Timing
India and Pakistan 10 Years After the Mumbai Attacks

India and Pakistan 10 Years After the Mumbai Attacks

Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 / Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm

In November 2008, operatives from the Lashkar-e-Taiba carried out 12 coordinated terrorist attacks across Mumbai, killing 164 and wounding over 300. The days following the attacks saw tensions rise between India and Pakistan. War clouds hovered over South Asia for weeks before the crisis abated, in part due to U.S. mediation.

Conflict Analysis & Prevention; Fragility & Resilience; Violent Extremism

Questions from CENTCOM on Achieving Peace in Afghanistan

Questions from CENTCOM on Achieving Peace in Afghanistan

Date: Monday, November 19, 2018 / Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm

The effort to end the war in Afghanistan with a political settlement has moved to the forefront of the policy conversation, with all elements of the U.S. government, including the military, increasingly playing a role. In support of this effort, USIP is partnering with CENTCOM—the U.S. military command responsible for Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Middle East—for a panel on the status of the Afghan peace process and the U.S. military’s potential role.

Peace Processes; Mediation, Negotiation & Dialogue; Civilian-Military Relations

Preserving the Past to Strengthen Afghanistan’s Future

Preserving the Past to Strengthen Afghanistan’s Future

Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018 / Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

The U.S. Institute of Peace and the U.S. Department of State jointly hosted a book launch event for Afghanistan’s Heritage, Restoring Spirit and Stone. The event included a discussion with senior panelists who explored how preserving cultural heritage in Afghanistan not only protects the invaluable contributions and historical experiences of people in the region, but also directly supports Afghanistan’s present-day efforts toward becoming a stable and prosperous nation.

Pakistan’s New Government: Change or Continuity in Foreign Policy?

Pakistan’s New Government: Change or Continuity in Foreign Policy?

Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 / Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Following his meeting in Washington with Secretary Pompeo on October 2, Foreign Minister Qureshi spoke at the United States Institute of Peace to share the new government’s strategy for engaging with the United States, and the world more broadly, for the first time. He also took questions from the audience.

Democracy & Governance

China's Role in Myanmar's Internal Conflicts

China's Role in Myanmar's Internal Conflicts

Date: Monday, September 17, 2018 / Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm

For six months this year, USIP convened a group of 13 senior experts to examine China’s involvement in Myanmar’s internal conflicts—particularly those in Rakhine, Kachin, and Shan states—and peace process. On September 17, USIP hosted a discussion with the group’s co-chairs on the main findings of their report, which is the first in USIP’s China Senior Study Group series examining China’s influence on conflict dynamics around the world.  

Conflict Analysis & Prevention; Peace Processes; 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 held 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 and Moeed Yusuf in Washington, D.C.

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

The Long Search for Peace in Afghanistan

The Long Search for Peace in Afghanistan

Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018 / Time: 1:30pm - 5:00pm

Following President Ashraf Ghani’s late February peace offer to the Taliban, a series of major international conferences that consolidated support for a peace deal, and a wave of pro-peace demonstrations across Afghanistan crucial questions remain: What it will take to get the Taliban to join peace talks in earnest? What will a prospective peace agreement look like? How does the peace process affect the Afghan and international military campaign?

Conflict Analysis & Prevention; Reconciliation; Peace Processes