“Afghanistan: Prospects for Peace” Forum
The Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies and the Center for International Conflict Resolution presented the Sixth Annual Saltzman Forum on: Afghanistan: Prospects for Peace. Policy experts, government representatives, military officials and academic scholars presented and discussed options for the war in Afghanistan and possible prospects for peace. To read more, click here.
Conversations with Alvaro de Soto Series
CICR had the honor of hosting another event in our Conversations with Alvaro de Soto series. Mr. de Soto’s guest of the evening was Ms. Diana Buttu, a Palestinian-Canadian lawyer who previously served as legal advisor to the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) as well as legal and communications advisor to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. To read more, click here.
“When people settle own differences” with Jordan Ryan
CICR had the honor of hosting Mr. Jordan Ryan, Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and Director of the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR), to speak on the role of development in sustaining peace. To read more, click here.
TCICR and UNSP welcomed Youssef Mahmoud, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT), to a discussion with CICR Director Jean-Marie Guehenno and Prof. Elisabeth Lindenmayer about the complexities of negotiating host nation consent for peacekeeping missions. To read more, click here.
Through an analysis of a number of case studies, Ms. Teresa Whitfield discussed the challenges of current mediation. She began with the question of “why” to engage in mediation, then discussed the proliferation of actors -including private mediators, NGOs and regional organizations – and finally addressed the challenges and the risks of mediation. To read more, click here.
Ms.Vanessa Wyeth has been a close observer of the UN Peacebuilding Commission (PBC), which was created by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in the wake of the US unilateral invasion of Iraq. The PBC has recently undergone a five-year review, bringing renewed political engagement and commitment. To read more, click here.
On October 20th, CICR welcomed Mr. Christoph Mikulaschek, Senior Policy Analyst at the International Peace Institute, for the launch of our new Lunchtime Series. The series will bring together students and leading practitioners to discuss the most urgent issues in the field of International Conflict Resolution. To read more, click here.
Mr. Mohamed Yahya spoke about the influence of natural resources on the processes of peacebuilding and state-building. His presentation analyzed the role played by extractive industries and drew from the experience developed in selected case studies. To read more, click here.
International Conflict Resolution Student Retreat
CICR’s annual student retreat took place this year in the beautiful hills of the Catskills with three high-level guests and a variety of activities. The retreat featured the participation of CICR Director Jean-Marie Guéhenno and three experts in the field of conflict resolution. To read more, click here.
Events in 2011
CICR was pleased to host a series of events in the year 2010. Guest speakers included practitioners, academics, researchers and leaders of the field of conflict resolution. To view past events, please click here.