Past Events of Academic Year 2017-2018

Fall 2017

 

AGS 10th Anniversary Celebration in Washington D.C.

  • Held at 1201 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 500 in Washington D.C.
  • July 29, 2017

 

AGS Welcome and Information Ice Cream Social

  • Held in the Gross Hall 1st Floor Atrium
  • August 29, 2017

 

“Is America Leading, Retreating or Getting Out of the Way?”

  • Jim Carafano, Vice President of the Heritage Foundation
  • September 6, 2017

 

“Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’ Trap?”

  • Graham Allison, Professor at the JFK School of Government at Harvard
  • September 13, 2017

 

“Counter-Terrorism in the Trump Era”

  • Lisa Monaco, Chief Counter-terrorism and Homeland Security Advisor to President Obama
  • September 13, 2017

 

AGS Homecoming Happy Hour

  • Held at the Devil’s Krafthouse
  • September 16, 2017

 

“U.S. Leadership in a Changing World”

  • Avril Haines, Former Deputy National Security Adviser, Deputy Director of the CIA, Legal Advisor to the NSC
  • September 25, 2017

 

“Politics, the Media and the Current State of Affairs”

  • Lunch with Megan McArdle, Columnist at Bloomberg View, Pamela & Jack Egan Visiting Professor with the Sanford School of Public Policy
  • October 4, 2017

 

“The Reformation at 500: The Forgotten Key to America’s Crisis in Freedom”

  • Os Guinness, Prolific Writer and Social Critic
  • October 12, 2017

 

“Partisan Politics or Reaching Across Party Lines: The Balancing Act for Trump’s Legislative Priorities”

  • Paul Teller, Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs
  • October 19, 2017

 

“Challenges to our National Security and Democracy”

  • Adam Schiff, U.S. Representative
  • October 30, 2017

 

“Europe and Hungary: The Way Forward in the 21st Century”

  • László Szabó, Hungarian Ambassador to the United States
  • November 13, 2017

 

“When the World Seemed New: George H.W. Bush and the End of the Cold War”

  • Jeff Engel, Author and Director of the Center for Presidential History
  • November 28, 2017

 

“One Year Later: America’s Role One Year After the Election That Shook the World” | Part 1 of the 2017 Ambassador Dave and Kay Phillips Family International Lectureship Series

  • John Podesta, Founder and Director of the Center for American Progress; Chair of Hillary for America, Counselor to President Obama and Chief of Staff to President Clinton
  • November 29, 2017

 

“One Year Later: America’s Role One Year After the Election That Shook the World” | Part 2 of the 2017 Ambassador Dave and Kay Phillips Family International Lectureship Series

  • Reince Priebus, Chief of Staff to President Trump (2017) and Chairmen of the Republican National Committee (2011-2017)
  • December 4, 2017

 

“Powerplay: The Origins of the American Alliance System in Asia”

  • Victor Cha, Former National Security Council Director for Asian Affairs
  • December 5, 2017

 

Spring 2018

 

“The Need for a Strong Transatlantic Partnership in a Globalized World”

  • Peter Wittig, German Ambassador to the United States
  • January 16, 2018

 

Small group meeting with Marc Sageman

  • Marc Sageman, Former CIA Case Officer
  • January 22, 2018

 

“Cyber and National Security” | A discussion over dinner with General Dempsey

  • General Martin Dempsey, Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • January 24, 2018

 

“Insights Into Extremism: Experiences From a Former Guantanamo Bay Interrogator and a Convicted Jihadist”

  • Jennifer Bryson and Ismail Royer
  • January 30, 2018