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Youth, peace and security and CVE

Wednesday 10 April 2019 | WP1689

Image: Search for Common Ground

This specially convened Dialogue in Washington DC seeks to broaden the policy discussion about young people – exploring how to shift the perception from youth as ‘a problem that needs fixing’ to an indispensable resource for peace and prosperity.


Past events

Together for nutrition: applying principles for public-private engagement

Thursday 8 – Friday 9 November 2018 | WP1642 (Rome)

Image: Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

Following on from the first event held in 2017, this second dialogue focused on how to practically apply the Principles of Engagement to public-private partnerships, in pursuit of the global nutrition goals.


Executive summary


Innovative financing for accelerating and strengthening the scale up of digital health systems

Tuesday 5 June 2018 | WP1629 (Washington DC)

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This was the second event in our ‘Technology, Innovation and Global Health’ series, which focused on the opportunities of innovation and technology to improve the health of populations across the globe.




No more missed opportunities: advancing public-private partnerships to achieve the global nutrition goals

Monday 2 – Tuesday 3 October 2017 | WP1565 (to be held in New York)

Image: Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

Convening leaders from government, business and other key stakeholders to kick-off a new era of constructive partnership, this high level meeting seeks to support the accelerated achievement of the global nutrition goals.


Executive summary


Modern Deterrence, Roundtable 1: Building credibility through strategy, capability and activity

Wednesday 22 March 2017 (held in Washington DC)

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Assurance for safe medicines and health products: protecting public health through unified global action

Monday 13 – Wednesday 15 February 2017 | WP1528 (held in Abuja, Nigeria)

Image: Susan Elden/DFID

Image: Susan Elden/DFID

Bringing together stakeholders, including the largest health financing institutions, working to increase good governance and transparency through supply chain strengthening and risk assurance to protect public health.



Report (French translation)

For more information please contact James Hoobler, Program Manager

Mitigating risk in cyberspace: improving international cyber norms and security

Thursday 15 – Friday 16 September 2016 | WP1512 (to be held in Queenstown, Maryland)

This event will convene leading private and public sector experts to assess best approaches for the further development of international norms for behaviour in the cyber realm and to make actionable policy recommendations for US and partner nations in the pursuit of a more stable and responsible set of cyber norms. It will aim to: identify most critical areas needing further attention; achieve more clarity and consensus around most urgent issues; and articulate next steps and best approaches to addressing most pressing concerns.


16 May 2016

We partnered with the German Marshall Fund to host a private round table discussion on the EU referendum. Panellists Richard Burge and Sir Michael Leigh participated and chaired the discussion amongst the 30 participants who attended the event.

Flickr album 


Brookings CUSE 2016 conference: the future of the UK in Europe

Friday 6 May 2016 | WP1491

Douglas Alexander, Senior Fellow, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University: Former UK Shadow Foreign Secretary; Constanze Stelzenmüller, Robert Bosch Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center on the United States and Europe and John Longworth, Former Director General (Image: Brookings/Paul Morigi)

We partnered with the Center on the United States and Europe (CUSE) at Brookings, and the Heinrich Böll Foundation North America in a Changing Europe Initiative for a discussion assessing the implications of the UK’s EU 23 June referendum.

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Iran Panel Discussion

December 2015

WPUSA Iran event

60 people attended a panel discussion on Iran, in partnership with the Atlantic Council, International Student House, and University of St Andrews Institute for Iranian Studies.


We also hosted a cross-section of government, defence, security, and consultancy individuals alongside the International Institute for Strategic Studies to discuss the prominent issues within the region.