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The USIP Academy presents in-depth interviews with ordinary people doing extraordinary things to create a world free of violent conflict.

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The USIP Academy presents in-depth interviews with ordinary people doing extraordinary things to create a world free of violent conflict.

    Episode 54 - Lili Cole and Diego Benitez

    Episode 54 - Lili Cole and Diego Benitez

    Our guests on today's episode are Diego Benitez, a Program Officer at USIP's Office of Learning, Evaluation and Research, and Lili Cole, an expert on reconciliation process and practice.  We will be discussing a USIP project called IMPACT Colombia, which combines support for reconciliation projects in Colombia with USIP's own brand of monitoring and evaluation.

    • 1 hr
    Episode 53 - Kerry Ann Carter Persen

    Episode 53 - Kerry Ann Carter Persen

    Our guest on today's episode is Minerva-USIP Peace and Security Fellow, Kerry Ann Carter Persen, a Predoctoral Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, and a Global Religion Doctoral Dissertation Fellow at the University of Notre Dame. Together, we talk about the obstacles to countering violent extremism and the impact of transnational extremism on political behavior in the Islamic World.  

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 52 - Zinaida Besirevic

    Episode 52 - Zinaida Besirevic

    Our guest on today's episode is USIP Research Fellow, Zinaida Besirevic, a Ph.D. candidate in human development and cognition at the University of California, Berkeley. Her dissertation compares children and adults in their reasoning about violations of Human Rights and infringements on human dignity.  Together we discuss if moral reasoning changes with development, and whether and why we become more likely to tolerate harm.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 51 - Meshack Simati

    Episode 51 - Meshack Simati

    Our guest on today's episode is USIP Peace Scholar, Meshack Simati, a Ph.D. candidate in political science at Georgia State University. His dissertation is titled, “The False Promise of the Judiciary in Reducing Election Violence among African Countries.” Together we explore the history of election violence in Kenya and other countries around the world. What is election violence? How does it impact the voting process and the outcome? What are the implication for the future? How do we prevent it?

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Episode 50 - Alison Evans

    Episode 50 - Alison Evans

     In this podcast, INPROL Director Lelia Mooney and Senior Program Assistant Chelsea Dreher speak with Alison Evans, who walks listeners through the steps of making a new or revised law take shape in everyday life. Alison is Legislation Practice Lead for Senscia, a Brussels-based consulting firm. She’s worked as a legislative drafter for both the Isle of Man and Australia, and has experience with policy development in the latter jurisdiction. Most recently Alison has been assisting the Commonwealth Secretariat in developing policy frameworks and legislation to combat cybercrime. Having worked at the intersections of legal drafting and implementation, she is able to offer insights on shepherding a law from inception to realization. Listen in for her tips on navigating complex environments and setting up reform processes for success.

    • 18 min
    Episode 49 - Kristin Simion Part 2

    Episode 49 - Kristin Simion Part 2

    In this podcast, INPROL Director Lelia Mooney  and Senior Program Assistant Chelsea Dreher get expert insights on overcoming obstacles to rule of law research and sharing your research to maximize its impact. Their guest is Kristina Simion, INPROL’s Research Facilitator and a desk officer for the Folke Bernadotte Academy’s rule of law program. She is currently working towards her PhD at the Australian National University’s School of Regulation and Global Governance. In this podcast, Kristina provides helpful tips to practitioners who are looking to share their knowledge and research, and walks listeners through processes for overcoming major challenges to conducting sensitive research in conflict-affected environments. Tune in for ideas on how to tackle language barriers, process mass amounts of data, and more!

    • 21 min

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