Wednesday, February 05, 2014

2/12: CFR Academic Conference Call

On behalf of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), I invite you to participate in the first session of the Winter/Spring 2014 CFR Academic Conference Call series on Wednesday, February 12, from 9:00 to 10:00 AM in WY 326. Paul Stares, CFR's General John W. Vessey senior fellow for conflict prevention and director of the Center for Preventive Action, will discuss preventive priorities in 2014.

Dr. Stares is currently writing a book on how the United States can make preventive action the centerpiece of a new security strategy for the 21st century. He also oversees the Center for Preventive Action's series of Contingency Planning Memoranda and Council Special Reports. Prior to joining CFR, Dr. Stares was the vice president and director of the Center for Conflict Analysis and Prevention at the United States Institute of Peace. From 2000 to 2002, he worked as an associate director and senior research scholar at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation.

From 1996 to 2000, Dr. Stares was a senior research fellow at the Japan Institute of International Affairs and then director of studies at the Japan Center for International Exchange. Prior to that, he was a research associate and later a senior fellow in the foreign policy studies program at the Brookings Institution. Dr. Stares has been a NATO fellow and a scholar-in-residence at the MacArthur Foundation's Moscow office.

As background for the discussion, you may wish to review the following materials:

1) Center for Preventive Action, "Preventive Priorities Survey: 2014," Council on Foreign Relations, December 2013.
2) Center for Preventive Action, "Global Conflict Tracker," Interactive.!/?cid=emc-ACC_Spring2014_BCK-Global_Conflict_Tracker-021214

Please RSVP to me ASAP if you'd like to attend.

Seth Weinberger
Associate Professor
Department of Politics & Government
University of Puget Sound