2006-2007 Rethinking Seminar Series

Rethinking the Relation Between Economics, Resources, Technology and National and International Security Seminar Series is the third series of professional seminars produced  by Johns Hopkins University / Applied Physics Laboratory and sponsored by the Office of Force Transformation, Department of Defense and the Office of the Secretary of the Navy.

In examining the Principles Of War and the Future Of Competitions And Conflicts during the two previous seminar series, it became apparent that the conduct of war and conflicts may likely be changing but the nature and causes of war may not. It also has become apparent that the intersection and relationship between economics, resources, technology and national / international security is of chief concern and a critical issue that needs to be examined.  Examining these relationships requires addressing issues such as the:

  • Implications of Globalization on Governance
  • Future of the UN, NATO, Coalitions and the Nation State
  • Globalization, Organizations, Coalitions and the Nation State
  • Rule Sets and Institutions for Globalization
  • Competition for Resources: Energy and National Security
  • Future Warfighting Capability, i.e. the Future of Transformation

The 2006-2007  Seminar Series addressed the changing character of economics, resources and technology as described above and their relation to one another as well as national security.

NOTE: The opinions expressed by the speakers listed below are solely their own and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.

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September 10, 2007
Mr. Walter Mead

Council on Foreign Relations
God and Gold: Britain, America and the Making of the Modern World

September 5, 2007
Dr. David Lampton

Director of the China Studies Program
Nixon Center

August 22, 2007
Mr. Stephen Carmel

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July 17, 2007
Dr. George Friedman


June 21, 2007
Dr. Robert Legvold

Professor of Political Science, Columbia University author of Russian Foreign Policy in the 21st Century and the Shadow of the Past

May 24, 2007
Dr. Richard Cooper

Professor of International Economics, Harvard University

May 16, 2007
Dr. Benjamin Friedman

Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University

April 17, 2007
Dr. Barry Posen

Director, Security Studies Program, MIT

March 26, 2007
Dr. Richard Lindzen

Professor of Meteorology, MIT

February 22, 2007
Dr. Adam Segal

Senior Fellow for China Studies
Council on Foreign Relations

January 24, 2007
Dr. Tara O'Toole

CEO, Center for Biosecurity
Univ of Pittsburgh Medical Center

November 20, 2006
Mr. Joshua Kurlantzick

 The New Republic
Charm Offensive: How China's Soft Power Is Transforming the World

October 25, 2006
Ambassador Robert Gallucci

Dean, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
Georgetown University
Nuclear Security Issues

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