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Does military intervention work? What is the role of non-military and multi-national groups in regime change and peace-keeping efforts? Three distinguished participants discuss their perspectives on peace keeping and regime change. Featuring Alex de Waal, program director of the Social Science Research Council, General Barry McCaffrey, four-star general of the United States Army (retired). and Thomas Ricks, The Washington Post's Special Military Correspondent. Thomas Weiss, Presidential Professor of Political Science at The Graduate Center will moderate.


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Alex de Waal


Alex de Waal is a writer and activist on African issues, a fellow of the Global Equity Initiative at Harvard University, the director of the Social Science Research Council program on AIDS and social transformation and the director of Justice Africa in London. full bio >>




Barry McCaffrey


Barry McCaffrey served in the United States Military for 32 years and retired as a four star general. At the time of his retirement, he was the most decorated serving general in the military. full bio >>




Thomas Ricks


Thomas E. Ricks is The Washington Post’s special military correspondent, where he has covered the U.S. military since 2000. Until the end of 1999 he held the same beat at The Wall Street Journal, where he was a reporter for seventeen years. full bio >>





Due to an unvoidable scheduling conflict, Samantha Power will no longer be participating in this event. We apologize for any inconvenience.