Events

Upcoming USIP Events

May 26, 2015
U.S. Institute of Peace
2301 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC

As lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) communities campaign for constitutional rights across the world, USIP will gather the United States’ new special envoy on the issue, along with international LGBTI activists, to discuss the movement and its future. Ambassador Randy Berry will join campaigners from Kenya, South Africa, Ireland, Fiji, and Grenada in the May 26 forum, which is co-hosted with the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA).

May 26, 2015
U.S. Institute of Peace
2301 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC

With Colombian public support waning for the peace talks between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the peace process can be strengthened by finding ways to engage a broader set of civil society stakeholders.  One important group excluded so far, the Afro-Colombian population, is working to have its needs and proposals heard at the peace table.  How can Afro-Colombians and other excluded groups enhance their participation in the process, and what are the risks if they cannot? Join the U.S. Institute of Peace on May 26 for a discussion of these questions in the next session in the Colombia Peace Forum series.

May 26, 2015
U.S. Institute of Peace
2301 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC

The U.S. Institute of Peace, the African Union and the African Ambassadors Group will co-host an event marking Africa Day on May 26 at the U.S. Institute of Peace. This event will highlight women’s roles in peacebuilding and development, and mark the progress made and the major risks and threats remaining to achieve the goals of Agenda 2063.

Recent Webcasts

Beyond Security: Why a U.S.-Tunisian Strategic Partnership Matters
Beyond Security: Why a U.S.-Tunisian Strategic Partnership Matters

The President of Tunisia, His Excellency Beji Caid Essebsi, gave remarks and took questions at the U.S. Institute of Peace on May 20, during his first visit to the United States since taking office...

A Conversation with H.E. Masoud Barzani, President of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq
President Barzani of Iraq’s Kurdistan Region

On May 6, 2015, the Atlantic Council and the U.S. Institute of Peace welcomed H.E. Masoud Barzani, President of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq on his first visit to the U.S. in three years. The...

Empowering Women in Countries with Mixed Legal Systems
Empowering Women in Countries with Mixed Legal Systems

The U.S. Institute of Peace and the University of South Carolina Rule of Law Collaborative hosted a public event examining the obstacles and strategies for the empowerment of women in countries with...

Using the Arts to Promote Human Rights in Peacebuilding
Using the Arts to Promote Human Rights in Peacebuilding

Genesis at the Crossroads, a Chicago-based organization that uses the arts in peacebuilding, joins the U.S. Institute of Peace on April 22, 2015 to host an interactive panel discussion on building...