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2007-2008 Rethinking Seminar Series

Rethinking Future Elements of National and International Power was the focus of  the fourth series of professional seminars produced by JHU/APL.  The sponsors were the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy and the US Navy.  The 2007-2008 series addressed topics such as:

  • How can the US and her allies:
    • Deter and dissuade potential adversaries from taking action?
    • Prevent escalation and/or bring conflicts to a rapid conclusion?
  • What elements of national and international power might be used?
    • Diplomatic?  Information?  Military?  Economic?
    • Other elements?
  • How do ethics, religion and culture fit in with other elements of power?
  • What should be done to the interagency to improve its capability as identified in an examination of  roles played by:
    • State Department, Commerce Department, USAID, other US agencies?
    • NATO, WTO, UN, World Bank, NGOs, others international agencies?
  • An examination of the use of bilateral vs. multilateral agreements
  • An examination of various concepts of future grand strategy using all elements of national power

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, 2008
Mr. Andrew S. Natsios
Georgetown University
(Former Administrator, USAID)
USAID / Foreign Assistance and National Power

August 14, 2008
Mr. John McLaughlin
JHU School of Advanced International Studies (Former Acting Director of Central Intelligence)
Future Challenges for American Intelligence

July 16, 2008
Dr. James L. Narel
Peace Operations Policy Program, George Mason University
Non-Governmental Organizations and National Power

June 30, 2008
Mr. David F. Davis
Director, Peace Operations Policy Program - George Mason University
Role of the UN -- Past, Present & Future

May 21, 2008
Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall
Senior Research Scholar, Center for International Security and Cooperation - Stanford University
NATO & Other Alliances, An Overview

April 30, 2008
Mr. Michael L. Smith
Deputy Program Director, Global Peace Operations Initiative US Department of State
Peace and Stability Operations

March 18, 2008
Dr. Keith Payne
Director, National Institute for Public Policy
The Future Of Deterrence And Dissuasion

February 25, 2008
MS Michéle Flournoy, Center for a New American Security
Changing the Interagency

January 9, 2008
Mr. Joe Purser
USJFCOM, Deep Futures
The Joint Operating Environment:
Trends & Challenges for Future Joint Forces through 2030


December 14, 2007
Mr. John Rendon
The Rendon Group
Strategic Communications

November 16, 2007
Dr. Nate Lewis
CALTECH
Powering the Planet

October 24, 2007
Dr. Mary Habeck
JHU/SAIS
Understanding Jihadism

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