Date and Time:
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
11:30 a.m.: Check-in and Registration
12:00-1:00 p.m.: Event
2200 Rayburn House Office Building
On September 22, 2010, the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) will hold a congressional luncheon briefing on how natural resources influence national security, featuring a presentation by General Anthony C. "Tony" Zinni (Ret), Former Commander-in-Chief of U.S. Central Command and CNAS Fellow Christine Parthemore. Lt. Col. Shannon Beebe, author of The Ultimate Weapon is No Weapon: Human Security and the New Rules of War and Peace, will also give remarks.
To R.S.V.P., email Beth Kramer, Pew Charitable Trusts, at firstname.lastname@example.org
General Anthony C. "Tony" Zinni (Ret.)
Commander-in-Chief of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM)
Lt. Col. Shannon Beebe
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East
CNAS Fellow and co-author Sustaining Security: How Natural Resources Influence National Security
Rep. Russ Carnahan
Rep. Jeff Fortenberry
Rep. Norm Dicks
Rep. Dave Reichert
Rep. Chris Smith
A recent Center for a New American Security study concluded that the loss of renewable natural resources, such as forests, fresh water, fish and fertile soils, can play a significant role in driving instability and conflict.
Learn how the loss of fish stocks helped turn some desperate Somali fishermen into pirates, and how soil erosion and deforestation—putting 75 percent of Afghanistan on the brink of becoming barren desert—helps explain the shifting loyalties of impoverished rural Afghans.
Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. No interns, please.
The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Center for a New American Security seek to comply with federal, state and local government ethics rules when hosting events. If you are a government employee or official, by attending this event, you confirm your participation is permitted under the ethics rules that apply to you. This is a widely attended public event.