On Friday, February 25, 2011, Ambassador Robert Loftis, Acting Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization, will hold a conversation with Mark Quarterman, Senior Advisor and Director of the Program on Crisis, Conflict, and Cooperation at the Center for Strategic and International Studies on the State Department's innovative approach to leading through civilian power. They will discuss U.S. response to fragile states, which pose some of the greatest national security challenges of our time. The discussion will be moderated by Cheryl Benton, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Public Affairs.
The event will be streamed live on state.gov and DipNote, the Department of State's official blog, at 10:30 a.m. EST. Members of the general public are invited to participate by submitting questions, some of which will be selected for response during the live broadcast. Please submit your questions in the comment section below.
This is the twelfth in the Conversations With America video series coordinated by the Bureau of Public Affairs, in which the State Department's senior leadership hosts conversations live, online, with leaders of prominent non-governmental organizations. Discussion topics include foreign policy and global issues and provide a candid view of how leaders from civil society engage the Department on pressing foreign policy issues.