Center for Preventive Action Meetings

Roundtable Meeting

The Post-2015 Development Agenda

Speakers:

Stephan Tafrov, Permanent Representative of Bulgaria to the UN Chair of the UN General Assembly Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Affairs Committee, Elizabeth M. Cousens, U.S. Representative on the UN Economic and Social Council

Presider:

Micah Zenko, Douglas Dillon Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
February 19, 2014

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Roundtable Meeting ⁄ New York

Media Reporting on the United Nations

Speakers:

Louis Charbonneau, UN Bureau Chief, Reuters, Barbara Crossette, the Nation, Colum Lynch, UN Correspondent, Foreign Policy Magazine, Talal Al-Haj, UN Bureau Chief, Al-Arabiya News Channel

Presider:

Micah Zenko, Douglas Dillon Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
February 3, 2014

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Roundtable Meeting ⁄ Washington

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

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Workshop ⁄ Washington

The U.S. Military and Conflict Prevention

Speakers:

Ken Lewis, J-5 Deputy Director for Partnership Strategy, The Joint Staff, Thomas Hauser, Chief of the Multinational Strategy and Programs Division, U.S. Army Staff, Thomas Szayna, Senior Fellow of Political Science, RAND Corporation, Kurt H. Meppen, Member of the Policy Planning Staff, U.S. Department of State, Beth Cole, Director of Civilian-Military Cooperation, U.S. Agency for International Development, James A. Schear, Former Deputy Assistant Director for Partnership Strategy and Stability Operations, U.S. Department of Defense, Victorino Mercado, Vice Director of Strategy, Plans, and Policy, U.S. Central Command, Janine Davidson, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Plans, U.S. Department of Defense, Daniel Chiu, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy, U.S. Department of Defense

Presiders:

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

The U.S. Military and Conflict Prevention: Rapporteur Note (PDF)

December 3, 2013

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Roundtable Meeting

Global Counterterrorism Strategies

Speakers:

Jean-Paul Laborde, UN Security Council Counterterrorism Committee Executive Directorate, Kimberly Prost, UN Security Council al-Qaeada Sanctions Committee, Anton Du Plessis, Institute for Security Studies

Presider:

Micah Zenko, Douglas Dillon Fellow
November 4, 2013

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Roundtable Meeting

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

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Roundtable Meeting

Potential Trajectories of Sectarian Conflict in the Middle East

August 1, 2013

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Roundtable Meeting

The Protection of Journalists in Armed Conflict

Speakers:

Suzanne Bilello, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bruce Shapiro, Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, Julia Thallinger, Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations

Presider:

Micah Zenko, Douglas Dillon Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
June 27, 2013

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Advisory Committee

U.S. Strategy Toward the Sahel

Speaker:

J. Peter Pham, Michael S. Ansari Africa Center, The Atlantic Council

Presider:

Chester A. Crocker, Georgetown University
May 30, 2013

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Roundtable Meeting

Spillover from Syria: Managing the Threat

Speakers:

Douglas A. Ollivant, Mantid International, LLC, Robert Satloff, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Mona Yacoubian, Stimson 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
May 30, 2013

This meeting is on the record.

Watch

Workshop

Illicit Networks, Political Instability, and Criminal Violence

Keynote Address from Ambassador Albert Ramdin (PDF)

Transnational Organized Crime: A Perspective from the Intelligence Community (Office of the Director of National Intelligence) (PDF)

Criminal Violence Workshop: Rapporteur Note (PDF)

This workshop is cosponsored by the Center for Preventive Action and the International Institutions and Global Governance Program, and made possible by the generous support of Carnegie Corporation of New York.

May 21, 2013

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Roundtable Meeting

Instability in Egypt

Speaker:

Steven A. Cook, Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

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
April 23, 2013

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Roundtable Meeting

An Ambiguous Cyberattack on the United States or Allied Country

Speaker:

Martin Libicki, RAND Corporation

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
April 5, 2013

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Roundtable Meeting

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

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Roundtable Meeting

The UN Human Rights Council: Its Relevance and the U.S. Role

Speaker:

Eileen Donahoe, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Human Rights Council

Presider:

Mark P. Lagon, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Human Rights, Council on Foreign Relations; International Relations Chair, Master of Science in Foreign Service Program, Georgetown University

Cosponsored by the Global Stakes in Human Rights Roundtable Series and the U.S.-UN Roundtable Series.

March 4, 2013

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Roundtable Meeting

Civil War in Syria and International Responses

Speaker:

Oscar Fernandez-Taranco, UN Department of Political Affairs

Presider:

Micah Zenko, Douglas Dillon Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
February 21, 2013

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Roundtable Meeting

Political Instability in Jordan

Speakers:

Robert Satloff, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, David Schenker, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Presider:

Paul B. Stares, Council on Foreign Relations
January 15, 2013

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Roundtable Meeting

Preventing Chemical Weapon Use in Syria

Speakers:

Michael Eisenstadt, Senior Fellow and Director of the military and security studies program, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Leonard S. Spector, Deputy Director, Monterey Institute's Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Paul B. Stares, eneral John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director of the Center for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations
December 14, 2012

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Roundtable Meeting

The Future of Conflict and Stabilization Operations

Speaker:

Rick Barton, Assistant Secretary of State for Conflict and Stabilization Operations, U.S. Department of State

Presider:

Paul B. Stares, General John W. Vesey senior fellow for conflict prevention and director of the Center for Preventative Action, Council on Foreign Relations
December 12, 2012

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Roundtable Meeting

Electoral-related Violence in Kenya

Speaker:

Joel D. Barkan, Senior Associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Presider:

Paul B. Stares, General John W. Vessey senior fellow for conflict prevention and director of the Center for Preventative Action, Council on Foreign Relations
September 25, 2012

This meeting is not for attribution.