Center for Preventive Action Meetings

Roundtable Meeting

Angola's Democratic Challenge: Preparations for Parliamentary Elections

Presider:

Jamie Ekern, Assistant Director, Center for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations

Speakers:

Her Excellency Josefina Pitra Diakite, Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary, Embassy of the Republic of Angola, Alcides Sakala Simões, Member of Parliament and President of UNITA Parliamentary Group, National Assembly of the Republic of Angola
May 19, 2008

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Roundtable Meeting

Kyrgyzstan

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

Speakers:

Charles F. Dambach, President and CEO, Alliance for Peacebuilding, Michael S. Lund, Management Systems International
April 9, 2008

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General Meeting ⁄ Washington

The Race for Resources: Conflict in the 21st Century

Speakers:

Leon S. Fuerth, Shapiro Professor of International Affairs, The Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Paul J. Kern, Senior Counselor, The Cohen Group, David G. Victor, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Science and Technology, Council on Foreign Relations, Director, Program on Energy and Sustainable Development, Stanford University

Presider:

Paul B. Stares, Gen. John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention; Director, Center for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations

Concerns are increasing about the consequences of global climate change, rising consumption rates, and population growth on the availability of natural resources, including water, land, forests, oil, gas, and a variety of minerals. In the face of scarcity, are we likely to see a rise in violent conflict over valuable resources? Or is the probability of 'resource wars' much less than feared? Join our speakers to discuss these issues at a meeting cosponsored with the Council’s Center for Preventive Action.

March 28, 2008 12:00-12:30 p.m. - Lunch Reception
12:30-1:30 p.m. - Meeting

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Roundtable Meeting

The Future of Bangladesh

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

Speaker:

Sumit Ganguly, Professor of Political Science, Indiana University
February 13, 2008

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Roundtable Meeting ⁄ Washington

Independence for Kosovo? Managing the Consequences

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

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

A joint meeting of the Center for Preventive Action and European Studies Program

December 14, 2007

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Symposium ⁄ New York

Center for Preventive Action Symposium: The Future of Conflict Prevention - Session I

Speaker:

Terje Rød-Larsen, President, International Peace Academy

Introductory Speaker:

Paul B. Stares, Director, Center for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations

12:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Opening Luncheon

December 10, 2007

This meeting is on the record.

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Symposium ⁄ New York

Center for Preventive Action Symposium: The Future of Conflict Prevention - Session II

Speakers:

David A. Hamburg, President Emeritus, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Bruce W. Jentleson, Director & Professor, Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Fen Osler Hampson, Paul Heinbecker, and Gordon S. Smith, Director, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University, Bathsheba N. Crocker, Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary, Peacebuilding Support Office, United Nations

Presider:

Major General William L. Nash, Director of the Military Fellows Program, Council on Foreign Relations

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Meeting

December 10, 2007

This meeting is on the record.

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Symposium ⁄ New York

Center for Preventive Action Symposium: The Future of Conflict Prevention - Session III

Speakers:

Nancy E. Soderberg, Senior Advisor, International Crisis Group, Donald K. Steinberg, Vice President for Multilateral Affairs, International Crisis Group, Stewart M. Patrick, Research Fellow, Center for Global Development, Paul B. Stares, Director, Center for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations

3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

December 10, 2007

This meeting is on the record.

ListenWatch

Roundtable Meeting

Planning for Post-Mugabe Zimbabwe

Presider:

J. Anthony Holmes, Cyrus Vance Fellow in Diplomatic Studies on Africa, Council on Foreign Relations

Speakers:

Knox Chitiyo, Head, Africa Programme, Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies, Michelle D. Gavin, International Affairs Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
December 4, 2007

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Roundtable Meeting

Consolidating the Peace in DRC: The Challenge of Eastern Congo

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

Speakers:

Severine Autesserre, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Barnard College, Thomas Turner, Country Specialist, Democratic Republic of Congo, Amnesty International USA (DC)
November 27, 2007

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Advisory Committee

Council Special Report on Zimbabwe: Second Advisory Committee Meeting

Presider:

Major General William L. Nash, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director of the Military Fellows Program, Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:

Michelle D. Gavin, International Affairs Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
July 12, 2007

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Advisory Committee

Council Special Report on Zimbabwe: First Advisory Committee Meeting

Presider:

Major General William L. Nash, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director of the Military Fellows Program, Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:

Michelle D. Gavin, International Affairs Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
June 19, 2007

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Roundtable Meeting

Guinea

Presider:

Major General William L. Nash, General John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director of the Center for Preventive Action, The Council on Foreign Relations
May 23, 2007

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Advisory Committee

Council Special Report on Nigeria: Advisory Committee Meeting

Chair:

Major General William L. Nash, General John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director of the Center for Preventive Action, The Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:

Robert I. Rotberg, President, World Peace Foundation
February 7, 2007 1:00-3:00 p.m.

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Roundtable Meeting

South-Central Asia

Presider:

Major General William L. Nash, General John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director of the Center for Preventive Action, The Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:

Barnett R. Rubin, Director of Studies and Senior Fellow, New York University

Policy Memo: Developing Priorities for U.S. Policy
Toward South-Central Asia

January 25, 2007

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Commission Meeting

Angola Commission Meeting

Presiders:

Vincent A. Mai, Chairman, AEA Investors Inc., Frank G. Wisner, Vice President, External Relations, American International Group, Inc.
September 18, 2006

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Special Event

Commission Fact-Finding Trip to Angola

June 24, 2006 - June 29, 2006

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Roundtable Meeting

In the Wake of War: Improving U.S. Post-Conflict Capabilities

Speakers:

Major General William L. Nash, General John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director of the Center for Preventive Action; Project Director, Council-sponsored Independent Task Force on “In the Wake of War: Improving U.S. Post-Conflict Capabilities”, Council on Foreign Relations, Dan Caldwell, Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Pepperdine University

12:00-1:45 p.m. Lunch
6:00-8:15 p.m. Dinner

This session is part of the “Iraq: The Way Forward” series.

November 2, 2005

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Commission Meeting

Angola Commission Meeting

Presiders:

Vincent A. Mai, Chairman, AEA Investors Inc., Frank G. Wisner, Vice Chairman, External Affairs, American International Group, Inc.
October 11, 2005

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