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NATO's Atlantic Command Transformation, Old Dominion University and the National Defense University will co-host a one-day symposium, titled "Post-Conflict Cooperation: Common Goals, Differing Perspectives," from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at ODU's Ted Constant Convocation Center.

The symposium will feature strategic thinkers from academia, the military and the Supreme Headquarters, Allied Command Transformation, considering the unintended consequences and new challenges for militaries historically trained for other purposes and the many economic, political, religious, cultural and other factors which can shape the course of reconstruction in areas such as the Middle East and the Balkans.

Speakers include Ambassador Carlos Pascual, coordinator for the U.S. Department of State's Office of Reconstruction and Stabilization, and Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor of Peace and Development at the University of Maryland.

Panel topics include "Western Visions and Global Realities" and a national perspective on NATO forces and capabilities for -- as well as military lessons learned by NATO from work on -- stabilization and reconstruction.

This article was posted on: April 8, 2005

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