The American Society for International Law, the Stimson Center, and Washington Foreign Law Society are joining together for an in-depth and expert discussion, led by Amb. Stephen Rapp and Former Chief Prosecutor David Crane, about the situation on the ground in Yemen, and what solutions can be found to end impunity and uphold fundamental international standards.
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Labeled the worst humanitarian crisis in today’s world, the conflict in Yemen is entering its fourth year. To understand the impact the war is having on the Yemeni people, and the challenges it poses to policymakers, CSIS is hosting a discussion with David Miliband which will be followed by a panel discussion with Barbara Bodine, Peter Salisbury, and Abdulrahman Al-Eryani .
The Foreign Policy program at Brookings is hosting a discussion on the humanitarian crisis in Nigeria. Panelists will include Alexandra Lamarche and Mark Yarnell of Refugees International, authors of the recent report “Political Pressure to Return: Putting Northeast Nigeria’s Displaced Citizens at Risk.” Vanda Felbab-Brown, a senior fellow at Brookings, will brief the findings from her January fieldwork in northeastern Nigeria on the state of counterinsurgency, security, and reconstruction efforts. Brookings Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon will moderate the conversation, while adding his own perspectives.
CSIS is hosting a presentation and armchair discussion with Alex de Waal, the author of “Mass Starvation: The History and Future of Famine.” Considered one of the leading experts on Sudan and the Horn of Africa, de Waal has crafted a comprehensive history of modern famines and the factors that influence their origins, duration, and severity in his latest book. This work is particularly timely with an unprecedented number of countries facing possible famine conditions in 2018—Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen, and Ethiopia.
This event, hosted by the Wilson Center, will assess the key factors guiding current peacebuilding efforts in South Sudan. It will also present an assessment of the shortcomings of current efforts focusing on the interaction, or lack thereof, between international partners and local stakeholders. By identifying the barriers to more efficient peacebuilding, this discussion seeks to share lessons learned, best practices, and opportunities for better collaboration between local and international actors.
At a critical point in time when world hunger is increasing, reversing years of progress, food aid remains a key – and contentious – element of American foreign policy today. CSIS is hosting an armchair conversation about the history and future of U.S. food aid policy with Barry Riley, author of the new book “The Political History of American Food Aid: An Uneasy Benevolence.”
Nigeria under President Muhammadu Buhari has made military gains against the extremist fighters of Boko Haram. But Nigeria’s varied conflicts keep more than 2 million people displaced and weaken stability in the Lake Chad Basin and the Sahel region. Peace and security will not be achievable purely through armed force. On September 28, USIP will host a rare gathering of eminent Nigerian civic leaders and U.S. policymakers to examine what concrete steps Nigeria and the United States can take to stabilize Africa’s demographic and economic giant.
The “Sustainable Water, Resilient Communities” series, co-hosted the USAID-funded Sustainable Water Partnership, Winrock International, and the Wilson Center, explores how different actors are addressing water risks in some of the most vulnerable parts of the world.
This kick-off event at the Wilson Center will feature a panel of experts who are developing strategies and tools to better anticipate and address water scarcity in the developing world.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is hosting a discussion of options for ending Yemen’s war with Carnegie’s Farea Al-Muslimi, Yemeni analyst Nadwa al-Dawsari, and former U.S. Ambassador to Yemen Gerald Feierstein. Carnegie’s Frederic Wehrey will moderate.
CSIS is hosting an event with U.S. policy makers, technical experts, and thought leaders to discuss how crises in the four famines contexts, such as conflict, fragility, and severe food insecurity, have unfolded and what needs to be considered in the response. Reception to follow.
With world displacement at record levels and millions of people at risk of famine, the Trump administration has sent conflicting signals on U.S. engagement. On the one hand, the United States has continued to lead in assistance to promote food security and prevent famine, and officials such as U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley have expressed support for overseas efforts to aid refugees and displaced persons. On the other hand, the administration has not appeared to take strong action to address some of the conflicts that have given rise to food security challenges and displacement, such as in South Sudan. Further, Congress has led legislative efforts initiating humanitarian aid this year, while the administration has proposed significant cuts to aid.
The Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy is holding a hearing on South Sudan's Conflict and Famine.
Project for Prosperity and Development at CSIS is hosting an event to launch a new project on the global forced migration crisis. Over the next year, CSIS will research the journey of these millions of people and what it means for the developing world landscape, and how the U.S., its allies, the public and private sectors, NGOs, academics, government, and security can play a vital role in confronting global displacement and migration.
The historic passage of the U.S. Global Food Security Act in July 2016 demonstrated U.S. leadership and bipartisan support in Congress to address global hunger, poverty, and malnutrition. The act required the Feed the Future interagency group, comprised of eleven U.S. agencies, to submit the first ever U.S. Global Food Security Strategy to Congress last fall. Join CSIS and Senator Robert Casey (D-PA) to hear updates from senior leadership on the strategy and to discuss contributions from Congress, the Trump Administration, and U.S. government agencies.
The Center for Strategic and International Studies is hosting a conversation about the challenges posed to the international community by the current crisis in South Sudan. The United Nations declared a famine in South Sudan and the Special Adviser for Genocide at the UN warned of the potential for genocide in the region. These issues stem from the ongoing conflict that began in 2013. By highlighting the diverse perspectives of the panelists, these experts will lay out the latest challenges in the region and what policies the U.S. and the international community should pursue.
Photographer and filmmaker Nichole Sobecki and writer Laura Heaton spent 18 months documenting a more personal story of Somalia, one told through the people living with a changing climate and the human consequences. New America is co-hosting this special multi-media event with The GroundTruth Project, and the Stanley Foundation.
On May 19, the Africa Security Initiative of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at Brookings will host a discussion of conflict, famine, and security in Africa today.
Reflections on South Sudan: Origins of the Crisis, Critiques of International Engagement, and What Can Be Done Now
Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies is hosting a conversation with Jon Temin, an expert on conflict and governance issues in the South Sudan.
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.