Center for Preventive Action Meetings

Roundtable Meeting

Rising Tension in the Eastern Mediterranean

Speaker:

Steven A. Cook, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Paul B. Stares, Council on Foreign Relations
November 2, 2011

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Roundtable Meeting

Managing Instability on China's Periphery

Speakers:

Evan A. Feigenbaum, Council on Foreign Relations, Joshua Kurlantzick, Council on Foreign Relations, Daniel S. Markey, Council on Foreign Relations

Presiders:

Scott A. Snyder, Council on Foreign Relations, Paul B. Stares, Council on Foreign Relations
October 25, 2011

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Roundtable Meeting

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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Roundtable Meeting

Turning Tides: Recent Developments in the South China Sea

Speakers:

Robert M. Scher, U.S. Department of Defense, Joshua Kurlantzick, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Paul B. Stares, Council on Foreign Relations
October 4, 2011

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Roundtable Meeting

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 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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Roundtable Meeting

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

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Roundtable Meeting

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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Roundtable Meeting

Hitting the Homeland: Pakistan-based Terrorist

Speakers:

Stephen Tankel, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Shuja Nawaz, Atlantic Council

Presider:

Paul B. Stares, Council 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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Roundtable Meeting

Eurozone Default Crisis

Speaker:

Richard Madsen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Presider:

Paul B. Stares, Council on Foreign Relations
July 27, 2011

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Roundtable Meeting

Post-Qaddafi Instability in Libya

Speaker:

Daniel Serwer, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies

Presider:

Paul B. Stares, Council on Foreign Relations

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

July 11, 2011

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Roundtable Meeting

Stemming the Rising Tide of Violence in Mexico

Speakers:

David A. Shirk, University of San Diego, Andrew D. Selee, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Presider:

Paul B. Stares, Council on Foreign Relations
May 25, 2011

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Roundtable Meeting

The United States and the Future of Peacekeeping

Speaker:

Annie Pforzeimer, U.S. Department of State

Presider:

Micah Zenko, Council on Foreign Relations
May 13, 2011

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Roundtable Meeting

Renewed Conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan

Speakers:

Thomas de Waal, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Svante Cornell, Johns Hopkins University, Joseph Presel, Former U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan

Presider:

Paul B. Stares, Council on Foreign Relations
May 4, 2011

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Roundtable Meeting

Legal Challenges

Speakers:

John B. Bellinger III, Council on Foreign Relations, Todd Buchwald, U.S. Department of State

Chair:

Ashley S. Deeks, Columbia 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

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Conference Panel Session

Evolving Missions and Imperatives for Preventive Force

Speaker:

Kori Schake, Hoover Institution

Chair:

Micah Zenko, Council 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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Roundtable Meeting

Operational Opportunities and Constraints

Speaker:

Herbert S. Lin, NAS

Chair:

Micah Zenko, Council 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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Roundtable Meeting

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

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Roundtable Meeting

Assessing AMISOM: A Progress Report from the AU Mission in Somalia

Speakers:

His Excellency Boubacar Gaoussou Diarra, African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), Bronwyn E. Bruton, One Earth Future Foundation

Presider:

Micah Zenko, Council on Foreign Relations
March 11, 2011

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Roundtable Meeting

UN's Role in Protecting Women and Children in Conflict

Speakers:

Susan Bissell, United Nations, Margot Wallström, United Nations

Presider:

Micah Zenko, Council on Foreign Relations
February 24, 2011

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