DACOR: State Department Reform

Start Date/Time: 
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 09:30
End Date/Time: 
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 12:00

In 2016, the House Foreign Affairs Committee requested a report on how the State Department can benefit from reform to restore its historical mission of leading the development and execution of U.S. foreign policy. The request reflected the interest of members of both parties. The authors set about to produce a report that can serve as a road map for recognizing and implementing reforms to improve State's performance, improvement that is essential in a time when a rapidly evolving global environment consistently poses new challenges and threats. The State Department Reform Report is the second in a series of documents produced by the Atlantic Council's Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security focused on the reform and improvement of the civilian side of foreign and security policy management. Two of the authors will join us to discuss the report, written by Bruce Bedford, Rand Beers, Chester Crocker, Karen Hanrahan, Jodi Herman, Brad Higgins, Daniel Levin, David Miller, Lester Munson and Thomas Pickering. This event costs $25 and includes lunch.