In advance of the General Assembly’s high-level commemoration of UN Charter Day on June 25th, the Stimson Center is partnering with the Coalition for the UN We Need (C4UN) to host a virtual Global Town Hall. The event will consider alternative institutional, policy, and normative measures for taking forward the UN75 Declaration, inspired by the findings of a six-part “Fulfilling the UN75 Declaration’s Promise” expert roundtable series and a set of regional consultations.

Please join the Environmental Security Program and Island Press for a discussion on coastal city resilience and to launch the new book, A Blueprint for Coastal Adaptation: United Design, Economics, and Policy. The event will bring together federal and city government leaders, policy makers, and practitioners to offer perspectives on how to develop comprehensive climate adaptation solutions in coastal cities.

The Stimson Center, ACUNS, Plataforma CIPÓ, and Leiden University are pleased to announce the launch of a new Global Governance Innovation Network (GGIN). At this ACUNS Annual meeting plenary session, participants will be informed about how they can engage GGIN activities and advance its core mission of bringing together scholars and policymakers to examine and offer solutions to major global governance problems.

The Stimson Center’s Global Governance, Justice and Security program is pleased to announce its participation at the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) Annual Meeting 2021, Toward a Fit for Future UN System (24-26 June). Please register for the conference and join the Stimson Center for this session.

The Stimson Center will launch its latest report, “Beyond UN75: A Roadmap for Inclusive, Networked & Effective Global Governance.” The report considers the new kinds of tools, networks, and institutions, combined with enlightened global leadership, required to take forward the twelve commitments at the heart of the UN75 Declaration.

The Stimson Center’s Global Governance, Justice and Security program is pleased to announce its participation at the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) Annual Meeting 2021, Toward a Fit for Future UN System (24-26 June). Please register for the conference and join the Stimson Center for this session.

The Coalition for the UN We Need and the Stimson Center will host a roundtable discussion to review recommendations from the Fulfilling the UN75 Declaration Expert Roundtable Series through the lens of a framework of principles for civil society engagement and mobilization – “A People’s Commitment” – that formed part of the UN75 People’s Declaration and Plan for Global Action, adopted in May 2020. The discussion will focus on the requirements for successful implementation of the anticipated intergovernmental process to follow the UN Secretary-General’s report Our Common Agenda, as well as informing participants of the work of C4UN and related participation opportunities.

This roundtable, co-hosted by the Center on Governance through Human Rights and the Stimson Center, will discuss how and why anocratic states have become the “new normal.” Studies and research on democracy often focuses on two political regimes: democracy and autocracy. However, decolonization and the decline of totalitarian regimes have multiplied the number of states mixing democratic with autocratic features. 2021 marks the 30th year after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the dramatic paradigm shifts from totalitarianism to liberal and consensus building democracies, but, nevertheless, we see again the rise of hybrid, defective, anocratic, and mixed regime types.

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Members of the press are welcome to attend Stimson Center events.  In the uncommon case where space for press is limited, we may credential those attending. Please RSVP to ensure you have a spot.

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Past Events

Since 2014, public opinion surveys in Taiwan have shown an accelerating embrace of unfavorable views of China. Closer connections between Taiwan and Hong Kong may be helping to drive this trend. Drawing from new survey data, a team of scholars is exploring how COVID-19, the Hong Kong crisis, and military threats from China are affecting public opinion and civic action in Taiwan. Join us for a discussion with the authors of the forthcoming report on their new findings.

Indonesia is among the world’s most vulnerable countries to climate change, and the shocks from more regular floods, droughts, and intense weather events are already felt today. While managing and mitigating climate risks arevital for Indonesia’s future development, economic growth remains a priority for decision-makers. How can decision makers in Indonesia balance urgent economic and development needs with longer-term climate change? Join us on June 9th for a discussion with Nur Hidayati, Richard Jeo, and Ambassador Dino Patti Djalal for an in-depth discussion.

Join for a roundtable discussion organized by Stimson’s Security for a New Century (SNC) program and its Middle East and North Africa (MENA) program. Participants include senior Congressional staff and members of the European academic, policy, and think tank community. This transatlantic discussion will focus on how the outcome of the Iranian elections, specifically the presidential election, could shape and be shaped by internal and regional dynamics. It will also look at what this would mean for the U.S.’ and the European Union’s (EU) positioning towards Iran, both independently and in coordination with each other.

The discussion will also highlight potential follow-up talks between the U.S. and Iran after a new nuclear agreement is reached. Key stakeholders in the U.S. will want to protect their interests in the wider Middle East region, and U.S. regional allies will want (and will pressure U.S. President Biden to pursue) a secondary deal that includes their regional security concerns.

If you are interested in future events by Security for a New Century or the Middle East and North Africa program, or have any questions about this event, please contact Carolyn Haggis ([email protected]) or Desirée Custers ([email protected]).

Please join us for a virtual discussion with select experts from the Middle East and North Africa to contribute your ideas and perspectives on the UN Secretary-General’s forthcoming Our Common Agenda’ report (on taking forward the UN75 Declaration).This independent and multi-stakeholder discussion will be centered around the overarching question: “In marking 75 years of the United Nations, how can the results of last year’s intense reflection now be turned into action and contribute to innovation and strengthening of the world body?”

This event is co-sponsored by the Doha Institute’s Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies, the West Asia-North Africa Institute, and the American University of Beirut.

What do North Korea’s foreign affairs and policy priorities look like beyond the six-party countries? Please join the Stimson Center and the KF-VUB Korea Chair for a roundtable discussion on North Korea’s underexamined relationships with countries in Central Asia, Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa.

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