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  • Doha Global Policy Dialogue seeks to advance Preventive Action and Sustaining Peace efforts on the Road to 2020

    On 17 December 2018 in Doha, Qatar, the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies of the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, the Stimson Center, and the Doha Forum convened the Global Policy Dialogue on Preventive Action, Sustaining Peace, and Global Governance, which coincided with the 18th edition of the Doha Forum from 15 to 16 … Continued

  • The Future of UN Mediation, Peacebuilding, Sanctions, and Special Envoys

    An initiative of Stimson, the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA), the Alliance for Peacebuilding, and the United States Institute of Peace, the roundtable—held on 17 January 2019 at the Stimson Center—brought together former and current U.S. government and UN officials, scholars, policy analysts, activists, and practitioners to discuss the UN’s experience, … Continued

  • 30 October 2018 Book Launch in Washington, D.C.

    On 30 October 2018, The Stimson Center in Washington DC hosted a book launch for Just Security in an Undergoverned World, the companion volume to the Report of the Albright-Gambari Commission “Confronting the Crisis of Global Governance.” This special luncheon roundtable discussion addressed the fundamental overarching global governance policy question: “How can humankind better manage … Continued

  • 29 October 2018 Book Roundtable Discussion in New York

    On Monday, 29 October 2018, the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations hosted a Special Luncheon Roundtable Discussion: “Connecting Human Security, National Security and Global Security: Using ‘Just Security’ to Reinvigorate Global Governance on the Road to 2020.” The event featured remarks, on behalf of the roundtable’s co-sponsoring institutions, by the Deputy Permanent … Continued

  • Tweaks or Transformation? New Models for Tackling Global Challenges

    On October 11, 2018, the Stimson Center, UNA National Capital Area, and the Global Challenges Foundation held a public debate on the future of global governance at the Stimson Center in Washington, D.C. The panelists (from Brookings, The Heritage Foundation, Georgetown University, and the co-sponsoring organizations) discussed new models and strategies for tackling global challenges, … Continued

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  • Just Security in an Undergoverned World

    Just Security in an Undergoverned World examines how humankind can manage global problems to achieve both security and justice in an age of antithesis. Global connectivity is increasing, visibly and invisibly-in trade, finance, culture, and information-helping to spur economic growth, technological advance, and greater understanding and freedom, but global disconnects are growing as well. Ubiquitous electronics … Continued

  • Hitting the Reset on the UN?

    By Richard Ponzio and Michael Schroeder Today the U.S. president will preside over a high-level meeting on United Nations reform on the sidelines of the annual General Assembly meetings in New York.  It holds out promise for urgently needed reforms. With the backdrop of Trump administration threats to take a sledgehammer to the U.N. budget and its recent … Continued

  • The UN’s new “Sustaining Peace” Agenda: A Policy Breakthrough in the Making

    United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres’ much anticipated Report on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace was recently released, in the lead-up to the U.N. General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace to be held April 24-25 2018 in New York, in accordance with the U.N. General Assembly and Security Council “peacebuilding resolutions” (A/RES/70/262 and S/RES/ 2282). Breaking new ground … Continued

  • Mobilizing Smart Coalitions and Negotiating Global Governance Reform

    By Richard Ponzio and Tom Buitelaar Drawing lessons from three international commissions and two international campaigns since the mid-1990s, Tom Buitelaar and Richard Ponzio, Director of the Just Security 2020 Program, consider the conditions and strategies for successful “smart coalitions” of state and non-state actors working to realize ambitious global governance reforms. Reform strategies that … Continued

  • Regional Dialogues on Sustaining Peace: Shaping UN Strategies for 2018 and Beyond

    7 July 2017 – New York: The Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations, the Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy & Development, and the Stimson Center convened an informal scoping discussion at Columbia University Law School with members of the UN Group of Friends for Sustaining Peace on a series of … Continued