In DC (and online): Resolve discusses the LRA crisis with a top Obama official
Exciting news from our office: Tomorrow, my teammate Michael will join one of President Obama’s top Africa policy officials to debate U.S. policy toward the LRA crisis. The event will be held at 2pm at the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) here in Washington, D.C. and streamed live online.
The forum provides an incredible opportunity for Resolve to discuss the President’s decision to send 100 U.S. military advisers to the region, and to outline what our leaders should do next to help end LRA atrocities and advance lasting peace for communities in the region.
USIP has invited our advocates to tweet in their questions to the panelists. If you have a question you’d like to submit to tomorrow’s panelists, tweet your question @USIP and make sure to include the tag #USIPCA before the event starts. Click here to see the details and RSVP to attend in person. If you can’t make it to the event in person, watch the webcast live, right here:
And of course — it being Supporter Week and all — we have to thank our generous Cosponsors for their continued support, without which we couldn’t be doing this.
PS: Here’s the full announcement from USIP:
December 7, 2011, 2:00pm-3:30pm EST
U.S. Institute of Peace
2301 Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20037 | Directions
The United States is actively working with partners in Central Africa to end the horrific atrocities and senseless violence of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Consistent with the bipartisan legislation passed by Congress in 2010, the U.S. is pursuing a strategy that seeks to incorporate the lessons of history and take a comprehensive, multifaceted approach. With U.S. support, regional governments have made significant gains in combating the LRA over recent years. Ultimate success, however, will depend on a number of critical factors.
Assistant Secretary Johnnie Carson will describe ongoing U.S. efforts to support regional partners in mitigating and eliminating the threat posed by the LRA, including the recent decision to deploy U.S. military advisers to work with regional militaries. He will also discuss new opportunities and continuing challenges for this regional effort.
This event will feature the following speakers:
Johnnie Carson, Featured Speaker
Assistant Secretary of State, U.S. Bureau for African Affairs
Ambassador William M. Bellamy
Director, Africa Center for Strategic Studies
Co-founder & Executive Director, Resolve
Ambassador George E. Moose, Welcoming Remarks
Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, U.S. Institute of Peace
Raymond Gilpin, Moderator
Director, Sustainable Economies, U.S. Institute of Peace