PROGRAM AGENDA and PANELISTS

Day 1 – February 18, 2014

08:00 -08:30 Registration
08:30-09:00 Welcome
LT GEN (Ret) Martin Steele, Military Partnerships, University of South Florida
09:00 – 09:30 Keynote
Major General John W. Nicholson, Jr., Commanding General, 82nd Airborne Division, and formerly Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces – Afghanistan
09:30 – 11:30 Panel 1: The Nature of War in the 21st Century
Panelists:
Dr. Martin van Creveld, Professor of Military History, Tel Aviv University
Dr. Frederick Kagan, Director, Critical Threats Project, American Enterprise Institute
COL (Ret) Derek Harvey, Director of Strategy and Research, Citizenship Initiative
Moderator: Gregg Jaffe, Military Correspondent, Washington Post
11:30 – 12:30 LUNCH
12:30 - 14:30 Panel 2: Understanding the Human Domain’s Implications in Contemporary Warfare
Panelists:
Dr. Benjamin Connable, Senior International Policy Analyst, RAND
Dr. Kimberly Kagan, President, Institute for the Study of War
David Kilcullen, CEO of Caerus Associates
Moderator: Dr. John Torpey, Director, Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, CUNY
14:30 – 16:30 Panel 3: Shadow Organizations and their (Criminal, Narcotics, Terrorist) Impact On Instability and Conflict
Panelists:
David Asher, Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security
Dr. Mike Doran, Senior Fellow, Saban Center for the Middle East, Brookings Institution
Brigadier General (Ret) Russ Howard, Director of Montrep, Monterrey Institute of International Studies
Moderator: Dr. Thomas Lynch, Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute of National Strategic Studies, National Defense University
16:30 Day 1 Wrap-up

Day 2 – February 19, 2014

08:00 – 08:30 Refreshments
08:30 – 10:30 Panel 4: The Prospects For Counterinsurgency, Stability Operations, and Peacekeeping After Iraq and Afghanistan
Panelists:
COL Tony Pfaff, Foreign Area Officer, Middle East and North Africa, Department of State
Dr. Shmuel Bar, Director of Studies, Institute of Policy and Strategy, Herzliya, Israel
COL (Ret) Harry Tunnell, Principal, InRef, LLC
10:30 – 12:30 Panel 5: State Building, Social Change And Development In Crisis-Torn Societies
Panelists:
Clare Lockhart, President, Institute for State Effectiveness
Emma Sky, Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute for International Affairs, Yale University
Brigadier General Rick Waddell, Deputy Commander for Mobilization and Reserve Affairs at US Southern Command
12:30 – 13:30 LUNCH
13:30 – 15:30 Panel 6: Lessons From Iraq and Afghanistan: Shaping Responses To Emerging 21st Century Challenges
Panelists:
COL Robert Hunter, Officer-in-Charge, Middle East Team, Marine Corps Security Cooperation
Brigadier General (Ret) Richard Iron, Oxford Programme on the Changing Character of War, Oxford University and formerly Commander U.K. Forces Southern Iraq
COL Joel Rayburn, Hoover Institution Working Group on Islamism and the International Order, and senior military fellow, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University
15:30 Closing Comments

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