Building Peace After War in Afghanistan: The Hard Job of Soft Power

Start: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 4:30 PM
End:   Wednesday, April 11, 2012 6:00 PM

You are cordially invited to a panel discussion on

Building Peace After War in Afghanistan: The Hard Job of Soft Power

Panelists:

Dorothy Taft
Principal at The Tantallon Group, LLC

Vasu Mohan
Deputy Director, Europe and Asia Program, The International Foundation for Electoral Systems

COL Mike Eastman
Former Special Assistant, Office of Military Cooperation, Afghanistan
Senior Service Fellow, The Institute of World Politics

Moderator:

Juliana Pilon
Director, Center for Culture and Security, IWP 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
4:30 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

Please RSVP to kbridges@iwp.edu

This event is sponsored by IWP's Center for Culture and Security


Dorothy Taft
Principal at The Tantallon Group, LLC; Past Director, Office of Democracy and Governance at US Agency for International Development; Former Chief of Staff/Deputy Chief of Staff at Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe; Former Professional Staff Member at US House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere.

Vasu Mohan
Deputy Director, Europe and Asia Program, The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES). While at IFES, he has supervised programs and field offices in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Timor Leste.  He is fluent in Tamil and Hindi and conversant in Sinhala and Urdu.

COL Mike Eastman
COL Eastman has served in Afghanistan as Special Assistant to the Commanding General, focusing on disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration policy. He next deployed to Iraq, serving as Operations Officer for the 1st Infantry Division Artillery during the early stages of the war, with duty in Bayji and Tikrit. Upon return, he was selected as Aide-de-Camp to the Deputy Commanding General of United States Army Europe, a position he held for 27 months. His most recent deployment was as commander of the 2nd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery of the 1st Armored Division. With forces spread across the four southern provinces of Iraq, he was responsible for military support to three Provincial Reconstruction Teams, managing more than 240 different projects, ranging from micro-business initiatives and women's literacy classes to major road and bridge construction.