Event Details

Local Experts on Opportunities and Challenges for US and International Engagement in SE Asia and Latin America

Security at all levels is under siege around the world, challenged by the countervailing trends of globalization and fragmentation. Improving and more inclusive security have been a cornerstone of progress toward peace and development in recent decades. That progress is now at risk. Please join USIP and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation for a discussion with experts from two regions who will highlight critical vulnerabilities and provide recommendations on what U.S. and international actors can do to reverse growing insecurity in each.

US and international organizations have committed substantial resources to promoting peace and development in many parts of the globe after the Cold War. Growing insecurity at the state and societal levels jeopardizes what progress has been made. Although contemporary reversals take different forms in different regions, they challenge established assumptions that have guided external assistance to conflict affected and fragile states.

The event builds upon the Final Report produced by the Global Reflection Group, Providing Security in Times of Uncertainty: Opting for a Mosaic Security System. The report is the product of a group of twenty scholars and practitioners from different parts of the globe convened by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation over a two-year period to analyze trends in their regions and to develop practical recommendations to counter growing uncertainty and insecurity in many regions.

Experts from S.E Asia, Myanmar, Venezuela and its neighborhood will summarize their security challenges and recommend options for more effective external assistance.

Welcoming Remarks: Carla Koppell, Vice President, Center for Applied Conflict Transformation, USIP

Welcoming Remarks: Bettina Luise Rürup, Executive Director, FES New York

Moderator and Report Presenter: Dr. Ann L. Phillips, independent consultant and Senior Advisor to the Civilian-Military Relations Program, USIP.

Dr. Mely Caballero Anthony, Associate Professor and Head of the Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies, S. Rajartnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; Chair of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters

Francine Jacome, Executive Director, Venezuelan Institute for Social and Political Studies, Venezuela

  • When: Wed Jan. 17
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Address: 2301 Constitution Avenue Northwest
    Washington DC,US 20037

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