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Meeting Security Challenges in a Disordered World

June 7, 2017 • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
Today the world faces a volatile convergence of instability, state weakness, and conflict. These conditions are complicating the ability of the United States to operate and pursue security objectives in a number of critical regions. The United States needs to be able to work within the constraints of fragile environments, to implement approaches that address pressing security threats and objectives and meet relatively urgent security or humanitarian needs. A new report by the International Security Program at CSIS, "Meeting Security Challenges in a Disordered World," explores how the United States can best meet security challenges in the midst of increasing state fragmentation and fragility around the globe.

Join us for the report launch featuring panel discussions on navigating instability and fragility, the challenges and pragmatic options to meet a range of security imperatives, and a deep-dive on the conflict in Syria.

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9:00 am - Introductory Remarks
Rebecca Hersman
Director, Project on Nuclear Issues, and Senior Adviser, International Security Program, CSIS

9:10 am - Panel 1: Navigating Instability and Fragility
Nancy Lindborg
President, United States Institute of Peace

Stewart Patrick
James H. Binger Senior Fellow in Global Governance and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program, Council on Foreign Relations

Moderator: Rebecca Hersman
Director, Project on Nuclear Issues, and Senior Adviser, International Security Program, CSIS

10:00 am - Panel 2: Responding to Security Imperatives in Complex Environments
Kathryn McNabb Cochran
Managing Director, Good Judgment Inc.

Beth Cole
Special Advisor, Violent Extremism, Conflict and Fragility, United States Institute of Peace

Marc Frey
Executive Director, Bancroft Global Development

Max Kelly
Research Fellow, Center for Complex Operations, National Defense University

Loren DeJonge Schulman
Deputy Director of Studies and Leon E. Panetta Senior Fellow, Center for New American Security

Moderator: Alice Friend
Senior Fellow, International Security Program, CSIS

10:50 am – Break

11:00 am – Panel 3: Challenges and Opportunities in the Syrian Conflict
Emma Ashford
Research Fellow, CATO Institute

Kimberly Kagan
President, Institute for the Study of War

Charles Lister
Senior Fellow, Middle East Institute

Mona Yacoubian
Senior Policy Scholar, U.S. Institute of Peace

Moderator: Melissa G. Dalton
Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, International Security Program, CSIS
Photo credit: BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images

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Rebecca Hersman

Alice Hunt Friend

Melissa Dalton