University of Pittsburgh
August 30, 2010

Pitt’s Matthew B. Ridgway Center Cosponsors Conference on Violent Armed Groups and Associated Challenges

Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH—Pitt’s Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies in conjunction with the U.S. Army War College will host a two-day conference Sept. 16-17 titled “Violent Armed Groups: A Global Challenge.” This conference, which is being held in the University Club, Ballroom B, 123 University Place, Oakland, will explore the threats posed to security and stability in many parts of the world by violent armed groups. 

The conference seeks to accomplish the following: 

  • Examine the rise of a variety of armed groups operating in key parts of the world; 
  • Identify key characteristics of these groups, including their ability to mobilize support and raise funds; 
  • Assess the challenges posed by these groups to national security of various states, including the United States and its key allies; and 
  • Examine the implications these groups and their activities have for U.S. strategy.

To register or for more information, visit the registration web site. The Ridgway Center is an affiliate center of Pitt’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. 





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