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Zinni Is Keynote at Roundtable

Updated: Feb 8, 2020

Retired Marine Corps General Anthony Zinni will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Civil Affairs Roundtable. The longtime civil affairs advocate and 2018 John H. Hilldring Award recipient will speak on “Civil Affairs in America’s Changing Role in Global Security.”

Zinni highlights a packed agenda starting off with a discussion of “The Civil Affairs Role in the Competition Continuum and Interagency Stabilization” by Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Stability and Humanitarian Affairs at OSD Policy Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict Mark Swayne.

A civilian interagency panel will pick up from there and a military civil affairs stakeholder panel will conclude the seminal discussion of “Optimizing Civil Affairs” at last fall’s Symposium at Ft. Bragg, NC and in the 2018-19 Civil Affairs Issue Papers. This is also with particular regard to the Stabilization Assistance Review, as well as the recent capabilities-based assessment guided by the new Civil Affairs: 2025 and Beyond White Paper.

A briefing by the [NATO] Civil-Military Cooperation Center of Excellence” on “Ways Ahead for Cooperation and Synchronization with U.S. Civil Affairs" will end the presentations. Attending members and friends of the Regiment will conclude this year’s cycle by looking at how to advance civil affairs at a more ambitious scale over the next year’s cycle.

The 2019 Civil Affairs Roundtable is from 8:00-16:00 Tuesday, 2 April 2019 at the National Guard Armory Conference in Washington, D.C. For an updated agenda and more, go to:

To avoid the $40 at-door cash fee, register in advance before noon EST 29 March 2019 to:

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