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Iraqi Vice President Al-Nujaifi on His Nation’s Post-ISIS Future

Iraqi Vice President Al-Nujaifi on His Nation’s Post-ISIS Future

Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 / Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Osama al-Nujaifi is one of Iraq’s three vice presidents. Hailing from Mosul, a city recaptured this year from the ISIS extremist group, he is secretary general of the United for Iraq Party, and the leader of the Sunni political coalition Muttahidoon. Vice President al-Nujaifi’s address at USIP was his only public appearance during his visit to Washington.

Democracy & Governance; Conflict Analysis & Prevention; Reconciliation

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

Iraq & Syria: ISIS’ Fall Will Change the Game, But How?

Iraq & Syria: ISIS’ Fall Will Change the Game, But How?

Date: Friday, June 30, 2017 / Time: 9:30am - 10:00am

U.S.-backed military offensives, at Mosul in Iraq and at Raqqa in Syria, are squeezing the Islamic State (ISIS) from its last territorial strongholds. But what will replace ISIS rule? Persistent conflicts in both countries, including new ones fueled by ISIS’ brutal rise, continue to undermine stability. Can Iraq steady itself, even as ethnic Kurds have called a referendum on independence? In eastern Syria, what groups might fill the post-ISIS power vacuum? Will ISIS even be truly eliminated? On June 30, experts from the U.S. Institute of Peace held a Facebook Live discussion on the rising challenges.

Violent Extremism; Reconciliation; Justice, Security & Rule of Law

Northern Ireland’s Lessons for Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Northern Ireland’s Lessons for Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Date: Monday, March 13, 2017 / Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

When Northern Ireland’s combatants finally made peace in the 1990s, they did so on a broad foundation of grassroots reconciliation and economic development work, built over more than a decade by the International Fund for Ireland. On March 13, the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Embassy of Ireland gathered former government officials, peacebuilding practitioners and scholars to examine what worked in advancing peace in Northern Ireland—and what lessons might be applied to the difficult process of peacemaking and peacebuilding between Israelis and Palestinians. Former Senator George Mitchell, who served as an envoy in both peace processes, was the keynote speaker.

Peace Processes; Democracy & Governance; Mediation, Negotiation & Dialogue; Reconciliation

Iraqi Foreign Minister on Aid, ISIS and Reconciliation

Iraqi Foreign Minister on Aid, ISIS and Reconciliation

Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 / Time: 9:30am - 10:30am

Iraq’s Foreign Minister Dr. Ibrahim al-Jaafari addressed his country’s role in the Middle East, its battle against ISIS/ISIL, relations with the U.S., and the need for international assistance, in an event at the U.S. Institute of Peace on July 19. It was his only public appearance during a trip to Washington for meetings with the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL and an international pledging conference to raise funds for relief and reconstruction, as the Iraqi government works with allies to prepare for the massive undertaking of recapturing the country’s second-largest city, Mosul, from ISIS control.

Conflict Analysis & Prevention; Violent Extremism; Reconciliation