Father Theodore M. Hesburgh Awarded Congressional Gold Medal

Monday, July 17, 2000

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President Bill Clinton, Father Theodore M. Hesburgh, Senator Strom Thurmond, President Pro Tempore of the Senate, & Representative Dennis Hastert, Speaker of the House of Representatives. The presentation took place in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. (White House Photo) WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In a special ceremony at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, Father Theodore M. Hesburgh, member of the board of dir...

1999 Peace Essay Contest National Winners Announced

Wednesday, July 12, 2000

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Washington, DC -- The United States Institute of Peace announced the national first, second, and third place winners in the twelfth annual National Peace Essay Contest at an awards banquet at Meridian International Center in Washington, D.C. The first place winner will receive a college scholarship of $10,000. Second and third place winners will receive scholarships worth $5,000 and $2,500, respectively. First Place: Jean ...

Back to Camp: Can Camp David Work Its Magic, Again?

Wednesday, July 5, 2000

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Conjuring up the spirit and symbolism of Camp David in an attempt to restart the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, President Clinton stunned Washington today in his announcement to convene summit talks next week at Camp David. How far should the U.S. go to help bring peace to the Middle East? What impact would an agreement at Camp David have on stability throughout the Middle East? Middle East specialists Jon Alterman, Jeff...

Act Now to Prevent War in the Taiwan Strait

Tuesday, June 27, 2000

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Three decades of relative calm across the Taiwan Strait now may be coming to an end. We are rapidly approaching a decision period in which choices made in Beijing, Taipei and Washington will shape the nature of cross-strait relations - and the security environment in East Asia - for decades to come. Taipei's new leader, Chen Shui-bian, is exhibiting remarkable pragmatism. Beijing, for all its bellicose rhetoric, is pulling its pu...

2000 Peace Essay Contest National Winners Announced

Thursday, June 22, 2000

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On June 21, the United States Institute of Peace announced the first, second, and third-place national winners in the Institute's thirteenth annual National Peace Essay Contest. Winning recognition among entries received from more than 1,200 students from across the United States, including Puerto Rico and American high school students studying overseas, first place was awarded this year to Ms. Elspeth...

Generation Next: Is the New Generation of Leaders in the Middle East Up to the Challenge?

Tuesday, June 13, 2000

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How will the death of Syria's influential Pres. Hafez al-Assad affect this week's Final Status talk in Washington? Is Syria in for an easy transition of power or will there be bumps in the road ahead? What role will new leadership in Syria, Jordan, and other Arab powers play in U.S. facilitated efforts to bring peace and stability to the Middle East? Middle East specialists Jon Alterman, Jeffery Helsing, and Steven Riskin ...

Bridging the DMZ: North and South Korea Hold Historic June Summit

Tuesday, June 13, 2000

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This week the leaders of South and North Korea are expected to hold their first-ever summit meeting. What can South Korean president Kim Dae Jung expect from the talks? Is North Korea serious about opening a new chapter in North-South relations? What role does the U.S. have to play in bringing peace and reconciliation to the Korean peninsula? Korean specialists Patrick Cronin and William Drennan are available for questions, commen...

Leaving Lebanon: Will the Israeli Withdrawal Advance the Peace Process?

Tuesday, June 6, 2000

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Washington, DC -- The sudden withdrawal of Israeli troops and disbanding of militias in Southern Lebanon has caught many Middle East watchers by surprise. Are UN peacekeepers up to the challenge of ensuring stability in Lebanon? Can Hezbollah be trusted to keep the peace? How will the withdrawal of Israeli troops from Southern Lebanon affect U.S. efforts to restart Israeli-Palestinian and Israeli-Syrian peace talks? Middle ...

Building the Skills for Peace

Thursday, May 25, 2000

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- From May 3-6, 2000, the United States Institute of Peace partnered with the Second Battalion, Second Infantry of the United States Army, in Kosovo to present a workshop on co- existence in a multiethnic society to 33 Albanian and Serbian community leaders from the Gnjilane area. This event was the first opportunity since the hostilities in 1999 for the participants to discuss problems of common concern. After ...

2000 National Peace Essay Contest State Winners Announced

Wednesday, May 17, 2000

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On May 16, the United States Institute of Peace announced the state-level winners in the Institute's thirteenth annual National Peace Essay Contest. Open to American high school students in all of the 50 states, U.S. territories, and American high school students studying abroad, all state winners will receive a $1,000 college scholarship and will compete for national awards of up to $10,000. More than 1,200 s...