International Security Events

The Human Dimensions of Environmental Security: Some Insights from South Asia

September 24, 2003 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Adil Najam and Atiq Rahman explore whether poverty is a necessary condition for environmental degradation and resource scarcity to lead to conflict and insecurity.

Kenya – From Moi To Kibaki

September 11, 2003 // 10:00am11:00am
Africa Program
An address by U.S. Ambassador Johnnie Carson, who has just returned to the United States following four years as Ambassador to Kenya. One of the Foreign Service’s most distinguished Africanists, Ambassador Carson has played a major role in assisting Kenya through a remarkably successful political transition. His address will focus on this transition – its meaning for Kenya and for Africa, and for American policy. Prior to his most recent Kenyan assignment, Ambassador Carson served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Africa. He has also served as Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Ambassador to Uganda, and Deputy Chief of Mission in Botswana. In the aftermath of the Cold War, Ambassador Carson re-established an American diplomatic mission in Mozambique. In the 1980’s, on leave from the Foreign Service, he served for over four years as Chief of Staff to the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa.

Global Violence and Health: The Connections and Costs

June 11, 2003 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Etienne Krug of the World Health Organization presents WHO's new "World Report on Violence and Health," which details why violence is a major public-health problem and outlines how public policies can address its causes.

Sudan: The Road to Progress

May 20, 2003 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Africa Program
In his prepared remarks, the Sudanese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mustafa Osman Ismail, offered a perspective on three issues of concern for Sudan: the peace process and the post-conflict period, Sudan's role in counter terrorism efforts, and human rights and religious freedoms in Sudan

Conflict Prevention in Europe: Does the OSCE Have a Future?

May 30, 2002 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Global Europe Program
Robert Barry, William Hill, and P. Terrence Hopmann

Eastern Mediterranean Security Conference II

October 29, 2001 // 11:00pm
Global Europe Program
Western Policy Center, in conjunction with the National Defense University , organizes the second Eastern Mediterranean Security Conference.

The U.S. Role In The World: Enhancing The Capacity To Respond To Complex Contingency Operations

September 19, 2001 // 1:00am2:00am
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Ruth Wedgwood, professor of International Law at Yale and Johns Hopkins Universities; Ellen Laipson and Enid Schoettle the National Intelligence Council (NIC); Eric Schwartz, former National Security Council (NSC); Matthew McLean, NSC; Matthew Vaccaro, Defense Department; State Deptartment, Dennis Skocz; Robert Orr, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Julia Taft and Tapio Kanninen, United Nations, and others.

The Economics of War: The Intersection of Need, Creed and Greed

September 10, 2001 // 12:00am
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
A conference co-sponosored with the International Peace Academy examined the intersection between the economic factors of conflict and the more traditional factors, including ideology, identity, and geopolitical security.

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