JCMI Symposium 2017

What: 2017 Key Leader Symposium on Transitional Public Security

When: November 14-16

Registration: If you have not received an invitation and would like to register, please contact Sven Stauder (s_staude@jcmi-grp.org)

Where: Alumni House, UNCG

About The Symposium: As part of a research and education network, the JCMI Symposium provides an opportunity for civilian and military actors to actively collaborate on issues of peacekeeping, security and humanitarian needs. The mission of the symposium is to bring together thought leaders and individuals experienced in on-the-ground work to support productive dialogue and an exchange of ideas. In this regard, the symposium is more than a forum for attendees to learn new information and network, it is an event that actively engages all involved to contribute to building a path toward improved, whole-of-society approaches to conflict transformation.


Individuals from all levels of relevant civilian and military fields are welcome to attend, in the past this has included students, professors, peacekeepers, law enforcement, generals, and ambassadors. The format of the symposium is crafted so that participants interact with others who share their interests and expertise. Each day, participants will hear from expert speakers prior to breaking into their working groups. This year’s working groups focus on four specific topics related to Transitional Public Security, these are religion and reconciliation, transitional threats, health, and justice.

Invited Speakers: Dr. Batu Kutelia, former Georgian Ambassador to the United States, and Brig. Gen. Ferdinand Irizarry II, USARC G-3/5/7

Working Groups:  Justice in Transitional Public Security, Religion and Reconciliation in Transitional Public Security, Transitional Threats, and Health.

Statement on Registration Cost: The cost of registration includes a light breakfast, coffee breaks and lunch each day as well as on-campus parking. An ice breaker event is scheduled for Monday night prior to the beginning of the symposium where hors d’oeuvres will be served. Wednesday night will feature a networking event at a local restaurant. At each of these nightly events, meals will be covered by the cost of registration. If the $125 cost of registration is an obstacle for individuals interested in attending, please contact the JCMI’s Deputy Director, Sven Stauder (s_staude@jcmi-grp.org). A limited number of stipends are available to help cover registration costs.

Contact: Mr. Sven Stauder, Deputy Director of Joint Civil-Military Interaction Network, (s_staude@jcmi-grp.org)

Local Restaurants/Attractions: Natty Greene’s Brewing Co, Hops Burger Bar, Lindley Park Filling Station, Fishbones, Pig Pounder Brewery, Joymongers Brewing Co

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