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Conflict Prevention, Peacekeeping & Stability Conference
Building Capacity and Redefining US Engagement to Advance Long-Term Security and Progress

11 February, 2013 - 13 February, 2013, Alexandria, VA, United States

Event Focus

This event is unclassified. The global landscape, as it pertains to conflict prevention, peacekeeping and stability operations, is changing. As a result, many questions surround the future of US engagement amidst a struggling global economy and a need to strengthen both capacity and partnerships to keep supplying the humanitarian aid necessary for security. This premier conference will bring together government and industry leaders to spend considerable time dialoguing about what it all means, where things are headed and the role of each actor to stimulate progress, move towards greater cost-efficiency and transfer responsibility and capabilities to locals.


In addition to benefiting from a dynamic presentation format consisting of workshops, panel discussions and case studies, attendees will experience:

  • Interactive Conference Sessions
  • 20 case study driven briefings
  • 10-15 Minutes of Q&A Time After Each Presentation- Providing an opportunity to address specific questions and concerns affecting YOU
  • 4+ Hours of Networking
  • Online Access to Materials Post-Event - Convenient reference to content back at your office to discuss with colleagues


Key Topics

  • Evaluate the current mood, both domestically and international, towards peacekeeping, stabilization, security and humanitarian assistance
  • Discuss what the future of US engagement will look like in light of shifting priorities
  • Consider the role of public-private partnership in order to achieve mutually beneficial goals in providing sustainable, cost-effective aid
  • Assess circumstances in specific regions and states of interest, including: Africa, Syria, Libya, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and more
  • Engage the potential of creative problem-solving and realistic action points in effort to create change and progress in a complicated global climate


Key Speakers

  • Ambassador John Herbst, Director, Center for Complex Operations (CCO), National Defense University
  • The Honorable Jacques S. Gansler, Professor and Roger C. Lipitz Chair, Director, Center for Public Policy & Private Enterprise, School of Public Policy , University of Maryland
  • Alessandro Pio, Resident Director General, NARO, Asian Development Bank

 

The R S & S conference provided an excellent forum for the exchange of ideas and an opportunity to meet new people in key positions related to civil military operations.
Cognitive Performance Group

Learned a lot from the breadth of topics covered. I made a number of good contacts.
KBR

Outstanding Conference.
Defense Language Office

Overall great conference. Knowledge and experience of attendees was outstanding and agenda was relevant and meaningful.
Center for Excellence-- Disaster Management

This is my first time attending this conference and has been very informative on the strategies of reconstruction and stabilization operations. I look forward to attending again. I definitely feel that the active duty Civil Affairs Battalion commanders should be invited to this conference.
98th Civil Affairs Battalion

Who Should Attend

We invite Ambassadors, Directors, Administrators, Deputies, Program Managers and Senior government officials with responsibilities or involvement in:

  • Stability Operations
  • Post-Conflict Reconstruction
  • Transition
  • Disaster Management and Preparedness
  • Peacekeeping/ Peace-building
  • Safety and Security
  • Humanitarian Efforts
  • International Development
  • Law Enforcement


Venue

Westin Alexandria
Alexandria, VA
United States of America

The conference agenda is available as PDF under downloads.

Conference Speakers

  • Ambassador John Herbst, Director, Center for Complex Operations (CCO), National Defense University
  • The Honorable Jacques S. Gansler, Professor and Roger C. Lipitz Chair, Director, Center for Public Policy & Private Enterprise, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland
  • Alessandro Pio, Resident Director General, NARO, Asian Development Bank
  • James Bullion, Director, Task Force for Business and Stability Operations (TFBSO)
  • Dr. Curtis Charles, Executive Director, Center for Defense and Homeland Security, Fayetteville State University
  • Doug Brooks, President, International Stability Operations Association (ISOA)
  • Donata Garrasi, Coordinator, International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
  • Spyros Demetriou, Partnership Advisor / Senior Operations Officer, Global Center on Conflict, Security and Development, The World Bank Group
  • Dr. Cynthia Irmer, Special Assistant, Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights, U.S. Department of State
  • Clare Lockhart, Co-founder and CEO, Institute for State Effectiveness
  • Dr. Neal Wagner, Assistant Professor of MIS, Department of Management and Center for Defense and Homeland Security, Fayetteville State University
  • Marc Jacquand, Advisor, International Affairs, United Nations
  • Lisa Schirch, PhD, Director, 3P Human Security: Partners for Peacebuilding Policy
  • James B. Balocki, P.E., SES, Chief, Interagency and International Services Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Paul Cooksey, Chief of Staff, Senior Advisor, Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction
  • Joshua W. Walker, PhD, Senior Advisor, Global Partnership Initiative (S/GPI), Office of the Secretary
  • Jose Garzon, Deputy Director, Office of Conflict, Management and Mitigation, USAID
  • Richard Gowan, Associate Director for Crisis Diplomacy and Peace Operations, Managing Global Order, NYU I Center on International Cooperation (CIC)
  • Colonel James Brown, Commander, 95th Civil Affairs Brigade (Airborne)
  • Michael Marx, Senior Civil-Military Coordination Advisor, Civil-Military Coordination Section, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, United Nations - New York
  • Dr. Sylvester Bongani Maphosa, Chief Research Specialist: Governance & Security Programme, Africa Institute of South Africa (Pretoria)

Downloads:

Event details

Marcus Evans Defense
11 February, 2013
13 February, 2013
Alexandria
Westin Alexandria
Virginia
United States
Conference
ASDE-2472


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