International Security Studies



Iran Primer II: The Nuclear Controversy

January 13, 2011 // 11:00am12:30pm
Michael Adler, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; David Albright, President, Institute for Science and International Security; Michael Elleman, Senior Fellow, Regional Security Cooperation, International Institute for Strategic Studies, Bahrain; Robert Litwak, Vice President for Programs and Director, International Security Studies, Woodrow Wilson Center

U.S. Energy Security Policy: A Global Perspective

January 11, 2011 // 9:00am10:00am
"Open energy markets—which is the ability of oil and gas to flow to the purchaser—is really the core of our energy security," said David Goldwyn, the State Department's special envoy for international energy affairs. Making sure markets are open, fair, and transparent is one of five tenets of the administration's global energy security agenda that he discussed at a January 11 Director's Forum.

The Defense Industrial Base at Risk

December 06, 2010 // 9:00am12:30pm
Lt. Gen Michael Dunn, President, Air Force Association, Jim Moran, United States Representative (D-VA), Loren Thompson, COO, Lexington Institute, Mackenzie Eaglen, Research Fellow, Heritage Foundation, Rob Litwak, Vice President, Woodrow Wilson Center, Patrick Wilson, Director, Government Affairs, Semiconductor Industry Association, David Morrison, Vice President, Government Operations, Boeing, Bill Gostic, Vice President, Advanced Programs & Technology, Pratt & Witney, Mike Hamel, Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Development, Orbital.

The Sixth Crisis: Iran, Israel, America, and the Rumors of War

November 22, 2010 // 11:00am12:00pm
Steven Simon, Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Dana Allin, Senior Fellow, International Institute for Strategic Studies

International Reactions to the Nuclear Posture Review

November 19, 2010 // 11:00am12:30pm
Scott Sagan, Professor of Political Science and Co-Director, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University

Continental Defense in the Eisenhower Era: Nuclear Antiaircraft Arms and the Cold War

November 17, 2010 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Christopher Bright, Author, Continental Defense in the Eisenhower Era, Robert S. Norris, Natural Resources Defense Council

Terrorism, Radicalization, and Prisons

November 15, 2010 // 11:00am12:30pm
Peter Neumann, Visiting Fellow, Center for Peace and Security Studies, Georgetown University, and Director, International Centre for the Study of Radicalization and Political Violence, King's College London

Lecture: Due Process and Detention

November 12, 2010 // 11:30am12:30pm
Ruth Wedgwood, Edward B. Burling Professor of International Law and Diplomacy, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

Book Launch: How Enemies Become Friends: The Sources of Stable Peace

November 04, 2010 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Imminent violence and war make news headlines, while longstanding peace and good inter-state relations hardly seem newsworthy. By contrast, Charles Kupchan's new book, How Enemies Become Friends: The Sources of Stable Peace, focuses on the origins of peace rather than war. While war is certainly big news, he posits that the bigger news is that the US-Canada border has been consistently peaceful for more than a century, or that only 68 years after France and Germany fought two world wars, people can now drive across the border as though it does not exist. His new book seeks to identify the dynamics that lead countries to achieve lasting peace.

Book Discussion: The End of Arrogance: America in the Global Competition of Ideas

October 21, 2010 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Author Bruce W. Jentleson, Professor of Public Policy and Political Science, Duke 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