On June 8 and 9, the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom at Shrivenham is hosting a symposium on “Building Stability Overseas – The Future of Stabilisation Operations.” The event is being organized by the Cranfield University Centre for Security Sector Management. This symposium will host a mix of practitioners, academics and policy-makers to discuss stabilisation policy and how this translates into practice; the opportunities and challenges for engaging in fragile situations in terms of approaches, tools and instruments. Topics to be discussed include:
1.Stabilisation and Statebuilding: Power, Politics and International Political Economy.
2.Beyond Iraq and Afghanistan: Learning from the Global Stabilisation Experience.
3.The Integrated Approach: Promoting Multinational Stabilisation.
4.Working Together: Civ-Mil Structures for Stabilisation.
5.The Challenges of Transition.
The event will be of interest to those about to start, or already involved in, conflict-related diplomatic, defence or development appointments. They could be policy-makers, practitioners or academics working at local, government or inter-governmental level. In short, anybody who has been or will be involved in stability and stabilisation operations will benefit from an enriching and thought-provoking experience.
For more information on this exciting event, please visit: http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/cds/symposia/stab.html