Political Transition and Post-Conflict Assistance: Advancing Peace and Democracy in Crisis-Afflicted Countries

August 2, 2012 • 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT


Robert Jenkins
Director, Office of Transition Initiatives, USAID

For many countries in crisis, development assistance can be a crucial factor in promoting stability and building the foundations of prosperity. Through reconciliation, reconstruction, and political strategies, the Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) at USAID is working to stabilize countries in conflict and promote lasting peace. Robert Jenkins serves as Director of OTI at USAID, where he has contributed to numerous transition programs. Mr. Jenkins previously served as Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for USAID's Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance and formerly worked on emergency response programs for World Vision International. He has experience working on numerous post-conflict countries, including Iraq, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, and Sudan. Please join us for a roundtable conversation as Robert Jenkins discusses U.S. transition initiatives and how they are critical to international development.

A light breakfast will be available.

Please RSVP to Rdebrauwere@csis.org.

“Careers in Development” is a monthly series featuring U.S. senior-level government, multi-lateral and NGO officials who have worked in the field of development for at least twenty years. The series is aimed at young professionals who are interested in working in development and features speakers from a range of expertise, including humanitarian assistance, national security, and sector issues such as food security, health, and education. Through a roundtable discussion, each speaker offers remarks on their area of interest as well as their career path and influences along the way.