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Contested Waters: Flashpoints for Conflict in Asia

Contested Waters: Flashpoints for Conflict in Asia

Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020 / Time: 9:00am - 10:30am EST

On December 1 USIP held a virtual discussion on the future of water conflict and water diplomacy. Environmental peacebuilding experts and activists from Burma, India, and Pakistan discussed the strategies they use to mitigate water conflict risks in their countries, and examined insights from a new USIP report, “Water Conflict Pathways and Peacebuilding Strategies,” that may help develop early warning indicators for emerging water-based conflicts.

Economics & Environment; Conflict Analysis & Prevention; Fragility & Resilience

Kyrgyzstan's Unfinished "Revolution"

Kyrgyzstan's Unfinished "Revolution"

Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 / Time: 10:00am - 11:30am EST

On October 28 USIP held a discussion on the ongoing situation in Kyrgyzstan and its implications for peace and stability in Central Asia. The conversation examined how organized crime, youth mobilization, social media, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic have factored into the crisis. The discussion also analyzed how the United States and the region, including Kyrgyzstan’s Central Asian neighbors and Russia, are assessing and responding to the developments. 

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

The Fallout of the War in Syria

The Fallout of the War in Syria

Date: Friday, September 25, 2020 / Time: 9:00am - 10:15am

On September 25, USIP held an in-depth presentation and discussion of the World Bank’s new publication, “The Fallout of War: The Regional Consequences of the Conflict in Syria.” The panel included the report’s lead author as well as regional experts who provided insight on the economic and social effects that the Syrian conflict has had on its neighbors.

Economics & Environment; Conflict Analysis & Prevention; Fragility & Resilience

Inaugural Women Building Peace Award Celebration

Inaugural Women Building Peace Award Celebration

Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 / Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

From Africa and the Middle East to Southeast Asia and South America, USIP’s 10 2020 Women Building Peace Award finalists have overcome conflict and violence to forge hope for a brighter future. Watch the 2020 Women Building Peace Award celebration to hear the finalists’ inspiring stories and learn about their efforts to build a more peaceful world.

Fragility & Resilience; Gender; Human Rights; Nonviolent Action

Understanding Career Foreign Fighters

Understanding Career Foreign Fighters

Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 / Time: 9:30am - 10:45am

A recent RESOLVE Network Research Report, “Career Foreign Fighters: Expertise Transmission Across Insurgencies,” examines this question and explores how policymakers can incorporate lessons learned into future prevention efforts. Join USIP for a virtual conversation with the report’s authors as they explain their findings and share insights on the unique challenge...

Violent Extremism; Conflict Analysis & Prevention; Fragility & Resilience

People Power in a Pandemic

People Power in a Pandemic

Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 / Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

Join USIP and activists and peacebuilders from South Sudan, Syria, and Venezuela for a discussion on how nonviolent movements are confronting and adjusting to their new operating environments, how they are spreading awareness about the virus and safety measures in their communities, and how they envision the post-coronavirus era in their societies.  

Nonviolent Action; Democracy & Governance; Fragility & Resilience