Tuesday, April 21, 2015

US Institute of Peace President at CISSM Forum Thursday, April 30 on "From Fragility to Resilience"

On February 2, 2015, Nancy Lindborg was sworn in as president of the U.S. Institute of Peace. Prior to joining USIP, she served as the assistant administrator for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) at USAID. From 2010 through 2014, Nancy Lindborg directed the efforts of more than 600 team members in nine offices focused on crisis prevention, response, recovery and transition. The nine offices of DCHA include the newly established Center for Excellence for Democracy, Rights and Governance, the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, the Office of Food for Peace, the Office of Transition Initiatives, and the Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation. Ms. Lindborg led DCHA teams in response to the ongoing Syria Crisis, the Sahel 2012 and Horn of Africa 2011 droughts, the Arab Spring, the Ebola response and numerous other global crises.

The CISSM Forum/Development Circle is held from 12:00 pm - 1:15 p.m. Thursday  in the Van Munching Hall Atrium, College Park, MD 20742. It is open to the public (no RSVPs required).