International Security Studies



America's Counterinsurgency Conundrum: Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Quest for Stability

April 14, 2008 // 12:00pm1:30pm
with Seth Jones, Political Scientist, RAND Corporation; Bruce Hoffman, Professor, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Experience and Challenges in Combating the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction in the Middle East

April 11, 2008 // 12:00pm1:30pm
with Nabil Fahmy, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the United States

Al Qaeda in Iraq: Options After the Surge

March 17, 2008 // 12:00pm1:30pm
with Brian Fishman, Senior Associate, Combating Terrorism Center, U.S. Military Academy--West Point

Book Launch: On Nuclear Terrorism

March 07, 2008 // 11:00am12:30pm
with Michael Levi, Fellow for Science and Technology, Council on Foreign Relations

Book Launch - The Five Front War: The Better Way to Fight Global Jihad

February 19, 2008 // 8:00am9:30am
with Daniel Byman, Director, Center for Peace and Security Studies, and Associate Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Book Launch--Nuclear Logics: Contrasting Paths in East Asia and the Middle East

February 08, 2008 // 11:00am12:30pm
with Etel Solingen, Professor of Political Science, University of California Irvine

Book Launch – Uniting Against Terror: Cooperative Nonmilitary Responses to the Global Terrorist Threat

January 29, 2008 // 11:00am12:30pm
George A. Lopez, Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, CSC Professor of Peace Studies, Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame; Thomas E. McNamara, former Ambassador-at-Large for Counter Terrorism, currently a senior official in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Science, Society, and the National Laboratories: Grand Challenges for the 21st Century

January 15, 2008 // 9:00am10:00am
The role of U.S. national laboratories in promoting both U.S. national security and international security has changed dramatically over the past six decades, with federal government investment in science and technology diminishing in the post-Cold War period. On January 15, Michael Anastasio of Los Alamos National Laboratory offered his perspective on what the science-security link might look like in the 21st century.

Prospects for an Iranian Nuclear Deal

January 11, 2008 // 11:00am12:30pm
with Gary Samore, Director of Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Melding Counterinsurgency and Counternarcotics in Afghanistan

December 10, 2007 // 11:00am12:30pm
with Vanda Felbab-Brown, Assistant Professor, Security Studies Program, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University


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Experts & Staff

  • Robert S. Litwak // Vice President for Scholars and Academic Relations and Director, International Security Studies
  • Tonya Boyce // Program Assistant, International Security Studies