--Roy Williams, of the Center for Humanitarian Cooperation, on USIP's role as facilitator of the Guide for Participants
There is now a greater demand for skilled military and civilian personnel to serve in peace, stability and relief operations than ever before. Over 100,000 UN personnel are serving in 18 peace operations. More will be needed for Darfur. The State Department needs civilian experts for provincial reconstruction teams in Iraq and Afghanistan, and for the Civilian Reserve Corps called for by President Bush. The U.S. military will need new skills to implement DOD Directive 3000.05. The demand for non-governmental organizations in natural and man-made disasters has never been greater. How will these institutions meet the challenge? A distinguished panel of experts addressed the issue.
This conference also marked the official launch of the USIP Press book Guide for Participants in Peace, Stability and Relief Operations. This new book was developed in a collaborative effort by a steering committee composed of: Col. John F Agoglia, U.S. Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute; Christopher J. Hoh, U.S. Department of State; Dawn Calabia, UN Information Center; Roy Williams, The Center for Humanitarian Cooperation; Karen Guttieri, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School.
- David Harland
Director for Europe and Latin America Division, UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations
- Ambassador John Herbst
Coordinator for the Office of Reconstruction and Stabilization
- Sam Worthington
President and CEO, InterAction
- MG David Fastabend
Director of Strategy, Plans, and Policy, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, United States Army
- Daniel Serwer, Moderator
U.S. Institute of Peace
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