April 28, 2008, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. Headquarters
Wimbush, Voorhoeve, Starr, and Weitz
S. Enders Wimbush, Senior Vice President,Hudson Institute (Moderator)
Joris Voorhoeve, former Dutch Minister of Defense
S. Fredrick Starr, Chair, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, SAIS
Richard Weitz,Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Monday, April 28, 2008
This month's NATO summit in Bucharest characterized the alliance's commitment to Afghanistan as "our top priority." The NATO governments set the goal of establishing "an enduring stable, secure, prosperous and democratic state, respectful of human rights and free from the threat of terrorism." This panel considered how NATO might realize these admirable but challenging objectives.
S. Enders Wimbush is Senior Vice President for International Programs and Policy, as well as Director of the Center for Future Security Strategies, at Hudson Institute. He has studied Afghan security issues for over 20 years. Joris Voorhoeve was the leader of the Netherlands People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (1986 -1990) and served as the Dutch Minister of Defense (1994 -1998). He is the author of From War to the Rule of Law: Peace Building after Violent Conflicts (2007).S. Frederick Starr is Chairman of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute (CACI) and Silk Road Studies Program as well as a Research Professor at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Starr's research has resulted in 20 books and some 200 published articles. Richard Weitz is a Senior Fellow and Director of Program Management at Hudson. He has written extensively on Eurasian security issues.
For more information please email Richard Weitz at Weitz@hudson.org.
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