Global Development and Peacebuilding

Join CGA to examine new models in development, foreign aid and humanitarian assistance in response to crisis, and how individuals and communities work to transform conflict and sustain peace.

CONFLICT, SECURITY, AND DEVELOPMENT: ISSUES, ACTORS, AND APPROACHES
Tuesdays, 12:30–1:30 p.m., February 5 – March 5
Event location: NYU Wagner at the Puck Building—295 Lafayette Street

This brown-bag lunch series examines new research, creative policy approaches, and recent innovations in addressing security and development challenges in confict and postconfict contexts.

CGA ofers this series in collaboration with:

  • Office of International Programs at NYU Wagner
  • Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at the NYU Law School
  • The Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights
  • The Program in International Relations at NYU’S GSAS

Visit sps.nyu.edu/cga.events for additional information.

JUSTICE, CONFLICT, AND DEVELOPMENT: LESSONS FROM TRANSITIONING SOCIETIES
PRESENTED IN COLLABORATION WITH THE ESRC STRATEGIC NETWORK ON JUSTICE, CONFLICT, AND DEVELOPMENT
Thursday, February 7, 6:30–7:45 p.m.

What have been the impacts of transitional justice and development programmes upon confict-afected and transitioning societies such as Colombia, Sri Lanka, Syria, and Uganda? Join CGA for a panel examining this issue with particular reference to the political economy of justice programs, featuring panelists drawn from a research network on ’Justice, Confict and Development’ which aims to use comparative learning to inform policy in confictafected societies. The network compares the interaction of confict, justice and development policies, exploring in particular the impact of transitional justice mechanisms on longer-term peacebuilding, social cohesion, and development.

The panel marks the end of the grant and will review and update the fndings from the project. More information on the network can be found at https://justiceanddevelopment.com.

FUNDRAISING FOR POLITICAL AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
PRESENTED IN COLLABORATION WITH THE FOUNDATION CENTER
Wednesday, February 13, 6:30–7:45 p.m.

Political and civic engagement is critical for democracy, but strict rules governing campaign fnancing and nonproft advocacy can make it difcult for organizations and individuals to participate. How can social media be most efectively leveraged? How can organizations engage volunteers, employees, board members, and their community to participate in these eforts? Join us as we discuss how to navigate these waters and strategies for creating sustainable and positive change.

Panel to include: Tracy Kaufman, Community Outreach Manager, Foundation Center

Elizabeth Ngonzi, International Nonproft Executive Consultant

IS POVERTY A POLITICAL CHOICE?: A CONVERSATION WITH PHILIP ALSTON
PRESENTED IN COLLABORATION WITH TRICKLE UP
Wednesday, February 27, 6:30–8:00 p.m.

Since being named the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights in 2014, Philip Alston has investigated extreme poverty in countries as diverse as Ghana, Mauritania, Chile, China, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In a conversation with former New York Times foreign correspondent Calvin Sims, Alston will share his perspective on what needs to be done to end poverty.

RSVP: to Elena Szajewski by February 20 at eszajewski@trickleup.org or 212-255-9980 x 210

INTERNATIONAL CAREERS WITH NGOs AND CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS
Wednesday, March 6, 6:30–7:45 p.m.

Moderator: Brad Heckman, Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor of Global Afairs, NYUSPS Center for Global Afairs

BLOCKCHAIN AND THE FUTURE OF HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Tuesday, March 12, 6:30–7:45 p.m.

Blockchain is more than just a platform for cryptocurrencies. This distributed ledger technology is being employed across a wide variety of sectors and has the potential to be the next big industry disruptor. In the areas of humanitarian assistance and international development, blockchain has ofered itself as a solution for managing everything from identity, payments, voting, and ownership records, and its immutability provides transparency and security against corruption. Join us as we explore the potential of blockchain in supporting vulnerable communities globally.


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