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The American Security Project (ASP) and Development Transformations (DT) cordially invite you to a roundtable discussion: 

Yemen’s Political Transition and National Dialogue: Progress and Challenges


Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 from 12:00pm until 1:00pm

Location: 1100 New York Avenue, 7th Floor West Tower

Washington, DC, 20005


Yemen is currently in a historic period of political transition following the 2011 revolution and the end of former President Saleh’s regime. At the mid-point of its National Dialogue process, Yemen faces many challenges. Please join us for a discussion of Yemen’s progress to date and the obstacles that remain.


Ambassador Barbara BodineLecturer in Public and International Affairs and Director of the Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University; former U.S. Ambassador to Yemen.

Mohammed Albasha, Spokesman for the Embassy of the Republic of Yemen in Washington, DC.

Danya Greenfield, Deputy Director of the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council and Co-Chair of the Yemen Policy Initiative.

Timothy FairbankCo-Founder and Managing Director of Development Transformations, an organization focusing on development and stability programming in countries in the midst of—or emerging from—conflict or political transition. Tim oversees DT’s two programs in Yemen and recently returned from Sana’a.

Brigadier General Stephen A. CheneyUSMC (Ret.), ASP CEO (Moderator).


This discussion will be on the record.

Lunch refreshments will be served between 11:30am and 12:00pm.The discussion will begin promptly at 12:00pm.

If you would like to attend this event please RSVP by Sunday, June 28th to:


(Early response is encouraged as space is limited)


The American Security Project is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy and research organization dedicated to fostering knowledge and understanding of a range of national security issues, promoting debate about the appropriate use of American power, and cultivating strategic responses to 21st century challenges. For more information, visit



Development Transformations (DT) supports the transition from conflict to sustainable peace, enhances host nation capacity to provide stable and effective governance, and strengthens local community-based organizations. Based on our practitioners’ experience operating in complex environments, we have developed proven methodologies and best practices from working in countries across the globe. DT has four focus areas: 1) Civilian-Military Support, 2) Stabilization & Transition, 3) Civil Society & Governance, and 4) Research & Evaluation. For more information, visit