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War to Peace Conference



Intelligence and the Transition from War to Peace
A Multidisciplinary Assessment of Recently Released Documents from the CIA’s Archives
Conference at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia
March 19 – 20, 2014

Chronology
September 2013—release of the documents
October 2013—accept proposals for scholarly papers based on the documents
January 2014—registration for the conference; open to academia and the government communities
Mid February 2014—submit drafts of scholarly papers (to enable finalization of the organization of the conference)
March 19-20, 2014—conference at JMU
Summer/Fall 2014—publication of a book with the best of the papers; Lexington (imprint of Rowman & Littlefield) is already committed to publish the book

Themes
How hard it is to make the transition from war to peace.
This transition is multidimensional in nature (political, military, economic, etc.)
How intelligence can (or cannot) help in these dimensions.
The Dayton Peace Accords serve as an illustration.
What are the lessons to be learned for current and future conflicts?

Dimensions that scholars from JMU and other universities will cover
Diplomatic
Moral dimension of foreign policy
US foreign policy decision making
The Dutch peacekeepers and the Srebrenica massacre
Support to the military
Conflict resolution
Protecting the Muslim community in the Balkans
Was the CIA any better than the press or academia in understanding what was going on?

Invited guest speakers who were participants in the events of the 1990s
Jan Lodal, former Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
Ljubica Acevska, former ambassador from Macedonia
David Morris, Major General, US Army (retired), former US Special Forces Command

Contact
Dr. Tim Walton, waltontr@jmu.edu