A panel of experts discussed current U.S. policy toward security assistance and reviewed a new USIP Special Report entitled "Institutionalizing Security Sector Reform: Options for the USG” by Gregory Hermsmeyer.
Security sector reform requires the development of professional security forces and effective supervisory institutions. The United States government (USG) has stood up military and police forces in Iraq and Afghanistan with mixed results. Improvement in U.S. performance is critical for success in current and future missions. A panel of experts will discuss current U.S. policy toward security assistance and review a new USIP Special Report entitled "Institutionalizing Security Sector Reform: Options for the USG” by Gregory Hermsmeyer.
- Karen Hanrahan
Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Department of State and USAID Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review
- Julie Werbel
Senior Security Sector Reform Advisor, USAID
- William Durch
Senior Associate, Henry L. Stimson Center
- Gregory Hermsmeyer
Senior Advisor, Deloitte Consulting LLP
- Robert Perito, Moderator
Director, Security Sector Governance Initiative, U.S. Institute of Peace