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.