2016 CA Roundtable and Presentation of 2015-2016 Issue Papers @ NDU

Updated: Feb 8


The National Defense University Center for Complex Operations

In coordination with the

U.S. Army Peacekeeping & Stability Operations Institute

The Civil Affairs Association

Foreign Area Officer Association

Reserve Officers Association

and the

U.S. Global Leadership Coalition

Cordially invite you to the

2016 Civil Affairs Roundtable and Presentation of the 2015-16 Civil Affairs Issue Papers on

“Civil Affairs: A Force for Engagement and Conflict Prevention”

Monday, April 4rd to Tuesday, April 5th 2016

Marshall Hall, Room155 National Defense University Fort Lesley J. McNair Washington, DC 20319-5066

At the 2015 Civil Affairs Symposium that discussed Civil Affairs (CA) as a national strategic capability for “Phase 0” engagement and conflict prevention,LTG H.R. McMaster, Deputy Commanding General of Futures for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, challenged the CA Regiment to help the Army “think, learn, analyze, and implement solutions” to the Army’s Warfighting Challenges (AWFC) that help the Joint Force consolidate gains and achieve sustainable outcomes in future conflict management. In addition to presentation of the 2015-16 Civil Affairs Issue Papers, this Roundtable will respond to that challenge through a professional development workshop to produce CA-related inputs to the AWFC. The National Defense University Center for Complex Operations will also update on current and recent research activities, including: lessons from Iraq and Afghanistan; evolving Defense Stability Operations policy; U.S. counter-terror strategy; understanding illicit networks; contributions to concept development for human aspects of military operations; metrics and assessments; and, U.S. initiatives in Defense Institution Building. The Roundtable will also survey developments more specific to civil-military operations, including interagency and multinational institutional partners. Finally, the Roundtable will look to identify the topical theme for the 2016 Symposium in the fall and 2016-17 Issue Papers.

This event is being held to enable consecutive attendance at the U.S. Army Peace and Stability Operation Institute Peace and Stability Operations Training and Education Workshop (PSOTEW) 6-8 April 2016 at Johns Hopkins University, Montgomery Campus in Rockville, Maryland. For more, go to:http://pksoi.army.mil/conferences/psotew/

Please also note:

  • · Roundtable attendees must arrange their own lodging, based on a list of hotels NDU recommends (provided separately). Please make your reservations as soon as possible, as hotel space is at a premium in Washington in the springtime. Registration will close April 1, 2016

  • · Meals are no-hosted. A registration fee of $25 is charged for administrative costs and for food and beverage provided during the Roundtable.

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