. State fragility fuels problems from the unprecedented refugee crisis to turmoil in the Arab world, and from pandemic diseases to some of humanity’s deepest poverty. To meet this challenge, three Washington foreign affairs institutions are making recommendations to the next administration and Congress to produce a more strategic, disciplined, and sustained U.S. approach. Join the study’s chairs—William Burns of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Michèle Flournoy of the Center for a New American Security, and USIP’s Nancy Lindborg—for the public launch of their report.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 3:00pm

As U.S. troops help Iraqi armed forces in their offensive against ISIS militants, Massachusetts Congressman Seth Moulton recently made a recent fact-finding visit to Iraq and returned to Washington arguing that the United States should broaden and energize its efforts in the country. Moulton-a member of the House Armed Services Committee and a former Marine infantry officer in Iraq-has urged a broader U.S. policy of support for political reforms and political rapprochement among Iraq's communal factions. Join USIP on September 13 for a discussion with Congressman Moulton and USIP President Nancy Lindborg on Iraq, ISIS and the broader Middle East.

Recent Webcasts

The Global Refugee Crisis: Overcoming Fears and Spurring Action
The Global Refugee Crisis: Overcoming Fears and Spurring Action

On Wednesday June 29, Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and a member of President Obama’s Cabinet, will address an audience at the U.S. Institute of Peace...

Frontline Diplomats and Development Workers
Frontline Diplomats and Development Workers

Diplomats as well as humanitarian and development professionals are “frontline civilians,” often working in conflict zones despite the risks. Join Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom at...

Youth, Peace and Security: New Global Perspectives
Youth, Peace and Security: New Global Perspectives

The largest generation of young people the world has ever known is too often associated with violent conflict. With the December 2015 passage of Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and...

Supporting Burma’s Transition to Democracy
Supporting Burma’s Transition to Democracy

Burma’s evolution away from five decades of military rule has offered the United States its most significant opportunity in years to engage with the country’s people and government in the pursuit of...