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Webinar 26: Transnational Organized Crime – Is it About Mafias or Markets?
May 28, 2019
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Webinar Date and Time: The webinar recording will be posted shortly Webinar Description: This webinar will explore transnational organized crime from a global, United Nations perspective. Riikka Puttonen and Ted Leggett from the United Nations Office on Drugs (UNODC) will discuss the United Nations Organized Crime Convention and provide an overview of how organized crime markets […]

Webinar 25: Cure Violence Health Approach to Violence Prevention

Webinar Date: Wednesday, May 15th at 11:00 EST. Click here to view the recording. Webinar Description: For more than 15 years, Cure Violence has successfully worked to reduce violence in some of the most violent communities in the United States and around the world, advancing a new health paradigm on violence and a scientific approach to […]

Webinar 24: Crime, Violence and Conflict
March 26, 2019
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Webinar Date: Wednesday, April 10th at 2:00 EST. Click here to view the webinar recording. Webinar Description: This webinar will provide an overview of how emerging issues of crime and violence relate to and can inform the broader field of conflict, peace and security. Presenters will discuss USAID’s current strategic thinking on these overlapping, but sometimes distinct […]

Webinar 23: Gangs, Mafias, Election Violence, and Development: Why Countries Get Caught in A Savage Order
March 5, 2019
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Webinar Date: Wednesday, March 20 at 2:00 EST. Click here to view the recording. Click here to access the presentation. Webinar Description: The most violent countries in the world are not at war, but are highly unequal, highly polarized democracies. Why are these places so violent – and how can they recover? Based on field research on […]

Webinar 22: Assessing Violent Extremism
November 30, 2018
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Webinar Date: Wednesday, December 12. Click here to view the recording. Webinar Description: Over the past decade, donors have commissioned scores of assessments to guide countering violent extremism (CVE) strategy and programming. The assessments have followed a number of guides and frameworks, employed different research methods, and included both desk studies and field-based research. From this […]

Webinar 21: The Two-Way Interaction between Education and CVE
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November 5, 2018
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Webinar Date: Tuesday, November 20th. Click here to view the recording. Webinar Description: The role of education in countering violent extremism (CVE) has gained increasing attention among policymakers and development practitioners in recent years. This reflects a broader shift among international development agencies to explore the role they might play in strengthening security and preventing terrorism. However, attempts […]

Webinar 20 – Transforming Counter-Messaging: “Common Ground” Experiences in Addressing Violent Extremism
October 3, 2018
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Webinar Date: Wednesday, October 17th. Click here to view the webinar recording. Webinar Description: Search for Common Ground has largely parted ways with more traditional forms of counter-messaging. Search’s strategy for addressing violent extremism centers around the idea of transformation, and alternative messaging is developed in consultation through community dialogue in Yemen, participatory research in Kenya, […]

Webinar 19 – The Ecology of Violent Extremism
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September 4, 2018
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Webinar Date: Wednesday, September 19th. Click here to view the webinar recording. Webinar Description: Dr. Lisa Schirch is the North American Research Director for the Toda Peace Institute and Senior Policy Advisor with the Alliance for Peacebuilding. During the webinar, she provided an introduction to violent extremism (VE) through an ecological, systems-based lens and present a […]

Webinar 18 – Targeting Beneficiaries in Conflict Environments: Guidelines for Somalia’s Food Security Cluster

Webinar Date & Time: Wednesday, April 25 at 10 EST. Click here to view the webinar recording. Webinar Description: Kevin Mackey, from World Vision is seconded to the Food Security Cluster Somalia. Recently, the Food Security Cluster reviewed the targeting practice of its membership. Mr. Mackey provided insights drawn from that experience and highlighted the work […]

Webinar 17- Pitfalls for Working with Conflict Sensitivity: Experiences from Working with Host and Refugee Communities in Lebanon and Jordan

Webinar Date & Time: Wednesday, March 14 at 10:00 EST. Click here to view the webinar recording. Webinar Description: Drawing from International Alert’s experience working on conflict sensitivity in Lebanon and Jordan, Ruth Simpson and Ilina Slavova discussed some of the practical challenges, common pitfalls and good practices in integrating conflict sensitivity into humanitarian responses working […]

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