Host: Hudson Institute, The Project on National Security Reform (PNSR). This event will be a roundtable on Interagency Reform discussing a case study on “U.S. Interagency Efforts to Combat International Terrorism through Foreign Capacity Building” by Michael Kraft, a former State Department Counterterrorism Office official, and Celina Realuyo, Assistant Professor of Counterterrorism, National Defense University. This case study for the PNSR highlights the importance of U.S. foreign assistance programs that strengthen the capacity of other nations to combat international terrorism. The study focuses on three relatively unknown civilian programs—the State Department’s Anti-Terrorism Training Assistance, the interagency Counterterrorism Finance program, and the Justice Department’s Overseas Prosecutorial Assistance and Training programs. Through these interagency programs, the U.S. Government has leveraged its counterterrorism expertise across federal agencies and shared “best practices” to partners and allies around the world. The study describes the interagency dimensions of these programs using Colombia, Indonesia, and Turkey as illustrative examples.
Official Website: http://www.hudson.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=hudson_upcoming_events&id=575
Added by insideronline on June 6, 2008