The Global Initiative is delighted to host Dr. Bernardo Arévalo de León, Senior Peacebuilding Advisor for Interpeace, a major peace building NGO with missions in twenty conflict or post-conflict countries across the world. He will be speaking on Peacebuilding in Contexts of Non-Conventional Violence: A Practioner’s Lessons. Please click title for details.
Global Initiative Director Derek Spoke to Judy Woodruff on April 18th, 2015, offering insightful analysis on ISIL and how it has capitalized on vulnerabilities of Iraq’s security forces. When asked what the strengths and weaknesses are of the Iraqi army are, who’s in it, and why has it been having so much difficulty as of late […]
Adib Farhadi and David Jacobson “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity…” If the reader would like to get a more nuanced picture on the outcomes of […]
The execution style murder of three young North Carolina students, two of whom were hijab wearing Muslim women, raises questions regarding the rise of Islamaphobia in the United States in the form of hate crimes. Some will argue that the motive for the incident has not been clearly established and was simply the unfortunate outcome […]
Boko Haram, on January 23, 2015, released a video explaining its rational for attacking the town of Baga, in what turned out to be one of the deadliest Boko Haram attacks in the history of the conflict. The movement has become emboldened by the success of Islamic state in Iraq and Syria, and is […]