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When People Flee: Rule of Law and Forced Migration
Apr
17
9:00 AM09:00

When People Flee: Rule of Law and Forced Migration

The American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) is hosting the second Annual Issues Conference exploring key legal frameworks and rule of law challenges surrounding the global forced migration crisis. Looking at the issues from the perspective of a migrant’s progress across countries from place of origin, to transit, and to destination, ABA ROLI’s Annual Issues Conference will highlight case studies as illustrations of the major issues and will evaluate the contributions and solutions of the rule of law community.

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Hidden Wounds: Trauma and Civilians in the Syrian Conflict
Apr
16
1:30 PM13:30

Hidden Wounds: Trauma and Civilians in the Syrian Conflict

Syrian doctors and humanitarian relief experts have increasingly engaged on this issue and are developing new and innovative approaches to help address and heal these invisible wounds. USIP is hosting a discussion with specialists from the Syrian American Medical Society, the U.S State Department and Save the Children to address an aspect of the Syrian conflict that often receives less attention than it deserves.

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Celebrating Women and Girls: Change Agents for Food and Nutrition Security in Conflict Settings
Mar
28
9:00 AM09:00

Celebrating Women and Girls: Change Agents for Food and Nutrition Security in Conflict Settings

Current social movements have focused an overdue spotlight on the disadvantages faced by women and girls around the world. CSIS is hosting a discussion of both the challenges of persistent gender inequality and the inspiring strength and resilience of women and girls, especially vis-à-vis their contributions to food and nutrition security in unstable environments.

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Addressing the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Nigeria
Mar
26
2:00 PM14:00

Addressing the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Nigeria

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.

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Living Proof: Documenting the Human Toll of Climate Change
Mar
21
12:00 PM12:00

Living Proof: Documenting the Human Toll of Climate Change

The Wilson Center is hosting a screening and discussion of two short films from the GroundTruth Project’s Living Proof series—“A Climate for Conflict” and “Breadwinner”— that grapple with the social instability associated with environmental change and the far-reaching impact of women’s empowerment. The filmmaker, Beth Murphy, will discuss the links between climate, conflict, and gender with Marcus King, an academic expert on environmental conflict, and a leading advocate, A. Tianna Scozzaro from the Sierra Club.

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2018 Fragility Forum: Managing Risks for Peace and Stability
Mar
5
to Mar 7

2018 Fragility Forum: Managing Risks for Peace and Stability

From March 5-7, the World Bank is hosting the 2018 Fragility Forum under the theme Managing Risks for Peace and Stability. The forum will bring together policy makers and practitioners from humanitarian, development, peace and security communities to share practical solutions and explore innovative ways to improve development approaches to foster peace and stability.

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Boko Haram: The History of an African Jihadist Movement
Feb
14
1:30 PM13:30

Boko Haram: The History of an African Jihadist Movement

Dr. Thurston, author of Boko Haram: The History of an African Jihadist Movement will be joined by two CSIS experts on African security: Africa Program director, Jennifer G. Cooke, and International Security Program Senior Fellow, Alice Hunt Friend, who will share their insights into Boko Haram and terrorism in northern Africa in general.

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People Power Movements and International Human Rights: ICNC Monograph Launch
Jan
25
4:00 PM16:00

People Power Movements and International Human Rights: ICNC Monograph Launch

The Atlantic Council is co-hosting a public discussion on people power movements and international human rights. This event will coincide with the release of a new monograph from the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict’s (ICNC) “Monograph Series”.

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The Impact of Civil Conflict on Child Malnutrition and Mortality
Jan
25
12:30 PM12:30

The Impact of Civil Conflict on Child Malnutrition and Mortality

In their paper, researchers at the Urban Institute and the Center for Global Development are studying the relationship between child health and conflict in Nigeria by combining geo-coded data from the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) of 2013 and the Social Conflict Analysis Database. At this event hosted by CGDEV, they will discuss their findings and their implications, as well as some of the challenges to studying health in conflict-torn places.

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The View of the U.S. from Abroad: A Conversation with International Ambassadors
Jan
16
5:30 PM17:30

The View of the U.S. from Abroad: A Conversation with International Ambassadors

CSIS is hosting a "Smart Women, Smart Power" discussion with international ambassadors currently serving as their countries' representatives in Washington. The conversation will focus on the view of America from abroad, U.S. policies, and current global issues

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A Conversation with Dr. Kristalina Georgieva, World Bank CEO
Nov
28
5:30 PM17:30

A Conversation with Dr. Kristalina Georgieva, World Bank CEO

The Center for Strategic and International Studies will be joined by Dr. Kristalina Georgieva, CEO of the World Bank for a Smart Women, Smart Power conversation.  The discussion will focus on developing human capital, financial inclusion and women's economic empowerment, and the importance of educating adolescent girls as a means of reducing global poverty.

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How Can We End Violence against Women and Girls? What We Need and What We Know
Oct
12
4:30 PM16:30

How Can We End Violence against Women and Girls? What We Need and What We Know

The Center for Global Development is hosting a conversation around the recently launched report from the EU and UN, Spotlight Initiative, including an initial allocation of Euro 500 million (more than half a billion US dollars) to fight violence against women and girls. How can the impact of this Fund be optimized? What does research and first-hand experience on the ground tell us about what works? And how can it inform policy and political dialogue aimed at eliminating violence against women and girls in all its forms, now and in future?

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