EVENT TIMES

Stabilization Strategy for Resilience Abroad: Can it Work in American Communities?

February 18th,2019 - March 4th,2019 | 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Professor/Instructor/Speaker: Diane Chido,M.S.

The U.S. Army has developed principles to stabilize post-conflict and fragile
societies while creating allies in the process. The question is, can it work
for American communities in crisis? Such is the premise of Diane Chido's
intriguing program explaining the Strategic Framework for Stabilization
and Reconstruction developed in 2009 by the U.S. Army Peace Keeping and
Stability Operations Institute and the U.S. Institute for Peace, and discussing
how it might be applied to regions like Erie. In other words, how can a stable
and sustainable community be created when it faces chronic financial
challenges yet finite resources? Each week this course will examine issues
like legitimate governance, the economy, social well-being, the rule of law,
and creating a safe and secure environment as they relate to Erie and the
many new initiatives the region is embracing. The goal is to define an overall
strategic approach to ensure the region's future sustainability and resilience.
– Diane Chido, M.S.

*For this Jefferson's "Happy Hour" Lecture Series, local beers and pizza are
included in the ticket price for those over the age of 21.

Week 1 FEB 4: Framework Overview and Safe and Secure Environment

Please join Diane Chido as she presents the Strategic Framework for Stabilization, the lens through which we will explore weekly areas to be addressed to ensure a sustainable future for our region. We will have a lively discussion of ongoing and planned activities related to developing and maintaining a Safe and Secure Environment with a number of local experts and activists including Dr. Amy Eisert of Unified Erie and the Civic Institute and Linda King of SafeNet.

 

References:

Guiding Principles of Stabilization and Reconstruction

Unified Erie Five-Year Progress Report, 2017

"Solutions Proposed as Domestic Killings Spike in Erie," Erie Times News, JAN 28, 2018

Week 1_Safe and Secure Environment Elements

Week 2 FEB 11: Economic Development

Please join Diane Chido as she presents a quick overview of the Strategic Framework for Stabilization, the lens through which we will explore weekly areas to be addressed to ensure a sustainable future for our region. We will have a lively discussion of ongoing and planned activities related to Economic Development with a number of local experts and activists including James Grunke, CEO of Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership (ERCGP), John Persinger, Director of the Erie Downtown Development Corporation (EDDC), and Beth Zimmer, Director of the Erie Innovation Collaborative.

 

References

Erie Downtown Master Plan, 2014

Erie Refocused, 2016

Week 2_Economic Development Elements

Week 3 FEB 18: Stable Governance

Please join Diane Chido as she presents a quick overview of the Strategic Framework for Stabilization, the lens through which we will explore weekly areas to be addressed to ensure a sustainable future for our region. We will have a lively discussion of ongoing and planned activities related to Economic Development with a number of local experts and activists including Jeremy Bloeser, Director Bayfront East Side Taskforce (BEST) and Anna Franz, Director of Our West Erie Bayfront.

 

References:

Erie Refocused, 2016

Bayfront Erie Task Force

Our West Erie Bayfront

Week 3_Stable Governance Elements 

Week 4 FEB 25: Rule of Law

Please join Diane Chido as she presents a quick overview of the Strategic Framework for Stabilization, the lens through which we will explore weekly areas to be addressed to ensure a sustainable future for our region. We will have a lively discussion of ongoing and planned activities related to Rule of Law with a number of local experts and activists including Emily Merski, Assistant Public Defender for Crawford and Erie Counties and Ed Smith, Past President of the Erie Bar Association.

 

References:

"Inside Erie's Community Policing Discussion," Erie Times News, MAR 25, 2018

Week 4_Rule of Law Elements 

Week 5 MAR 4: Social Well-Being

Please join Diane Chido as she presents a quick overview of the Strategic Framework for Stabilization, the lens through which we will explore weekly areas to be addressed to ensure a sustainable future for our region. We will have a lively discussion of ongoing and planned activities related to Rule of Law with a number of local experts and activists including Marcus Attkinson, Director of ServErie, Mary Bula, Director of Erie Together, Dr. Amy Eisert of Unified Erie and the Civic Institute, and Linda King Director of SafeNet.

 

References:

Unified Erie Five-Year Progress Report, 2017

Erie Together Resources

Week 5_Social Well_Being Elements

Diane Chido,M.S.
Founder and President of DC Analytics, Adjunct Instructor at the Institute for Intelligence Studies at Mercyhurst University

Diane Chido, M.S., is founder of Erie-based research firm, DC Analytics, and a former faculty instructor with the Mercyhurst University Department of Intelligence Studies. Recently returned from a three-year contract as the Security and Intelligence Policy Advisor to the U.S. Army’s Peace Keeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI), she looks forward to applying her 25-plus years of expertise in supporting post-conflict and fragile societies to Erie’s current challenges. She has published and lectured widely on security, intelligence, socio-cultural and economic development topics and possesses an M.S. in Applied Intelligence Analysis and an M.A. in Russian Language.