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Stuck in the 'Man Box': Young Men, Identity and Why It Matters

Stuck in the 'Man Box': Young Men, Identity and Why It Matters

Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017 / Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Provider, guardian, hero – cultural changes have been loosening these narrow roles for men, right? Maybe not as much as we think. New research on attitudes in the United States, United Kingdom, and Mexico finds most men still feeling pushed to live in the ‘Man Box,’ a rigid construct of cultural ideas about male identity. Join USIP and the authors, partners, and sponsors of this research March 30 to discuss what these findings mean for men, women, and the prospects for peaceful societies.

Gender; Conflict Analysis & Prevention

Building Colombia’s New Peace: What Youth Can Do

Building Colombia’s New Peace: What Youth Can Do

Date: Friday, March 24, 2017 / Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm

USIP and Colombia’s University of Cartagena will webcast a forum March 24 with Colombian youth leaders and students working toward post-war reconciliation. A panel of peacebuilders will discuss with them the growing roles for youth leaders in healing violent conflicts in Colombia and globally.

Youth; Education & Training

Women in Ukraine's "Revolution of Dignity"

Women in Ukraine's "Revolution of Dignity"

Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017 / Time: 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Join the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Atlantic Council on Thursday, March 23 for a screening of “Women of Maidan,” a documentary that tells the stories of key players who became crucial to the movement. The film will be accompanied by discussions with the film’s producer and director, Olha Onyshko, and four former U.S. ambassadors.

Gender; Non-Violent Movements

Peace at the Polls: Can We Prevent Election Violence?

Peace at the Polls: Can We Prevent Election Violence?

Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017 / Time: 9:30am - 1:00pm

On March 23, the U.S. Institute of Peace will hold a half-day event to discuss past and upcoming elections that illustrate the risk of violence, with the aim of identifying promising ways to realize peace at the polls. Panelists include ambassadors to the U.S., leading election scholars, and the contributing authors of Electing Peace, a new USIP book that examines the effectiveness of common practices to prevent election violence.

Electoral Violence; Conflict Analysis & Prevention

Iraqi Prime Minister Abadi on U.S. Ties, War With ISIS

Iraqi Prime Minister Abadi on U.S. Ties, War With ISIS

Date: Monday, March 20, 2017 / Time: 4:45pm - 6:00pm

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will visit Washington to meet with President Donald Trump, as the new administration reviews its strategy against the ISIS extremist group and debate intensifies at home about the future of Iraq after the battle to recapture Mosul. Please join the U.S. Institute of Peace for a webcast conversation with the Prime Minister on Monday, March 20.

Democracy & Governance; Violent Extremism; Global Policy

Peace and Conflict in Burma

Peace and Conflict in Burma

Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017 / Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Aung San Suu Kyi’s party came to power in Burma a year ago amid high expectations, after an electoral landslide that ushered in the country’s first civilian government in more than 50 years. Join the U.S. Institute of Peace on March 14 for a day of discussions focused on how her National League for Democracy (NLD) has handled Burma’s social, economic and political transitions and dealt with violent conflicts and social tensions with ethnic groups in the country’s borderlands. 

Peace Processes; Democracy & Governance