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Event Calendar

Crisis Group hosts events throughout the year and throughout the world in an effort to bring our supporters a foreign policy forum in which to learn and/or participate.  Crisis Group events focus on current issues relating to conflicts around the world and foreign policy with a view to providing guests with unparalleled access to featured experts who are prominent figures in the world of international affairs.

If you have any questions about an event listed below or how you can become involved with Crisis Group, please email

Unless otherwise noted, all Crisis Group events are by invitation only.

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In Pursuit of Peace Award Dinner 2015

New York, 26 October

Each year, the International Crisis Group’s In Pursuit of Peace Award Dinner recognises individuals for their outstanding contributions to advancing peace and security around the globe. This year’s gala will celebrate Crisis Group’s 20th anniversary and provide an important opportunity to reflect on our work and pay tribute to seven outstanding international campaigners for peace and justice.

Upcoming Events

Preventing Mass Atrocities: How Can the UN Security Council Do Better?

New York, 26 September

The Elders, France and the Accountability, Coherence and Transparency (ACT) group at the UN have all called for voluntary restraint in the use of the veto by the Permanent Members of the UN Security Council in mass atrocity situations. Their proposals have received considerable attention in recent months. To further this debate, The Elders, the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect and the International Peace Institute will co-host a high-level panel discussion which will look at ways to improve the Security Council’s ability to prevent and halt the commission of mass atrocity crimes.

Live webcasting will be available at

Balancing Security and Development: Preventing Violent Extremism and the Sustainable Development Goals

New York, 29 September

The European Union and the International Crisis Group are co-sponsoring an event that will gather a panel of experts to explore links between development and preventing violent extremism (PVE). This event will complement the Leaders’ Summit on Countering ISIL and Violent Extremism held earlier that day by examining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the 2030 Agenda, and how they relate to addressing the factors that lead to radicalisation and the growing threat of violent extremism.

The event will provide a unique forum to bring together different communities, including development, diplomatic, and security stakeholders, to discuss the relationship between these critical issues. Invited speakers include representatives from the World Bank, Mercy Corps, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Europe's Changing Neighbourhood

Conflict Prevention and Crisis Management in the 21st Century

London, 16 November

The changing crisis environment in which Europe finds itself has raised urgent questions about the continent’s ability to manage an array of new challenges. With turbulent peripheries in both its east and south, and a complex set of internal challenges, Europe finds itself in an environment arguably more fraught than any experienced in over a generation. Crisis Group and Chatham House are collaborating to convene a one-day forum which will explore the nature of a number of current crises confronting Europe, while assessing its capacity to respond effectively in addressing them.

Suggested hashtag: #CHEurope 

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The Fog of Peace

Crisis Group President and CEO, Jean-Marie Guéhenno, will take part in a number of events to launch his new memoir The Fog of Peace: How International Engagement Can Stop the Conflicts of the 21st Century (Brookings Institution Press, 2015).

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