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What Drives Violence in Central America’s Northern Triangle?

What Drives Violence in Central America’s Northern Triangle?

Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 / Time: 9:30am - 11:00am

The U.S. Institute of Peace and the partners of the Conflict Prevention and Resolution Forum (CPRF) hosted a discussion on the issues facing Central America, and how the peacebuilding community can develop programming to prevent and mitigate violence, support community resilience and help stabilize the region.

Conflict Analysis & Prevention; Justice, Security & Rule of Law; Peace Processes

Pakistan Elections: What Now?

Pakistan Elections: What Now?

Date: Wednesday, August 8, 2018 / Time: 9:30am - 11:30am

To discuss the outcome of the elections, the shape of the next government, and the complaints and challenges to the outcome, USIP held a conversation with senior representatives from Pakistan’s top three political parties (PTI, PML-N and the Pakistan Peoples Party) via Skype along with experts Daniel Markey and Moeed Yusuf in Washington, D.C.

Electoral Violence; Justice, Security & Rule of Law; Democracy & Governance

Addressing Sexual Violence Through Peace Processes

Addressing Sexual Violence Through Peace Processes

Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 / Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm

A recent survey on the prevalence of sexual violence against women in the armed conflict in Colombia, supported by Oxfam, provides quantitative information for the period 2010-2015. An analysis of its findings is crucial to understand how to address the problem in the context of transitional justice as part of a peace process. The event will discuss the survey, inclusion of provisions addressing sexual violence in the Colombian government-FARC peace agreement, and the challenges of implementation as a new government is about to take office in Colombia.

Justice, Security & Rule of Law; Gender; Peace Processes

Innovation and Technology in Rule of Law Programming

Innovation and Technology in Rule of Law Programming

Date: Thursday, May 31, 2018 / Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

On May 31, the Justice Sector Training, Research and Coordination Program and the U.S. Institute of Peace will host a symposium to tackle the difficult questions of how technology can be used to strengthen rule of law, security, community engagement, and relationships between states and the people they serve in developing and conflict-affected areas.

Justice, Security & Rule of Law; Democracy & Governance

Securing Their Roles: Women in Constitution-Making

Securing Their Roles: Women in Constitution-Making

Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018 / Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

As actors from Syria, Libya, and other countries marked by violence are taking steps towards building new constitutions, USIP and Inclusive Security are convening a panel to draw out lessons for policymakers by discussing women’s roles in constitution-making, gender equality in constitutional provisions and their implications for long-term, inclusive peace and security.

Justice, Security & Rule of Law; Democracy & Governance; Gender

Electing a President: Examining Liberia’s 2017 Experience

Electing a President: Examining Liberia’s 2017 Experience

Date: Friday, November 17, 2017 / Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

The U.S. Institute of Peace was pleased to co-host a public event with the Friends of Liberia to discuss the 2017 Liberia elections, and its importance for peace and development in the country. The panel included country experts and election practitioners, including Linda Thomas-Greenfield former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs and Ambassador to Liberia.

Electoral Violence; Democracy & Governance; Justice, Security & Rule of Law

Afghanistan 2017: A Survey of Public Perceptions

Afghanistan 2017: A Survey of Public Perceptions

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 / Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

The recent escalation of attacks in Kabul underscores the crucial questions of security, economic stability and reconciliation that still confront President Ashraf Ghani and CEO Abdullah Abdullah, despite the significant progress Afghanistan has made. Those questions and other pressing issues facing the country are the subject of the Asia Foundation’s 2017 Survey of the Afghan People. On Tuesday, November 14, the U.S. Institute of Peace hosted the foundation’s presentation of the findings and a discussion of the trends in citizens’ views over time.

Justice, Security & Rule of Law; Democracy & Governance; Fragility & Resilience

Expanding the Role of Youth in Building Peace, Security

Expanding the Role of Youth in Building Peace, Security

Date: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 / Time: 9:30am - 11:00am

On August 8, USIP held a discussion of new ideas and resources for strengthening the role of youth who are reducing violence, improving security, and opposing violent extremism in their countries. This forum was co-sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development, the international peacebuilding organization Search for Common Ground, and YouthPower, which promotes positive youth development globally.

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