Past Events of Academic Year 2016-2017

Fall 2016

Combating Threats at Home and Abroad

  • Jeh C. Johnson, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security
  • September 8, 2016

Small Group Meeting with Dina Powell

  • Dina Powell, former President of the Goldman Sachs Foundation
  • September 14, 2016

Grand Strategy and American Power in the Asia Pacific Since 1783

  • Michael Green, Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) and Chair in Modern and Contemporary Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
  • October 4, 2016

Foreign Policy in the 2016 Election Debate

  • Moderated by Heather Hurlburt, a senior foreign policy official in the Clinton Administration, and Robert Karem, a foreign policy advisor to the Jeb Bush campaign
  • October 18, 2016

Small Group Meeting with Ambassador Hahn Choong-hee

  • Ambassador Hahn Choong-hee, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations
  • October 19, 2016

America at a Crossroads: The 2016 Election

  • Ambassador Dave and Kay Phillips Family International Lectureship
  • Jim Messina, Deputy Chief of Staff and Campaign Manager to President Barack Obama
  • Karl Rove, Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush
  • October 25, 2016

“The Future of NATO as a Force for Global Stability: post-Turkish Coup and post-Brexit”

  • Admiral James Stavridis, former supreme allied commander of NATO and former commander of the U.S. Southern Command
  • November 1, 2016

“City of Man: The Practice of Politics Before, During and After the 2016 Election”

  • Peter Wehner, Senior Fellow of Ethics and Public Policy Center, former advisor and deputy director of speech writing for George W. Bush
  • November 3, 2016

Spring 2017

“The Grand Strategy Surprises that Await President Trump”

  • Colin Kahl, Former National Security Advisor to Vice President Joe Biden
  • January 25, 2017

“How President Trump’s Nationalist Foreign Policy Will Affect America”

  • Paul D. Miller, Former Director for Afghanistan and Pakistan on the National Security Council
  • February 01, 2017

“Where the Pentagon Meets Silicon Valley”

  • Christopher Kirchhoff, Former Director for Strategic Planning at the National Security Council and Partner at the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx)
  • February 10, 2017

Coffee & Office Hours with William H. Tobey

  • William Tobey, Former Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation at the National Nuclear Security Administration within the U.S. Department of Energy
  • February 14, 2017

How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything

  • Rosa Brooks, Former Counselor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
  • February 23, 2017

Lunch Discussion with Kori Schake

  • Kori Schake, research fellow at the Hoover Institution and author of “Warriors and Citizens: American Views of Our Military”
  • February 24, 2017

“Economic Tools & American Foreign Policy in a Time of Change”

  • David McCormick, co-CEO of Bridgewater Associates LP and former Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs
  • March 8, 2017

“Cyberpowers in the New World Disorder”

  • Jared Cohen, President of Jigsaw, Formerly Google Ideas
  • March 21, 2017

Small Group Meeting with Charlie Hill

  • Charlie Hill, Professor at Yale University
  • March 21, 2017

Challenges and Opportunities for the U.S. Military in the Caribbean, Central, and South America

  • Admiral Kurt W. Tidd, Commander of U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM)
  • March 27, 2017

Careers in Foreign Policy and National Security- the Annual AGS Alumni Career Panel

  • Tyler Duke (MPP’16), Olivia Wasteneys (T’14), and Ella Lipin (T’10)
  • April 4, 2017

Deterrence and Dissuasion in Cyberspace: China, Russia, and the U.S.

  • Dr. Joseph S. Nye Jr, former Dean, Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
  • April 7, 2017

Staying Ahead of the Curve: Securing a Nation Amid Change

  • General (Ret.) Keith Alexander, former director of USCYBERCOM and the National Security Agency
  • April 21, 2017