Timing
Five Years Later: UNSCR 2250 on Youth, Peace, and Security

Five Years Later: UNSCR 2250 on Youth, Peace, and Security

Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020 / Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Join USIP for a discussion with the co-chair of the Global Coalition on Youth, Peace, and Security and two youth peacebuilders as they reflect on the tangible progress that has been made on the YPS agenda since the passage of Resolution 2250, as well as the challenges to effective implementation of the agenda around the world. 

Youth

Pandemics, Peace, and Justice: Shaping What Comes Next

Pandemics, Peace, and Justice: Shaping What Comes Next

Date: Monday, December 7, 2020 / Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

For the last eight years, the annual PeaceCon conference has offered a dynamic platform for frontline peacebuilders, policymakers, philanthropists, and private sector and civil society leaders working at the nexus of peacebuilding, security, and development to engage in meaningful dialogue and develop substantive plans for action. This year’s conference—with the theme “Pandemics, Peace, and Justice: Shaping What Comes Next”—will explore the relationship between justice and peacebuilding in the context of COVID-19 and the worldwide reckoning over systemic injustice and racism.

Hinge of History: Governance in an Emerging New World

Hinge of History: Governance in an Emerging New World

Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 / Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm

With rapid technological change, shifting global demographics, and tectonic geopolitical shifts, the world faces an inflection point—where the choices that leaders make in the coming years will have profound implications for generations. In response to this moment, former Secretary of State George P. Shultz has organized a project at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution called Hinge of History: Governance in an Emerging World to explore what these shifts mean for global democracy, economies, and security.

Contested Waters: Flashpoints for Conflict in Asia

Contested Waters: Flashpoints for Conflict in Asia

Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020 / Time: 9:00am - 10:30am EST

Join USIP for a virtual discussion on the future of water conflict and water diplomacy. Environmental peacebuilding experts and activists from Burma, India, and Pakistan will discuss the strategies they use to mitigate water conflict risks in their countries, as well as examine insights from a new USIP report, “Water Conflict Pathways and Peacebuilding Strategies,” that may help develop early warning indicators for emerging water-based conflicts.

Economics & Environment; Conflict Analysis & Prevention; Fragility & Resilience

RESOLVE Network 2020 Global Forum

RESOLVE Network 2020 Global Forum

Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020 / Time: 10:00am - 11:15am

Please join the RESOLVE Network and USIP for a discussion about these challenges and more during part one of RESOLVE’s fifth annual Global Forum series. Convened virtually, the forum will bring together leading experts and researchers for thought-provoking conversations on evolving trends and dynamics in the violent extremist landscape. 

Violent Extremism; Conflict Analysis & Prevention; Peace Processes

The Nine Lives of Pakistan: A Discussion with Declan Walsh

The Nine Lives of Pakistan: A Discussion with Declan Walsh

Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 / Time: 10:30am - 11:30am

Join USIP as we host Declan Walsh for a discussion of his new book, “The Nine Lives of Pakistan: Dispatches from a Divided Nation,” which analyzes the complexities of the country’s power dynamics, ethnic and religious conflicts, and identity crisis through the lens of nine individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Civilian-Military Relations; Conflict Analysis & Prevention; Democracy & Governance

Kyrgyzstan's Unfinished "Revolution"

Kyrgyzstan's Unfinished "Revolution"

Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 / Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

Join USIP for a discussion of the ongoing situation in Kyrgyzstan and its implications for peace and stability in Central Asia. The conversation will examine how organized crime, youth mobilization, social media, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic have factored into the crisis. The discussion will also analyze how the United States and the region, including Kyrgyzstan’s Central Asian neighbors and Russia, are assessing and responding to the developments.  

Conflict Analysis & Prevention; Democracy & Governance; Fragility & Resilience

Women Transforming Peace

Women Transforming Peace

Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 / Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

On October 20 USIP and the U.S. Civil Society Working Group on Women, Peace and Security marked the 20th anniversary of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1325. The discussion looked at how countries are expanding on the Women, Peace and Security agenda by adopting feminist....

Gender; Global Policy; Peace Processes

Russia’s War in Donbas: Ripe for a Resolution?

Russia’s War in Donbas: Ripe for a Resolution?

Date: Friday, October 16, 2020 / Time: 10:00am - 11:15am

On October 16 USIP and prominent experts and policymakers held a discussion on possible solutions for resolving the ongoing conflict. The event looked at the current status of peace negotiations, as well as what a settlement might look like, the war’s political and social consequences and how COVID-19 has exacerbated its effects, and how regional dynamics—including instability in neighboring Belarus—have the potential to influence Ukraine's security situation.

Peace Processes; Reconciliation