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Resilience in Conflict

Resilience in Conflict

Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 / Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Please join the U.S. Institute of Peace on December 12 for a streamed forum with thought leader and youth leader participants from USIP’s Youth Leaders’ Exchange with His Holiness the Dalai Lama as they share their expertise, discuss what it takes to build inner resilience and, crucially, examine how to strategically apply it to peacebuilding.

Youth; Fragility & Resilience

Moving from Ideas to Action on Youth, Peace and Security

Moving from Ideas to Action on Youth, Peace and Security

Date: Friday, September 14, 2018 / Time: 4:30am - 6:00am

On September 14, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), a Geneva-based training arm of the United Nations, and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), an independent institute dedicated to the elimination of violent conflict, convened a strategic group of stakeholders to explore concrete ways the international community can support wider and more meaningful engagement of youth in peacebuilding.

Youth; Education & Training

Countering Youth Engagement in Violence

Countering Youth Engagement in Violence

Date: Thursday, May 24, 2018 / Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Violent extremism has become one of the major challenges to stability in fragile states, characterized by weak, non-inclusive institutions, and lack of economic opportunity. Youth are often perceived as particularly vulnerable to recruitment into extremist groups. The U.S. Institute of Peace has funded several impact evaluations of peacebuilding interventions over the last few years, including two rigorous evaluations of Mercy Corps’ youth programming in Afghanistan and Somalia aimed at reducing support for armed opposition groups.

Youth; Violent Extremism

Hidden Wounds: Trauma and Civilians in the Syrian Conflict

Hidden Wounds: Trauma and Civilians in the Syrian Conflict

Date: Monday, April 16, 2018 / Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

The psychosocial impact of the Syrian conflict is less often acknowledged, but could have a lasting impact on the ability of Syrian civilians to recover and build a more peaceful future and possibly lead to a lost generation of Syrian children.  Please join USIP and specialists from the Syrian American Medical Society, the U.S State Department and Save the Children for a panel discussion, addressing an aspect of the Syrian conflict that often receives less attention than it deserves.

Youth; Fragility & Resilience; Conflict Analysis & Prevention

Processing Personal Pain into ‘Post-Traumatic Growth’

Processing Personal Pain into ‘Post-Traumatic Growth’

Date: Friday, November 17, 2017 / Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

On November 17, USIP held Facebook Live forum with youth leaders who build peace, some despite personal traumas, in homelands facing violent conflicts. This forum originated from Dharamsala, India, where these 25 youth leaders shared their experiences with His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Violent Extremism; Youth

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

Youth and Religion: Potential Linchpins for Peace

Youth and Religion: Potential Linchpins for Peace

Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 / Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Most of the world’s most violent conflicts occur in countries with burgeoning populations of young people. Often these youth are the most vulnerable to the ravages of war. At the same time, more than 80 percent of people globally identify as religious, and their leaders and representatives often work on the front lines to prevent and reduce violent conflict. Yet both groups too often are excluded from formal peace efforts. On August 1, authors of a new U.S. Institute of Peace Special Report held a webcast conversation on how these two groups are working together and ways they can contribute even more to the cause of peace.

Youth; Religion

Key Elements for a Stable Pakistan

Key Elements for a Stable Pakistan

Date: Monday, May 1, 2017 / Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm

On May 1, former Pakistani Finance Minister Shahid Javed Burki and other experts discussed economic, demographic, climate and security challenges in Pakistan and their implications for U.S. policy.

Economics & Environment; Youth