A conversation with:

General Carter F. Ham
2nd Commander,
US Africa Command

General James L. Jones, Jr., USMC (Ret.)
Former US National Security Advisor,
Former Commander of US European Command and US Allied Command Europe,
32nd Commandant of the US Marine Corps 
Chairman, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security

Atlantic Council 

Admiral Michael G. Mullen
17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Introduced and Moderated by:
Gayle Smith
Former USAID Administrator; CEO 
ONE Campaign 

Join the Atlantic Council's Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security on June 8 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT for an expert discussion about a growing field of interest in the national security space: the contributions of development activities to America’s security.
Former US Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator and ONE Campaign CEO Gayle Smith will moderate a discussion with former National Security Advisor retired Gen. James L. Jones, Jr., former AFRICOM Commander retired Gen. Carter Ham, and former Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Michael Mullen.
To be held just a few days before the secretary of defense and chairman of the joint chiefs of staff testify before Congress about President Trump’s FY18 budget request, this event will explore why so many military leaders have come to view development as a critical part of America’s security apparatus. Especially in fragile states, development can be a significant component of a Phase Zero strategy for preventing conflict by helping create stability and opportunity. The conversation will also address how the proposed 32 percent cut to the budgets of USAID and the State Department would impact America’s security.
Light refreshments will be provided.

On Twitter? Follow @ACScowcroft and @ONECampaign, and use #PhaseZero to join the discussion.

Atlantic Council
1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor (West Tower Elevator) 
Washington, DC 

This event is open to press and on the record. 

VISITING THE COUNCIL: Metro and parking info