Ambassador Robert Loftis, Acting Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization, held 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 discussed U.S. response to fragile states, which pose some of the greatest national security challenges of our time. The discussion was moderated by Cheryl Benton, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Public Affairs. Members of the general public submitted questions, some of which were selected for response during the live broadcast. DipNote» Full Text» Video» iTunes»
Through Conversations With America, leaders of national nongovernmental organizations have the opportunity to discuss foreign policy and global issues with senior State Department officials. These conversations aim to provide candid views of the ways in which leaders from the foreign affairs community are engaging the Department on pressing foreign policy issues.