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When Women in War Aren’t Victims: A Security Blindspot

When Women in War Aren’t Victims: A Security Blindspot

Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 / Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

The prototype of a woman in a war zone is still dominated by the image of a passive victims or, more recently at least, that of an activist working for peace and equal rights. Rarely do researchers and assistance efforts consider the unique role and impact of women agents of violence—combatants, spies, supporters. Join the U.S. Institute of Peace on March 1 for a look at examples from World War II and the current Afghan war to examine this blind spot in our analysis of war—and how it hampers our responses.

Gender; Violent Extremism; Justice, Security & Rule of Law

Building the Programs That Can Better Build the Peace

Building the Programs That Can Better Build the Peace

Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 / Time: 9:30am - 11:00am

In countries worldwide, governmental and private agencies run programs to prevent violent conflicts and reduce their causes—notably broad social injustices, corruption and human rights abuses. But how effective are these programs? Join USIP as a consortium of peacebuilding organizations present improved ways to measure and maximize the impact of programs to prevent violence, stabilize conflict zones and build peace and security abroad.

Mediation, Negotiation & Dialogue; Conflict Analysis & Prevention; Education & Training; Global Policy

Northern Ireland’s Lessons for Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Northern Ireland’s Lessons for Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Date: Monday, March 13, 2017 / Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

When Northern Ireland’s combatants finally made peace in the 1990s, they did so on a broad foundation of grassroots reconciliation and economic development work, built over more than a decade by the International Fund for Ireland. On March 13, the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Embassy of Ireland will gather former government officials, peacebuilding practitioners and scholars to examine what worked in advancing peace in Northern Ireland—and what lessons might be applied to the difficult process of peacemaking and peacebuilding between Israelis and Palestinians. Former Senator George Mitchell, who served as an envoy in both peace processes, will be the keynote speaker.

Peace Processes; Democracy & Governance; Mediation, Negotiation & Dialogue; Reconciliation