Center for Preventive Action "Flashpoints" Roundtable Series

Staff: Paul B. Stares, General John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director of the Center for Preventive Action, and Paul B. Stares, General John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director of the Center for Preventive Action
Director: Paul B. Stares, General John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director of the Center for Preventive Action
November 2007 - Present

The meeting series focuses attention on situations that are increasingly discernible as "flashpoints" for violent conflict. At each on the record meeting, experts from government, private sector, and nongovernmental communities present different perspectives on and address discrete elements of the problem. The goal of the "Flashpoints" series is to raise public awareness of potentially explosive places and to offer practical recommendations for preventive action in the discussed state or region.

This series is made possible by the generous support of the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Meetings

Beyond Ukraine: New Flashpoints in Europe

Speakers: Henry E. Hale, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, the George Washington University, Charles King, Professor of International Affairs and Government, Georgetown University, Kimberly M. Marten, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science, Barnard College, Columbia University
Presider: Paul B. Stares, General John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director of the Center for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations
May 28, 2014

This meeting is not for attribution.

Political Instability in Bangladesh

Speakers: Alyssa Ayres, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia; Council on Foreign Relations, Ali Riaz, Illinois State University
Presider: Paul B. Stares, General John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director of the Center for Preventive Action; Council on Foreign Relations
January 8, 2014

This meeting is not for attribution.

Political Transition in Yemen

Speakers: Antonella Caruso, Director, Middle East and West Asia Division, United Nations Department of Political Affairs, Gregory Johnsen, PhD Candidate in Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University; Author of The Last Refuge: Yemen, al-Queda, and America's War in Arabia
Presider: Micah Zenko, Douglas Dillon Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
September 10, 2013

This meeting is not for attribution.

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Kenyan Elections: Prospects for Peace and Stability

Speakers: Joel D. Barkan, University of Iowa and Center for Strategic and International Studies, John Campbell, Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Presider: Micah Zenko, Douglas Dillon Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
March 11, 2013

This meeting is not for attribution.

Renewed Conflict in Iraq

Speakers: Meghan L. O'Sullivan, Harvard University, Douglas A. Ollivant, New America Foundation
Presider: Paul B. Stares, Council on Foreign Relations
September 20, 2012

This meeting is not for attribution.

Zimbabwe: An Opportunity for Closer U.S.-South Africa Relations

Speakers: Reuben E. Brigety, II, U.S. Department of State, John Campbell, Council on Foreign Relations
Presider: Paul B. Stares, Council on Foreign Relations
September 19, 2012

This meeting is not for attribution.

Instability in the Sahel

Speakers: Eunice S. Reddick, U.S. Department of State, Susanna Wing, Haverford College
Presider: John Campbell, Council on Foreign Relations
June 14, 2012

This meeting is not for attribution.

Insecurity in Syria

Speaker: Oscar Fernandez-Taranco, United Nations Deparment of Political Affairs
Presider: Micah Zenko, Council on Foreign Relations
January 27, 2012

This meeting is not for attribution.

Turning Tides: Recent Developments in the South China Sea

Speakers: Joshua Kurlantzick, Council on Foreign Relations, Robert M. Scher, U.S. Department of Defense
Presider: Paul B. Stares, Council on Foreign Relations
October 4, 2011

This meeting is not for attribution.

Turmoil in Syria: What Can the United States Do?

Speakers: Frederic Hof, U.S. Department of State, Mona Yacoubian, U.S. Institute of Peace
Presider: Paul B. Stares, Council on Foreign Relations
September 26, 2011

This meeting is not for attribution.

Stemming the Rising Tide of Violence in Mexico

Speakers: Andrew D. Selee, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, David A. Shirk, University of San Diego
Presider: Paul B. Stares, Council on Foreign Relations
May 25, 2011

This meeting is not for attribution.

Renewed Conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan

Speakers: Svante Cornell, Johns Hopkins University, Joseph Presel, Former U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan, Thomas de Waal, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Presider: Paul B. Stares, Council on Foreign Relations
May 4, 2011

This meeting is not for attribution.

Instability and Conflict in the DRC

Speakers: Severine Autesserre, Columbia University, John Marks, National Endowment for Democracy
Presider: Micah Zenko, Council on Foreign Relations
March 25, 2011

This meeting is not for attribution.

A Conversation with the Government of South Sudan

Speaker: Pagan Amum Okiech, Minister for Peace and Comprehensive Peace Agreement Implementation, Government of South Sudan; Secretary General, Sudan People's Liberation Movement; Chief Negotiator on North/South Issues
Presider: Paul B. Stares, General John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director of the Center for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations
November 17, 2010

This meeting is not for attribution.

Renewed Conflict in Lebanon

Speakers: Daniel C. Kurtzer, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Robert Malley, International Crisis Group
Presider: Paul B. Stares, Council on Foreign Relations
September 15, 2010

This meeting is not for attribution.

A New intifada? Assessing the Likelihood of Renewed Israeli-Palestinian Violence

Speakers: Gad Goldstein, Brookings Institution, Jonathan Schanzer, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
Presider: Elliott Abrams, Council on Foreign Relations
March 25, 2010

This meeting is not for attribution.

Succession Crisis in Nigeria

Speakers: John Campbell, Council on Foreign Relations, Peter M. Lewis, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
Presider: Paul B. Stares, Council on Foreign Relations
January 22, 2010

This meeting is not for attribution.

Yemen: The Risks Ahead

Speakers: April Longley Alley, Research Associate, National Defense University, Gregory Johnsen, PhD Candidate, Princeton University
Presider: Paul B. Stares, CFR
December 16, 2009

This meeting is not for attribution.

Sudan on the Brink

Speaker: Alex de Waal, Havard University
Presider: Paul B. Stares, CFR
December 10, 2009

This meeting is not for attribution.

Conflict over Kurdistan

Speakers: Steven A. Cook, Council on Foreign Relations, Lydia Khalil, Council on Foreign Relations, Qubad Jalal Talabani, Kurdistan Regional Government
Presider: Paul B. Stares, Council on Foreign Relations
June 9, 2009

This meeting is not for attribution.

Prospects for Peace in Somalia: The Role of the UN

Speaker: Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, United Nations Representative to Somalia
Presider: Paul B. Stares, Council on Foreign Relations
April 6, 2009

This meeting is not for attribution.

Averting Crisis in Ukraine

Speaker: Steven Pifer, Brookings Institution
Presider: Paul B. Stares, Council on Foreign Relations
March 3, 2009

This meeting is not for attribution.

Dealing with Pakistan and its Unstable Western Border

Speakers: Donald A. Camp, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South-Central Asia, U.S. Department of State, Daniel S. Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations, J. Alexander Thier, Senior Rule of Law Adviser & Director, U.S. Institute of Peace
Presider: Paul B. Stares, General John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director of the Center for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations
September 17, 2008

This meeting is not for attribution.

Independence for Kosovo? Managing the Consequences

Speakers: Janusz Bugajski, Director, CSIS Eastern Europe Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Charles A. Kupchan, Senior Fellow forf Europe Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Daniel P. Serwer, Director, Peace Operations, U.S. Institute of Peace, Dimitri Simes, President, The Nixon Center
Presider: Paul B. Stares, General John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director of the Center for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations
December 14, 2007

This meeting is not for attribution.

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