Mark your calendars. The Civil Affairs Association's online spring Roundtable will be on Tuesday, 5 April 2022, from 8:30-15:30 Eastern (NY) Time.
The Roundtable will be the closing event of this year's thematic discussion of "building a global civil-military network," taking a closer look at the "how" of institutionalizing a global civil-military enterprise of enterprises and each institution's role in it.
In addition to the 2021 Symposium Report, sources of discussion will include the 2021-22 Civil Affairs Issue Papers, to be published in March.
In addition to keynote speakers, the main discussion will feature a series of panels involving related institutional civil-military stakeholders, the first among the extended Civil Affairs Corps, including the Civil Affairs Proponent, U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), 95th Civil Affairs Brigade, Marine Civil Affairs, the U.S. Army Peacekeeping & Stability Operations Institute, and others.
Each participant will provide any Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership and Education, Personnel, Facilities and Policy (DOTMLPF-P) related updates since the Symposium and then inform the audience on what they are doing (or plan to do) to maintain continuous liaison and coordination with their counterparts and foster an expanded civil-military learning network, in response to the Symposium findings.
Additional panels will be among key interagency, interallied, and interorganizational partners, including the U.S. State Department, U.S. Agency for International Development, NATO CIMIC Center of Excellence (CCoE), United Nations Office of Military Affairs, and allies from the United Kingdom and Canada, who will do likewise.
Then there will be another "round-the-table" on the role of professional organizations like the Civil Affairs Association, CCoE, Friends of Civil Affairs, Joint Civil-Military Interaction Network, Modern War Institute, and others to survey what they are and can be doing from their unique positions to facilitate enterprise learning.
The editors of the upcoming book on Civil Affairs in the 21st century, Warrior-Diplomats, will then talk about the book project and explain its content and intended impacts.
Last, as always will be the open discussion on the next annual theme for the 2022-23 Civil Affairs Issue Papers.
More information and an agenda will appear in February. Stay tuned!
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