When Guns and Bombs Fall Short: Human Security Challenges for the Next President

World Policy Institute and SheSource.org are pleased to present a panel discussion:

When Guns and Bombs Fall Short:
Human Security Challenges for the Next President
Wednesday, November 12
6 – 8 PM
In Iraq and Afghanistan, soldiers have been charged with tasks that go beyond the traditional military definition of security: working with civil society and development groups to help rebuild societies and states in the aftermath of war. Elsewhere around the globe, other security challenges go far beyond the usual "guns and bombs" definition. Food shortages cause riots, climate change creates natural disasters that force millions from their homes, and economic crises topple governments. From Washington to Kandahar, soldiers and policy makers are now grappling with the need to address these "human security" issues – which we ignore at the risk of undermining hard-won military victories.
Join an esteemed panel of experts as they discuss the role of human security in ensuring the success of "hard" security policies. They will offer their recommendations to the newly elected President and his administration on how to incorporate human security into policies toward Afghanistan, Iraq, and other conflict zones, and how the military can best work with other public and private agencies to effectively carry out these policies.
Patricia DeGennaro – Senior Fellow, World Policy Institute
Dana Fisher – Associate Professor, Columbia University, and author of National Governance and the Global Climate Change Regime
Sakiko Fukada-Parr – Professor of International Affairs, The New School
Moderated by Adaora Udoji, co-host of NPR’s "The Takeaway," and former foreign correspondent for ABC News and CNN.
Speaker Biographies
World Policy Institute Senior Fellow PATRICIA DEGENNARO is also a Senior Research Fellow for the Center for the Study of Democracy at Queens University in Canada and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs where she teaches courses on US Foreign Policy, Military Affairs, National Security Policy, and the War on Terrorism. Within the last year, she has spent a significant amount of time working in Afghanistan on provincial governance and capacity building, parliamentary reform and public policy development in the Office of the President of Afghanistan. Ms. DeGennaro has been an expert source for the Washington Post as well as a guest on Fox’s Hannity and Colmes and the O’Reilly Factor, Al Jazeera, Lars Larson, Laura Flanders and NPR’s Leonard Lopate Show.
DANA R. FISHER is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Columbia University. The major aim of her research is to understand the ways that social actors engage in decision-making processes and the successes and failures of such efforts, and her most recent work focuses on the relationship between civil society actors–including social movement organizations and activists–and politics at different scales. Dr. Fisher is the author of National Governance and the Global Climate Change Regime (Rowman and Littlefield, 2004) and Activism, Inc. (Stanford University Press, 2006)
SAKIKO FUKUDA-PARR is Professor of International Affairs at the New School. She is a development economist working in the multidisciplinary framework of capabilities and human development, and currently works on human rights and poverty, conflict prevention, and global technology. From 1995 to 2004, she was lead author and director of the UNDP Human Development Reports. She is the author of numerous publications, papers and book chapters on issues of poverty, gender, human rights and technology. She founded and is editor of the Journal of Human Development, and is on the Editorial Board of Feminist Economics.
A veteran correspondent, ADAORA UDOJI is co-host of NPR’s The Takeaway. She was previously ABC News and CNN, where she served as part of the team that earned a Peabody Award for its heralded coverage of Hurricane Katrina, and was among those who contributed to the Tsunami Disaster coverage in South Asia that won the network a duPont-Columbia University Award. A Woodrow Wilson National Fellow, Udoji’s writing has appeared on CNN.com and Essence.com.
World Policy Institute, publisher of World Policy Journal
Wednesday, November 12
6 – 8 PM
Light hors d’oeuvres will be served at 6 PM
Discussion begins at 6:30 PM
The White House Project Penthouse
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New York, NY 10001
This event is free and open to the public but advance registration is strongly recommended to reserve your seat. Please RSVP by Monday, November 10 to events@worldpolicy.org or call the World Policy Events line at 212.481.5005, option 2.
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