Conference Agenda - October 9-10, 2004
Rohatyn Center for International Affairs, Middlebury, VT
Saturday, October 9
9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Welcome by Allison Stanger, Director,
Rohatyn Center for International Affairs, Middlebury College
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Privatization in Historical and Comparative
- What forces are pushing privatization?
- What functions have been
privatized and why?
- Does privatizing security save money?
- What is the extent and scope
of privatization today?
J. Dobson, Managing Editor, Foreign
Peter Singer, National Security Fellow,
The Brookings Institution
General Ed Soyster, Special Assistant to
the Secretary of the Army
Allison Stanger, Director, Rohatyn Center
for International Affairs, Middlebury College
Discussant: Peter Feaver, Director,
Triangle Institute for Security Studies, Duke University
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Privatization in the Context of Warfare,
Post-War Reconstruction and Development
- How effective are privatized efforts over the short
and long term? (as compared to state efforts)
- How should public and private efforts be coordinated?
- How does the reconstruction of Iraq to date compare
with previous nation-building endeavors?
- Does privatization undermine military morale?
- Can intelligence gathering be successfully out-sourced?
Chair: Gideon Rose, Managing Editor, Foreign Affairs
Christopher Beese, Chief Administrative Officer,
ArmorGroup International Limited
John Hamre, President and CEO, Center for Strategic
and International Studies
General William Odom, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Discussant: Doug Brooks, President, International Peace
12:30 p.m. – 1:45
2:00 p.m. – 3:30
Privatization versus Non-Profit Delivery:
Is it time to go back to government?
- In advancing US interests, what is the optimal
balance of power between NGOs, the government and private
- Do certain threats and challenges require both
a public and private response?
- To what degree are states yielding accountability
to PMCs and other private entities?
- Do PMCs encourage military adventurism?
- What are the normative implications of privatizing
Chair: Nikolas Gvosdev, Executive Editor, The National
Deborah Avant, Associate Professor of Political
Science and International Affairs, The Elliot School of International
Affairs, The George Washington University
Kateri Carmola, Assistant Professor of Political
Science, Middlebury College
Alex Knott, Political Editor, Center for
Charles MacCormack, President and CEO, Save the
Children Federation, Inc.
Discussant: Andrew Moravcsik, Professor
of Politics, Princeton University
3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Beyond the Elections: America and the
- Is foreign policy by proxy a destabilizing
- What kind of world order can be forged when privatized
security is prevalent?
- In what ways do modes of reconstruction reflect
and build international order?
- What are the costs and benefits of privatizing
American national security?
Richard N. Cooper, Maurits C. Boas Professor of International
Economics, Harvard University
Lee Feinstein, Deputy Director of Studies
and Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
G. John Ikenberry, Albert G. Milbank
Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University
Felix Rohatyn, President, Rohatyn Associates
Moderator: Anne-Marie Slaughter, Dean of the Woodrow Wilson
School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
Reception at Basin Harbor Club
Dinner at Basin Harbor Club
Sunday, October 10
Presidential Inauguration, Middlebury