Topic: Demise of the Modern Nation State – Implications for Global Security, Economy, & Governments
Featuring Scott Smith, U.S. Institute of Peace
When: Friday, Nov. 13, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
What: Franklin Street Policy Group's Inaugural Policy Scrum
Wallet: $20, includes light refreshments, workshop materials, enlightenment
Over the course of this evening workshop, we will scrum to problem-solve the challenge, drawing from our diverse sector expertise to expose creative and nuanced solutions. After a brief presentation on the background, we’ll have a short time to ask clarifying questions before tucking into a 45-minute scrum session.
Bring your most practical and impractical ideas, the most useful inspiration may come from left of left field.
The goal is for all of us to leave the experience with a new understanding of the issue, a new idea, and/or new connection and to present Scott with actionable, integrated insights that may usefully disrupt his thinking.
We’re excited to note we’ll be working from Scott’s in-progress, as yet unpublished essay, a fascinating intellectual obstacle course of a read in itself.
About Scott S. Smith
We like to describe Scott as one part Professor Jones (minus the whip and the fedora) plus a dash of Ernest Hemingway (minus the alcoholism and misogyny) plus a heaping spoonful of Afghanistan, but he’s got a real job too. Scott is Director of Afghanistan and Central Asia programs at the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) as well as a SIPA alum and adjunct faculty. Prior to joining USIP, Scott spent 13 years at the United Nations, focusing primarily on Afghanistan and democratization issues. He holds a B.S. in foreign service from Georgetown University and a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia University, SIPA. Click here for Scott’s full biography.
Pre-readings for the scrum will be shared with registered attendees.
We look forward to seeing you there!