BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//World Affairs Council of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky - ECPv5.12.0//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:World Affairs Council of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky X-ORIGINAL-URL: X-WR-CALDESC:Events for World Affairs Council of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/New_York BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0400 TZNAME:EDT DTSTART:20210314T070000 END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:-0400 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 TZNAME:EST DTSTART:20211107T060000 END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20210909T183000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20210909T193000 DTSTAMP:20211213T123607 CREATED:20210804T141249Z LAST-MODIFIED:20210804T141249Z SUMMARY:Nuancing National Security: Diplomacy’s Role in National Security DESCRIPTION:  \nClick Here to Register\n\n\nA central mandate of any national government is national security\, but the responsibility involves much more than traditional military defense capabilities. Today\, while balancing military and diplomacy priorities\, national governments assess and combat threats in cyberspace and outer space\, water supplies and power grids\, food production and energy chains. In this six-part virtual series\, the International Relations Council will take a deep dive into the national security arena\, offering historical context and global perspective for core dimensions of national security and exploring the risks\, priorities\, and tactics on the radar of U.S. security policy. \nAbout the Speaker\n \n\n \nMona Yacoubian’s work centers on conflict analysis and prevention in the Middle East\, with a specific focus on Syria\, Iraq\, and Lebanon. In 2019\, she served as executive director of the Congressionally-appointed Syria Study Group\, which USIP was mandated to facilitate. Additional research interests include violent extremism\, fragility and resilience.\n\n\nYacoubian joined the U.S. Institute of Peace after serving as deputy assistant administrator in the Middle East Bureau at USAID from 2014 to 2017\, where she had responsibility for Iraq\, Syria\, Jordan and Lebanon. Prior to joining USAID\, Yacoubian was a senior advisor at the Stimson Center focusing on the Arab uprisings with an emphasis on Syria. Prior to joining the Stimson Center\, she served as a special advisor on the Middle East at the U.S. Institute of Peace\, where her work focused on Lebanon and Syria as well as broader issues related to democratization in the Arab world. From 1990 to 1998\, Yacoubian served as the North Africa analyst in the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research.\n \nYacoubian was a Fulbright scholar in Syria where she studied Arabic at the University of Damascus from 1985 to 1986. She has held an international affairs fellowship with the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and is currently a CFR member. She Yacoubian earned a master’s in public administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a bachelor’s from Duke University.\n \n\nSupporting Series Sponsor\nButtonwood Financial Group\, LLC\n \nCyprienne Simchowitz & Jerry White\n\nNuancing National Security Series Schedule\nAll programs will take place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. CT (6:30-7:30 p.m. ET)\n \n\nWednesday\, August 18: Biological and Agricultural Security\nWednesday\, August 25: The 21st Century Military \nThursday\, September 9: Diplomacy’s Role in National Security\nMonday\, September 13: Transnational Security Issues\nMonday\, September 20: Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Resilience \nMonday\, September 27: Energy Security URL: CATEGORIES:Virtual Seminar END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR