October 31, 2017
Can the State System and Separatism Co-Exist?
The seminar video can be viewed on UStream.
The political, social, economic, and strategic implications of the contemporary evolving trend of separatism in the name of self-determination is an emerging security concern nationally, regionally, and globally. The question is whether ethnic, racial, religious, and national movements seeking to establish distinct independent entities within their own homelands by various means will be forces for stability or chaos?
A major task therefore is to identify warning signals as well as to propose remedies for peaceful conflict resolutions within and among nations.
A panel of experts will deal with historical lessons, examine case studies (e.g. Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa), and offer recommendations for the Trump Administration and the international community.
Professor Yonah Alexander
Director, Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies and Senior Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
Professor David Kanin
Adjunct Professor of European Studies, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; former senior analyst, Central Intelligence Agency
Dr. Fernando Jimenez
Former legal advisor to the Inter-American Development Bank and Governor of the Basque Country in Spain
Dr. Hussein Ibish
Senior Resident Scholar, Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington
Professor Marvin G. Weinbaum
Director for Afghanistan and Pakistan Studies, Middle East Institute