Timing
How Can Peacemakers Show Success?

How Can Peacemakers Show Success?

Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 / Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Peacebuilding work matters, but we still struggle to show evidence of where interventions have led to positive outcomes, such as a clear reduction in violence or increased cooperation. The Peacebuilding M&E Solutions Forum is an opportunity for practitioners to come together, network and connect with people working in this space, and share best practices, lessons learned, results, and evidence from across the broad spectrum of M&E activities on peacebuilding programming. This event is co-hosted by the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Alliance for Peacebuilding.

Fragility & Resilience

PeaceCon 2018: The Power of Collective Action

PeaceCon 2018: The Power of Collective Action

Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 / Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm

Eminent members of the peacebuilding community, diplomats, scholars, business leaders, military strategists and other specialists will gather from hundreds of organizations across dozens of countries at this first day of PeaceCon2018. Participants will broaden their networks and hear new thinking from across the many sectors of conflict resolution work.

Conflict Analysis & Prevention; Global Policy; Peace Processes

What Really Works to Prevent Election Violence?

What Really Works to Prevent Election Violence?

Date: Monday, October 29, 2018 / Time: 9:30am - 11:30am

One in five elections worldwide is marred by violence—from burned ballot boxes to violent suppression of peaceful rallies, to assassinations of candidates. A USIP study of programs to prevent violence suggests focusing on improving the administration and policing of elections. The study, of elections in Kenya and Liberia, found no evidence that programs of voter consultation or peace messaging were effective there. Join USIP to discuss this important new report.

Electoral Violence; Conflict Analysis & Prevention

A Conversation with Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis

A Conversation with Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis

Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 / Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm

The 2018 National Defense Strategy asserts that the United States is emerging from a post-Cold War period of “strategic atrophy.” Join the U.S. Institute of Peace for a discussion with Secretary Mattis on how the National Defense Strategy seeks to meet the shared challenges of our time through strengthening and evolving America’s strategic alliances and partnerships. 

Civilian-Military Relations

Ukraine-Russia Conflict: The Religious Dimension

Ukraine-Russia Conflict: The Religious Dimension

Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 / Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

In an all day conference at the U.S. Institute of Peace, Ukrainian religious leaders, scholars and others will examine the religious aspect of the Ukraine-Russia conflict and the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on religious freedom in the country. Speakers will also delve into the ecclesiastical history of the relationship between the Russian and Ukrainian churches.

Peace Processes; Religion