FORTY out of ONE MILLION: A photography exhibition on the human cost of the Syrian war
Apr
20
Jun 15

FORTY out of ONE MILLION: A photography exhibition on the human cost of the Syrian war

  • Goethe-Institut Washington

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.

Necessary Things: An exhibition of created objects inspired by refugees
Apr
21
May 31

Necessary Things: An exhibition of created objects inspired by refugees

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.

THEY HAVE NAMES: Portraits of the new kids in Berlin
Apr
21
May 31

THEY HAVE NAMES: Portraits of the new kids in Berlin

  • Gallery Al-Quds

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.

Population, Security, and Development in the Sahel
Apr
25
3:00 pm15:00

Population, Security, and Development in the Sahel

  • Wilson Center

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.

Crime, conflict, and regime transitions: Colombia, Nigeria, and Myanmar
Apr
28
10:00 am10:00

Crime, conflict, and regime transitions: Colombia, Nigeria, and Myanmar

  • Brookings Institution

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

New Terrorism Threats and Counterterrorism Strategies
May
3
9:30 am09:30

New Terrorism Threats and Counterterrorism Strategies

  • NYU Washington, DC

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.

Launch of the Updated Commentary on the Second Geneva Convention
May
4
10:00 am10:00

Launch of the Updated Commentary on the Second Geneva Convention

  • ICRC Humanitarium

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.

Addressing Lebanon's Refugee Crisis and Development Challenges
May
4
12:00 pm12:00

Addressing Lebanon's Refugee Crisis and Development Challenges

  • Johns Hopkins SAIS

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.

New Voices in Foreign Affairs: 40 Under 40 Latinos in Foreign Policy
May
9
3:00 pm15:00

New Voices in Foreign Affairs: 40 Under 40 Latinos in Foreign Policy

  • CSIS

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.


Multilateral Cooperation-The Key to a New Era of Inclusive Global Development?
Apr
21
12:30 pm12:30

Multilateral Cooperation-The Key to a New Era of Inclusive Global Development?

  • Atlantic Council

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.

Payouts for Perils: Using Insurance to Radically Improve Emergency Aid
Apr
20
4:30 pm16:30

Payouts for Perils: Using Insurance to Radically Improve Emergency Aid

  • Center for Global Development

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.

Montréal in the Context of Trans-Atlantic Migration and Globalization: Historical, Political, and Cultural Reception, Perception, and Reality
Apr
20
9:30 am09:30

Montréal in the Context of Trans-Atlantic Migration and Globalization: Historical, Political, and Cultural Reception, Perception, and Reality

  • Wilson Center

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.

Outside Voices: How Scholars Can Influence Trump’s Foreign Policy
Apr
19
5:00 pm17:00

Outside Voices: How Scholars Can Influence Trump’s Foreign Policy

  • Cato Institute

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
Apr
19
4:30 pm16:30

Addressing the Global Refugee Crisis: How We Can Bridge the Gap Between Humanitarian Response and Development Assistance

  • Center for Global Development

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.

2017 Global Development Forum
Apr
19
8:30 am08:30

2017 Global Development Forum

  • CSIS

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.

Brave New Cyberworld
Apr
18
9:00 am09:00

Brave New Cyberworld

  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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.

Turkey After the Referendum: Stability or Turmoil?
Apr
17
2:00 pm14:00

Turkey After the Referendum: Stability or Turmoil?

  • Bipartisan Policy Center

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.

Russia in the Global Arms Market
Apr
17
10:00 am10:00

Russia in the Global Arms Market

  • CSIS

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.  

Technology, accountability, and international law
Apr
13
10:00 am10:00

Technology, accountability, and international law

  • Brookings Institution

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.

What’s Next on Syria?: Principles for U.S. Engagement in the Middle East
Apr
13
10:00 am10:00

What’s Next on Syria?: Principles for U.S. Engagement in the Middle East

  • Bipartisan Policy Center

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.

Building Blocks Towards Peace in Syria: Governance and Security
Apr
12
12:15 pm12:15

Building Blocks Towards Peace in Syria: Governance and Security

  • New America

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.

What’s Next for Afghanistan-Pakistan Relations?
Apr
12
10:30 am10:30

What’s Next for Afghanistan-Pakistan Relations?

  • Wilson Center

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.

Militancy and Conflict in the Sahel and Maghreb
Apr
12
8:30 am08:30

Militancy and Conflict in the Sahel and Maghreb

  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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 and the Rules of War: From Athens to Aleppo
Apr
11
7:00 pm19:00
IHL

Shakespeare and the Rules of War: From Athens to Aleppo

  • Lansburgh Theatre

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.

Can China and the U.S. Find Common Ground With Africa?
Apr
11
9:00 am09:00

Can China and the U.S. Find Common Ground With Africa?

  • U.S. Institute of Peace

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

U.S. Security Amid Budget Cuts: A Conversation with Senator Chris Murphy
Apr
10
12:30 pm12:30

U.S. Security Amid Budget Cuts: A Conversation with Senator Chris Murphy

  • Council on Foreign Relations - livestream only

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.