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Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
March 22, 2005


Ambassador Carlos Pascual to Speak at U.S. Institute of Peace Conference "Reconstructing and Stabilizing War-Torn State: The Challenge Before Us"

On Wednesday, March 23, 2005 Ambassador Carlos Pascual will deliver the keynote address at the U.S. Institute of Peace Conference (USIP) entitled, "Reconstructing and Stabilizing War-Torn States: The Challenge Before Us." This all-day conference, being sponsored by the U.S. Institute of Peace, will bring together current and former leaders from major post-conflict reconstruction and stabilization programs in Afghanistan, the Balkans, East Timor, Haiti, Iraq and Liberia to share their experiences and lessons learned.

Ambassador Pascual will discuss the international security challenges posed by failing and post-conflict states and highlight the U.S. Governmentís efforts to create a civilian joint operations capability for stabilization and reconstruction.

The conference takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. and is open to the press. President of USIP Ambassador Richard Solomon will deliver opening remarks.

Date:   Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Time:   9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

Location:   The Madison Hotel
                 
Dolley Madison Ballroom 
                  15th and M Streets, NW

Due to space constraints, RSVPs are required. Media who plan to bring cameras should contact USIPís press office to coordinate. To RSVP, please contact Megan Chabalowski at mchabalowski@usip.org.

For general press information, please contact the USIP press office at 202-429-3832, or publicaffairs@usip.org.

For inquiries about the Office of Reconstruction and Stabilization, please contact Melanie Anderton at 202-663-0301, or scrs_pa@state.gov, or visit the website at www.state.gov/s/crs.

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Released on March 22, 2005

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