Generating Development in the Face of Conflict
In this Careers in Development session, Kate Almquist Knopf will discuss the nexus of international security and development. Ms. Knopf will address the problems she sees with the current convention that weak, underdeveloped states are national security threats. Her extensive experience in development organizations coupled with her knowledge of Sudan and South Sudan will make for a stimulating conversation on the idea that obtaining security is necessary before state infrastructure can develop. Ms. Knopf will speak to these experiences and discuss her take on the military’s role in development. She will also offer advice for young people entering the field of international development today.