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The Future of International Interventions: From Libya to Syria
12:15 PM
Perry World House | World Forum

Join us in the World Forum for a moderated conversation between two Perry World House Visiting Fellows, Sheba Crocker and Robert Scher, and Political Science Professor, Nicholas Sambanis.
Moderated by PWH Associate Director Michael Horowitz. 

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Lunch provided.

Robert M. Scher served as United States Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans, and Capabilities. Scher left his position as Assistant Secretary of Defense in January 2017. As the assistant secretary, Scher advised the secretary of defense and the under secretary of defense for policy in areas including national security and defense strategy; the forces and contingency plans necessary to implement defense strategy; nuclear deterrence and missile defense policy; and security cooperation plans and policies. Before serving as the assistant secretary, Scher was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Plans within the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans, and Forces.

Sheba Nell Crocker served as the assistant secretary of state for international organization affairs from 2014-17. Crocker held other positions at the U.S. Department of State, including as a senior adviser to the secretary of state, as the principal deputy director in the Office of Policy Planning under Jake Sullivan, and as chief of staff to Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg. Crocker was an International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations from 2002-03. From 2003-05, Crocker worked at the Center for Strategic and International Studies on the Post-Conflict Reconstruction Project as a fellow and co-director.