Event Presentations

May 29, 2014

FAO Association 2014 Annual Black Tie Event Featured key note speaker Major General Richard M. "Dick" Lake, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)

Dick Lake serves as the Director of Security for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - one of the largest private foundations in the world. Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. The mission of the foundation’s Global Security Team is to consistently deliver a secure working environment for our employees and partners globally so they can realize their full potential and fulfill the foundation’s overall mission. Prior to joining the foundation, Dick served for over 36 years in the U.S. Marine Corps retiring as a Major General with assignments as a general officer at Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps and in joint/interagency assignments in Washington, D.C. Earlier in his career, he served in a variety of command and staff assignments as an infantry, intelligence, and foreign area officer in the U.S., Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East, Southwest Asia, and Africa including training, humanitarian, crisis, contingency, and combat operations. His formal education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages from The Citadel, a Master of Arts in Management from Central Michigan University, a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence from the Defense Intelligence College, and an honorary doctorate in Strategic Intelligence from the National Defense Intelligence College. Dick is a graduate of a variety of professional schools including the Marine Corps Basic School, Infantry Officer Course, Amphibious Intelligence Officer Course, Amphibious Warfare School and Marine Corps Command and Staff College. He also graduated from the Norwegian Army Staff College and the Norwegian Armed Forces Staff College as well as serving as a Commandant of the Marine Corps Fellow at the U.S. Department of State’s Senior Seminar.

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March 21, 2014

More than "Monuments Men": Military Support to Governance in the 21st Century

The movie "Monuments Men" reminds us of a time when specialized military units had a direct role in filling the gaps of governance in war-torn countries.  A vital aspect of military service includes indirect tasks in supporting governance, not only in post-conflict situations but also for conflict prevention.  This roundtable discussion examines the role of military forces in helping to build and preserve peace, the need to provide governance and security at the national and local levels, and the capabilities of interagency, intergovernmental, and non-governmental civil society organizations to lead and perform many of the functions originally given to the military.

Speakers and panelists offered insight into how various U.S. government and international organizations are addressing these questions. 

Click on the links below to download a PDF version of the presentation files:

SPRING 2014 CART Agenda 19 Mar 14

2014-1 CART AfP Military Support to Governance Handout

2014-1 CART CCO FuncSpec Brief

2014-1 CART Hughes 7 Pillars

2014-1 CART IMSG Brief (Way Ahead)

2014-1 CART UN SSR Brief


Dec 12, 2013
OPENING PRESENTATION: Dr. Ronald Reynolds, Colonel, USAF (ret.); Commandant, Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management

TOPIC: DSCA and the Future of U.S. Security Cooperation Programs
(Available only to members).

Related forums featured in the FAOA Journal of International Affairs:

Beyond Crisis Management in the Middle East:  Peace and Stability in the Post 2015 UN Development Framework

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