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YPFP DC: Afghanistan to Somalia - Working in the Stability Operations Industry
Tuesday, August 28 | 6:30pm
1800 K Street NW
The founder of the International Stability Operations Association, he is a specialist in African security issues and has written extensively on the regulation and constructive utilization of the private sector for international stabilization, peacekeeping, and humanitarian missions. Mr. Brooks has testified before Congress, appeared on a range of national and international news programs, and has lectured at numerous universities and colleges. Previously, he has been an Adjunct Faculty member at American University and an Academic Fellow and Research Associate with the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), Johannesburg.
Director, Programs & Operations
Editor-in-Chief, Stability Operations Magazine
As part of the leadership team at ISOA, Jessica is responsible for managing the Association’s programs and operations including communications, advocacy efforts, events, member committees and standards. As the Editor-in-Chief of the Stability Operations Magazine, she is responsible for content, design and distribution. Prior to joining ISOA, Jessica gained extensive program support and management experience at the National Credit Union Administration and the National Democratic Institute. In addition to her duties at ISOA, she currently serves as the Vice President of Membership and Volunteer Engagement on the Board of Directors of the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area. Jessica holds a B.A. in international studies and economics from Western New EnglandUniversity and an M.A. in International Affairs with a concentration in International Law & Organizations from the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University, during which she also studied international human rights law at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
Manager, Membership & Business Development
Jason works on the ISOA leadership team to oversee member services, develop membership, and coordinate opportunites for members, potential members and strategic partners to engage with the Association and the stability operations industry. His responsibilities span membership, business development, marketing/communications and partnership building. Prior to joining ISOA, Jason worked for several years as the Associate Director of MBA Admissions at the George Washington University School of Business where he specialized in potential client relations, outreach and development. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Illinois at Springfield and was a member of the inaugural Capitol Scholars Honors program. He is completing his M.A. in International Affairs with a focus in U.S. Foreign Policy at The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs.
Business Development Manager for the Pax Mondial Group
Naveed Bandali is Business Development Manager for the Pax Mondial Group, an international operational support and capacity building firm that specializes in risk management, construction, medical services, and mine action & training services. He previously served as Development Associate and Special Assistant to the President at the International Stability Operations Association (ISOA). Naveed holds a Master of Arts in International Studies & Diplomacy from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.