GSIPM Announces Spring 2011 Global Problems and Solutions Colloquium on Nation Building
What: This semester our Global Problems and Solutions Colloquium series at MIIS focuses on the topic of nation building.Â The Colloquium is a series of lectures from leading experts on a given topic.Â What have we learned from nation building experiences undertaken in both post-conflict and peaceful contexts?Â What works, what does not work, and why?Â The colloquium is organized around a series of lectures by leading experts specializing in one or more dimensions and cases of nation building.Â Â
Who: The colloquium is also a unique opportunity for students from different fields because it intends to help students understandÂ how key international policy issues â€“ including capacity development, humanitarian relief, rule of law, democratization, post-conflict stabilization and reconstruction, private sector development, and state building â€“ are related and connected.Â
First Speaker:Â On February 9 from approximatelyÂ 6-8:50pm in MG 100,Â Â Ambassador James Dobbins,Â will present on â€œLessons from the US, Europeâ€™s and UNâ€™s nation building efforts.â€Â Ambassador James Dobbins is the top expert in NB in the world, Director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at RAND think thank.
Here is how Kofi Annan referred to Amb. Dobbinsâ€™ expertise:
Course: This colloquium can be taken as a seminar for 2 or 4 credits depending on the amount of assignment students wish to commit to.Â Â Â Details available in theÂ syllabus.Â Â We highly encourage students to sign up for this seminar and take advantage of this opportunity to engage leading experts on different aspects of nation building.
RSVP for Public Events: In addition, the individual talks of the speakers are open for MIIS community and public.Â Please note that the seats are limited so send your RSVP to the session you are interested in to firstname.lastname@example.org in advance.