The International Peace Institute (IPI), the Directorate General for International Relations and Strategy (DGRIS) of the French Ministry of Armed Forces and the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands are pleased to invite you to a seminar on “Protecting Civilians and Managing Threats: Non-state Armed Groups, Violent Extremism, and the Role of UN Peace Operations”. The event will take place on Friday, October 26, from 10:00am to 3:00pm.
This seminar will explore difficulties faced by UN peace operations to protect civilians in complex environments, where creative solutions are needed to address non-state armed groups and violent extremism. It will provide the opportunity to present and discuss two IPI policy papers focusing on “engaging armed groups for the protection of civilians” and “protecting civilians in contexts of violent extremism and counter-terrorism.” — Both papers will be published in October as part of IPI’s Protection of Civilians Project.
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Dr. Adam Lupel, Vice President, International Peace Institute
Gen. Thierry Lion, Senior Military Advisor, Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations
Rear Admiral (LH) Peter van den Berg, Senior Military Advisor, Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UN
Mr. David Haeri, Director, Division of Policy, Evaluation and Training, UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations/Department of Field Support
10:30am-12:15pm Session 1: Engaging with Armed Groups for the Protection of Civilians
Mr. Ralph Mamiya, Non-resident Adviser, International Peace Institute, Former Protection of Civilians Team Leader, UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations/Department of Field Support
Ms. Naomi Miyashita, Policy Planning Team Leader, Division of Policy, Evaluation and Training, UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations
Ms. Agnes Coutou, Peacekeeping & Protection Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross
Dr. Michael Semple, Practitioner Chair, Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, Professor, Queens’ University Belfast
Mr. Adam Day, Head of Programmes, United Nations University - Centre for Policy Research
Dr. Youssef Mahmoud, Senior Advisor, International Peace Institute
Mr. Jack Christofides, Africa II Division, UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations
1:00pm-2:45pm Session 2: Protection of Civilians in Contexts of Violent Extremism: The Case of Mali
Dr. Namie Di Razza, Research Fellow, International Peace Institute
Mr. Samuel Gahigi, Mali Integrated Operational Team Leader, UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations
Dr. Alpha Oumar Ba-Konaré, Independent Expert, National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO Paris)
Dr. Marie-Joëlle Zahar, Non-resident Senior Fellow, International Peace Institute and Professor, University of Montreal
Ms. Chloe Marnay-Baszanger, Peace Missions Support Section, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Mr. Jake Sherman, Director of the Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations, International Peace Institute
For questions, contact:
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