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Events at USIP

The U.S. Institute of Peace has long distinguished itself as one of Washington, D.C.’s premiere convening organizations, hosting global leaders, policymakers, and practitioners as they offer solutions for the world’s most dangerous conflict zones. Events at USIP brings those discussions to you with same-day audio from USIP events.

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Africa Futures Summit: Crossing Africa’s Debt Impasse – Unlocking Development Potential
On April 16, USIP hosted the Africa Futures Summit to examine approaches to catalyze Africa’s potential to benefit and shape the global system. Discussions drew on the African Futures research, forecasting and policy analysis led by the Institute for Security Studies, along with perspectives from Africa, the African Diaspora and American experts. Panel Discussion Jason Braganza Executive Director, Afrodad Chenai MukumbaExecutive Director, Tax Justice Network Africa Dr. Kouassi YebouaSenior Researcher, Institute for Security Studies H.E. Albert M. MuchangaAfrican Union Commissioner for Economic Development, Trade, Tourism, Industry and Minerals Future for Democratic Governance in Africa – Securing Sustainable, Democratic Transitions Kehinde TogunManaging Director, Public Engagement, Humanity United  Dr. Fonteh AkumExecutive Director, Institute for Security Studies  Dr. Joe AsunkaChief Executive Officer, Afrobarometer Oge OnuboguDirector, Africa Program, Wilson Center Susan StigantDirector, Africa Center, U.S. Institute of Peace   For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/africa-futures-summit  
156:41 4/17/24
Africa Futures Summit: The Future of Africa in a Changing Global Context
On April 16, USIP hosted the Africa Futures Summit to examine approaches to catalyze Africa’s potential to benefit and shape the global system. Discussions drew on the African Futures research, forecasting and policy analysis led by the Institute for Security Studies, along with perspectives from Africa, the African Diaspora and American experts. Opening Remarks Dr. Joseph SanyVice President, Africa Center, U.S. Institute of Peace Dr. Fonteh AkumExecutive Director, Institute for Security Studies Srik GopalPresident and Managing Partner, Humanity United H.E. Dr. Monique NsanzabaganwaDeputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission Panel Discussion Dr. Jakkie CilliersChairperson of the Board, Institute for Security Studies Joy BasuDeputy Assistant Secretary Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State Mvemba DizoleleSenior Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies Dr. Abbey OgunwaleVice President, Strategic Growth and Business Development, One Earth Future Foundation Dr. Joseph SanyVice President, Africa Center, U.S. Institute of Peace Kizito ByenkyaDirector of Campaigns, Open Society Foundation   For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/africa-futures-summit  
95:49 4/17/24
Africa Futures Summit: Forging Multilateral and Collective Security Partnerships of the Future
On April 16, USIP hosted the Africa Futures Summit to examine approaches to catalyze Africa’s potential to benefit and shape the global system. Discussions drew on the African Futures research, forecasting and policy analysis led by the Institute for Security Studies, along with perspectives from Africa, the African Diaspora and American experts. Panel Discussion Maria KisumbiDirector, Policy and Government Relations, Humanity United  Joshua MeserveySenior Fellow, Hudson Institute Désiré AssogbaviFrancophone Africa Director, The ONE Campaign Alexandra (Allie) DavisSenior Policy Advisor, U.S. Mission to the United Nations   For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/africa-futures-summit  
72:28 4/17/24
The Legacy and Lessons of U.S. Diplomatic Engagement with Lebanon
In his new book, “American Diplomacy Toward Lebanon: Lessons in Foreign Policy and the Middle East,” former U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon David Hale explores the legacy of U.S.-Lebanon relations. On April 2, USIP hosted a discussion with Hale on his new book and how past U.S. diplomatic engagement with Lebanon can offer valuable lessons for American diplomatic tradecraft in the Middle East and beyond. Speakers Lise Grande, opening remarks President and CEO, U.S. Institute of Peace Ambassador David M. Hale Former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs; Former U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon  Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel, moderatorPresident, American Task Force on Lebanon; Member, Board of Directors, U.S. Institute of Peace   For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/legacy-and-lessons-us-diplomatic-engagement-lebanon  
52:01 4/3/24
Russian Asset Seizures and Justice for Ukraine
Since the early days of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the question of whether to use seized Russian assets — worth approximately $300 billion — to pay for the eventual reconstruction of war-torn Ukraine has been the subject of extended debate within the global community. On March 13, USIP and Ukrainian Minister of Justice Denys Leontiyovych Maliuska hosted a discussion on the potential utilization of confiscated Russian assets to finance Ukraine’s post-war reconstruction efforts. Speakers Lise GrandePresident and CEO, U.S Institute of Peace  Denys Leontiyovych MaliuskaMinister of Justice of Ukraine  Ambassador David Scheffer, moderatorFormer Ambassador at Large for War CrimesProfessor of Practice, Arizona State University   For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/russian-asset-seizures-and-justice-ukraine  
58:33 3/14/24
Fragile But Intact: Understanding India and Pakistan’s Three-Year Ceasefire
On February 24, 2021, India and Pakistan announced a renewal of the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir. On March 8, USIP hosted a conversation on the LoC ceasefire that explored findings from a new USIP report, “The 2021 India-Pakistan Ceasefire: Origins, Prospects, and Lessons Learned,” the factors that have helped keep the ceasefire in place, and what new regional dynamics could mean for its sustainability in the future. Speakers Christopher Clary Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Albany  Happymon Jacob Founder and Honorary Director, Council for Strategic and Defense Research  Asfandyar MirSenior Expert, South Asia, U.S. Institute of Peace  Tamanna Salikuddin, moderator Director, South Asia Programs, U.S. Institute of Peace   For more about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/fragile-intact-understanding-india-and-pakistans-three-year-ceasefire  
56:48 3/11/24
How Women on the Front Lines Forge Peace
On March 1 -- ahead of International Women’s Day and on the first day of Women’s History Month -- USIP recognized and celebrated the awardee and finalists for USIP's 2023 Women Building Peace Award. The conversation explored how these four fearless women from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Kenya and Syria are making history while working for a peaceful future. Speakers Marcia Myers Carlucci, welcoming remarksCo-Chair, USIP's Women Building Peace Council Megan Beyer, moderator Director, Office of Art in Embassies, U.S. Department of State; Co-Chair, USIP’s Women Building Peace Award Council Pétronille Vaweka Awardee, 2023 Women Building Peace Award; Senior Mediator and Coordinator, Centre Femmes Engagées pour la Paix en Afrique (Democratic Republic of the Congo) Dr. Marie-Marcelle H. Deschamps Finalist, 2023 Women Building Peace Award; Deputy Executive Director, Les Centres GHESKIO, (Haiti) Abir Haj Ibrahim Finalist, 2023 Women Building Peace Award; Co-Founder and Executive Manager, Mobaderoon (Syria)  Hamisa Zaja Finalist, 2023 Women Building Peace Award; Founder and CEO, Coast Association for Persons with Disabilities (Kenya)   For more information on this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/how-women-front-lines-forge-peace  
76:31 3/2/24
Two Years In: Analyzing the War in Ukraine
On February 27, USIP and the Atlantic Council hosted a discussion with former U.S. ambassadors to Ukraine and Russia analyzing the current battlefield situation, the importance of Western aid and the disastrous consequences that would result without it, and what can be done to secure Ukraine and its democracy long term. Speakers Lise Grande, opening remarks President and CEO, U.S. Institute of Peace Denys Sienik, opening remarksDeputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of Ukraine Ambassador John HerbstSenior Director, Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council; Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Ambassador Steve PiferSenior Fellow, Brooking Institute; Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Ambassador John Tefft Distinguished Chair, Diplomacy and Security, RAND Corporation; Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Ambassador Marie “Masha” YovanovitchSenior Advisor, Russia and Europe Center, U.S. Institute of Peace; Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Ambassador William Taylor, moderatorVice President, Russia and Europe Center, U.S. Institute of Peace; Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine   For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/two-years-analyzing-war-ukraine  
72:51 2/28/24
Papua New Guinea One Month After the Riots
On February 22, USIP hosted a conversation on what’s changed in the month since riots engulfed Papua New Guinea, the Pacific Islands' largest and most populous nation, as well as how U.S. and international policymakers can respond to the causes that are driving instability there.  Speakers Brian Harding, moderatorSenior Expert, Southeast Asia and Pacific Islands, U.S. Institute of Peace Gordon Peake Senior Advisor, Pacific Islands, U.S. Institute of Peace Ruth Kissam Senior Advisor, Papua New Guinea, U.S. Institute of Peace Zuabe Tinning Program Manager, Papua New Guinea, U.S. Institute of Peace   For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/papua-new-guinea-one-month-after-riots  
90:54 2/23/24
Peace, Security and Prosperity in the Sahel
On February 21, USIP hosted a discussion featuring perspectives from regional experts and former government officials on practical options to respond to a rapidly shifting political landscape in the western Sahel. The conversation followed the publication of the final report of the USIP Bipartisan Sahel Senior Study Group and explored opportunities for mitigating conflict and advancing durable peace in the region. Speakers  Joseph Sany, welcoming remarksVice President, Africa Center, U.S. Institute of Peace General Francis BéhanzinFormer Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security, Economic Community of West African StatesHonorable Tiéman Hubert CoulibalyFormer Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mali Ambassador Bisa WilliamsFormer U.S. Ambassador to Niger; Sahel Senior Study Group MemberAmbassador Kamissa Camara, moderatorSenior Advisor, Africa, U.S. Institute of Peace; Chair, Senior Study Group for the Sahel   For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/peace-security-and-prosperity-sahel  
88:44 2/22/24
Life After Putin: Potential Scenarios for a Post-Authoritarian Russia
On February 16, USIP, the Institute of Current World Affairs and American Purpose hosted the final event in a series featuring prominent figures in Russia’s exile community. This conversation examined plausible scenarios for a post-authoritarian Russia, including questions on decolonialization, collective understanding of history and Russian identity, the interests of minority regions, and the possible role of the United States and other Western countries based on lessons learned from the post-Soviet 1990s. Speakers Jorgan AndrewsState Department Fellow, U.S. Institute of Peace Natalia ArnoPresident and Founder, Free Russia Foundation. Sergei GurievProvost and Professor of Economics, Sciences Po Paris University; Former Rector, New Economic School, Moscow Mikhail ZygarFounding Editor-in-Chief, Dozhd Miriam Lanskoy, moderatorSenior Director, Russia and Eurasia, National Endowment for Democracy   For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/life-after-putin-potential-scenarios-post-authoritarian-russia  
88:01 2/17/24
The Indo-Pacific Strategy in Action: Commemorating the Second Anniversary
On February 15, USIP, in collaboration with the U.S. State Department, hosted a conversation on the economic components of the Indo-Pacific Strategy, the strategic alliances formed under this framework, and the milestones achieved since its inaugural date. Speakers Lise Grande President and CEO, U.S. Institute of Peace Dr. Mira Rapp-HooperSpecial Assistant to the President and Senior Director for East Asia and Oceania, U.S. National Security Council Assistant Secretary Donald Lu Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Assistant Secretary Dr. Ely Ratner Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs  Deputy Assistant Secretary Camille DawsonDeputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Vikram Singh, moderator Senior Advisor, South Asia, U.S. Institute of Peace   For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/indo-pacific-strategy-action-commemorating-second-anniversary  
90:45 2/16/24
The Future of Security Sector Governance
On February 13, USIP hosted a discussion with U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Jessica Lewis on the future of security sector governance and how the United States works to improve partner transparency, accountability and oversight in its security sector assistance. Speakers Jessica LewisAssistant Secretary, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State Lise Grande, moderator President and CEO, U.S. Institute of Peace   For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/future-security-sector-governance  
44:04 2/14/24
One-Year Later: Earthquakes in Syria and Turkey
On February 6, 2023, a series of devastating earthquakes rattled Syria and Turkey, necessitating a robust international response in an already challenging environment amid ongoing conflict and displacement. A year later, USIP hosted a conversation with individuals who experienced the disaster firsthand and were involved in the relief effort. Speakers Bachir TajaldinCountry Director, Syria and Turkey, Syrian American Medical Society Mufaddal HamadehPresident, Syrian American Medical Society Alex MahoneyDivision Chief for Middle East Levant, Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, USAID Mona Yacoubian, opening remarks/moderatorVice President, Middle East and North Africa, U.S. Institute of Peace   For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/one-year-later-earthquakes-syria-and-turkey  
59:54 2/7/24
Frontline Civilian Response in Sudan
More than 7 million Sudanese civilians have been displaced and millions more are facing limited access to basic services — including food, water and medical supplies — since the war between the Sudan Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces broke out in April 2023. On January 31, USIP hosted remarks from USAID Administrator Samantha Power and a conversation with frontline Sudanese responders and analysts. Speakers Lise Grande, opening remarks President and CEO, U.S. Institute of Peace Samantha PowerAdministrator, USAID Sara PantulianoChief Executive, Overseas Development Institute Kholood KhairFounding Director, Confluence Advisory Omima Omer Jabal Yagwb Khartoum State ERR Jabal Awliya Program Office Abuzar Osman Darfur State Overall ERR Coordinator Susan Stigant, moderator Director, Africa Programs, U.S. Institute of Peace   For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/frontline-civilian-response-sudan  
63:11 2/1/24
Nobody’s Listening: Supporting the Yazidi Community 10 Years After Genocide
Almost a decade following the ISIS-perpetrated genocide against them, the Yazidi community faces considerable challenges in seeking justice. On January 29, USIP and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide hosted a discussion on the current challenges facing the Yazidi community and possible ways to strengthen their ability to recover from genocide. Speakers Lise Grande, welcoming remarksPresident and CEO, U.S. Institute of Peace Victoria Taylor, keynote remarksDeputy Assistant Secretary for Iraq and Iran, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. Department of State Haider Elias President, Yazda Global Organization Sarhang HamasaeedDirector, Middle East Programs, U.S. Institute of Peace Pari Ibrahim Founder and Executive Director, Free Yezidi Foundation Ambassador Beth Van SchaackAmbassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice, U.S. Department of State Naomi Kikoler, moderator Director, Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum    For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/nobodys-listening-supporting-yazidi-community-10-years-after-genocide  
94:10 1/30/24
The Afro-Indigenous Peoples of Honduras: Exclusion, Conflict and Migration
On January 24, USIP and El Faro English held a conversation on the marginalization and displacement of the Garifuna population in Honduras. The discussion examined how discrimination, climate change, and conflicts over land rights help drive migration to the United States and explored policy options that can help protect human rights and curb migration. Speakers Mary Speck, introductory remarksSenior Advisor, Latin America, U.S. Institute of Peace  José Luis Sanz, moderatorCorrespondent, El Faro English Ricardo ZúnigaSenior Expert, Latin America, U.S. Institute of Peace Andrew SeleePresident, Migration Policy Institute Julio Guity-GuevaraManaging Director, SUDECC IncMirtha ColónPresident, Central American Black Organization   For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/afro-indigenous-peoples-honduras-exclusion-conflict-and-migration  
89:02 1/25/24
Religious Actors and Peacebuilding in Ukraine
USIP’s new report, “Mapping the Religious Landscape of Ukraine,” analyzes the nuanced connections between religion and Ukrainian society. On January 18, USIP held a conversation with the report’s authors and other experts on religion in Ukraine to discuss religion, politics and security in Ukraine today. Speakers Peter Mandaville, moderator Senior Advisor, Religion and Inclusive Societies, U.S. Institute of Peace  Denys BrylovCo-Founder and Director, European Center for Strategic Analytics (Ukraine) Tetiana KalenychenkoCo-Founder and Director, European Center for Strategic Analytics (Ukraine) Andrii Kryshtal Project Manager, Conciliation Resources Catherine WannerProfessor of History, Anthropology and Religious Studies, Pennsylvania State University Nicholas DanysenkoEmil and Elfriede Jochum Chair in Theology, Valparaiso University Mary Glantz, closing remarksActing Director, Russia Program, U.S. Institute of Peace   For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/religious-actors-and-peacebuilding-ukraine  
91:23 1/19/24
What Taiwan’s Elections Mean for Cross-Strait Relations
On January 13, Taiwanese voters selected a new president and legislature. On January 17, USIP held a conversation on the significance of the election results and the implications for peace and security in the Taiwan Strait. Speakers Evan Medeiros Senior Advisor, U.S. Institute of Peace Vincent Chao Spokesperson for William Lai and Head of International Affairs, Democratic Progressive Party (Taiwan)Chen-Dong TsoProfessor, National Taiwan University (Taiwan)   For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/what-taiwans-elections-mean-cross-strait-relations  
60:14 1/18/24
Lessons Learned from Past International Security Missions in Haiti
On December 14, USIP — in partnership with the missions of Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United States of America to the Organization of American States (OAS)— hosted a discussion with former U.N. special representatives that explored the challenges facing these renewed efforts to stabilize Haiti’s security and political environments. Speakers Keith Mines, opening remarksVice President, Latin America ProgramH.E. Enrique ter HorstFormer U.N. Special Representative for Haiti (1996-1998)H.E. Juan Gabriel ValdésFormer U.N. Special Representative for Haiti (2004-2006)H.E. Edmond MuletFormer U.N. Special Representative for Haiti (2006-2007; 2010-2011)H.E. Helen La LimeFormer U.N. Special Representative for Haiti (2018-2022)   For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/lessons-learned-past-international-security-missions-haiti  
81:01 12/18/23
The Ripple Effect: The Case for a New American Approach to Multilateralism
On December 12, USIP and Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy hosted a discussion on how American diplomacy can effectively engage in an evolving multilateral system. Speakers Ambassador Barbara Bodine, welcoming remarksDirector and Distinguished Professor, Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University Mona Yacoubian, moderatorVice President, Middle East and North Africa Center, U.S. Institute of Peace Chester A. CrockerJames R. Schlesinger Distinguished Fellow of Strategic Studies, Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University Dhruva JaishankarExecutive Director, Observer Research Foundation America   For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/ripple-effect-case-new-american-approach-multilateralism  
57:49 12/13/23
A Monopoly on the Use of Force in Libya
On December 12, USIP hosted a conversation with Tim Eaton on DDR in Libya. The discussion explored his report’s findings and the need to calibrate DDR efforts to local contexts in Libya — with the hope that a flexible program might be replicated in other locations and eventually expanded to the national level. Speakers Mona Yacoubian, introductory remarks Vice President, Middle East and North Africa Center, U.S. Institute of Peace  Gail Morgado, framing remarksActing Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization OperationsU.S. Department of State Tim EatonSenior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House Andrew Cheatham, moderator Senior Expert, U.S. Institute of Peace   For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/monopoly-use-force-libya  
66:02 12/13/23
Perspectives on the Israel-Hamas War
On December 11, USIP hosted a conversation -- as part of its Congressional Newsmaker Series -- with U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) exploring his views on the current Israel-Hamas war. Speakers Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR)U.S. Senator from Arkansas Roger ZakheimMember, U.S. Institute of Peace Board of Directors; Washington Director, Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute   For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/perspectives-israel-hamas-war  
39:50 12/12/23
Russia’s Malign Influence in Moldova
On December 5, USIP held a discussion on the state of the conflict in Transnistria and efforts to combat Russia’s malign influence, propaganda, and destabilization activities in Moldova. The conversation also looked at Moldova’s broader trajectory as it moves toward EU accession and how the current challenges will shape the country’s future. Speakers Ambassador Viorel Ursu, keynote remarksAmbassador of the Republic of Moldova to the United States Mihai PopsoiDeputy-Speaker, Parliament of Moldova; Chairman, Moldova-U.S. Parliamentary Friendship Group William HillGlobal Fellow, Wilson Center; Former Head, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Mission to Moldova Ambassador Jorgan Andrews, moderatorState Department Fellow, U.S. Institute of Peace   For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/russias-malign-influence-moldova  
61:16 12/6/23
Ukraine’s Peace Formula for a Just and Lasting Peace
On December 5, USIP hosted a conversation with Andriy Yermak, head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, on President Zelensky’s 10-point peace plan and how the United States can help reinforce Ukraine’s ability to set the terms for peace and assert its sovereignty after the war on the battlefield is over. Speakers Lise Grande, opening remarksPresident and CEO, U.S. Institute of Peace Ambassador William Taylor, moderatorVice President, Russia and Europe Center, U.S. Institute of Peace Andriy YermakHead of the Office of the President of Ukraine   For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/ukraines-peace-formula-just-and-lasting-peace  
65:32 12/6/23
Congressional Newsmaker Series: A Conversation with Sen. Peter Welch (D-VT)
On December 4, USIP hosted a conversation with Sen. Peter Welch (D-VT) exploring his views on critical foreign policy issues, including stability in the Western Balkans, rising authoritarianism in Central and South America, Russia’s war in Ukraine, and the conflict in the Middle East. Speakers Lise GrandePresident and CEO, U.S. Institute of Peace Senator Peter Welch (D-VT)U.S. Senator from Vermont   For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/congressional-newsmaker-series-conversation-sen-peter-welch-d-vt  
37:13 12/5/23
India’s Foreign Policy Toward Its Crisis-Stricken Neighborhood
On November 30, USIP hosted a public conversation with Dr. Avinash Paliwal on how India seeks to manage its crisis-stricken neighborhood. The discussion focused on India's relations with Bangladesh and Pakistan, exploring the impact of domestic crises and the geopolitical competition with China on Indian foreign policy. Speakers Daniel Markey, moderatorSenior Advisor, South Asia, U.S. Institute of Peace Avinash PaliwalReader in International Affairs, SOAS University of London   For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/indias-foreign-policy-toward-its-crisis-stricken-neighborhood  
77:13 12/1/23
RISE Action Guide Launch Symposium: Local Reflections and Closing Plenary
The Rehabilitation and (Re)integration through Individual, Social and Structural Engagement (RISE) Action Guide provides local stakeholders, policymakers, program funders and implementors with a peacebuilding framework to support the rehabilitation of people disengaging from extremist violence as well as their reintegration into, and reconciliation with, local communities. Local Reflections and Closing Plenary Fatima Akilu, Ph.D.Executive Director, NEEM Foundation Cholpon OrozobekovaDirector, Bulan Institute for Peace Innovations Margaretha Hanita, Ph.D.Board Member, EMPATIKU Foundation Sarhang HarmasaeedDirector, Middle East Programs, U.S. Institute of Peace Binalakshmi Nepram, moderatorSenior Advisor on Indigenous Issues, Religion and Inclusive Societies, U.S. Institute of Peace For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/rise-action-guide-launch-symposium  
49:28 11/20/23
RISE Action Guide Launch Symposium: Practitioner Conversation Plenary
The Rehabilitation and (Re)integration through Individual, Social and Structural Engagement (RISE) Action Guide provides local stakeholders, policymakers, program funders and implementors with a peacebuilding framework to support the rehabilitation of people disengaging from extremist violence as well as their reintegration into, and reconciliation with, local communities. Practitioner Conversation Plenary Sabrine LaribiProject Officer, Tunisia, U.S. Institute of Peace Noah TuckerSenior Research Consultant, Oxus Society for Central Asian Affairs Fauziya AbdiPresident, Women in International Security (Horn of Africa) Michael Phelan, moderatorManaging Director, Center for Thematic Excellence, U.S. Institute of Peace For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/rise-action-guide-launch-symposium  
59:05 11/20/23
RISE Action Guide Launch Symposium: Opening Plenary
The Rehabilitation and (Re)integration through Individual, Social and Structural Engagement (RISE) Action Guide provides local stakeholders, policymakers, program funders and implementors with a peacebuilding framework to support the rehabilitation of people disengaging from extremist violence as well as their reintegration into, and reconciliation with, local communities. Opening Plenary Welcome David Yang, Ph.D.Vice President, Gandhi-King Global Academy, U.S. Institute of Peace Fireside Chat Ian MossDeputy Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Bureau of Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State  Corinne Graff, Ph.D., moderatorSenior Advisor, Conflict Prevention and Fragility, U.S. Institute of Peace TED-style Talks Chris BosleyRISE co-author; Acting Director, Program on Violence and Extremism, U.S. Institute of Peace Mike NiconchukRISE co-author; Program Lead, Wend Collective Lisa Schirch, Ph.D.RISE co-author; Richard G. Starmann Sr. Endowed Chair and Professor of the Practice of Peacebuilding, Keough School of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/rise-action-guide-launch-symposium  
77:25 11/20/23

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