July 08, 2013

Rethinking Civilian Stabilization and Reconstruction


8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., July 16, 2013
Center for Strategic and International Studies 
1800 K St. NW, Washington,
 DC 20006

Syria and Mali are not the first foreign conflicts the United States has tried to avoid intervening in militarily. Nor will they be the last. Despite common beliefs, U.S. leaders rarely use military power to respond to foreign crises. When they do, it's only after exhausting civilian options. Do U.S. civilian institutions have the right mix of support, funding, and capabilities to respond to major crises and political transitions? Can the United States protect its interests and prevent conflicts without using its military?

Join us to hear a distinguished group of U.S. experts and foreign recipients of U.S. assistance discuss where the United States stands in its civilian capacity for reconstruction and stabilization—and how important that capacity is to U.S. foreign policy.

 

Agenda

Stabilization and Reconstruction beyond Afghanistan

James F. Dobbins, Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan

David Ignatius, Associate Editor of the Washington Post

Robert D. Lamb, Director, Program on Crisis, Conflict, and Cooperation (C3), CSIS

 

U.S. Support to Transitions

Liliana Ayalde, DAS for Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. State Department

John F. Blaney, Senior Advisor, Deloitte Consulting

Juan Pablo Franco Jiminez, Director of Programs, IRD, Colombia

Sean McFate, Vice President, TD International

Franklin Moore, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for Africa, USAID

Johanna Mendelson Forman, Senior Associate, CSIS

 

Working with Donors: A Conversation with Recipient-Country Officials

William Deng Deng, Chair, South Sudan National DDR Commission

Enver Hoxhaj, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kosovo

Hafiz Pasha, Chairman, Panel of Economists, Pakistan

James Kunder, Senior Resident Fellow, the German Marshall Fund

 

Overcoming the Operational Challenges to Donor Coordination

Francois Grignon, Team Leader, Sudan/South Sudan, UN DPKO

Jason Matus, Senior Sudan Coordinator, AECOM

Jonathan Temin, Director, Horn of Africa Programs, Centers for Innovation, USIP

Andrew Nastios, Executive Professor, Bush School of Government and Public Service

 

The Future of Stabilization and Reconstruction

Frederick Barton, Assistant Secretary of State for Conflict and Stabilization Operations

 

Please RSVP to csisc3@csis.org. Space is limited. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

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