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Corruption Tracker Workshop: Building Movements: Climate Crisis & Militarization

May 23, 2023

Western militaries claim that they will reshape themselves into the ultimate climate ally, but what does this mean in practice? This panel explores what researchers, policymakers, and activists are doing locally, regionally, and globally to address the role of militarization in the climate crisis.

Breaking Open Conversations on the Arms Trade

Oct 26, 2023

Exploring four fascinating aspects of the arms trade: from greenwashing and corruption, to the over-reliance on weapons as security and the military industry’s hold over government.

Corruption Tracker Workshop: Stability is Not Peace: Egypt, Military Partnerships, and Corruption

Nov 23, 2023

As Egyptians head to the polls for their presidential election in December, this panel discusses: What is the wider context of harm caused by military partnerships with Egypt and other countries in the region? What does military corruption mean to Egyptian activists and how can we build better relationships based on solidarity with the Egyptian people?

Hardwired for Corruption? Risks and Red Flags for Corruption in the Arms Trade

Jan 30, 2024

Given that the arms trade is a high-risk sector for corruption, for reasons such as secrecy, its highly technical nature and political significance, EU anti-corruption efforts must pay special attention to spending on arms. This workshop highlights key red flags and provides a contextual analysis of the arms trade to inform parliamentarians about corruption risks in the sector.

A Looming Famine: Starvation in Gaza

Apr 30, 2024
Tuesday
11:00 am
Webinar

According to the Human Rights Watch, Israeli forces are deliberately blocking the delivery of water, food, and fuel, and using starvation of civilians as a method of warfare in Gaza which is a war crime according to international law. Join the Palestine Program for Health and Human Rights for a conversation about the starvation of civilians in the Gaza Strip. This webinar is co-sponsored by the Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative at the Harvard Divinity School, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University, and the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy.

Speakers:

Alex de Waal, an expert on mass starvation and the Executive Director of the World Peace Foundation

Michael Fakhri, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food and professor at the University of Oregon School of Law

Georgios Petropoulos, the head of the Gaza United Nations sub-office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Moderated by FXB’s Director of Research, Professor Jacqueline Bhabha, JD, MSc.

Crisis in The Horn of Africa

May 1, 2024
Wednesday
3:00 pm
Webinar

The Kent Global Leadership Program in Conflict Resolution at Columbia SIPA, in conjunction with SIPA’s Institute of Global Politics, will host a panel discussion with leading experts on issues facing the countries of the Horn of Africa. Event video available here.

Speakers:

  • Alex deWaal, Executive Director of the World Peace Foundation and Research Professor, Tufts University
  • Mulugeta Gebrehiwot, World Peace Foundation, Tufts University
  • Meskerem Geset, human rights lawyer
  • Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Director of SIPA’s Kent Global Leadership Program on Conflict Resolution; former UN Under-Secretary General for Peacekeeping
  • Haile Menkerios, Eritrean and UN diplomat
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton, Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; 67th Secretary of State and former Senator from New York; IGP Faculty Advisory Board Chair (moderator)

Sudan at a Crossroads

May 2, 2024
Thursday
10:00 am
Hybrid policy seminar

Hosted by International Food Policy Research Institute

This IFPRI policy seminar will reflect on urgent data, analytical, and policy needs to mitigate food insecurity and revitalize food systems in Sudan. Several interrelated issues will be addressed, including options for policy engagement in the absence of a legitimate government, the viability of balancing immediate humanitarian needs with longer-term investments in agricultural development, and possible post-conflict scenarios that might affect priority-setting for the food system. The event will bring together researchers from IFPRI’s Sudan country program, conflict analysts, humanitarian donors, and country experts in a hybrid format.

Welcome Remarks

  • Danielle Resnick, Senior Research Fellow, Development Strategies and Governance Unit (DSG), IFPRI

Overview Remarks from USAID

  • Tyler Beckelman, Deputy Assistant Administrator, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Africa Bureau

Sudan’s Conflict and Complex Emergencies

  • Alex de Waal, Professor and Executive Director, World Peace Foundation, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University

Food Security Before and During the War: Evidence from National Rural Household Survey

  • Khalid Siddig, Senior Research Fellow, Development Strategies and Governance (DSG) Unit and Sudan Country Strategy Support Program Leader, IFPRI

Shocks, Coping, and Livelihood Strategies due to the War

  • Oliver Kiptoo Kirui, Research Fellow, Development Strategies and Governance (DSG) Unit, Sudan Country Strategy Support Program, IFPRI

Economic Costs of the War and Recovery Options

  • Karl Pauw, Senior Research Fellow, Foresight, Policy, and Modeling (FPM) Unit, IFPRI

Local and External Competencies for Peacebuilding in Sudan

  • Ibrahim Elbadawi, Managing Director of the Economic Research Forum and former Sudan Minister of Finance

Closing Remarks

  • Johan Swinnen, Managing Director, Systems Transformation, CGIAR; Director General, IFPRI

Moderator

    • Danielle Resnick, Senior Research Fellow, Development Strategies and Governance Unit (DSG), IFPRI

Perspectives on the Public Health Crisis in Gaza

May 15, 2024
Wednesday
12:00 pm
Hybrid

Co-sponsored by: The TUSM Global Health Faculty Council, the Tufts Center for Global Public Health, and the Office for Institutional Inclusive Excellence at Tufts University.

Over the last six months, the war in the Gaza Strip has had dire public health consequences for its 2.2 million residents. The goal of this seminar is to communicate data and evidence regarding this ongoing and worsening public health crisis. Speakers will discuss recent spatial analyses of damage to civilian infrastructure that is critical for sustaining health (including water and medical facilities), challenges related to food insecurity and imminent famine, structural barriers to healthcare delivery before the current conflict, and the role of medical and public health specialists in times of conflict.

Speakers:

  • Yara Asi, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Global Health Management and Informatics, University of Central Florida
  • Alex de Waal, DPhil, Executive Director, World Peace Foundation, Tufts University, Research Professor, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
  • Karameh Hawash-Kummerle, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Attending Physician, Department of Neurology, Boston Children’s Hospital

Famine: what’s in a name?

May 16, 2024
Thursday
9:30 am
In person or remote

This annual conference showcases medical research from fragile and conflict-affected settings. The event brings together researchers, innovators, and advocates in humanitarian global health for a day of presentations and debates.

This year, the Keynote Speech Famine: what’s in a name?’ will be delivered by Alex de Waal, Executive Director of the World Peace Foundation, Tufts University.

A panel discussion entitled Mortality estimates: more than just counting deaths?will be led by Leslie Roberts, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

Importantly, this year, it is 40 years since the famine in Ethiopia, 30 years since the genocide in Rwanda, and 10 years since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, all of which were critical events that shaped MSF’s operations.

Access the full agenda  that includes the late-breaking abstract Crisis in Gaza: scenario-based health impact projections (LSHTM).

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