David Kilcullen on Harnessing Partnerships in Conflict Zones
Counterinsurgency expert, David Kilcullen, will participate on the panel, “Harnessing Military and Civilian Partnerships in Conflict Areas.” He is currently Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). His book, The Accidental Guerrilla, was announced an Economist Book of the Year in 2009. Kilcullen is also the President & Chief Executive Officer of Caerus.
He is fluent in Indonesian, partially fluent in Arabic and French, is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (elected 1996) and holds several honors and decorations, including the United States Army Superior Civilian Service Medal, “for exceptionally meritorious service to the United States as Senior Counterinsurgency Advisor, Multi-National Force-Iraq, during Operation Iraqi Freedom,” the first such award to a foreign national serving in combat alongside U.S. Forces.
His book, The Accidental Guerrilla (Oxford University Press, 2009) analyses the complex interplay between local guerrillas and global terrorists in contemporary war zones from Africa to Southeast Asia.