Event Recap: Cities in the Age of Insecurity
IHC Global was pleased to be part of a panel on "Cities in the Age of Insecurity."
The event was hosted by the Atlantic Council at their headquarters, in partnership with the Woodrow Wilson Center, the US National Committee for Habitat III, and IHC Global.
The panel, part of a series of events organized by the US National Committee, aimed to unpack the connections between national and community-level security, and continuing urbanization.
Dr. Nancy Stetson, the US Special Representative for Habitat III at the US Department of State gave opening remarks about the importance of urbanization and the importance with which the US State Department views the upcoming Habitat III conference.
A panel moderated by Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Dr. Peter Engelke addressed the issue of urban centers and insecurity through different lenses. Dr. Ian Klaus, US State Department Senior Advisor for Global Cities, spoke about the increasing importance of cities from the Department of State's perspective, Eric Rosan, Director of the Prevention Project spoke about counter-terrorism work at the city level and IHC CEO Judith Hermanson spoke on the panel, discussing IHC's views on inclusiveness in cities, and the way that inequality-
manifested by the close to 1 billion people living in informal settlements and marginalized communities around the world- relates to rising insecurity.
Read a blog post on the conversation
. Read Dr. Hermanson's full statement