Overcoming Obstacles to Peace

A new book by RAND, “Overcoming Obstacles to Peace,” finds evidence that international interventions can in fact build more peaceful nations.

How can societies build enduring peace? This is a simple question that the international community has tried to answer from a variety of different perspectives and efforts.  A new book, “Overcoming Obstacles to Peace,” finds evidence that international interventions can in fact build more peaceful nations. Using thorough research supported by metrics, authors James Dobbins and Laurel Miller of the RAND Corporation demonstrate how 16 out of 20 selected conflicts over the past 25 years affirm the international community’s role and effectiveness in building stable nations.

Join the U.S. Institute of Peace and the RAND Corporation in this important discussion on March 18, 2013 from 10-11:30 AM at the U.S. Institute of Peace Headquarters.

Speakers

  • James Dobbins (Co-Author), Director
    International Security and Defense Policy Center
    RAND National Defense Research Institute
  • Laurel Miller (Co-Author), Senior Political Scientist and Professor
    Pardee RAND Graduate School
  • William Durch (Panelist)
    Senior Associate, Stimson Center
  • Dr. Joe Collins (Panelist), Professor of National Security Strategy
    National War College, National Defense University
  • Paul Hughes, COL (Ret.), (Moderator)
    Senior Adviser for International Security and Peacebuilding
    U.S. Institute of Peace
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