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July 2011
Making a Difference in Kirkuk: One Policeman at a Time
USIP’s programs in Iraq aim to develop local capacities in conflict resolution and the rule of law. In that respect, USIP’s Iraq Priority Grant program supports a nongovernmental organization (NGO) based in the northern city of Kirkuk in its work to enhance community relations with the law enforcement units in this ethnically diverse city.
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July 28, 2011   |   Event
Assessing Progress Toward Democracy in Francophone Africa
Four Francophone states in West Africa have recently held elections.  In three, new presidents have taken office in processes that followed protracted periods of conflict and disputed rule; in Benin, a reelected incumbent has continued a democratic tradition of 20 years' standing.  Despite the fact that the outcomes of some of these elections have been disputed, they nevertheless represent steps toward strengthening democracy in the region.
Webcast: This event will be webcast live beginning at 2:00pm EST on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at www.usip.org/webcast.
Please Note: This event is spoken partly in French. Seating for this space is limited, and is available on a first come first serve basis, translation is limited to those seated in the Auditorium and will not be featured on the webcast. We encourage guests to arrive as early as 1pm to adequately go through security and check-in. If you have a government-issued photo ID, please be ready to present your ID for verification at check-in. Event tickets are non-transferrable.
July 26, 2011   |   Peace Brief
NGOs and Nonstate Armed Actors
Two seasoned NGOs engage nonstate combatants on international human rights law to get them to change behaviors, from eliminating use of landmines to protecting civilians. Their work can inform and complement other attempts at engagement.
July 25, 2011   |   Peace Brief
Afghan Civil Society and a Comprehensive Peace Process
The peace brief summarizes key findings of the field research undertaken during five trips to Kabul, Afghanistan and one trip to Pakistan between 2009 and 2011.
July 25, 2011   |   On the Issues
Mass Atrocities in Syria: the International Response
USIP’s Scott Lasensky and Lawrence Woocher discuss the growing concerns over crimes against humanity being committed in Syria.
July 25, 2011   |   Event
Beyond Tahrir: The Trajectory of Egypt's Transition
Major General Elassar of Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces will sit down with Professor William Quandt to discuss the trajectory of Egypt's transition period; the pace and shape of reform; the ongoing demands of protesters and the role of the military in the country's future.
Webcast: This event will be webcast live beginning at 12:15pm EST on July 25, 2011 at www.usip.org/webcast.
Note: Seating space for this event is limited. Seats are available on a first come, first served basis. We encourage visitors to arrive early.
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