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Urban Peacebuilding:  Lessons from Latin America’s Mayors

Urban Peacebuilding: Lessons from Latin America’s Mayors

Date: Thursday, March 23, 2023 / Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT

Join USIP for a discussion about criminal violence with local officials from Colombia, Mexico and the northern tier of Central America. These frontline officials will discuss both their achievements and ongoing challenges in providing the immediate security that citizens demand while also addressing the long-term structural drivers of violent crime.

Conflict Analysis & PreventionDemocracy & GovernanceJustice, Security & Rule of LawViolent Extremism

Protecting Independent Media in the Taliban’s Afghanistan

Protecting Independent Media in the Taliban’s Afghanistan

Date: Thursday, January 19, 2023 / Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm EST

On January 19, USIP and Voice of America hosted a discussion with journalists and media experts about the challenges facing media in Afghanistan today and what those both inside and outside the country are doing — and can do — to protect media freedom and continue their work safely. The conversation also looked at lessons from other authoritarian contexts to discuss what has worked to preserve media freedom in hostile environments.

Fragility & ResilienceViolent Extremism

Beyond the 2001 Paradigm: Counterterrorism and the U.N. Security Council Since 9/11

Beyond the 2001 Paradigm: Counterterrorism and the U.N. Security Council Since 9/11

Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022 / Time: 9:30am - 11:00am EST

On December 1, USIP, the RESOLVE Network and SFI held a conversation on the future of the U.N. Security Council’s counterterrorism strategy. Part of the seventh annual RESOLVE Global Forum Series, the discussion explored ways to work within the U.N. Security Council architecture to make its counterterrorism paradigm more holistic — with more focus on peacebuilding, development and enhancing cooperation between the U.N. and governments.

Violent Extremism

How Rituals, Rites and Ceremonies Can Help with Social Healing After Violence

How Rituals, Rites and Ceremonies Can Help with Social Healing After Violence

Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2022 / Time: 9:00am - 10:30am EDT

On October 26, USIP, the RESOLVE Network and the Mershon Center for International Security Studies hosted a conversation on the role of rituals, traditions, and transformational processes in the wake of violence and their ability to transform societal relationships in significant ways. This discussion was part of the seventh annual RESOLVE Global Forum Series.

ReconciliationViolent ExtremismPeace Processes

The Persistent Challenge of Extremism in Bangladesh

The Persistent Challenge of Extremism in Bangladesh

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2022 / Time: 9:00am - 10:00am EDT

A recent USIP Special Report surveys the contemporary dynamics, drivers, and manifestations of Islamist extremism in Bangladesh. To discuss the report and its implications, on September 29, USIP and the report’s authors, Mubashar Hasan and Geoffrey Macdonald, hosted a timely virtual discussion moderated by USIP senior advisor Daniel Markey.

Violent ExtremismConflict Analysis & Prevention

Exiting Violence: Disengagement and Reconciliation for Community-Based Armed Groups

Exiting Violence: Disengagement and Reconciliation for Community-Based Armed Groups

Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2022 / Time: 9:30am - 11:00am EDT

On September 28, USIP and the RESOLVE Network hosted a virtual conversation as part of the seventh annual RESOLVE Global Forum Series. The discussion examined the complex interactions between armed groups, civilians, state actors and international security — as well as how members disengage from CBAGs and reconcile with their local communities.

Violent Extremism

Twitter Space: Afghanistan One Year Later

Twitter Space: Afghanistan One Year Later

Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2022 / Time: 9:30am - 10:30am EDT

On August 31, USIP hosted a Twitter Space discussion with USIP experts on how Afghanistan has changed over the past year, what it means for the country going forward, and ways U.S. and international policy can continue to support efforts for an inclusive and stable Afghanistan that recognizes the rights of all its citizens.

Violent ExtremismDemocracy & GovernanceHuman Rights

Where are the Protests and Crackdowns in Central Asia Coming From?

Where are the Protests and Crackdowns in Central Asia Coming From?

Date: Thursday, July 21, 2022 / Time: 9:00am - 10:15am EDT

On July 22, USIP and the Oxus Society for Central Asian Affairs hosted a conversation that attempted to pierce the veil of secrecy around some of these recent events in Central Asia. A panel of scholars discussed how they view these protests and tried to understand more broadly why governments in the region are suddenly struggling to keep things under control.

Fragility & ResilienceViolent ExtremismJustice, Security & Rule of Law

A Holistic Approach to Preventing Violent Extremism

A Holistic Approach to Preventing Violent Extremism

Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2022 / Time: 9:00am - 10:15am EDT

Violent extremism can reflect any number of fragile state-society relationships, from perceptions of social exclusion and marginalization to political grievances, polarization and a lack of political accountability and social trust. But engaging in violent extremism is still an individual choice.

Nonviolent ActionViolent Extremism