We would like to invite you to a working lunch on August 20 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Atlantic Council (1030 15th St., NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20005) to discuss the next phase of the FoA project – the policy dimension. How should US national strategy address the rise of human agency in the international arena? What tools do government and nongovernmental actors have at their disposal to assist nonviolent campaigns and movements committed to democratic development? Should there be a "responsibility to assist" local nonviolent movements as a means to support democratic development and prevent mass violence? How should US policy plus strategy tools and approaches be adapted to reflect the reality that "people power" movements are likely to remain a staple of international relations for the foreseeable future?
Your comments on these topics and on the future direction of the FoA project would be greatly welcomed. We look forward to an engaging discussion.