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Can Power-sharing Arrangements Deliver Peace?

Can Power-sharing Arrangements Deliver Peace?

Date: Thursday, May 24, 2018 / Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Power-sharing arrangements are often touted as a means to address conflict between two parties. But practitioners and policymakers alike agree that the foundation for such arrangements requires considerable strategy and planning, including articulating clear objectives and expectations. Under what conditions do power-sharing arrangements work? What are the key ingredients to help unity governments succeed? Do power-sharing arrangements build political trust by delivering to citizens?

Democracy & Governance; Fragility & Resilience; Peace Processes

China’s Impact on Global Development and Conflict

China’s Impact on Global Development and Conflict

Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017 / Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm

On December 7, specialists on China’s economic development and fragile states examined what the “China model” really is and whether China’s experiences can provide lessons on development for other countries, and discussed how Chinese investments and assistance might help mitigate or complicate local conditions in countries experiencing violent conflict. 

Economics & Environment; Global Policy

Building Inclusive, Stronger Peace Processes: Here’s How

Building Inclusive, Stronger Peace Processes: Here’s How

Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 / Time: 9:30am - 11:00am

Specialists in peace processes have understood in recent years that a vital element for ending or preventing warfare is inclusion—ensuring that all groups in a society have their voices heard and their critical concerns met. But what are we learning about how to do that, and do it better? On January 31, veterans of peace processes from Nepal to South Sudan to El Salvador to Turkey discussed the lessons offered by their recent experiences. 

Mediation, Negotiation & Dialogue; Gender; Justice, Security & Rule of Law

African Politics, African Peace

African Politics, African Peace

Date: Monday, September 12, 2016 / Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

More than 100,000 peacekeepers deployed in Africa make up three-quarters of such United Nations troops worldwide, and they illustrate the frequent response of the African Union to defuse violent conflict with military forces. But the AU has another strength: political power. On September 12, researchers Alex de Waal and Mulugeta Gebrehiwot of the World Peace Foundation offered recommendations from their new report on how the AU can harness its unique advantage to advance peace and security.

Conflict Analysis & Prevention; Global Policy