Global Town Hall
In Association With The United States Institute of Peace And
Belmont University’s Center for International Business
You Are Invited to Discuss
“Practical Peace Building for National Security”
With U.S. Institute of Peace President
With Moderator David Plazas
Opinion Engagement Editor at “The Tennessean”
Monday, October 2, 2017
5:30 p.m – Registration, Networking
6:00-7:30 p.m – Program
Belmont University | Room TBD
Seating is limited – Make sure to register
Nancy Lindborg has served since February, 2015, as President of the United States Institute of Peace, an independent institution founded by Congress to provide practical solutions for preventing and resolving violent conflict around the world.
Ms. Lindborg has spent most of her career working in fragile and conflict affected regions around the world. Prior to joining USIP, she served as the assistant administrator for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) at USAID. From 2010 through early 2015, Ms. Lindborg led USAID teams focused on building resilience and democracy, managing and mitigating conflict and providing urgent humanitarian assistance. Ms. Lindborg led DCHA teams in response to the ongoing Syria Crisis, the droughts in Sahel and Horn of Africa, the Arab Spring, the Ebola response and numerous other global crises.
Prior to joining USAID, Ms. Lindborg was president of Mercy Corps, where she spent 14 years helping to grow the organization into a globally respected organization known for innovative programs in the most challenging environments. She started her international career working overseas in Kazakhstan and Nepal.
Ms. Lindborg has held a number of leadership and board positions including serving as co-president of the Board of Directors for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition; co-founder and board member of the National Committee on North Korea; and chair of the Sphere Management Committee. She is a member of Council on Foreign Relations.
She holds a B.A and M.A. in English Literature from Stanford University and an M.A. in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
David Plazas is the Opinion Engagement Editor for The Tennessean, part of the USA TODAY Network of 107 publications nationwide with nearly 4,000 journalists. He serves as editorial writer, a columnist and editorial board member. He arrived in Nashville in November 2014 and previously worked at The News-Press in Fort Myers, Florida, as a digital editor, opinion editor, Spanish-language community weekly editor and reporter, predominantly covering K-12 and higher education. [more]
About the United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
The United States Institute of Peace is an independent national institute, founded by Congress and dedicated to the proposition that a world without violent conflict is possible, practical, and essential for U.S. and global security. USIP pursues this vision on the ground in conflict zones, working with local partners to prevent conflicts from turning to bloodshed and to end it when they do. The Institute provides training, analysis, and other resources to people, organizations, and governments working to build peace.
USIP Brings Together Experts and Practitioners in Peacebuilding to:
- Identify the best ways to counter violent extremism and promote religious tolerance.
- Develop practical tools to improve the rule of law in chaotic environments after violent conflict.
- Rigorously test approaches to conflict prevention and peacebuilding to ensure the U.S. is using the most constructive and cost-effective tools to protect U.S. interests without violence.
- Use traditional media, social networking, and emerging technologies to track, prevent, and resolve violent conflict.
USIP has a variety of newsletters and announcements with the latest analysis, publications and events. CLICK HER FOR USIP NEWSLETTER
The Tennessee World Affairs Council is a nonprofit (501c3), nonpartisan educational charity based in Nashville that works to build understanding of global issues in our communities. Learn more about the Council and find how you can join, donate and volunteer at: www.TNWAC.org —