Security and Defense Events


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

April 14, 2008 // 12:00pm1:30pm
International Security Studies
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
International Security Studies
with Nabil Fahmy, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the United States

Gender Based Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) - Causes and Consequences.

April 02, 2008 // 9:30am11:00am
Africa Program
Gender-based violence is perhaps nowhere more prevalent than in the war-torn eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Al Qaeda in Iraq: Options After the Surge

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

Environmental Film Festival Screening: Arid Lands

March 14, 2008 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The film offers a look at the impacts of the Hanford nuclear site on the land and people of the Columbia River basin. Home to two-thirds of the United States' high-level nuclear waste, the Hanford site is the focus of the largest environmental cleanup in history.

Book Launch: On Nuclear Terrorism

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

Future Shock: How Environmental Change and Human Impact Are Changing the Global Map

March 04, 2008 // 9:00am10:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Four expert speakers examine the security threats posed by global phenomena including migration, demographic change, water scarcity, and environmental degradation, seeking to shed light on the causes of certain conflicts and help governments prevent domestic and regional upheaval.

Privacy at the Border: Expectations of Privacy and Security in the World's Largest Trading Relationship

February 28, 2008 // 8:00am10:00am
Canada Institute
While Canadian panelists discussed specific Canadian laws designed to keep the border secure and to keep private information confidential, American panelists spoke of wanting less government control and more citizen access to information held in government data banks.

Germany Says 'No': The Iraq War and the Future of German Foreign and Security Policy

February 22, 2008 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Global Europe Program
A discussion with Dieter Dettke. Commentator: Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff, Senior Director for Policy Programs at the German Marshall Fund of the United States

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

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