“…dedicated to the proposition that a world without violent
conflict is possible, practical, and essential for U.S. and global security…”
Global Dialogue: International Affairs Speakers Program
“A Conversation with Nancy Lindborg, US Institute of Peace President”
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 7:00pm CT (8:00pm ET)
Nancy Lindborg, President, United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
With Moderator Patrick Ryan, President, TNWAC
You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 7:00pm CT (8:00pm ET)
Join us for this special evening discussion on the role of the USIP; Ms Lindborg’s experience in peace building and U.S. AID work; the impact of COVID-19 on USIP’s mission; and the Global Fragility Act and how that agenda aligns with the efforts to address COVID-19.
We’ll ask Ms. Lindborg for her views on the accelerating transformation of the global landscape, and what things might look like or need to look like on the other side of COVID-19 pandemic crisis.
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Questions in Advance
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Resources on this topic
- “As Fighters Lay Down Arms to Combat Coronavirus, We Must Pick Up the Tools to Make Peace,” Stephen J. Hadley and Nancy Lindborg, Apr 9, 2020
- “Diplomacy, Development and Defense Officials Pledge to Advance U.S. Fragility Strategy,” Corinne Graff and Amanda Long, May 21, 2020
Nancy Lindborg has served as the president and CEO of the U.S. Institute of Peace since February 2015. Created by Congress in 1984 as an independent, nonpartisan, federally funded institute to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict around the world, USIP links research, policy, training and direct action with partners in conflict-affected areas. 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 2014, Ms. Lindborg directed the efforts of more than 600 team members in nine offices focused on crisis prevention, response, recovery and transition. She also led response teams for some of the biggest challenges the world was facing at the time, including the crisis in Syria, the droughts in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa, the Arab Spring, as well as the Ebola crisis. For more visit here.
LCDR Patrick Ryan, USN (Ret) is a native of New York City. He enlisted in the Navy at age 17 and volunteered for submarine duty. He served aboard nuclear fast attack and ballistic missile boats during the Cold War, rising to the rank of Chief Petty Officer. In 1982 he was commissioned and served aboard a cruiser in the Western Pacific before becoming a Navy Intelligence Officer. Ryan served aboard the carrier Constellation in the Pacific, the Joint Staff Intelligence Directorate in the Pentagon, the Center for Naval Analysis, and the Intelligence Directorate of U.S. Central Command. Ryan retired from the Navy in 1998 and worked as a consultant on Intelligence Community projects and as the VP/COO of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations. Ryan ran a newsletter publishing business on international affairs from 1999-2016. He founded the Tennessee World Affairs Council in 2007.
About the United States Institute of Peace
The United States Institute of Peace is a national, nonpartisan, independent 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. In conflict zones abroad, the Institute works with local partners to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict. To reduce future crises and the need for costly interventions, USIP works with governments and civil societies to build local capacities to manage conflict peacefully. The Institute pursues its mission by linking research, policy, training, analysis, and direct action to support those who are working to build a more peaceful, inclusive world.
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