20th Annual SO/LIC Symposium & Exhibition

"The Persistent Conflict: The Path Ahead"

10 - 12 February 2009

Washington, DC


Essay, "Scoring the Long War", Andrew Boyden, Phillip Menard and Robert Ramirez
Essay, "Keeping COIN Simple: the Outhouse Strategy for Security Development", Herb Daniels
White Paper, "The Road to Peace, One Person at a Time: Sister Cities International and Its Role in Persistent Conflict", Patrick Madden and Christopher P. Dufour
White Paper, "Special Reconnaissance/Unconventional Warfare - How about an UxV for a Teamate?", Miles Libbey, Ph.D and Robinson Harris, Ph.D. (Cand.)
White Paper, "Transforming America's Collaborative Crisis Response Capability: The Executive Education Dimension", Amb (ret.) David C. Litt
White Paper, "Private Sector Efforts to Relieve the Burden of SOF Forces", Sam Miess


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Panel 1: Regional Views of Persistent Conflict

Panel 2: Technology and Persistent Conflict

Panel 3: Views from the Practitioners

  • Col Joseph Clem, USAF, Deputy Director, Directorate of Plans, Programs, Requirements & Assessments


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Panel 4: Persistent Conflict and the Human Dimension

  • COL Mark Lowe, USA, Commander, 1st Special Warfare Training Group
  • CDR Ann Kubera, USN, Division Chief, Personnel Operations, USSOCOM
  • COL Rocky Farr, USA, Command Surgeon, USSOCOM
  • Mr. Jim Lorraine, Director of Care Coalition, USSOCOM
  • White Paper Presenter: Mr. Sam Miess, Principal Staff, Concurrent Technologies Corp.

Panel 5: Strategies for Persistent Conflict

Panel 6: Meeting the Challenge of Persistent Conflict through Education and Training


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Panel 7: Interagency Perspectives

Keynote Speaker: