On October 13th, Amb. Roger Noriega, former U.S. Ambassador to the Organization of American States & Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere, discussed recent developments in Colombia, including the fallout of the peace deal referendum in Colombia and the future of the peace negotiations between the Colombian Government and FARC leaders
On September 12, Amb. Bill Taylor, Executive Vice President, United States Institute of Peace, and Damon Wilson, Executive Vice President, Atlantic Council, will discuss recent developments and challenges facing NATO due to recent major events
On July 20, Ambassador Roger Noriega, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs (2003-2005), and Virginia Bouvier, Senior Advisor for Peace Proccesses at USIP
On June 29, four experts from the United States Institute of Peace discussed the current situation in Iraq and examples of reconciliation in ISIS-cleared areas.
On May 3rd, Congressman Jim Kolbe, Former U.S. Congressman (R-AZ) 1985-2007, and Linda Bishai, USIP North Africa Director, provided staffers with an update on Tunisia
Dr. Maria Stephan, Senior Policy Fellow at the US Institute of Peace, and two prominent activists who led civil resistance campaigns in conflict zones discussed the importance of non-violent resistance
Nancy Lindborg, President of the United States Institute of Peace, and General (Ret.) John Allen, former Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL
Ambassador Eric Edelman, former Ambassador to Turkey, and Alan Makovsky, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, briefed congressional staffers on the increasingly authoritarian actions by the Erdoğan government
Muhammad Fraser-Rahim, USIP Program Officer, and Kate Almquist Knopf, the Director of the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, discussed U.S. efforts to counter violent extremism in Africa.
Ambassador Frank Wisner and Linda Bishai, USIP North Africa Director, discussed the political and economic measures that the United States can take to help resist the spread of radical extremism in Tunisia.