“Violent Armed Groups: A Global Challenge”
The Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies in conjunction with the U.S. Army War College will host a two-day conference on Sept. 16 and 17 entitled “Violent Armed Groups: A Global Challenge.” This conference will explore the challenges posed by violent armed groups to security and stability in many parts of the world. While some of these challenges seem to be in areas peripheral to U.S. interests, others involve strategic areas, while yet others raise questions about the security of the global commons.
This conference seeks:
• to examine the rise of a wide variety of armed groups operating in key parts of the world, including areas of responsibility of the combatant commands;
• to identify key characteristics of these groups including their ability to mobilize support and raise funds;
• to assess the challenges posed by these groups to national security of various states, including key United States allies as well as the U.S. itself; and
• to examine the implications of these groups and their activities for U.S. strategy, doctrine, and force posture.
To register and for hotel information, please click here, or to download an event flyer, click here.
September 16th (9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.) and Sept. 17th (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
University Club, Ballroom B
123 University Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15213