Security Sector Transformation in North Africa and the Middle East - Session I Country Profiles

The U.S. Institute of Peace hosted an international conference on Security Sector Transformation in North Africa and the Middle East on June 30, 2011.  In the opening session,  former U.S. and Arab League ambassadors discussed the prospects for security sector reform in Egypt, Tunisia, and Yemen.  Watch a video recording of the session, here.

 

On June 30, 2011, the U.S. Institute of Peace hosted an international conference on Security Sector Transformation in North Africa and the Middle East.  In the opening session,  former U.S. and Arab League ambassadors discussed the prospects for security sector reform in Egypt, Tunisia, and Yemen. 

 

This video recording

 

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. | Country Profiles

  • Ambassador James Larocco, National Defense University (Egypt)
  • Ambassador Mokhtar Lamani, Carleton University  (Tunisia)
  • Ambassador Barbara Bodine, Princeton University (Yemen)

 

Full Conference Agenda

 

9:00-9:30 | Welcome and introductory remarks

  • Tara Sonenshine, Executive Vice President, U.S. Institute of Peace
  • Robert Perito, Director, Security Sector Governance Center, U.S. Institute of Peace
  • Mark Sedra, Centre for International Governance Innovation

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. | Country Profiles | See video recording above

  • Ambassador James Larocco, National Defense University (Egypt)
  • Ambassador Mokhtar Lamani, Carleton University  (Tunisia)
  • Ambassador Barbara Bodine, Princeton University (Yemen)

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Institute Roundtable | Watch a video recording of this panel

  • Daniel Brumberg, U.S. Institute of Peace
  • Timothy Edmunds, University of Bristol
  • Dale Eickelman, Dartmouth University
  • Alpaslan Ozerdem, Coventry University

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. | International Organizations' Perspectives

  • Ellen Laipson, The Stimson Center
  • Jared Rigg, Department of Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations
  • Catharina Wale-Grunditz, European External Action Service
  • Erwin Van Veen, OECD

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | U.S. Government Perspectives

  • Joseph McMillan, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, International Security Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Charles Snyder, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Narcotics & Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of State
  • Mara Rudman, Deputy Envoy & Chief of Staff to the Special Envoy for Middle East Peace, U.S. Institute of Peace

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Foreign Government Perspectives

  • Paul George, Foreign Affairs & International Trade, Government of Canada
  • Alex Martin, Coffey International Development
  • Joel Rubin, Ploughshares Fund

 

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