Restraint and National Security

University of Texas at Austin

The conference explored the intent, the causes, and the consequences of restraint in foreign engagement in the course of American history.  Supported by both political parties, worldwide engagement has characterized American foreign policy for many decades. Debate has most often revolved around the nature and details of engagement strategies. But the presidency of Donald Trump …

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Reflections on Civil-Military Relations: Crises, Comparisons, and Paradoxes

JHU SAIS

Watch the 2020 conference here.  Listen to the  featured podcast here.  The conference facilitated an organic and respectful dialogue on military service, the military experience, and the civil-military divide. The conference objectives: Educate the audience on the history of civil-military relations, particularly the legacies of leadership, cultural change, and policy shifts during wartime;  Present various …

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2020 Policy Conference Overview

In June 2020, the Consortium convened a group of some of the best “thinkers” from academia and policy for its first event, a policy workshop that tackled issues of American internationalism through a series of four papers. The group also welcomed keynote speakers, Wyndee Parker (a Duke alumna), who is the National Security Advisor to …

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2021 Conference on Civil-Military Relations

Zoom

Merrill Center for Strategic Studies & Duke University’s Program in American Grand Strategy’s 2021 Conference on Civil-Military Relations will take place in February 2021. This conference will be held virtually (potentially over multiple days). 

Free

The Intelligence Community: How Diversity Impacts National Security

15 April 2021 | 5:00-6:00pm Register here   Join AWC Ph.D. candidate Clay Katsky to welcome former CIA Deputy Director of Intelligence Carmen Medina to discuss diversity in the intelligence community and its implications for national security Ms. Carmen Medina is a former CIA Deputy Director of Intelligence. She is coauthor of the book Rebels …

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2021 Military Frontiers Graduate Student Symposium

Military Frontiers Graduate Student Symposium An Interdisciplinary Conversation on National Security  Ohio State University Virtual Conference Friday, April 16, 2021 REGISTER HERE For the past three decades, this biannual conference has sought to spark interdisciplinary conversations and debates between promising graduate students and established scholars on themes of national and international security, military and society, …

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AWC Spring Policy Workshop

Following a successful Zoom policy workshop last spring, the AWC will again host a 2-day policy conference on June 21-23 that will tackle issues related to American internationalism and feature serious, off-the-record discussions. This year’s theme will examine “US Foreign Policy in the Post-Trump Era.”   Featured papers will be authored by: Sarah Kreps (Cornell University) …

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