In Case of Emergency: Civil-Military Relations and Disaster Response

Date & Time November 14-15, 2014 6:00pm - 4:30pm
Tufts University

2014 Civil Military Relations Conference
“In Case of Emergency: Civil‐Military Relations and Disaster Response”
November 14‐15, 2014, Tufts University
Should militaries be involved in disaster relief? Join Tufts ALLIES for its fall Civil-Military Relations Conference, which will focus on civil-military relations and disaster relief. Our "voices from the field" discussion will look at the obstacles to and the potential benefits from improving civil-military coordination in humanitarian assistance, and the appropriateness of militaries participating in disaster relief. The discussion will include humanitarian assistance and disaster relief professionals from USAID, the United Nations, the U.S. Army, MIT Lincoln Labs, the Wilson Center, and Team Rubicon. In addition, participants will have the opportunity toparticipate in a diplomatic crisis scenario jointly developed by Tufts ALLIES and a professor from the U.S. Naval War College.
Schedule of Events:
Friday, November 14
5:30 – 6:45 --- Reception (Cabot Hall of Flags)
7:00 – 7:45 --- Keynote (Crane Room)
7:45 – 8:15 --- Q & A (Crane Room)
Saturday, November 15
10:00 – 11:00 --- Panel (Pearson 106)
11:00 – 11:30 --- Q & A (Pearson 106)
11:30 – 11:45 --- Break
11:45 – 12:30 --- Breakout Session (Campus Center)
12:30 – 1:15 --- Lunch (Campus Center)
1:15 – 4:15 --- Simulation (Campus Center)
4:15 – 4:30 --- Debrief
Our Keynote address will be given by current Wilson Center Fellow and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Partnership Strategy and Stability Operations, Dr. James Schear 
Our Panelists will include:
  • COL Wiley Thompson, Chair of the Geography and Environmental Engineering Department at the U.S. Military Academy (USMA) at West Point, Head of USMA's Cadet Community for Civil-Military Operations (C3MO)
  • Michael Marx, Senior Civil-Military Liaison at United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) CivMil-Coordination Office
  • Mischa Shattuck, Staff Researcher at MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  • Yoni Bock, CivilMilitary Liaison, USAID Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA)
  • Sean Horgan, Team Rubicon Region I Director, former U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant