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Electing a President: Examining Liberia’s 2017 Experience

Electing a President: Examining Liberia’s 2017 Experience

Date: Friday, November 17, 2017 / Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

The U.S. Institute of Peace was pleased to co-host a public event with the Friends of Liberia to discuss the 2017 Liberia elections, and its importance for peace and development in the country. The panel included country experts and election practitioners, including Linda Thomas-Greenfield former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs and Ambassador to Liberia.

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

Liberian President Sirleaf Speaks on U.S.’s Global Role

Liberian President Sirleaf Speaks on U.S.’s Global Role

Date: Monday, September 25, 2017 / Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm

On September 25, the U.S. Institute of Peace, the International Republican Institute, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, the National Democratic Institute, and the National Endowment for Democracy held a public address by President Sirleaf on Capitol Hill. Senator Chris Coons was the honorary host of the event. 

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

Keeping Elections Peaceful

Keeping Elections Peaceful

Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 / Time: 6:00am - 7:00am

The U.S. Institute of Peace held an online conversation via Twitter to discuss past and upcoming elections at risk of violence. Participants included the contributing authors of Electing Peace, a recent research volume that examines the effectiveness of common practices to prevent election violence.

Justice, Security & Rule of Law; Electoral Violence

Public Address by President Sirleaf of Liberia

Public Address by President Sirleaf of Liberia

Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015 / Time: 8:30am - 9:15am

On February 26, Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia, spoke at an event hosted by U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) and the U.S. Institute of Peace in Hart Senate Office Building. The speech was during her first trip to Washington since Liberia’s declaration of a state of emergency over the Ebola outbreak last July.

Democracy & Governance; Fragility and Resilience

Partnering for a Shared Vision of Liberia's Economic Future

Partnering for a Shared Vision of Liberia's Economic Future

Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 / Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Following the inaugural session of the U.S.- Liberia Partnership Dialogue, intended to promote cooperation on areas of mutual interest, several members of Liberia’s cabinet will continue the discussion at the United States Institute of Peace with members of civil society, private sector, and diaspora in hopes of finding new ways to partner in achieving greater equitable economic development in Liberia.

Conflict Analysis & Prevention

 Advancing Women’s Civil Society Organizations in Security Sector Reform

Advancing Women’s Civil Society Organizations in Security Sector Reform

Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 / Time: 5:30am - 8:00am

The U.S. Institute of Peace, in partnership with The Institute for Inclusive Security and the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), will host an expert panel to discuss the relationship between women in civil society and the security sector, to examine the obstacles women face, and how can they be overcome. Read the event coverage, Taking the 'Thug' Out of Security Forces: What Women Can Do

Gender

Women Leading Change in Transitioning Societies

Women Leading Change in Transitioning Societies

Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 / Time: 6:00am - 8:30am

The U.S. Institute of Peace, in collaboration with Vital Voices Global Partnership and the Royal Norwegian Embassy, explored the kinds of leadership that are most effective in societies undergoing upheaval and/or transition. Women leaders from Liberia, Pakistan, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Samoa and Mexico offered compelling accounts of their innovative leadership approaches in two sessions at USIP on June 5. These women, who have just been recognized as the 2012 honorees of t...

Gender

Trauma Resilience as a Keystone to Building the Rule of Law in Conflict-Affected Societies

Trauma Resilience as a Keystone to Building the Rule of Law in Conflict-Affected Societies

Date: Friday, May 18, 2012 / Time: 5:00am - 9:30am

The United States Institute of Peace held a public event on trauma and its effects on rule of law in conflict-affected societies. This two-panel event examined trauma from the panelists' experiences in post-conflict zones, shared new and innovative approaches to building trauma resilience, and focused on Libya as a case study to examine the trauma phenomenon among the general population. Read the event coverage, Trauma Resilience as a Keystone to Building the Rule of Law in Conflict-Affect...