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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 & Resilience

The Power of Youth Working for Peace and Equality

The Power of Youth Working for Peace and Equality

Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 / Time: 5:30am - 7:00am

On September 13, the U.S. Institute of Peace, Search for Common Ground and other partners held a Conflict Prevention and Resolution Forum including USAID Agency Youth Coordinator Michael McCabe. Speakers, including youth leaders, discussed how young women and men are leading such work and what policymakers can do to ensure that the largest generation of youth the world has ever known is not left on the sidelines.

Conflict Analysis & Prevention; Violent Extremism; Gender; Youth

Women of Africa: Leadership in Peacebuilding and Development

Women of Africa: Leadership in Peacebuilding and Development

Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 / Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm

The U.S. Institute of Peace, the African Union and the African Ambassadors Group co-hosted an event marking Africa Day on May 26 at the U.S. Institute of Peace. This event highlighted women’s roles in peacebuilding and development, and marked the progress made and the major risks and threats remaining to achieve the goals of Agenda 2063.

Gender; Democracy & Governance

Personal Stories from the Frontlines of War and Peace

Personal Stories from the Frontlines of War and Peace

Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 / Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

From Iraq to Burma, from Peru to Yemen, from Nicaragua to Nepal, the personal stories of widows, children, workers, and soldiers often are lost in the cacophony of war.  The U.S. Institute of Peace hosted a discussion and launch of "Speaking Their Peace: Personal Stories from the Frontlines of War and Peace," a book that tells the extraordinary stories of "ordinary" people from eleven conflict zones. This event included a moderated discussion with the book's author, Colette Rausch, and two members of the team that captured these memorable interviews, followed by a reception and book-signing session.

Justice, Security & Rule of Law

Diplomacy in Conflict: Improving on Special Envoys

Diplomacy in Conflict: Improving on Special Envoys

Date: Friday, December 19, 2014 / Time: 4:30am - 6:00am

Nearly every modern U.S. administration has named special envoys or special representatives to address high-stakes conflicts by applying the kind of concentrated attention that exceeds the day-to-day capacity of the State Department and other regular bureaucratic structures. But how well does this approach really work? And what should be done to bolster the effectiveness of these envoys?

Conflict Analysis & Prevention; Mediation, Negotiation & Dialogue