A discussion about criminal violence with local officials from Colombia, Mexico and the northern tier of Central America. These frontline officials will discuss both their achievements and ongoing challenges in providing the immediate security that citizens demand while also addressing the long-term structural drivers of violent crime.
A conversation featuring representatives of key pro-democracy stakeholders, including major ethnic resistance organizations and the National Unity Government, who will address the critical role of democracy in shaping a peaceful future. A panel of experts will then discuss opportunities for U.S. and international assistance to support a peaceful and democratic Myanmar.
A discussion on the tensions between security, democracy and civil liberties, the costs and benefits of total defense/comprehensive security models, and the regulation and oversight of strong security sectors. The conversation will examine lessons learned from Nordic and Baltic states, which could represent a thoughtful roadmap for ensuring Ukraine’s democracy continues to stand strong while maintaining effective and transparent security institutions that credibly deter interstate aggression.
A conversation with two prominent women, peace and security champions from the Horn of Africa on the sidelines of the U.S. Summit for Democracy. The discussion will look at the role of women’s inclusion and participation in advancing democratic political transitions to achieve sustainable peace.
A co-hosted discussion with USIP and the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Criminal Justice and Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations on how formal and transitional justice mechanisms have created or sustained momentum for democracy in states where democratic values are threatened by authoritarianism and conflict.