Unity on Global Fragility: Can Today’s Momentum in Washington Stop Tomorrow’s Violent Conflicts?


Location: Notre Dame Keough School of Global Affairs, Washington Office 1400 16th Street, Conference Center Washington, DC 20036


A whole-of-government approach to preventing violent extremism in the world’s most fragile regions has broad support. But can it work?  How can evidence-based research and the experience of conflict prevention experts ensure success? Join peacebuilding practitioners, congressional leaders, and administration officials to identify ways to move global fragility policy into practice.

Confirmed speakers and moderators: 

Sen. Chris Coons, Delaware

Sen. Todd Young, Indiana 

Denise Natali, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, U.S. Department of State

Jake Harriman, Founder and CEO, Nuru 

Shamil Idriss, CEO, Search for Common Ground

Nancy Lindborg, President & CEO, U.S. Institute of Peace

Dr. Dafna Rand, Vice President for Policy and Research, Mercy Corps 

Anselme Wimye, Director of Program Quality, DRC-Bukavu Office, Search for Common Ground

Anne A. Witkowsky, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Stability and Humanitarian Affairs, Department of Defense

Uzra Zeya, President and CEO, Alliance for Peacebuilding

Admiral Tim Ziemer, Acting Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance


This event is cosponsored by the Keough School’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Alliance for Peacebuilding, Mercy Corps, and Search for Common Ground.