The Challenges of Nationbuilding: Afghanistan and Iraq

February 28, 2004


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Amb. James Dobbins
Director, International Security and Defense Policy Center, RAND; former Special Envoy for Afghanistan, Kosovo, Bosnia, Somalia, and Haiti; former Assistant Secretary of State for Europe, Special Assistant to the President for the Western Hemisphere, Special Adviser to the President and Secretary of State for the Balkans, Ambassador to the European Community; Lead Author, America's Role in Nation-Building: From Germany to Iraq

Sarah Farnsworth
Division Chief for the Balkans, Office of European Country Affairs, U.S. Agency for International Development

Amb. Patrick F. Kennedy
US Ambassador to the United Nations for Management and Reform; former chief of staff, Presidential Envoy to Iraq; Career Minister in the Foreign Service, former Executive Director and Deputy Executive Secretary, Executive Secretariat, and former Coordinator for the reorganization of the foreign affairs agencies, U.S. Department of State; former Counselor of Embassy for Administrative Affairs, Egypt

Maura Lynch (Fletcher'95, EPIIC'94)
Special Assistant for Humanitarian and Transition Issues to the UN Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG), Iraq; Former Head of Office, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Tbilisi, Georgia; Coordinator, Catholic Relief Services, in Eritrea, Kosovo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Armenia, India, and Albania, strengthening emergency response programming and capacity, providing administrative and financial management, preparing policies on security and evacuation plans, and managing a variety of refugee programs

John D. Moore, President
GSS International, an international consulting firm focused on operations start-up and program management in insecure environments, including Afghanistan and the Middle East; former Regional Security Advisor, USAID contractor, Iraq; former Political Military Analyst, US Department of Defense; former Counter-terrorism Analyst, US Department of State

Gen. William Nash (United States Army, Ret.)
John W. Vessey Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations; former Military Commander, Task Force Eagle, Bosnia and a Veteran of Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm in Iraq; former Civilian Administrator in northern Kosovo, United Nations; former Director of Civil-Military Programs, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs; Military Consultant, ABC News; former Project Director, Balkans 2010; Author, The Laws of War: A Military View and Can Soldiers be Peacekeepers and Warriors?

Erica Levine and Negar Razavi
EPIIC Colloquium