Small Wars Journal

Emerald Express Strategic Symposium

Emerald Express Strategic Symposium: Shaping for Successful Transition in Afghanistan

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Gray Research Center

2040 Broadway Street

MCB Quantico

Quantico, VA 22134

Marine Corps University, in partnership with the Defense Intelligence Agency Center for Language, Regional Expertise and Culture and the Marine Corps University Foundation, is pleased to announce its August 2011 Emerald Express Strategic Symposium, entitled "Shaping for Successful Transition in Afghanistan". The two-day conference brings together military and civilian practitioners, U.S. academics, Afghan policymakers and regional experts to propose and discuss current, as well as alternative, road maps for successful transition of responsibility from NATO-ISAF to the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan starting in 2012. General James Mattis, USMC, Commander US Central Command, will ignite the discussion with the day one morning keynote address.

More information and registration can be found here.