In an all day conference at the U.S. Institute of Peace, Ukrainian religious leaders, scholars and others examined the religious aspect of the Ukraine-Russia conflict and the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on religious freedom in the country. Speakers also delved into the ecclesiastical history of the relationship between the Russian and Ukrainian churches.
Eminent members of the peacebuilding community, diplomats, scholars, business leaders, military strategists and other specialists gathered from hundreds of organizations across dozens of countries at this first day of PeaceCon2018. Participants broadened their networks and heard new thinking from across the many sectors of conflict resolution work.
As members of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats, Rep. Francis Rooney (R-FL) and Rep. Bill Keating (D-MA) will discuss Congress’ efforts to counter Russian aggression at USIP’s fourth Bipartisan Congressional Dialogue on Wednesday, June 20 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
On May 15, the U.S. Institute of Peace held a discussion of the region’s shifting geopolitics and ways current trends might line up with U.S. interests.
The U.S. Institute of Peace and Georgetown University’s Center for Security Studies hosted a daylong conference on March 22 examining China’s impact—positive or negative—on local and international efforts to reduce violent conflict.
Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili spoke at the U.S. Institute of Peace on April 26 on relations with the U.S. and their importance as an anchor for regional progress and prosperity. The Georgian leader addressed his country’s efforts toward economic and democratic progress and peace as vital sources of stability in an increasingly volatile region.
On December 10th, 2015 the U.S. Institute of Peace, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State held a discussion with Assistant Secretary of State William Brownfield and other experts on how to make progress against the scourge, part of a week of activities to mark the United Nations-designated International Anticorruption Day Read the event coverage, Corruption Poses Unparalleled Threat, U.S. Official Says.
The Russian-Ukrainian war has uprooted more than 1.4 million Ukrainians who struggle for survival, and for futures, in cities and towns nationwide. While Ukraine’s civil society has responded vigorously to help, the prolongation of this massive displacement is deepening strains on the nation’s social cohesion and economy. How might Ukraine help its displaced citizens and their host communities become agents for national reconciliation and cohesion? On November 19, USIP gathered prominent Ukrainian and U.S. specialists to discuss strategy for such an effort.
Georgian Defense Minister Tinatin Khidasheli, in Washington to meet with top U.S. officials, made her remarks at USIP August 19. She discussed how her country is navigating regional security threats that have deepened in the 18 months since Russia attacked Ukraine.
The Ukrainian government has pledged to undertake a major campaign to root out corruption. But a year after the departure of former President Yanukovych, the pace of reform continues to drag. USIP hosted a panel discussion on Tuesday, March 3, that evaluated the prospects for reducing corruption in Ukraine and how change could be accelerated.