Affordable World Security Conference 2012

March 27 - 28, 2012
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  • About this conference

    The ideas, institutions and strategies of the 20th century are ill-suited to confront 21st century challenges. The growing world population creates transnational threats to human security, including an unprecedented level of competition for resources and environmental degradation. Meanwhile, the risk of military confrontation, the threat posed by non-state actors, and the proliferation of nontraditional weapons have not subsided.

    With limited security resources, the United States and other countries must weigh competing priorities and find new ways to ensure comprehensive human security. The Affordable World Security Conference will convene top thinkers and a distinguished guest list to identify challenges and develop solutions. Initiated by the W. P. Carey Foundation with the collaboration of the EastWest Institute, the conference will be held on March 27-28 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. - directly between the White House and the U.S. Capitol.

    In an important election season, the Affordable World Security conference will put the full range of human security priorities and critical choices on the agenda and offer new ways forward.

    About W.P. Carey

    W. P. Carey & Co. LLC is an investment management company that provides long-term sale-leaseback and build-to-suit financing for companies worldwide and manages a global investment portfolio of approximately $12.5 billion.

    Publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (WPC), W. P. Carey and its CPA® series of income-generating, non-traded REITs help companies and private equity firms release capital tied up in real estate assets. The W. P. Carey Group’s investments are broadly diversified, comprising contractual agreements with more than 283 long-term corporate obligors spanning 28 industries and 18 countries.

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    About EastWest Institute

    The EastWest Institute is a global think-and-do tank that devises innovative solutions to pressing security concerns and mobilizes networks of individuals, institutions and nations to implement these solutions.

    EWI was founded in 1980 when John Edwin Mroz and Ira Wallach set out to bridge divides across the Iron Curtain. With vast networks in political, military, and business establishments in the U.S., Europe, and the Soviet Union, EWI quickly established a reputation as a trusted convener with the ability to maintain lines of communication across divides when official channels failed to do so.

    We have continued our work in much the same spirit since 1989, but the “East” and “West” in our name no longer represent the political divisions of the Cold War. We have since expanded our work to become a global organization, working with the U.S., NATO, Turkey, Russia, China, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran and many other countries in Europe and Asia.

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