23-24 June 2015 Washington DC

The semiannual partners meeting of Challenges Forum initiative, which was formed in 1996 to generate ideas about the decision-making, implementation and evaluation processes of peacemaking operations (PKO) and bring those ideas to the attention of UN and stakeholding countries, was held on 23-24 June 2015, hosted by United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington DC.

During the meeting under the theme of “Strategic Communications for the New Era of UN Peace Operations”, SAM was represented by Assoc. Prof. (Ret. Col.) Uğur Güngör from Başkent University International Relations Department.

In the course of the event, discussions regarding possible contributions from SAM to the future events under Forum’s framework were held on several meetings between Dr. Güngör and Forum representatives.