Center for Preventive Action Meetings

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

This meeting is not for attribution.

Assessing Prospects for Security Council Reform

Speakers: Kazuo Kodama, Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations, H. Singh Puri, Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations, Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, Permanent Mission of Brazil to the United Nations
Presider: Stewart M. Patrick, Council on Foreign Relations
December 7, 2011

This meeting is not for attribution.

Why Women Matter in Peacebuilding

Speakers: Michelle Bachelet, Undersecretary General and Executive Director, UN Women, 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, 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
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. Cook, Council on Foreign Relations
Presider: Paul B. Stares, Council on Foreign Relations
November 2, 2011

This meeting is not for attribution.

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

This meeting is not for attribution.

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

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.

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 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.

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

This meeting is not for attribution.

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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Post-Qaddafi Instability in Libya

Speaker: Daniel P. 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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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.

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

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

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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

This meeting is not for attribution.

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

This meeting is not for attribution.

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

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.