Unity on Global Fragility: Can Today’s Momentum in Washington Stop Tomorrow’s Violent Conflicts?

8:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m., July 18, 2019

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A whole-of-government approach to preventing violent extremism in the world’s most fragile regions has broad support. But can it work?  How can evidence-based research and the experience of conflict prevention experts ensure success? Join peacebuilding practitioners, congressional leaders, and administration officials to identify ways to move global fragility policy into practice.

This event is presented by the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs and its Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, the Alliance for Peacebuilding, the Mercy Corps, and the Search for Common Ground.

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Dr. Denise Natali

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, U.S. Department of State

Admiral Tim Ziemer

Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, & Humanitarian Assistance, USAID

Patrick Antonietti

Director, Stabilization and Peace Operations, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Stability and Humanitarian Affairs

Scott Appleby

Marilyn Keough Dean, Keough School of Global Affairs

Jake Harriman

Founder and CEO, Nuru

Mike Jobbins

Associate Vice President for Global Affairs and Partnerships, Search for Common Ground

Nancy Lindborg

President & CEO, U.S. Institute of Peace

George A. Lopez

Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Professor Emeritus of Peace Studies, Keough School of Global Affairs

Pete Marocco

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Conflict & Stabilization Operations, U.S. Department of State

Dr. Dafna Rand

Vice President for Policy and Research, Mercy Corps

Anselme Wimye

Director of Program Quality, DRC-Bukavu Office, Search for Common Ground

Anne A. Witkowsky

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Stability and Humanitarian Affairs, Department of Defense

Uzra Zeya

President and CEO, Alliance for Peacebuilding