Events

Upcoming USIP Events

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 9:00am

The near-daily litany of violence perpetrated by violent extremist groups like al-Qaeda, ISIS and Boko Haram illustrates the dearth of understanding about how these militant organizations successfully tap into social discord to advance their campaigns. Join the U.S. Institute of Peace and the RESOLVE Network on Thursday, September 29, as they convene researchers from around the world to help set priorities for policy-relevant research to identify effective responses.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 2:00pm

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is committing horrific crimes, including sex slavery, against the Yazidis in Syria and Iraq to destroy a religious community of 400,000 people, according to United Nations investigators. Women who escaped have recounted their torture and rape to the public, Congress and U.N. officials. ISIS uses the popular Whatsapp instant messaging to advertise enslaved girls for sale. Secretary of State Kerry says these ISIS crimes, with others, amount to genocide. Yet U.N. investigators say the “path to accountability” through international justice systems is “blocked.” So what can the international community do to halt this impunity? Join the McCain Institute for International Leadership and U.S. Institute of Peace on October 5th for an urgent discussion on how to move from condemnation to action.

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 9:30am

For peace and stability in Pakistan and South Asia, Pakistan’s economy is a vital foundation. While Pakistan’s security challenges remain serious, much of the economy has stabilized in the past three years. Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar will speak at USIP October 6, just weeks after Pakistan’s first-ever completion of a support program with the International Monetary Fund. Pakistan’s government now says the new growth necessary to reduce unemployment will come partly through massive investment in a China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Finance Minister Dar will address Pakistan’s economic reforms, its search for investment, and prospects for development and social change

 

Recent Webcasts

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African Politics, African Peace
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U.S. Leadership and the Challenge of ‘State Fragility’
U.S. Leadership and the Challenge of ‘State Fragility’

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