Events of Academic Year 2013-2014

Fall 2013

Visit to Duke University

  • Farah Pandith, Special Representative to Muslim Communities for the U.S. State Department
  • August 28, 2013

“America and the World”

  • General (Ret.) David H. Petraeus, former director of the CIA
  • Ambassador Dave and Kay Phillips Family International Lecture
  • September 11, 2013

A Conversation with Tom Nides

  • Tom Nides, former Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources
  • September 25, 2013

A Conversation with Melvyn Leffler

  • Melvyn Leffler, Professor of History at the University of Virginia
  • October 21, 2013

“Hard Choices: Strategy, Leverage, Impact and Risk”

  • Melvyn Leffler, Professor of History at the University of Virginia
  • October 21, 2013

AHS Event With Kori Schake

  • Kori Schake, Research Fellow at the Hoover Instiution
  • October 29, 2013

Small Group Meeting with Students

  • George Selim, Director of Community Partnerships and White House National Security Staff
  • November 4, 2013

“Leakers or Whistleblowers? National Security Reporting in the Digital Age”

  • General Michael V. Hayden, former director of the CIA and NSA
  • Barton Gellman, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist who broke stories of the NSA data-mining
  • November 11, 2013

A Conversation with Erez Manela

  • Erez Manela, professor of History at Harvard University
  • November 14, 2013

Spring 2014

A Conversation with Michael Allen

  • Michael Allen, author of “Blinking Red: Crisis and Compromise in American Intelligence after 9/11”
  • January 15, 2014

A Lunch Discussion with Master Chief Britt Slabinksi about Operation Anaconda

  • Master Chief Britt Slabinski, former Navy SEAL
  • January 17, 2014

“The Nuclear Revolution and American Grand Strategy”

  • Francis Gavin, Chair of Nuclear Security Policy at University of Texas at Austin
  • January 27, 2014

SPC Workshop: How Do Nonstate Actors Fight? Explaining the Military Methods of Guerillas, Warlords, and Militiamen

  • Steve Biddle, Professor of Political Science at George Washington University
  • January 30, 2014

“Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House”

  • Peter Baker, White House correspondent for the New York Times and Author
  • February 4, 2014

“Champions of Democracy: The Morality of Democracy Promotion in U.S. Foreign Policy”

  • David Adesnik, Research Fellow at AEI
  • February 6, 2014

SPC Workshop: Between Hot War and Cold Peace- Reality Check of Post-Cold War Prediction on War and Peace

  • Dr. Benjamin Miller, Professor of International Relations at the University of Haifa
  • February 14, 2014

“Policy-Making from the White House to Social Media”

  • Joel Kaplan, Vice President of U.S. Public Policy for Facebook
  • February 19, 2014

“The CIA: Its Origin, Its Transformation, and Its Militarization”

  • Richard Immerman, Assistant Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Analytic Integrity and Standards and Analytic Ombudsman for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  • February 24, 2014

A Conversation with Ambassador Karl Eikenberry

  • Ambassador Karl Eikenberry, Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan
  • Ambassador Dave and Kay Phillips Family International Lectureship
  • March 6, 2014

“International Relations in Game of Thrones: An Analysis of the Hit Television Show’s Relation to Our World’s Politics”

  • Daniel Drezner, professor of International Politics at Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
  • March 18, 2014

“Debt, Demography, and Democracy”

  • Christopher deMuth, senior fellow at The Hudson Institute
  • March 27, 2014

“The Role of History in Grand Strategy”

  • William Inboden, former Senior Director for Strategic Planning on the National Security Council
  • March 31, 2014

A Conversation with General Raymond Odierno

  • General Raymond Odierno, Chief of Staff of the Army
  • April 11, 2014

“Energy Security in the Era of Climate Change”

  • Daniel Poneman, Deputy Secretary of U.S. Department of Energy
  • April 21, 2014