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China: Managing Conflict and Competition

China: Managing Conflict and Competition

Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018 / Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Please join us for a Bipartisan Congressional Dialogue with two members of Congress who see tension rising as cooperation recedes and the People’s Republic of China increases its malicious activity in cyberspace, expands its military capabilities and presence around the globe, and uses economic tools to gain strategic leverage and undermine democracy in fragile states. 

Global Policy; Economics & Environment; Democracy & Governance

Pakistan Elections: What Now?

Pakistan Elections: What Now?

Date: Wednesday, August 8, 2018 / Time: 9:30am - 11:30am

To discuss the outcome of the elections, the shape of the next government, and the complaints and challenges to the outcome, USIP will hold a conversation with senior representatives from Pakistan’s top three political parties (PTI, PML-N and the Pakistan Peoples Party) via Skype along with experts Daniel Markey, Kiran Pervez and Moeed Yusuf in Washington, D.C.

Electoral Violence; Justice, Security & Rule of Law; Democracy & Governance

Faith and Fragile States: Political Stability and Religious Freedom

Faith and Fragile States: Political Stability and Religious Freedom

Date: Friday, July 27, 2018 / Time: 11:00am - 2:30pm

Religion influences both peace and conflict worldwide. Violent extremism is often framed in religious terms, and religious discrimination continues to increase as both a driver and symptom of conflict. But, religion drives peace and coexistence as well and religious actors are essential for advancing religious freedom. Efforts to engage religious actors in countering violent extremism (CVE) and interfaith peacebuilding must take this dichotomy into account.

Fragility & Resilience; Religion; Violent Extremism

South Sudan: From Independence to Civil War

South Sudan: From Independence to Civil War

Date: Thursday, July 19, 2018 / Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

South Sudan’s civil war is one of the most brutal and destructive conflicts of the 21st century. Could the war have been prevented? Could some of the atrocities and misery caused by the war have been avoided? On July 19 the U.S. Institute of Peace and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide hosted a discussion on what lessons should be learned from U.S. policy toward South Sudan in the years leading up to and during the civil war.

Conflict Analysis & Prevention; Fragility & Resilience; Peace Processes

Addressing Sexual Violence Through Peace Processes

Addressing Sexual Violence Through Peace Processes

Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 / Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm

A recent survey on the prevalence of sexual violence against women in the armed conflict in Colombia, supported by Oxfam, provides quantitative information for the period 2010-2015. An analysis of its findings is crucial to understand how to address the problem in the context of transitional justice as part of a peace process. The event will discuss the survey, inclusion of provisions addressing sexual violence in the Colombian government-FARC peace agreement, and the challenges of implementation as a new government is about to take office in Colombia.

Justice, Security & Rule of Law; Gender; Peace Processes

Wildlife Poaching and Trafficking: Combating a Source of Terrorist Funding

Wildlife Poaching and Trafficking: Combating a Source of Terrorist Funding

Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 / Time: 8:45am - 9:45am

Illegal wildlife poaching and trafficking has destabilized local communities and devastated elephant, rhino, and endangered species populations across Africa. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, discussed key successes, challenges, and next steps for U.S. policymakers.

Economics & Environment; Violent Extremism

Senator Jeff Merkley on Violence and Humanitarian Response in Africa

Senator Jeff Merkley on Violence and Humanitarian Response in Africa

Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 / Time: 9:00am - 10:00am

Senator Merkley, the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy, spoke on Wednesday, July 11 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. about Congress’ priorities on humanitarian- and conflict-related issues in Africa.

Fragility & Resilience; Economics & Environment; Global Policy