Thursday, July 1, 2010- 10:15 a.m. “Preventing Violent Conflict: Principles, Policies and Practice”
Conflict prevention is widely endorsed in principle—including in the new National Security Strategy—but too rarely put into serious practice. The consequences of allowing new conflicts to erupt across the globe demand that we translate the concept of prevention into effective policy action. Even as governments, international organizations and nongovernmental organizations struggle to manage current crises and conflicts, USIP is seeking to devote greater attention to the equally vital task of prevention. For this all-day conference, USIP will bring together experts and policy makers to discuss challenges and opportunities for conflict prevention around the world. The goals of this conference are to spotlight the importance of conflict prevention, to foster productive discussions between leading scholars and distinguished practitioners regarding what works in prevention, and to identify priority areas for future work on conflict prevention by the Institute and the field at large. It will take place at the U.S. Institute o Peace, 1200 17th Street N.W., 2nd Floor.
Thursday, July 1, 2010- 2 p.m. “Can Anyone Hear Us? Voices from the 2009 Unrest in Urumchi.”
The National Endowment for Democracy is hosting a discussion on the 2009 unrest in Urumchi. The agenda will include,
– 2 p.m.: Amy Reger, researcher at Uyghur Human Rights Project; Henryk Szadziewski, project manager at Uyghur Human Rights Project; Sophie Richardson, advocacy director of Asia at Human Rights Watch; Clothilde Le Coz, Washington director at Reporters Without Borders; and Brian Joseph, senior director of Asia and Global Programs at NED, participate in a panel discussion on “Can Anyone Hear Us? Voices from the 2009 Unrest in Urumchi”
– 3:30 p.m.: Rebiya Kadeer, president of the World Uyghur Congress; and Carl Gershman, president at NED, deliver keynote remarks
The event will be located at NED, 1025 F Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, D.C. To RSVP, or for more information, please contact: 202-378-9700, email@example.com; http://www.ned.org/ [Note: RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 29.]
Friday, July 16, 2010- 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Transitional Justice in Post-Conflict Societies: What Works Best?
The Woodrow Wilson Center will be hosting this discussion, with input from, David Tolbert, President, International Center for Transitional Justice; Reverend Frank Chikane, Former Director General, Office of the President, South Africa; Mark Goodale, Associate Professor, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University; Priscilla Hayner, Senior Adviser, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue; Wendy Lambourne, Lecturer and Academic Coordinator, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney; Douglass Cassel, Former Legal Adviser, United Nations Commission on Truth for El Salvador, and Professor of Law, Notre Dame University. The event will take place at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20004-3027.
July 25 – 30, 2010 – Islam and Religious Freedom at the Princeton Theological – Princeton University – The Witherspoon Institute presents a seminar on Islam and Religious Freedom at the Princeton Theological Seminary. The Islam and Religious Freedom Seminar is a week-long program for graduate students and professionals in Islam-related fields of study and work. In a small seminar setting, led by scholars, religious leaders, and experienced policy makers, participants will explore the intersection of Islam and religious freedom. This will include Muslim perspectives on faith and religious freedom, U.S. government policies on religious freedom abroad, modern social science research about the relationship of religious freedom to societal and individual well being, and perspectives on religious freedom in philosophy and among other faiths. The seminar will address religious freedom issues facing Muslim minorities, Muslim dissenters in Muslim-majority areas, and non-Muslims living in Muslim-majority areas.
The seminar is open to graduate students or professionals in Islam-related fields. If accepted, a seminar registration fee — $100 for students, $300 for non-students — will be required. The seminar will provide room, board, and seminar materials. Travel expenses are not included. A limited number of travel scholarships will be available. To apply, please send the following by April 1, 2010 via e-mail to email@example.com. Applicants can expect to be notified of admission decisions no later than April 15, 2010.
1. A 500-word letter explaining your interests and experience related to the seminar topic.
2. Resume, including full name, dates of graduation, postal address, e-mail, and phone number.
3. A recommendation from a professor or supervisor.
July 27, 2010- “The Conspicuously Absent 4th “D”: Democracy”
The Academy for Educational Development will be holding a discussion at the Academy for Educational Development, Greeley Hall, 1875 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. More information on this event will be available shortly. To RSVP, please go to https://web.memberclicks.com/mc/quickForm/viewForm.do?orgId=wdcsid&formId=84035
October 25-26, 2010- The Global Breifing The International Crisis Group is pleased to announce its flagship annual event, The Global Briefing: an exclusive two-day, high-level event examining urgent issues and solutions concerning major conflict flashpoints across the globe. The briefing offers an opportunity to go beyond the headlines and hear from and interact with over thirty of Crisis Group’s field-based senior staff and Board members assembled for this unique occasion. The briefing will take place in Brussels on 25-26 October 2010 at the Sofitel Brussels Europe, 1 Place Jourdan, Brussels, Belgium.The agenda is available here<http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/support/event-calendar/global-briefing-2010/agenda.aspx>. The participation fee is 975 Euros and payable within 15 business days following receipt of an acceptance letter. The fee includes attendance at the event, as well as lunches, coffee breaks and a special reception at Brussels’ historic Hôtel de Ville in Grand Place. Expressions of interest to participate in the Global Briefing will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Please complete this<http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/support/eventcalendar/~/media/Files/misc/GB2010_registration_form.ashx> form and submit it to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:%email@example.com>.