Timing
Turmoil Across the Middle East: What Does It Mean?

Turmoil Across the Middle East: What Does It Mean?

Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 / Time: 9:30am - 11:00am

In the past few weeks, the Islamic State (ISIS) “caliphate” has collapsed. Syria’s Assad regime all but formally won the six-year war, a consolidation of Iranian and Russian influence. Saudi Arabia purged parts of its royal family. Lebanon’s prime minister abruptly resigned. Iraq’s Kurds voted for independence, triggering a confrontation with Baghdad. Years of U.S. and international engagement has failed to politically and physically rebuild fractured countries, and the very viability of states like Iraq and Syria has been challenged. Where is the region headed, and what are the U.S. roles amid this tumult? At USIP, distinguished Middle East analysts explored where the region is headed, and the U.S. roles amid this tumult.

Democracy & Governance; Violent Extremism; Fragility and Resilience

Northern Ireland’s Lessons for Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Northern Ireland’s Lessons for Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Date: Monday, March 13, 2017 / Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

When Northern Ireland’s combatants finally made peace in the 1990s, they did so on a broad foundation of grassroots reconciliation and economic development work, built over more than a decade by the International Fund for Ireland. On March 13, the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Embassy of Ireland gathered former government officials, peacebuilding practitioners and scholars to examine what worked in advancing peace in Northern Ireland—and what lessons might be applied to the difficult process of peacemaking and peacebuilding between Israelis and Palestinians. Former Senator George Mitchell, who served as an envoy in both peace processes, was the keynote speaker.

Peace Processes; Democracy & Governance; Mediation, Negotiation & Dialogue; Reconciliation

The Arab Woman: Enhancing Leadership & Resilience

The Arab Woman: Enhancing Leadership & Resilience

Date: Monday, December 5, 2016 / Time: 5:00am - 10:30am

On December 5, to mark the Fifth Annual Arab-American Day, the League of Arab States and the U.S. Institute of Peace hosted a discussion with Arab women leaders, academics and policymakers, including the newly-elected Minnesota House Representative and Somali American, Ilhan Omar, on how education and economic opportunities can engage women and men in supporting women’s voices, equality and success.

Economics & Environment; Education & Training; Gender; Fragility and Resilience

Israeli-Palestinian Diplomacy: Learning from 2013-2014 & Looking Ahead Post-Israeli Elections

Israeli-Palestinian Diplomacy: Learning from 2013-2014 & Looking Ahead Post-Israeli Elections

Date: Monday, March 23, 2015 / Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm

President Obama has raised the possibility of another push for an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement before he leaves office. With stability on the ground already severely at stake, it is imperative that any renewed attempt take account of lessons learned from last year's round of failed talks. On March 23, the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Center for a New American Security held a discussion with Ilan Goldenberg, the chief of staff to the U.S. special envoy during those talks and author of the new report Lessons from the 2013-2014 Israeli-Palestinian Final Status Negotiations.

Peace Processes; Mediation, Negotiation & Dialogue

“Refusing to be Enemies” at Israel’s Hand in Hand Schools

“Refusing to be Enemies” at Israel’s Hand in Hand Schools

Date: Thursday, December 18, 2014 / Time: 8:00am - 9:30am

On December 18, USIP hosted members of the Hand in Hand school community to discuss their experiences in the wake of the recent attack on their school in Jerusalem. Panelists discussed the Hand in Hand model of coexistence within the broader field of peacebuilding, as well as the waves of diverse support and interest they’ve seen in the wake of the attack.

Conflict Analysis & Prevention; Education & Training; Religion; Youth

Mapping Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Mapping Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Date: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 / Time: 5:00am - 7:30am

The U.S. Institute of Peace and the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace on April 8 opened an exhibit exploring the role of architects and architecture in conflict resolution and held a panel discussion on the issue.

Conflict Analysis & Prevention

Breaking Barriers

Breaking Barriers

Date: Thursday, April 4, 2013 / Time: 5:00am - 7:00am

The U.S. Institute of Peace, in collaboration with Vital Voices Global Partnership and the Bernstein Family Foundation, convened a panel discussion with women leaders from Brazil, Cambodia, and Palestine on April 4 at USIP. These 2013 Vital Voices Global Leadership Award honorees offered unique perspectives on working with government and civil society, and on the importance of an enabling environment that supports their work.

Gender

America's Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace

America's Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace

Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 / Time: 8:00am - 10:00am

As President Barack Obama embarks on his second term and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu builds his coalition government, many warn that time is running out for the two-state solution. On the occasion of its publication, the authors of “The Peace Puzzle: America’s Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace” discussed their own views on whether and why that door is closing, and what the next Obama administration can do to keep it open. Read the event coverage, America’s Quest for Arab-Israeli P...