2017-2018
 
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IPE Events–2017-2018

Sustaining Peace Series; Sustainable Peace and Diplomacy

Sustaining Peace Series;
Sustainable Peace and Diplomacy
November 1, 2017

Ambassador Ihab Moustafa, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of Egypt to the United Nations, described the evolution of the UN from peacekeeping to development to peacebuilding. He shed light on how the term “peacebuilding” has been misunderstood and co-opted to encourage competition for limited funding. However, he emphasized that Sustaining Peace is not a new concept to the UN, and that it actually has been the raison d’etre of the organization since the end of the Cold War.

Sustaining Peace Speaker Series; A Gendered Perspective

Sustaining Peace Speaker Series;
A Gendered Perspective
October 31, 2017

Sarah Douglas, Gender Advisor for the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office, explained how women’s security acts as an early warning system and gender equality acts as an accelerator for social good. She shared examples of women movements that form the base of the civil society that the Sustaining Peace Agenda endeavors to strengthen. She ended by recommending that in the spirit of the Sustaining Peace Agenda, we listen and respond to what civil society say are their needs.

Keeping Hope Alive: How One NGO Counters Violence with Higher Education and Entrepreneurship

Keeping Hope Alive:
How One NGO Counters Violence with Higher Education and Entrepreneurship
Sept 28, 2017

Students joined a brown bag discussion with Simon van Melick, programme manager at SPARK, a Netherlands-based NGO that develops higher education and entrepreneurship programs to empower young, ambitious people to lead their conflict-affected societies into prosperity. He explained how a youth initiative started by his classmates expanded into a worldwide effort to bring education and job training into societies that were struggling with violent conflict. IPE had previously worked with SPARK to teach 30 youth computer coding skills in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

Has Peacebuilding Failed?: The Shift to Sustaining Peace

Has Peacebuilding Failed?:
The Shift to Sustaining Peace
Sept 15, 2017

NYUSPS Center for Global Affairs (CGA) students, faculty, and guests from the peacebuilding community joined together for the academic year kickoff of CGA’s Initiative for Peacebuilding Through Education and an engaging discussion on how the concept of Sustaining Peace is changing the paradigm of how we build peace. A panel of MSGA students who have recently completed summer graduate student consultancies through the Workshop in Applied Peacebuilding addressed the importance of Sustaining Peace from the perspective of young practitioners. Following their discussion, Paige Arthur, Deputy Director at NYU’s Center on International Cooperation, Marc Jacquand from the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General and Youssef Mahmoud, Senior Advisor at the International Peace Institute discussed why some actors have begun to distance themselves from the concept of Peacebuilding while the idea of Sustaining Peace has begun to gain traction at the United Nations and elsewhere.