Past Meetings

November 14, 2014 (continued)

National Program Conference Call ⁄ Virtual

National Program Conference Call: Assessing the U.S.-China Climate Deal

Speaker:

Michael Levi, David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment and Director, Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Robert McMahon, Editor, CFR.org
November 14, 2014 2:00-3:00 p.m. - (ET)

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Workshop ⁄ Washington

Session Five: Peace Operations in Africa

Chair:

Solomon Ayele Dersso, Head, Peace and Security Council Report, ISS Addis Ababa

Speakers:

Paul D. Williams, Associate Professor of International Affairs, George Washington University, Jide Okeke, Senior Civilian Planning Officer, Peace Support Operations Division, African Union Commission
November 14, 2014 9:00-10:30 a.m.

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Workshop ⁄ Washington

Session Seven: Fighting Transnational Crime

Chair:

Stewart M. Patrick, Senior Fellow and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program, Council on Foreign Relations

Speakers:

Anneli Botha, Senior Researcher, Transnational Threats and International Crimes Division, ISS Pretoria, Robert Afriye, Independent Research Analyst
November 14, 2014 1:30 p.m.-3:00 a.m.

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Workshop ⁄ Washington

Session Six: Counterterrorism and Counterinsurgency Cooperation in Africa

Chair:

Olusegun Akinsanya, Regional Representative and Senior Advisor, Institute for Security Studies

Speakers:

Hallelulah Lulie, Researcher, Peace and Security Council Report Program, Institute for Security Studies, Mehari Tadele, Matu Consultancy
November 14, 2014 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

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Workshop ⁄ Washington

Session Eight: Addressing Environmental Insecurity

Chair:

Paul B. Stares, General John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director of the Center for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations

Speakers:

Wondwosen Michago, Water Resources Consultant, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, Mulugeta Mengist Ayalew, Advisor to the African Group of Negotiators on Climate Change, Jeff Milanette, Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopia Climate Innovation Center
November 14, 2014 3:15-4:45 p.m.

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November 13, 2014

National Program Meeting ⁄ Atlanta

Atlanta Roundtable: Political Challenges of the Ebola Crisis in West Africa

Speaker:

John J. Stremlau, Vice President, Peace Programs, Carter Center

Moderator:

Daniel J. Kaufman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce
November 13, 2014 6:00-8:15 p.m.

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General Meeting ⁄ Washington

A Conversation with Michael McCaul

Speaker:

Michael McCaul, Chairman, Committee on Homeland Security, U.S. House of Representatives (R-TX)

Presider:

Jane Holl Lute, President and Chief Executive Officer, Council on CyberSecurity
November 13, 2014 6:00-6:30 p.m. - Registration and Reception
6:30-7:30 p.m. - Meeting

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Workshop ⁄ Washington

Welcoming Remarks

Speakers:

Olusegun Akinsanya, Regional Representative and Senior Advisor, Institute for Security Studies, James M. Lindsay, Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair, Council on Foreign Relations
November 13, 2014 8:30-9:00 a.m.

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Workshop ⁄ Washington

Session One: Evolving Security Challenges and State Fragility in Africa

Chair:

John Campbell, Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Speakers:

Andrews Atta Asamoah, Senior Researcher, Conflict Prevention and Risk Analysis Division, Institute for Security Studies, Cedric Barnes, Horn of Africa Project Director, International Crisis Group
November 13, 2014 9:00-10:30 a.m.

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Workshop ⁄ Washington

Session Two: The Response of African Regional Institutions to Security Challenges

Chair:

Matthew Brubacher, Political Officer, United Nations to the AU

Speakers:

Solomon Ayele Dersso, Head of the Peace and Security Council Report, Institute for Security Studies, Alain Nyamitwe, Ambassador of Burundi and Member of the AU Peace and Security Council Secretariat
November 13, 2014 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

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Workshop ⁄ Washington

Keynote Address

Speaker:

Jeanine Cooper, Senior Advisor, UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response
November 13, 2014 12:15-1:30 p.m.

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Workshop ⁄ Washington

Session Three: How Well Are External Actors Supporting Regional Efforts to Respond to Security Challenges in Africa

Chair:

George Mukundi, Secretariat of the African Governance Architecture at the AU Commission Department of Political Affairs

Speakers:

Paul B. Stares, General John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director of the Center for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations, Colin Stewart, Chief of Staff and Deputy Head, United Nations Office to the AU, Jean-Francois Hasperue, Head Peace and Security Section, European Union Delegation to the AU
November 13, 2014 1:30-3:00 p.m.

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Workshop ⁄ Washington

Session Four: How Might Private Actors Help Mitigate Insecurity and Conflict in Africa?

Chair:

Christopher Wakube, Programme Manager, Kenya

Speakers:

Princeton N. Lyman, Senior Advisor to the President, U.S. Institute of Peace, Desire Assogbavi, Head of Oxfam International Liaison Office with the African Union, Jonah Leff, Director of Operations, Conflict Armament Research
November 13, 2014 3:15-4:45 p.m.

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November 12, 2014

National Program Meeting ⁄ Los Angeles

Los Angeles Roundtable: Behind the Scenes on the Frontlines of Ebola

Speaker:

Nancy A. Aossey, President and Chief Executive Officer, International Medical Corps

Moderator:

Brooke Stearns Lawson, Conflict Advisor, Africa Bureau, U.S. Agency for International Development
November 12, 2014 6:00-8:15 p.m.

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General Meeting ⁄ Washington

A Conversation with Dr. Peter Highnam

Speaker:

Peter Highnam, Director, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Presider:

Tom Wang, Director, International Cooperation, Deputy Director, Center for Science Diplomacy, and Executive Editor, Science & Diplomacy, American Association for the Advancement of Science
November 12, 2014 12:00-12:30 p.m. - Lunch Reception
12:30-1:30 p.m. - Meeting

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Roundtable Meeting

Tweeting Extremism: Social Media and Radicalism

Speakers:

Cori Dauber, Professor, Department of Communication Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Mitchell Silber, Executive Managing Director, K2 Intelligence

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
November 12, 2014

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November 10, 2014

National Program Conference Call ⁄ Virtual

National Program Conference Call: Ebola Update

Speakers:

Helene D. Gayle, President and Chief Executive Officer, CARE USA, Stephen S. Morse, Professor of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Moderator:

Jordan S. Kassalow, Chairman, VisionSpring
November 10, 2014 2:00-3:00 p.m. - (ET)

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November 6, 2014

Academic Conference Call

NAFTA at Twenty

Speaker:

Shannon K. O'Neil, Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
November 6, 2014 12:00-1:00 p.m. - (ET)

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National Program Meeting ⁄ San Francisco

San Francisco Roundtable: Challenges and Opportunities in Latin America

Speaker:

Julia E. Sweig, Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow and Director, Latin America Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Moderator:

Mathea Falco, President, Drug Strategies
November 6, 2014 6:00-8:15 p.m.

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November 5, 2014

National Program Meeting ⁄ Atlanta

Atlanta Roundtable: The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit: Perspectives from the African Union

Speaker:

Reuben E. Brigety II, U.S. Representative to the African Union; Permanent Representative of the United States to the UN Economic Commission of Africa
November 5, 2014 6:00-8:15 p.m.

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