On 30 June and 1 July, 2010, ICSR held a global Peace and Security Summit at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. It brought together over 400 leading policymakers, diplomats, senior officials and experts from across the globe, encouraging them to share their experiences and approaches in a number of working groups and high-level panels.
The Summit explored some of the greatest security challenges of our time, ranging from domestic radicalisation and violent extremism to ongoing conflicts and the struggle for peace in places such as Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq, and the Middle East.
Among the many keynote speakers and panellists were:
- Dr. Abdulkarim Al-Eryani, former Prime Minister of Yemen
- Arif Alikhan, Assistant Secretary for Policy Development at US Department of Homeland Security
- Ambassador Cofer Black, former Director of the CIA’s Counter-terrorism Center
- Amb. Peter Galbraith, former UN Deputy Special Representative to Afghanistan
- August Hanning, Germany’s former State Secretary for Counter-Terrorism
- Ali Jalali, former Afghan Interior Minister
- Hekmat Karzai, director of Centre for Conflict and Peace Studies, Kabul
- Tsipi Livni, leader of the Israeli opposition
- Bill Paterson, Australian Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism
- Sabri Saidam, Senior Advisor to Palestinian President Abbas
- Fran Townsend, Homeland Security Advisor to President George W. Bush
- Lord David Trimble, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
The Summit was organised in partnership with the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies at the National Defense University, and received support from The Rockefeller Foundation, Public Safety Canada, as well as Rena and Sami David.
By following the links above you can find the Peace and Security Summit programme and handbook, the working group conclusions, as well as photos and videos of the public sessions.