This event is part of the Keough School of Global Affairs Dignity & Development Forum taking place March 17-18, 2022.
After twenty years of U.S. military engagement, Afghanistan seems more fragile than ever. What can the U.S. government learn from this $2 trillion investment and other counterterrorism efforts? In the most vulnerable parts of the world, where violent conflict, climate change, and migration often intersect, can America invest strategically to promote stability? Can lawmakers integrate diplomacy, foreign aid, and international cooperation with national security interests?
At this session top officials from the U.S. Departments of State and Defense, and the U.S. International Agency for Development, will join conflict prevention and peacebuilding experts to discuss a possible new paradigm for foreign policy in fragile states.
Anne A. Witkowsky, Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, US Department of State
James Saenz, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counternarcotics and Stabilization Policy, US Department of Defense
Robert Jenkins, Assistant to the Administrator for the Bureau for Conflict Prevention and Stabilization
Lise Grande, CEO, United States Institute of Peace
Moderator: Maura Policelli, Executive Director, Keough School Washington Office
Josefina Echavarria Alvarez, Keough School of Global Affairs
Annie Pforzheimer, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Lisa Schirch, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
Ryan Seeley, Mercy Corps
Paul B. Stares, General John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director of the Center for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations
Paul Turner, Fund for Peace
Erol Yayboke, Center for Strategic and International Studies