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POSTPONED: Countering Illicit Funding of Terrorism

POSTPONED: Countering Illicit Funding of Terrorism

Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 / Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Criminal and terrorist networks are exploiting today’s innovative technologies for their own gain, posing a direct threat to U.S. security and global stability. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been used to facilitate financing for terrorist groups, including ISIS, and rogue nation-states like North Korea. How can the United States and the international financial system better counter these nefarious uses of cryptocurrency to improve security and reduce global conflict? Join USIP on February 27 as the Institute’s inaugural Bipartisan Congressional Dialogue examines this problem.

Economics & Environment; Violent Extremism; Global Policy

Inaugural Nelson Mandela Lecture

Inaugural Nelson Mandela Lecture

Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 / Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm

The U.S. Institute of Peace is honoring Nelson Mandela’s life, work, and passion for peace by establishing the Nelson Mandela Lecture series. His deep commitment to peace continues to inspire our work and imbues us with a spirit of hope that it is possible to overcome all obstacles standing in the way of a better world. As Mandela said, “To be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” Please join us for the online event hosted by USIP Chair Stephen J. Hadley and President Nancy Lindborg.

How Film Captures the Roles of Women in War and Peace

How Film Captures the Roles of Women in War and Peace

Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018 / Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm

Ten years ago, the film Pray the Devil Back to Hell premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, where it won the award for Best Documentary for its powerful depiction of the nonviolent women’s movement that helped bring an end to Liberia’s bloody civil war. Since its release, producers and directors have taken up the challenge to tell the stories of the often-invisible lives of women in conflict – producing stories in countries like Bosnia, Libya, Afghanistan, Colombia, Pakistan and Rwanda. These films have brought forward women’s critical voices to the stories of war and peace, and amplified the global agenda of Women, Peace and Security.

Gender; Nonviolent Action