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USIP featured an introductory briefing of the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) followed by a meeting of USIP's Security Sector Reform Working Group to discuss findings of a forthcoming USIP Special Report on "The European Union’s Experience With Security Sector Reform."

USIP featured an introductory briefing of the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) followed by a meeting of USIP's Security Sector Reform Working Group to discuss findings of a forthcoming USIP Special Report on "The European Union’s Experience With Security Sector Reform."

9:00am - 10:00am | A Special Introductory Briefing of the QDDR

Speakers

  • Anne-Marie Slaughter
    Director of Policy Planning
    U.S. State Department
  • Donald K. Steinberg
    Deputy Administrator
    U.S. Agency for International Development

10:00am - 12:00pm | The EU's Role in Security Sector Reform

Does the European Union (EU) have a comparative advantage in reforming security sector institutions? Over several decades, the EU has reformed defense and interior ministries in 21 new member states. The EU also deployed military and police missions in the Balkans and peace operations around the world. What can the United States learn from these examples?

In this meeting of the Security Sector Reform Working Group, a panel of distinguished experts will address these questions and discuss the findings of a forthcoming USIP Special Report on “The European Union’s Experience With Security Sector Governance."

Speakers

  • Hans Hoebeke
    Senior Researcher, Central Africa Programme
    Egmont Royal Institute for International Relations
  • Eva Gross
    Senior Research Fellow, Institute for European Studies
  • Louis-Alexandre Berg
    Former Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar
    U.S. Institute of Peace
  • Robert Perito, Moderator
    Director, Security Sector Governance Initiative
    U.S. Institute of Peace

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