Where We Spoke

Kevin Benson (Army Fellow, ’01-’02)

In August, Benson led a four-day seminar on planning and critical thinking for general staff of the 2nd Marine Division at Camp Lejeune, NC.

 

Peter Dutton (Research Affiliate)

“Thinking Strategically: US-China Maritime Competition in a Time of Accelerating Change,” Goldman-Sachs, New York (July, 2019) and Worcester World Affairs Council (September, 2019).

 

M. Taylor Fravel (Faculty)

In September, Fravel gave book talks at the following locations: University of Michigan; Business Executives for National Security (Chicago); World Affairs Council (San Francisco); Consuls General Briefing (MIT).

 

Eugene Gholz (Alum, ’00)

“The Future of American Foreign Policy: Primacy or Restraint?” Debate v. Robert Lieber, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA, September 19, 2019.

“Measuring and Maintaining the U.S. Defense Technology Lead,” American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., August 3, 2019.

 

Gregory Koblentz (Alum, ’04)

“The Governance of Biotechnology and Biological Weapons,” Roundtable on Weapons Governance and International Security, American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, August 30, 2019.

“State-Sponsored Nuclear Proliferation: Why States Share Nuclear Weapons Technology,” State-to-State Proliferation Speaker Series, CRDF Global, Arlington, VA, August 29, 2019.

 

Alan Kuperman (Alum, ’02)

America’s Support for Al-Qaeda in Libya,” Scott Horton Show, August 16, 2019.

Plutonium, Nuclear Energy, and India’s 3-Stage Thorium Program,” Brookings India, New Delhi, India, August 9, 2019.

“Plutonium for Energy? Lessons for India from Abroad,” TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi, India, August 8, 2019.

“Perils of Populism: Threats to Domestic and International Peace and Security,” National Institute of Advanced Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, August 7, 2019.

“Iran, North Korea, and the Future of Non-Proliferation” at Jain CMS Business School, Bangalore, India, August 6, 2019; Stella Maris College, Chennai, India, August 5, 2019.

“Plutonium and Beyond; The Future of Nuclear Energy,” at National Institute of Advanced Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, August 6, 2019; Peninsula Foundation, Chennai, India, August 5, 2019.

“Plutonium for Energy? Lessons for China from Abroad,” Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, Beijing, China, July 24, 2019.

 

Rachel Esplin Odell (Graduate Student)

“How Strategic Norm-Shaping Undergirds America’s Command of the Commons,” at the American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., August 31, 2019.

“Whose Free Sea? International Variation in Approaches to Maritime Jurisdiction,” at the National Institute for South China Sea Studies, Hainan, China, July 18, 2019.

 

Sara Plana (Graduate Student)

“Loyalty Can’t Be Bought: Explaining Military Defection during Civilian Uprisings against Autocracies,” at the American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

 

Barry Posen (Faculty)

“The Emerging Structure of World Power,” lecture at Institute for Strategic Research, Paris, France.

Three Lectures aboard the MS Hebridean Sky, Baltic Sea, Joint MIT-Stanford, Alumni Cruise.

 

Joshua Rovner (Alum, ’08)

“Transatlantic Dialogue on Military Cyber Operations,” organized by Stanford University and UT-Austin, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, August, 2019.

 

Caitlin Talmadge (Alum, ’11)

“Military Effectiveness,” lecture at SWAMOS, July.

 “New Technologies and Nuclear Risk,” panel at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, September.

 

Timothy Wolters (Alum, ’04)

“U.S. Naval Aviation and the Pacific War: Recent Trends and Random Thoughts” at the McMullen Naval History Symposium, held biennially at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.