Timing
"Displaced,” A VOA Documentary Screening

"Displaced,” A VOA Documentary Screening

Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018 / Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

On December 13, the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) and Voice of America (VOA) will host a public film screening of “Displaced,” a documentary detailing the experiences of Rohingya Muslims currently living in refugee camps in Bangladesh.

Human Rights; Violent Extremism

Sudan After the Sanctions

Sudan After the Sanctions

Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 / Time: 9:30am - 10:30am

The U.S.-Sudan relationship is at an historic juncture, with the prospect of a broader normalization of relations with the United States coinciding with economic and political turbulence in Sudan. Amid the goals of the U.S. engagement process, the demands of Sudanese citizens for a peaceful, better governed country remain unfulfilled.

Democracy & Governance; Global Policy; Human Rights

Human Rights: The Foundation for Peace

Human Rights: The Foundation for Peace

Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 / Time: 9:00am - 10:00am

As Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL) and Rep. James P. McGovern (D-MA) play a leading role in advancing international human rights in Congress. The two Members of Congress will draw on their experiences promoting human rights in authoritarian and violent, conflict-affected countries at USIP’s Inaugural Bipartisan Congressional Dialogue.

Human Rights; Peace Processes; Reconciliation

Preventing Atrocities in the 21st Century

Preventing Atrocities in the 21st Century

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

In 2017, a half-million Rohingya fled attacks on their homes in Burma. Eight million face starvation amid Yemen’s war. Atrocities against civilians continue in Syria, South Sudan and elsewhere. What lessons did we learn from the Holocaust – if any? And how can we strengthen norms and institutions to prevent future atrocities more effectively? On January 30, USIP hosted a discussion on the state of atrocity prevention with leading experts.

Human Rights; Fragility & Resilience

U.N. Human Rights Chief on His ‘Impossible Diplomacy’

U.N. Human Rights Chief on His ‘Impossible Diplomacy’

Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017 / Time: 11:30am - 4:30pm

Georgetown University's annual Trainor Award and Lecture recognizes excellence in the conduct of diplomacy. It has been awarded to senior American diplomats and distinguished public servants from around the world.  On Feb. 16, the U.S. Institute of Peace hosted Amb. Zeid as he received the annual Trainor Award from Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy. Amb. Zeid spoke on “The Impossible Diplomacy of Human Rights.”

Mediation, Negotiation & Dialogue; Global Policy; Human Rights

Implementing the ‘Kigali Principles’ for Peacekeeping

Implementing the ‘Kigali Principles’ for Peacekeeping

Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 / Time: 4:30am - 7:30am

Communities expect U.N. peacekeepers to protect them. Currently, 97 percent of uniformed personnel in U.N. peacekeeping operations serve under mandates to protect civilians. The “Kigali Principles on the Protection of Civilians” are a non-binding set of pledges to implement certain best practices in peacekeeping. This event aimed to familiarize the Washington, D.C. community with the Kigali Principles, and highlight how they might be used to improve the implementation of protection of civilians’ mandates in U.N. peacekeeping operations.

Human Rights; Global Policy