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Thursday - February 14, 2013

Friday - February 15, 2013

Saturday - February 16, 2013

Closed Special Program for Participants of the Young Scholar Network

Agenda

Thursday- February 14, 2013

7:30 am Registration, Coffee and Tea
8:30 am

Welcome

Mr. Jim Marshall
President, U.S. Institute of Peace

Dr. Kathleen Kuehnast
Director, Center for Gender and Peacebuilding, U.S. Institute of Peace

8:45 am

Keynote Address

Ambassador Melanne Verveer
Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security

9:20 am

Keynote Address

Ms. Zainab Hawa Bangura
Special Representative of the U.N. Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict

10:10 am

Break
10:40 am

Panel One: International Responses to Sexual Violence
This panel critically discusses the existing global frameworks for addressing sexual violence in conflict and post conflict.

  • Dr. Kelly Askin, Open Society Justice Initiative, USA
  • Dr. Robert C. Egnell, Georgetown University, USA
  • Prof. Karen Engle, University of Texas, USA
  • Dr. Gina Heathcote, University of London, United Kingdom
  • Ms. Emma Wade, British Embassy of Washington D.C., USA

Moderators:
Dr. Chantal de Jonge Oudraat, SIPRI North America, USA
Dr. Kathleen Kuehnast, Center for Gender & Peacebuilding, U.S. Institute of Peace, USA

12:30 pm Luncheon, Great Hall
Sponsored by Instituto Promundo, Sonke Gender Justice Network, and the United Nations Population Fund
1:00 pm

Remarks

  • Dr. Gary Barker, Promundo-US
  • Ms. Leyla Sharafi, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • Mr. Tim Shand, Sonke Gender Justice Network
  • Mr. Tamba David Makieu, National Movement for Emancipation and Progress
1:20 pm

Conclusion of Luncheon

Return to Carlucci Auditorium to view the MenCare Rwanda Clip

1:45 pm

Panel Two: National Responses to Sexual Violence
This panel critically discusses the existing national frameworks for addressing sexual violence in conflict and post conflict.

  • Dr. Anne-Marie De Brouwer, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
  • Ms. Julissa Mantilla LL.M., International Advisor on Gender and Transitional Justice, Colombia
  • Mr. Jean Nimubona, CARE, Burundi
  • Mr. Emilio Ovuga, University of Gulu, Uganda
  • Mr. Mohammad Shahabi, Peace Training and Research Organization, Afghanistan
  • Ms. Hossai Wardak, U.S. Institute of Peace, USA

Moderators:
Dr. Gary Barker, Promundo-US, USA
Dr. Jelke Boesten, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

3:45 pm Panel Ends

4:00 pm

Welcome, Carlucci Auditorium

Dr. Kathleen Kuehnast
Director, Center for Gender and Peacebuilding, U.S. Institute of Peace

Introduction

Dr. Kristin Lord
Executive Vice President, U.S. Institute of Peace

4:10 pm

Keynote Address:Violence Against Women: The Continuum

Nobel Laureate Jody Williams
Chair, Nobel Women's Initiative & Co-chair, International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict

4:45 pm

Reception, Great Hall
Sponsored by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Introduction

Dr. Inger Skjelsbæk
Senior Researcher and Deputy Director, Peace Research Institute Oslo


Welcome

Dr. Kristian Berg Harpviken
Director, Peace Research Institute Oslo


Opening Remarks

Ms. Lajla Brandt Jakhelln
Deputy Chief of Mission, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

6:00 pm

Buses begin returning participants to hotel

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Friday- February 15, 2013

7:30 am Coffee & Tea
8:30 am

Welcome

Dr. Octaviano Canuto dos Santos Filho
Vice President and Head of Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network, The World Bank

8:40 am

Panel Three: Perpetrating Sexual Violence
This panel will examine different explanations of the perpetration of sexual violence in armed conflict. Political, strategic, socio-psychological and historical perspectives are addressed.

  • Dr. Maria Eriksson Baaz, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Mr. Hassan Bility, Global Justice and Research Center, Liberia
  • Dr. Dara Kay Cohen, Harvard University, USA
  • Dr. Martina Ruf-Leuschner, vivo and University of Konstanz, Germany
  • Dr. Laura Sjoberg, University of Florida, USA
  • Dr. Elisabeth Wood, Yale University, USA
Moderators:
Dr. Inger Skjelsbæk, Peace Research Institute Oslo, Norway
Ms. Kim Thuy Seelinger, J.D., Human Rights Center, University of California-Berkeley, USA
 
10:30 am Break
11:00 am

Panel Four: Surviving Sexual Violence
This panel will focus on victim-survivors of sexual violence in armed conflict, and discusses the ambiguity of victimhood.

  • Dr. Chris Dolan, Makerere University, Uganda
  • Ms. Veronica Eragu Bichetero, EDG Venture Conslut, Uganda
  • Dr. Margaret Makanyengo, Kenyatta National Hospital, Kenya
  • Ms. Francine Nabintu, HEAL Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Dr. Rocio Silva Santisteban, Coordinadora Nacional de Derechos Humanos, Peru
  • Ms. Marijana Senjak, Medica Zenica, Bosnia

Moderators:
Ms. Kim Thuy Seelinger, J.D., Human Rights Center, University of California-Berkeley, USA
Dr. Inger Skjelsbæk, Peace Research Institute Oslo, Norway

12:45 pm

Luncheon, Great Hall
Sponsored by Creative Associates International Inc.

 

Introduction

Dr. Chantal de Jonge Oudraat
Executive Director, SIPRI North America


Remarks

Ms. Jessica Kruvant
Director of External Relations, Creative Associates International Inc.

 1:45 pm Conclusion of Luncheon
2:00 pm

Panel Five: Security from Sexual Violence
This panel will focus on the idea of a global responsibility to protect individuals from conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence in particular, and critically discuss existing practice.

  • Ms. Suzan Aref, Women Empowerment Organization, Iraq
  • Dr. Carol Cohn, Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights, USA
  • Colonel Birame Diop, Partners Senegal: Center for Change & Conflict Management, Senegal
  • Amb. Liberata Mulamula, Office of the President of Tanzania, Tanzania
  • Ms. Gina Torry, Peace Research Institute, Norway

Moderators:
Dr. Jelke Boesten, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Dr. Chantal de Jonge Oudraat, SIPRI North America, USA

3:30 pm Break
3:50 pm

Introduction

Ms. Kim Thuy Seelinger J.D.
Program Director, Human Rights Center, University of California-Berkeley

4:00 pm

Keynote Address: Lubanga: Shifting Paradigms of Humanitarian Law

Ms. Patricia Sellers J.D.
Special Advisor on International Criminal Law Prosecution Strategies
International Criminal Court, The Netherlands

4:30 pm

Reception, Great Hall
Sponsored by the Peace Research Endowment (PRE)


Introduction

Dr. Inger Skjelsbæk
Deputy Director, Peace Research Institute Oslo
 

Opening Remarks

Mr. Joe R. Reeder J.D.
Chairman, Peace Research Endowment

6:15 pm

Buses begin returning participants to hotel

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Saturday- February 16, 2013

7:30 am Coffee & Tea
8:30 am

Panel Six: Methodological Challenges and Opportunities
This panel will explore questions around data-collection and how to generate good qualitative and quantitative data on sexual violence in armed conflict.

  • Dr. Mary Ellsberg, Global Women's Institute, George Washington University, USA
  • Dr. Amelia Hoover Green, Drexel University, USA
  • Dr. Lynn Lawry, Initiative in Global Women's Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical, USA
  • Dr. Ragnhild Nordås, Peace Research Institute Oslo, Norway
  • Mr. S. Matthew Stearmer, Board of Directors/Principal Investigator, WomenStats Database, USA
  • Dr. Shana Swiss, Women's Rights International, USA

Moderators:
Dr. Dara Kay Cohen, Harvard University, USA
Dr. Kathleen Kuehnast, Center for Gender & Peacebuilding, U.S. Institute of Peace, USA

10:30 am Break
11:00 am

Panel Seven: Concluding Roundtable Discussion: The Way Forward

  • Dr. Claudia Garcia Moreno, World Health Organization, Switzerland
  • Amb. Pernille Dahler Kardel, Danish Ambassador to Egypt, Egypt
  • Ms. Pia Peeters, The World Bank - Nairobi, Kenya
  • Ms. Kim Thuy Seelinger, J.D., HRC, University of California-Berkeley, USA
  • Dr. Maria Emma Wills, Centro de Memoria Historica, Colombia
  • Mr. Innocent Balemba Zahinda, Office of the Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, USA

Moderators:
Dr. Kathleen Kuehnast, Center for Gender & Peacebuilding, U.S. Institute of Peace, USA
Dr. Chantal de Jonge Oudraat, SIPRI North America, USA

12:45 pm

Concluding Remarks

Dr. Kathleen Kuehnast
Director, Center for Gender & Peacebuilding, U.S. Institute of Peace

1:00 pm Closing Luncheon, Great Hall
1:40 pm

Keynote Speaker

Ambassador Donald Steinberg
Deputy Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

2:30 pm

Conclusion of the Missing Peace Symposium 2013

2:30 pm

Buses return participants to hotel

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Closed Special Program for Participants of the Young Scholar Network

2:30 pm

Young Scholar Network (YSN) - Workshop

5:30 pm

Symposium Ends for Young Scholars

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