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Public Event

On the Brink: Weak States and US National Security

Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

On June 8th, the Commission on Weak States and US National Security will release the findings of a nine month study on US policy toward weak and failed states.This public meeting, which coincides with the release of the Commission report, aims to shed light on one of the most underappreciated, yet critical challenges to US national security in the 21st century. 

The Commission on Weak States and US National Security assembled thirty former US government officials, members of Congress, and representatives of academia, civil society and the private sector, to propose and define a US government strategy to address threats to US national securityposed by weak and failed states. The Commission is a project of the Center for Global Development

Keynote Address

Senator Joseph E. Biden, United States Senator (D-DE)

Followed by a Policy Roundtable with

Mark Malloch Brown, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme

Stuart E. Eizenstat Co-Chair, Commission on Weak States and US National Security; Partner, Covington & Burling

John J. Hamre President, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Former Deputy Secretary of Defense

John Edward Porter Co-Chair, Commission on Weak States and US National Security; Partner, Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

And moderator

Jeremy M. Weinstein
Research Fellow and Project Director, Center for Global Development