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Center of Strategic and Diplomatic Studies Hosts Three Day Conference
December 3, 2012

The Center of Strategic and Diplomatic Studies is co-hosting a three-day conference as part of the Scanning Horizon project.

The conference seeks to identify and analyze the current and future political, economic, societal, and security threats to the United States that emanate from the countries that are within the purview of CENTCOM’s Area of Responsibility (AOR). Speakers will also identify the current and future strategic opportunities for the United States.

Panelists will evaluate the emerging landscape of the greater Middle East by examining regional working groups throughout the eastern hemisphere, and discussing possible security challenges given the speakers’ findings.

Our distinguished guests have been asked to be provocative and think “out-of-the-box” in their analysis. Speakers include two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Steve Coll, Director of NESA Center for Strategic Studies, Ambassador James Larocco, and former Vice Chair of the National Intelligence Council, Graham Fuller, among others. The audience is encouraged to ask probing questions and challenge guests.

The event will be held from Tuesday, December 4th to Thursday, December 6th beginning at 8:00 a.m. in the Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions Auditorium. For more details and to download the event program, please visit The conference is free and open to the public.