Center for Preventive Action Meetings

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UNESCO, Palestine, and the UN System

Speaker Irina Bokova

Director General, UNESCO


Presiders Stewart M. Patrick

Senior Fellow and Director, International Institutions and Global Governance Program, Council on Foreign Relations

, Elliott Abrams

Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

December 16, 2011

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Engaging with Nonstate Armed Groups

Speakers Payton L. Knopf

U.S. Department of State

, Teresa Whitfield

Center on International Cooperation


Presider Micah Zenko

Fellow for Preventive Action


December 13, 2011

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Assessing Prospects for Security Council Reform

Speakers H. Singh Puri

Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations

, Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti

Permanent Mission of Brazil to the United Nations

, Kazuo Kodama

Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations


Presider Stewart M. Patrick

Council on Foreign Relations

December 7, 2011

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Why Women Matter in Peacebuilding

Speakers Michelle Bachelet

Undersecretary General and Executive Director, UN Women

, Carla Koppell

Senior Coordinator, Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment, USAID

, Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini

Standby Team of Senior Mediation Advisers, United Nations (2011-2012) and Cofounder, International Civil Society Action Network

, Rosa Brooks

Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, and Former Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy, U.S. Department of Defense


Presiders Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Fellow and Deputy Director of Women and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

, Stewart M. Patrick

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

This meeting was presented by the International Institutions and Global Governance Program and the Women and Foreign Policy Program.

November 14, 2011

This meeting is on the record.

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Rising Tension in the Eastern Mediterranean

Speaker Steven A. CookCouncil on Foreign Relations
Presider Paul B. StaresCouncil on Foreign Relations
November 2, 2011

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Managing Instability on China's Periphery

Speakers Evan A. FeigenbaumCouncil on Foreign Relations, Joshua KurlantzickCouncil on Foreign Relations, Daniel S. MarkeyCouncil on Foreign Relations
Presiders Scott A. SnyderCouncil on Foreign Relations, Paul B. StaresCouncil on Foreign Relations
October 25, 2011

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Taking Stock of the 2011 Opening of the UN General Assembly: A Conversation with Samantha Power

Speaker Samantha Power

Special Assistant to the President and National Security Council Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights


Presider Stewart M. Patrick

Council on Foreign Relations

October 6, 2011

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Turning Tides: Recent Developments in the South China Sea

Speakers Robert M. ScherU.S. Department of Defense, Joshua KurlantzickCouncil on Foreign Relations
Presider Paul B. StaresCouncil on Foreign Relations
October 4, 2011

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Taking Stock of the UN High-Level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases

Speakers Nils Daulaire

Director, Office of Global Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

, Kelly Henning

Director, International Health Programs, Bloomberg Foundation


Presider Thomas J. Bollyky

Senior Fellow for Global Health, Economics, and Development, Council on Foreign Relations

Attended by representatives from government agencies, NGOs, non-profits, think tanks, and academia, this roundtable assessed the progress and achievements made at the UN HLM and also examined potential opportunities and challenges in fulfilling the outcome document's goals.

September 30, 2011

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Turmoil in Syria: What Can the United States Do?

Speakers Frederic HofU.S. Department of State, Mona YacoubianU.S. Institute of Peace
Presider Paul B. StaresCouncil on Foreign Relations
September 26, 2011

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A Conversation with Riyad Mansour

Speaker Ambassador Riyad Mansour

Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations


Presider Micah Zenko

Council on Foreign Relations

September 9, 2011

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Hitting the Homeland: Pakistan-based Terrorist

Speakers Stephen TankelCarnegie Endowment for International Peace, Shuja NawazAtlantic Council
Presider Paul B. StaresCouncil on Foreign Relations

CPA Contingency Planning Memorandum No. 13: A Pakistan-based Terrorist Attack on the U.S. Homeland

September 7, 2011

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Eurozone Default Crisis

Speaker Richard MadsenMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Presider Paul B. StaresCouncil on Foreign Relations
July 27, 2011

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Post-Qaddafi Instability in Libya

Speaker Daniel P. SerwerPaul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
Presider Paul B. StaresCouncil on Foreign Relations

CPA Contingency Planning Memo No. 12: Post-Qaddafi Instability in Libya

July 11, 2011

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Stemming the Rising Tide of Violence in Mexico

Speakers David A. ShirkUniversity of San Diego, Andrew D. SeleeWoodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Presider Paul B. StaresCouncil on Foreign Relations
May 25, 2011

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The United States and the Future of Peacekeeping

Speaker Annie PforzeimerU.S. Department of State
Presider Micah ZenkoCouncil on Foreign Relations
May 13, 2011

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Renewed Conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan

Speakers Thomas de WaalCarnegie Endowment for International Peace, Svante CornellJohns Hopkins University, Joseph PreselFormer U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan
Presider Paul B. StaresCouncil on Foreign Relations
May 4, 2011

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Evolving Missions and Imperatives for Preventive Force

Speaker Kori SchakeHoover Institution
Chair Micah ZenkoCouncil on Foreign Relations

What are the current missions where the use of preventive force can serve U.S. interests? How might foreseeable changes in the strategic environment increase the imperatives for using force preventively in the future? What do we know about the efficacy and costs of using preventive force against different kinds of adversaries and in different contexts, for example against terrorists , WMD related targets, and potentially for humanitarian missions? Is this likely to change and would these lessons be broadly applicable to other possible applications conceivable in the future?

April 14, 2011

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Operational Opportunities and Constraints

Speaker Herbert S. LinNAS
Chair Micah ZenkoCouncil on Foreign Relations

What new capabilities or organizational changes are needed to provide effective and timely preventive options for policymakers? What technological advancements, including cyberwarfare, have enlarged the scope of preventive military options? Are there prospective technological/organizational breakthroughs that will make preventive actions more feasible or likely? What are the intelligence and operational requirements of locating, targeting, and attempting to destroy WMD facilities? What are the opportunities for using force against terrorists' infrastructure or state-sponsors? What is the status/relevance of Prompt Global Strike? What are the opportunities and constraints for offensive cyber operations? How can the United States leverage allied intelligence/military capabilities?

April 14, 2011

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Legal Challenges

Speakers John B. Bellinger IIICouncil on Foreign Relations, Todd BuchwaldU.S. Department of State
Chair Ashley S. DeeksColumbia Law School

What is the legal legitimacy of preventive force today? Do states agree on what constitutes preventive force? Can there be clear distinctions between anticipatory, preemptive, and preventive uses of force? How has the Iraq War and current operations in the AFPAK region affected debates about legal or political norms governing preventive force and the level of certainty states should have before they act? How do allies and adversaries view U.S. roles and missions for preventive force? What are the authorization and/or oversight roles for Congress?

April 14, 2011

This meeting is not for attribution.