Jul 16, 2014

Sponsor: NED

“Fostering Democracy, Good Governance, and Human Rights in Africa Through Security Sector Assistance”

Presented by the Sahel Strategy Forum at the National Endowment for Democracy along with the Bridges Institute and Africa Center for Strategic Studies 



Watch the livestream here:


Christopher Holshek, Colonel, U.S. Army Civil Affairs (ret.), Senior Fellow, Alliance for Peacebuilding

Lesley Anne Warner, Research Analyst, CNA Corporation

Daniel Hampton, Colonel, U.S. Army, Senior Military Advisor, Africa Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University

Moderated by

Teresa Crawford, Partners for Democratic Change

When and Where

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
1025 F Street, N.W., Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 20004

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Telephone: 202-378-9675

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Christopher Holshek is a Senior Fellow with the Alliance for Peacebuilding and a Veterans for Smart Power Leadership Council member of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. Before that, he was a Senior Associate with the Project on National Security Reform. A rare American who has served with the UN in military and civilian capacities, he is a retired U.S. Army Civil Affairs officer with three decades of civil-military experience at all levels and settings across the full range of operations, including command of the first CA battalion to deploy to Iraq in support of Army, Marine and British forces, as well as Senior U.S. Military Observer and Chief of Civil-Military Coordination for the UN Mission in Liberia

Lesley Anne Warner is a research analyst in CNA Corporation’s Strategic Studies division. In her work at CNA Corp., Warner has directed studies for the Navy, Marine Corps, and Joint Staff regarding planning for and prioritization of the U.S. military’s future engagement with the security forces of key partner nations in Africa. Prior to joining CNA Corp., Warner worked at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS) as a writer/editor, supporting conferences and workshops designed to strengthen the U.S. relationship with the future political and military leaders of African countries and create conditions for better civil-military relations. 

Daniel Hampton is a military instructor assigned to the faculty of the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University. Prior to this assignment, Colonel Hampton served as the United States of America Senior Defense Official and Defense Attaché to the Republic of South Africa and the Kingdoms of Lesotho and Swaziland. Colonel. He has served previously as the Defense Attaché to Zimbabwe and as the Defense Attaché to Malawi. Colonel Hampton has held several key political-military affairs staff positions to include ACOTA program manager for the Geographic Combatant Commander, and principal advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs on the Horn of Africa region.

Teresa Crawford has over 13 years of experience working with civil society organizations to help them make better use of information and information technology in their work. She has worked in over 30 countries on issues as diverse as eradicating violence against women in war, disability rights and minority civic participation.

Read Christopher Holshek's paper about Mali and security here [PDF]

Read Daniel Hampton's "Africa Security Brief" here [PDF]

Read Lesley Anne Warner's paper "The Trans Sahara Counter Terrorism Partnership" here [PDF]