Recent Programs

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Current 2021-2022 Programs


​Michael Kofman

Research Program Director, the Russia Studies Program,
Center for Naval Analyses;
Fellow, the Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center

Monday, May 16, 2022

“Still a great power? The Russian military after the invasion of Ukraine”

Mr. David Schenker


Former Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs

Taube Senior Fellow and Director, Program on Arab Politics

The Washington Institute


Thursday, April 21, 2022

“The Ukraine Crisis: Why America’s Mideast Partners are Sitting on the Fence”

Admiral (Ret.) James Foggo


​Distinguished Fellow with the Center for

European Policy Analysis;

Dean of Center for Maritime Strategy,

Navy League of the United States


Thursday, March 24, 2022

“Russia’s invasion of Ukraine:  Implications for European Security”

Dr. Paul Pillar


Former Deputy Chief of the Counterterrorist Center at the CIA;

Non-Resident Senior Fellow,

Center for Security Studies, Georgetown University;

Non-resident Senior Fellow in the Center

for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at the Brookings Institution


“Afghanistan Isn’t Good Terrorist Real Estate”


Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Dr. Ömer Taşpinar


Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Professor National War College

Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University’s SAIS


“Turkey, the Middle East and the West: Deciphering Mutual Misunderstandings”


Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Dr. Lawrence C. Schuette


Director of Global Science & Technology

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Former Director of Research (DOR) at the Office of Naval Research

Former STEM Director for the Department of the Navy


“Technology – Once Again, the Future is Now…”


Tuesday, January 11, 2022


Jerry M. Hultin

Chair and Co-founder, Global Futures Group, LLC;
Former Under Secretary of the Navy;
Former Dean of the Business School at Stevens Institute of Technology;
Former President of Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute


“The Future from Three Perspectives: Cities, Work, and Nation-States”


Thursday, December 9, 2021


Elbridge A. Colby

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development,

The Department of Defense


“The Strategy of Denial: American Defense in an Age of Great Power Conflict”


Wednesday, November 17, 2021


Michael O’Hanlon, Ph.D.

Director of Research, Foreign Policy Program
Specialist in U.S. Defense Policy
The Brookings Institution


“The Art of War in an Age of Peace: The U.S. Grand Strategy and Resolute Restraint”


Thursday, October 7, 2021