What to Worry About in 2015

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Speakers

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

Mark L. Schneider

Senior Vice President, International Crisis Group

Jim Brooks

President & CEO for Americas, Control Risks

Presider
Janine Davidson

Senior Fellow for Defense Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

In keeping with the core mission of the Center for Preventive Action, this meeting evaluated the most worrisome sources of instability and conflict in 2015. The speakers discussed their respective organizations’ assessment of risks and potential crises for the new year.

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