Security and Defense Events


Launch of WorldWatch Magazine's Population Issue

September 30, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
In a recent nationwide poll studying the U.S. public's attitudes toward population, barely 50 percent of respondents believed there is a strong link between global population growth and climate change, reports Thomas Prugh of World Watch magazine at the launch of their population issue

Book Discussion: Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution;and How It Can Renew America

September 29, 2008 // 10:00am11:00am
International Security Studies
The country that becomes the leader in new energy technology will have the most stable economy and garner respect on the international stage, says Thomas Friedman.

Book Discussion—To Lead the World: American Strategy After the Bush Doctrine

September 25, 2008 // 4:00pm5:30pm
International Security Studies
Melvyn Leffler, Edward R. Stettinius Professor of History, University of Virginia; Jeffrey Legro, Compton Professor of World Politics, University of Virginia; Stephen Van Evera, Ford International Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Robert Kagan, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Book Discussion—Undeclared War and the Future of U.S. Foreign Policy

September 12, 2008 // 12:00pm1:00pm
International Security Studies
Speaker/author: Kenneth B. Moss, Professor of National Security Studies, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University

Ending Terrorism: Lessons for Defeating Al-Qaeda

September 08, 2008 // 12:00pm1:30pm
International Security Studies
Audrey Cronin, Professor, U.S. National War College

Can Military Strikes Destroy Iran's Gas Centrifuge Program?

September 05, 2008 // 12:00pm1:30pm
International Security Studies
David Albright, President, Institute for Science and International Security

Cyberseminar on Environmentally Induced Population Displacements

August 18, 2008 // 9:00am5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The overall purpose of the seminar is to determine if there is consensus on the definitional issues as well as on the magnitude of flows, and what the evidence shows from regional studies regarding the relative weight of environmental versus other factors in displacing populations.

Review of the National Intelligence Council's Global Trends 2025 Report

July 24, 2008 // 12:00pm3:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
ECSP convenes a group of environment, demography, and security experts to review an intermediate draft of the National Intelligence Council's Global Trends 2025 report. The discussion focuses on Chapter Two, "The Demographics of Discord," and Chapter Three, "Scarcity in the Midst of Plenty?"

Addicted? Assessing India's Growing Dependence on Energy Resources Abroad

July 22, 2008 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Asia Program
With limited energy reserves at home, India is increasingly looking abroad to satisfy much of this voracious demand. The Asia Program, with assistance from the Global Energy Initiative, hosts a panel discussion on India's external energy security policy.

NATO's Evolving Role in Afghanistan

June 23, 2008 // 9:00am11:00am
Canada Institute
A forum discussed both the progress and remaining challenges facing Canada and other NATO members as the organization attempts to work toward building an Afghanistan free of conflict, destruction, and poverty.