German photographer Kai Wiedenhöfer took portraits of forty Syrian war-wounded in towns, villages and refugee camps in Jordan and Lebanon between spring 2014 and 2015. The media summarize the number of casualties on a daily basis, but often ignore the wounded. The war will never end for them, as they will have to endure their injuries for the rest of their lives. Wiedenhöfer’s project aims to show the suffering of the civilian population in a modern war.
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Artist Helen Zughaib has been engaged in reminding her viewers about the price of conflict since before the Arab Spring. “I think of myself as somebody who’s talking about the people who end up paying the price for war. It’s women and children.” For this exhibition, she has created objects in mixed media-- plates, shoes, tiles, wooden boxes, recalling the ways of life left behind or destroyed by war.
Berlin-based Daniel Sonnentag’s photos of Syrian, Palestinian, Iraqi and Afghani displaced children in Berlin, THEY HAVE NAMES, address the individuality of the single person, their characters or stories, strengths or weaknesses, and their dreams or nightmares, beyond the stigma of being a refugee.
The Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at Brookings (21CSI) will host a discussion on current security and political dynamics in Afghanistan, providing both Afghan and U.S. perspectives on Afghanistan’s recent developments and U.S. interests.
The Atlantic Council is hosting a discussion with members of the Syria Civil Defense on the war on civilians, the use of chemical weapons, and the case for a no-fly zone, with an emphasis on southern Syria.
On April 24, the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Center for Global Policy will convene experts to discuss emerging trends in extremism across the region, how it impacts states internally and how those governments and the United States should respond.
The Hudson Institute is hosting an event to assess the current security and human rights situation in Xinjiang and what it might mean for the Uyghurs, the Chinese and the PRC, and the New Silk Road.
The Heritage Foundation is hosting a discussion on the South Caucases and why the region is important and cannot be ignored by U.S. policymakers.
On April 25, USIP and HALO Trust, one of the world’s largest demining organizations, will gather experts for a discussion on the implications and results of demining.
The Wilson Center's Women in Public Service Project and Plan International USA are hosting an event to convene women leaders, experts, and civil society to discuss how women are making a difference to proactively advance the security and stability of societies.
Wilson Center is hosting a panel presentation with experts from the University of California Berkeley, University of Niamey, and the Ferdi Foundation. The panel will explore demographic projections, the link between security and development, and how strategic international aid can help shape the future of the Sahel.
The Human Rights Initiative and the Global Food Security Project at CSIS are hosting an event for the report launch and discussion on the linkages between human rights, food security, migration, and displacement in Djibouti.
The Heritage Foundation is co-hosting an event with The University of Virginia's Miller Center for a candid, informative and wide-ranging assessment of President Trump’s first 100 days.
The Center for American Progress is hosting a discussion on the Trump administration’s first 100 days of policy in the Middle East. The event will mark the release of a new Center for American Progress report examining trends and challenges for the administration’s policies in the region.
Johns Hopkins University SAIS is hosting a discussion with Ibrahim Yahaya Ibrahim on the politics of Islamic contestation and on jihadi movements and new religious dynamics in the Sahel, notably in Niger, Mali and Mauritania.
The Wilson Center is convening experts on the military and diplomatic aspects of the conflict in two panel discussions to consider possible ways forward and how to bring the conflict, and its resulting humanitarian crisis, to an end..
The Wilson Center is hosting Senator John Cornyn for a discussion on how to strengthen the military while maintaining control of the budget; how to keep up with investment in new technologies; and the role sequestration plays in the country’s ability to lead.
On April 28, the Latin America Initiative at Brookings will host a panel discussion of the crime-conflict-regime transition dynamics and launch the findings of a United Nations University Centre for Policy Research project on this topic, with several of the study authors briefing their case studies and policy recommendations
The New America Foundation is hosting a conversation with James Foley awardees, who will share their experiences of working in conflict regions.
the Latin America Initiative at Brookings will host a panel discussion to examine the drugs-peace dynamic in Colombia and drug use trends in the United States, providing recommendations for harmonizing peace and justice objectives in Colombia and smart drug policies in the United States.
New America is hosting an event to discuss the future of American hostage policy. Panelists will discuss questions such as: How should the United States best ensure the safety of Americans abroad? Should the United States revise its policy against making concessions to hostage takers?
This event will focus on the growing role of development partnerships in an era of declining budgets and declining ambition for official development assistance.
The Center for New American Security (CNAS) is hosting a public conference on new terrorism threats and counterterrorism strategies, co-hosted with the Center on Law and Security at NYU School of Law, will feature an overview of the strategic terrorism threat landscape and of the Trump administration’s counterterrorism strategies.
The Atlantic Council's Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security is hosting a Commanders Series event with General Mark Milley, Chief of Staff of the Army, on the Army’s perspective on today’s complex global challenges.
On the occasion of the online launch of the Updated Commentary on the Second Geneva Convention, the ICRC convenes a panel of experts at the Humanitarium to discuss the Commentary's main findings. This livestreamed event will discuss how international humanitarian law (IHL) protects wounded, sick and shipwrecked members of the armed forces in case of an armed conflict at sea. The event is part of the Conference Cycle on "Generating Respect for the Law", which aims at addressing the importance of IHL and prevention efforts.
The Middle East Institute (MEI) and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Foreign Policy Institute (SAIS-FPI) are hosting Philippe Lazzarini, the United Nations deputy special coordinator in Lebanon. He will discuss opportunities and challenges for shifting the international response to Lebanon's Syrian refugee crisis beyond short-term humanitarian and stabilization efforts to a more sustainable economic growth strategy.
The Center for Strategic and International Studies is hosting a conversation with a new generation of Latinos in foreign policy. Featured in the 40 Under 40, these talented experts will discuss current political and economic developments in Latin America, U.S. business interests in the Middle East, and the new Latinos in Foreign Policy Association.
New America is hosting Matti Friedman and Douglas Ollivant for a discussion of his new book, Pumpkin Flowers, and its broader lessons for America’s wars in Iraq and beyond.
As part of the Special Arts Program on the Human Impact of the Syrian Conflict, the Middle East Institute is hosting a panel conversation on the role and impact of creative and arts based initiatives in conflict resolution, as well as in relief and public awareness campaigns.
The Atlantic Council is hosting a conversation to provide evidence on how multilateral institutions as well as the United States and Europe need to work together to promote inclusive markets and prosperity around the world, enabling concrete action on key challenges arising from trade, migration, climate change, slow economic growth, and inequality.
The Center for Global Development is hosting an event to launch their new report Payouts for Perils: Using Insurance to Radically Improve Emergency Aid setting out how we can use the principles and practice of insurance to save lives, money and time when catastrophes strike. Senior experts from government, aid agencies, and the insurance industry—all contributors to the report—will discuss how to radically improve emergency aid by delivering fast, reliable funding when hazards hit.
The Middle East Institute's Arts & Culture Program is hosting a panel conversation on the role of the arts in fostering understanding and building empathy for the displaced. This event is part of A Special Arts Program on the Syrian Crisis, produced in collaboration with Gallery Al-Quds and the Goethe-Institut.
Montréal in the Context of Trans-Atlantic Migration and Globalization: Historical, Political, and Cultural Reception, Perception, and Reality
A panel of interdisciplinary scholars from McGill University will offer a historical and contemporary examination of public policies, practices, and events that have shaped the social, political, and cultural landscape of Montreal. Panelists will identify some obstacles and challenges to immigrant integration in the Montreal context and will share initiatives and projects in favor of a more inclusive and participatory city.
The Bridging the Gap Initiative and the Cato Institute are hosting a discussion of the ways in which international relations scholars and academics can influence policy during the Trump administration. The panelists will highlight key foreign policy issues facing the new administration and explore how political science research can help to shape the course of the next four years.
Addressing the Global Refugee Crisis: How We Can Bridge the Gap Between Humanitarian Response and Development Assistance
The Center for Global Development and the International Rescue Committee are hosting a high level discussion of how the world can find realistic, workable solutions to the global refugee crisis. The event will mark the launch of a new joint report, Refugee Compacts: Addressing the Crisis of Protracted Displacement.
An on-the-record expert discussion at the Stimson Center examining what the U.S. and its regional partners in the Middle East can do to support Iraq in a way that will help ensure durable peace and stability. Breakfast will be served.
The Center for Strategic and International Studies is hosting the third annual Global Development Forum (GDF) April 19. The GDF will feature over 40 speakers, including key stakeholders from U.S. government agencies, leading multilateral and non-governmental organizations, foreign governments, and the private sector.
This event hosted by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace will draw on the expertise of distinguished policy, legal, and technical experts to help clarify the contours of the strategic landscape and the specific challenge of active cyber defense by the private sector.
On April 16th, Turkish citizens will vote in a referendum to decide whether they want president Recep Tayyip Erdogan to have even more power than he already does. On April 17th, the Bipartisan Policy Center will convene a panel of experts to make sense of the result.
Sergey Denisentsev, Visiting Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, CSIS will discuss the drivers of the growth in Russia’s arms exports, the causes of the relative stagnation of recent years, and the prospects for the future amidst a rapidly-changing global arms market.
The fourth Annual Justice Stephen Breyer Lecture hosted by the Foreign Policy program at Brookings and The Hague Institute for Global Justice will seek to address these issues, focusing on the intersection of technology, accountability, and international law.
The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) is convening a panel of foreign policy experts to discuss U.S. interests and policy in the region and whether a reassessment is required. BPC will also be releasing its newest study, “Wringing Order from Chaos,” which argues for the region’s continued importance to the United States, and lays out strategic principles for the administration to consider as it crafts a new policy.
Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is hosting a discussion of "Pakistan Today: The Case for U.S.-Pakistan Relations," a new policy study by Ambassador Shirin Tahir-Kheli and Shahid Javed Burki, published by the SAIS Foreign Policy Institute.
The U.S. Institute of Peace and U.N. Women is hosting an international panel of judges, lawmakers and legal experts to discuss practical approaches to writing post-conflict constitutions that enshrine gender equality.
A successful resolution to the ongoing conflicts in Syria will require effective governance and security provisions. Yet existing governance and security structures on both the regime and rebel sides of the conflict have suffered after years of war. What is the current state of governance in Syria and where should Syria go from here?
New America is hosting Dr. Ammar Kahf and M. Yaser Tabbara, the co-founders of the Omran Center for Strategic Studies for a discussion of these issues.
The Institute for Policy Studies is hosting a discussion with IPS Fellow Phyllis Bennis, director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies and fellow of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam.
What is next for Afghanistan-Pakistan relations? Will the new détente be sustained or short-lived? Additionally, what are the implications of all this for U.S. policy? Can or should Washington play a role in trying to help ease these bilateral tensions? This event at the Wilson Center, which is co-hosted by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and the Wilson Center Asia Program, will address these questions and others.
This day-long conference at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace brings together leading scholars from around the world to address the key security and governance challenges in the Maghreb and Sahel. Panelists will examine the interaction of the expanding horizon of insecurity with conflicts, political vacuums, and Western response policy. They will also discuss the broader ramifications of the trends for peace and development in both regions.
Shakespeare Theatre Company Bard Association is hosting the next chapter of its signature discussion series: Shakespeare and the Law which holds panels for in-depth examinations into the roles of lawyers and legal issues in many Shakespeare plays and classical theatre pieces. This March’s event will focus on Shakespeare and the ethics of war, specifically the rules and treatment of civilians.
The U.S. Institute of Peace is hosting a dialogue where senior leaders will discuss their experiences, challenges and progress, and join other experts and officials to consider concrete actions all three parties could take to reduce violent conflict in Africa. Sessions will focus particularly on promoting maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea and on countering violent extremism and addressing the humanitarian crisis in northern Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin
As Congress considers President Trump’s proposed budget cuts to the State Department and USAID, Senator Murphy as he unveils a dramatically different approach that calls for a near doubling of the international affairs budget as a means to ensure U.S. national security.
Johns Hopkins University SAIS is hosting a Panel Discussion on Debating the Merits of the Trump Administration's New Travel, Immigration and Refugee Ban.
The Africa Security Initiative, part of the Brookings Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, will host an event focused on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The Global Economy and Development program at Brookings is co-hosting a panel discussion along with the United Nations Foundation on the role of the private sector in global sustainable development.
The New America Foundation is hosting an event where a panel of experts will discuss questions such as: Does the travel ban protect American security? What role does immigration policy play in counterterrorism?
Widodo may be seen as a domestic-issue president, unlike his predecessor Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, but his main challenge now is to realign Indonesia’s foreign policy with his passion of politically and economically linking the islands in this vast archipelago.
This exhibition examines this form of artistic expression from two complementary perspectives: one, professional artists who were recruited by the U.S. Army; the other, soldiers who created artwork. Together they shed light on World War I in a compelling and very human way.
The Institute of World Politics is hosting "World War I Centennial: History and Enduring Relevance"
Speakers and topics:
Michael Neiberg, "The Path to War"
Edward Lengel, "Why World War I Still Matters"
John Maurer, "Strategy and Policy Lessons of World War I"
CSIS is hosting a presentation and panel discussion on plant biotechnology in Africa as it stands today. Learn how new technology and progressive policies could advance global development goals and improve food security.