February 25, 2019
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Hart Senate Office Building, Room 902
Washington, D.C.
RSVP to dgreen@unfoundation.org.

Please join us for a discussion on the stability and security situation in Mali and how the U.S. and UN are partners to support the peace process after successful democratic elections in 2018. The UN Peacekeeping mission, known as MINUSMA, with support from the international community helped push out terrorist groups in northern Mali after extremists imposed sharia law and were marching toward the capitol of Bamako. But challenges remain, MINUSMA has been one of the deadliest peacekeeping missions with over 100 UN Peacekeepers killed since its inception in 2013. Our speakers will discuss why the U.S. and UN partnership in the region is critical to promoting peace and stability in the Sahel. The views expressed by the panelists are their own.

Speakers include:

Lt Col Paul Hynes Snyder
UN Military Staff Officer - U.S. Army

Ms. Claudia Banz
Deputy Director, Western Africa Division
United Nations

Thomas W. Brandt
Communications Director
U.S. Senator Jerry Moran

Judd Devermont
Director, Africa Program
Center for Strategic and International Studies