Timing
Questions from CENTCOM on Achieving Peace in Afghanistan

Questions from CENTCOM on Achieving Peace in Afghanistan

Date: Monday, November 19, 2018 / Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm

The effort to end the war in Afghanistan with a political settlement has moved to the forefront of the policy conversation, with all elements of the U.S. government, including the military, increasingly playing a role. In support of this effort, USIP is partnering with CENTCOM—the U.S. military command responsible for Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Middle East—for a panel on the status of the Afghan peace process and the U.S. military’s potential role.

Peace Processes; Mediation, Negotiation & Dialogue; Civilian-Military Relations

North Korea and the Fine Print of a Deal: A View from Congress

North Korea and the Fine Print of a Deal: A View from Congress

Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 / Time: 9:00am - 10:00am

Two Members of Congress and military veterans, Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Representative Steve Russell (R-OK), will examine the importance of ongoing diplomatic efforts, possible outcomes of negotiations, and the role they hope Congress plays in the coming months at USIP’s third Bipartisan Congressional Dialogue on May 22. 

Mediation, Negotiation & Dialogue; Conflict Analysis & Prevention

U.S. Leverage in South Asia

U.S. Leverage in South Asia

Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018 / Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Following the announcement of a new South Asia strategy in August 2017, the Trump administration has laid out significant policy goals in the region, including preventing the Taliban insurgency from winning ground in Afghanistan, deepening the U.S. strategic partnership with India, and forcing a shift in Pakistan’s security strategies towards its neighbors. Does the U.S. have the necessary leverage and influence over key actors in South Asia needed to accomplish its policy goals?

Conflict Analysis & Prevention; Mediation, Negotiation & Dialogue

American Peacemaking Experience in the Balkans: Lessons for Ukraine

American Peacemaking Experience in the Balkans: Lessons for Ukraine

Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018 / Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

The United States played a leading role in ending wars that gripped the Balkans more than 20 years ago. Amid growing interest in the possibility of a peacekeeping mission in eastern Ukraine, a fresh look at American efforts in the former Yugoslavia is timely: What can be learned from the U.S. diplomatic experience in the Balkans that might be applied in the Ukrainian conflict? Ambassador James Pardew, former member of Richard Holbrooke’s negotiating team on the Balkans, will discuss insights captured in his new book, Peacemakers: American Leadership and the End of Genocide in the Balkans, in a discussion at the U.S. Institute of Peace on February 15.

Peace Processes; Mediation, Negotiation & Dialogue

Colombia’s Recovery from War: Victims’ Rights and Returning Fighters

Colombia’s Recovery from War: Victims’ Rights and Returning Fighters

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

Reparations for victims and reintegration of combatants are key provisions of Colombian law and of the year-old peace agreement that ended a half century of war between the government and the country’s largest rebel group. The effect of the conflict and how the government is fulfilling its commitments was the focus of a discussion on October 31st at the U.S. Institute of Peace, co-hosted with the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Latin American Program.

Peace Processes; Mediation, Negotiation & Dialogue; Reconciliation

How to Deal with Pakistan?

How to Deal with Pakistan?

Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 / Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm

The new U.S. effort to stabilize Afghanistan includes a more confrontational approach toward neighboring Pakistan. What are the advantages and costs of that approach, and how should the United States now calibrate its engagement with Pakistan? On October 18, USIP held this discussion. Four senior American officials, who collectively have worked through decades of turbulent U.S.-Pakistan relations, debated these questions and the impact of the new U.S. approach on Pakistan and the region.

Mediation, Negotiation & Dialogue; Global Policy

Resisting War: How Communities Protect Themselves

Resisting War: How Communities Protect Themselves

Date: Monday, October 2, 2017 / Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm

New research highlights how communities use cohesion and social structures to non-violently influence armed groups—a capacity that governments and institutions often fail to recognize. On October 2, USIP convened a discussion on such community self-protection, and how policymaking might better support it in conflict zones such as in Syria or Afghanistan.

Nonviolent Action; Fragility & Resilience; Mediation, Negotiation & Dialogue

‘People Power’ and Peacebuilding: Can They Collaborate?

‘People Power’ and Peacebuilding: Can They Collaborate?

Date: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 / Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

After decades in which the fields of nonviolent action and conflict resolution have evolved separately, new reports underscore that they need to collaborate to prevent social conflicts from turning violent and to build more inclusive societies. On July 26, USIP and its partners reviewed this research and discussed how these distinct paths for seeking sustainable peace can be better combined.

Nonviolent Action; Mediation, Negotiation & Dialogue; Peace Processes