Rethinking Seminar Series Speakers

Materials from all Rethinking Seminar Series are still available on line.  Clicking on the year to the left of each speaker's name will take you to the page listing available materials for that year.  Seminar years that include an (*) i.e., 2004-05*, were not videotaped.  However, bulletized notes and available presentation files can be found in the Archives.
2011-12 Prof Gordon Adams Stimson Center DoD Build Down in an Era of Declining Budgets
2013-14 Prof Gordon Adams
Stimson Center
Strategic Agility Report Recommendations
2004-05* Dr. John Alexander Author Future Conflict / Implications Of Non-lethal Weapons
2009-10 Dr. Graham Allison Harvard University US National Interests
2008-09 Dr. Robert Art Dir, MIT Seminar XXI National Interests and Grand Strategy
2013-14 Mr. Norman Augustine
Fmr Chairman & CEO, Lockheed Martin
Science, Technology & Threats to the US
2012-13 LTG Michael Barbaro
U.S. Army
The Problem of IEDs - Past, Present, and Future
2005-06 Dr. Thomas Barnett Author Pentagon's New Map / Blueprint for Action
2016-17 Mr. Max Bergmann Center for American Progress Russian Active Measure & Influence Campaigns, & Potential U.S. Responses
2005-06 Dr. Stephen Biddle Council on Foreign Relations Seeing Baghdad, Thinking Saigon
2015-16 Dr. Stephen Biddle George Washington University U.S. Strategy for Syria, Iraq, and the Islamic State
2015-16 Amb. John R. Bolton American Enterprise Institute Rethinking Current and Future Threats and Responses
2005-06 Mr. Max Boot Author: War Made New Technology, Warfare, &  History, 1500-Today
2011-12 Mr. Max Boot Editor and Author National Security in an Age of Austerity
2012-13 Mr. Max Boot
Council on Foreign Resources
Guerrilla Warfare/Insurgencies - Preparing the US for the Future
2017-18 Mr. Max Boot  Council on Foreign Resources The Road Not Taken - Edward Lansdale & the American Tragedy in Vietnam - Lessons for Today's and Tomorrow's Conflicts
2014-15 Mr. William Braniff University of Maryland Understanding ISIS and Al-Qaeda and Potential Ways to Deal with the Two Threats
2013-14 Mr. Shawn Brimley
Ctr for a New American Security
Game Changers: Disruptive Technology & U.S. Defense Strategy
2016-17 Prof. Rosa Brooks Georgetown University Law Center The Blurring Definitions of War
2012-13 Dr. Stephen Brooks
Dartmouth College
Don't Come Home America - The Case Against Retrenchment
2015-16 Col Michael H. Brown, USMC (rt) JHU / Applied Physics Laboratory Rethinking Cyber Warfare
2012-13 Dr. Mathew Burrows
The National Intel Council
Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds
2004-05* Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski JHU / SAIS Threats, Dangers, and Uncertainties
2004-05* Dr. James Carafano, LTC (ret) Heritage Foundation The Changing Nature of War
2006-07 Mr. Stephen Carmel Sr VP, Maersk Line, Ltd Globalization and Transportation
2011-12 GEN James Cartwright
USMC (ret) Former VC, Joint CoS
The Future DoD Budget / Trades That Could be Made
2004-05* VADM Arthur. Cebrowski (ret)
Dir, Office of Force Transformation Overview of Principles of War Seminar Series
2016-17 Mr. Gordon Chang Author and Columnist Rethinking China's Economic & Military Rise
2017-18  Mr. Dean Cheng The Heritage Foundation Cyber Dragon - Inside China's Information Warfare and Cyber Operations
2014-15 Mr. Edward Chow Energy and National Security Program, CSIS Rethinking Energy and National Security
2005-06 Mr. Christopher Coker Author The Future of War
2006-07 Dr. Richard Cooper Harvard University Economics and National Security
2005-06 BG Victor Corpus (ret)
Armed Forces of the Philippines
American Crossroads: Options for US
2008-09 Dr. Geoffrey Dabelko Woodrow Wilson Center Climate Change & Security
2012-13 Dr. Stephen David The Johns Hopkins University Apocalypse Now?: Iran's Nuclear Threat to Israel
2007-08 Mr. David Davis POPP, George Mason University UN -- Past, Present, and Future
2017-18 Amb. (rt) Joseph M. DeThomas  Pennsylvania State University Rethinking North Korea Policy Options
2004-05* MG James Dubik, US Army
Director, Joint Experimentation Military View of Future Conflict
2008-09 Dr. Lewis Dunn Vice President, SAIC 21st Century Nuclear Deterrence
2005-06 Mr. Nathaniel Fick Author One Bullet Away: Making of a MC Officer
2007-08 Ms. Michèle Flournoy Ctr for a New American Security Changing the Interagency
2010-11 Hon. Michèle Flournoy Under Sec of Def for Policy DoD in the Future Security Environment
2004-05* ADM Sir Ian Forbes, UK RN Deputy Supreme Allied Cmdr, NATO Military View of Future Conflict
2014-15 Ms. Christine Fox Former Acting Dep SecDef Sustaining Our Technological Edge - Facing Up to the Challenges
2006-07 Dr. Benjamin Friedman Author Consequences of Economic Growth
2008-09 Dr. George Friedman CEO, STRATFOR 21st Century Geopolitical Environment
2006-07 Dr. George Friedman CEO, STRATFOR Global Geopolitical Future Issues
2004-05* Dr. George Friedman CEO, STRATFOR Intel and Knowledge (Actionable Knowledge)
2006-07 AMB Robert Gallucci Georgetown University Nuclear Security Issues
2014-15 AMB Robert Gallucci
Georgetown University
The Impact & Implications of Iranian Nuclear Weapons of U.S. & Regional Security
2008-09 Prof Paul Goble Institute of World Politics Russian Federation
2013-14 Prof Paul Goble
Institute of World Politics
Rethinking Russia: History, Current Challenges, and Future Ambitions
2013-14 Dr. David F. Gordon
The Eurasia Group
Rethinking Risks and Relationships in the Asia Pacific Region
2008-09 Mr. James Gosler Sandia National Lab Cyber Threats
2009-10 Dr. Daniel Goure Lexington Institute Nuclear Weapons in the US-Russia-China Relationship
2004-05* Prof Colin Gray Author and Political Scientist What Do We Know About Future Warfare?
2017-18 Dr. Karen Greenberg Fordham University School of Law The Strategic Threat of Terrorism
2007-08 Dr. Mary Habeck JHU / SAIS Understanding Jihadist Ideology
2011-12 Dr. Mary Habeck JHU / SAIS Future of Terrorism / Counter-Terrorism with Limited Budgets
2017-18 Dr. T. X. Hammes National Defense University The 4th Industrial Revolution, De-Globalization, and its Effect on International Security
2005-06 Professor Haim Harari Author A View from the Eye of the Storm
2010-11 GEN Michael Hayden Former Director, CIA & NSA Future National Security
2014-15 GEN Michael Hayden, USAF (ret) Former Director, CIA & NSA Rethinking Potential Threats, Adversaries, and U.S. Security Strategy
2017-18 GEN Michael Hayden, USAF (ret) Former Director, CIA & NSA Future Environments and Strategic Challenges to the U.S., Her Partners and Allies
2013-14 Mr. Jason Healey
The Atlantic Council
National and Cyber Security Policies
2004-05* Mr. Alan Hegburg CSIS Energy Program CSIS Energy Program
2015-16 The Honorable Dr. John Hillen  George Mason University School of Business Rethinking America's Strategic Position and Prospects
2013-14 Prof Bruce Hoffman
Georgetown University
State of Global Terrorism: Potential US Counterterrorism Policy and Strategy
 2015-16 Dr. David E. Johnson RAND Corporation Challenges of the "Now" and Their Implications for the Future U.S. Army
 2014-15 Dr. Bruce Jones Brookings Senior Fellow U.S. Leadership, Strategy and Preventing/Containing Future Conflicts
2004-05* GEN James Jones Supreme Allied Commander, Europe Security, Stability & Reconstruction in Principles of Warfare
 2014-15 Mr. Robert D. Kaplan Center for a New American Security Chinese Views, Strategy and Geopolitics
2005-06 Mr. Robert Kaplan Atlantic Monthly How Competition & Conflict Are Changing
2011-12 Dr. Lani Kass Former Senior Advisor to CJCS DoD Budget Cutbacks and the New Strategic Guidance
2010-11 Mr. Vitaliy Katsenelson Investment Mgmt Associates China and the Global Economy
2004-05* GEN John Keane, US Army (ret)
President GSI, LLC
Current and Potential Operational Art and Principles of War
2014-15 Dr. Ian Kearns European Leadership Network Perspectives on the State of the European Security Environment
2004-05* VADM Timothy Keating Director, Joint Staff Rethinking the Principles of War Imperative
2010-11 Dr. Geoffrey Kemp Nixon Center Rethinking Future US Involvement, Mideast
2008-09 Dr. Andrew Krepinevich President, CSBA 21st Century Force Posture
2006-07 Mr. Joshua Kurlantzick Author Crude Awakening: Coming Resource War
2009-10 Dr. Andrew Kuchins Center for Strategic and International Studies Future of Russia & US-Russian Relations
2011-12 Dr. David Lai US Army War College  Potential Future US-China Relations
2006-07 Dr. David Lampton Dir, China Studies, Nixon Center China and Its Power
 2015-16 Dr. David Lampton JHU / School of Advanced International Studies Rethinking the Future of US / China Relations
2006-07 Dr. Robert Legvold Columbia University Russia, Energy, Foreign Policy
2017-18 Dr. Robert Legvold Columbia University Russia: The Foe We Only Half Know
2007-08 Dr. Nate Lewis CALTECH Powering the Planet
2010-11 Dr. Martin Libicki The RAND Corporation
Cyber-Security and Cyber-Deterrence
2006-07 Dr. Richard Lindzen Professor of Meteorology, MIT Questioning Global Warming Theories
2005-06 Dr. Amory Lovins Author Winning the Oil Endgame & Natural Capitalism
2011-12 Dr. Mark Lowenthal Pres, Intelligence & Security Academy  Declining National Security Spending - Implications for Intel
2007-08 Mr. John McLaughlin JHU / SAIS Future Challenges for American Intelligence
2006-07 Mr. Walter Russell Mead Council on Foreign Relations 400 Years of a Great Power System
2009-10 Mr. Walter Russell Mead Council on Foreign Relations US Grand Strategy: Theory & Practice
 2015-16 Mr. Walter Russell Mead The American Interest Online Rethinking the Development of the Liberal, Capitalist World Order
2012-13 Dr. John Mearsheimer
University of Chicago
Can China Rise Peacefully? How Should the US Respond?
2016-17 Mr. James Miller Former Under SecDef for Policy Rethinking the U.S. Nuclear Arsenal
2004-05* Dr. Williamson Institute for Defense Analyses Implications of the Future Military Environment
2016-17 Mr. John J. Mulligan National Counterterrorism Center Rethinking Terrorism: Past, Present, & Future
2005-06 LTC John Nagl Author Eating Soup with a Knife: Counterinsurgency Lessons
2007-08 Dr. James Narel POPP, George Mason University NGOs and their Relationships
2007-08 Mr. Andrew Natsios Georgetown University USAID and National Power
2016-17 Prof. Andrew Natsios Scowcroft Inst of Int'l Affairs, Texas A&M Rethinking Foreign Aid & International Development
2011-12 Dr. Michael O’Hanlon The Brookings Institute US Involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan
2012-13 Dr. Michael O’Hanlon The Brookings Institute Foreign Policy & Nat'l Security Policy Strategies of the Presidential Candidates
2006-07 Dr. Tara O'Toole Ctr for Biosecurity, U of Pittsburgh Medical Ctr Biosecurity Issues
2005-06 Dr. Robert Pape Author Dying to Win: Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism
2011-12 Mr. Ajay Patel Monitor National Security Anticipated Budget Cuts: Long-Term Outlook
2007-08 Dr. Keith Payne National Institute for Public Policy The Future Of Deterrence And Dissuasion
2013-14 Dr. Keith Payne
National Institute for Public Policy
Minimum Nuclear Deterrence
2004-05* Mr. Ralph Peters, LTC (ret)
Author Strategic Implications
2004-05* Dr. Terry C. Pierce
CAPT, US Navy/ Naval Postgraduate School Strategic Implications
 2017-18  Mr. Kenneth Pollack American Enterprise Institute Rethinking and Assessing Middle East Options
2006-07 Dr. Barry Posen Dir, MIT Security Studies Drivers of Grand Strategy
2008-09 Dr. Barry Posen Dir, MIT Security Studies US Grand Strategy
2007-08 Mr. Joe Purser USJFCOM, Deep Futures Joint Operational Environment
2004-05* Dr. Angel Rabasa The RAND Corporation
The Muslim World After 9/11 & the Iraq War
2007-08 Mr. John Rendon CEO Rendon Group Strategic Communications
2008-09 Mr. James Rickards Dir, Market Intelligence, Omnis Financial Threats to Security
2010-11 Mr. James Rickards Dir, Market Intelligence, Omnis Economics and National Security
2012-13 Captain Robert Rubel
U.S. Navy, retired
Past US Military Experimentation
2005-06 Dr. Marc Sageman Author Global Salafi Terrorist Networks
2004-05* MGen Robert Scales
US Army (ret) / Author Lessons from Two Iraq Wars
2004-05* Dr. James Schneider School of Advanced Military Studies The Changing Nature of War
2005-06 Mr. Peter Schwartz Author Inevitable Surprises
2006-07 Dr. Adam Segal Council on Foreign Relations Challenges of Globalization
2007-08 Dr. E. Sherwood-Randall CISAC, Stanford University NATO Alliance: Issues & Challenges
2007-08 Mr. Michael Smith State Department Peace and Stability Operations
2013-14 AMD James Stavridis
The Fletcher School, Tufts U
Current National Security Challenges and Opportunities
2016-17 Mr. Philip Stephens The Financial Times Rethinking Challenges to the Current Global System
2009-10 Dr. Ashley Tellis Carnegie Endowment for International Peace US-China Relationship
2014-15 Colonel Troy Thomas National Security Council 2015 National Security Strategy: Process, Principles, and Priorities
2004-05* Dr. Harlan Ullman VP, CNA Corporation Defeating Global Terror in the 21st Century
2004-05* Prof Martin van Creveld Author and Educator Technology and Future War
2005-06 Mr. Frank Verrastro CSIS Energy Program CSIS Energy Program
2016-17  Dr. Steven Van Evera  MIT Political Science Department Emergence (or Reemergence) of National & Transnational Identities
2004-05* Dr. Michael Vlahos JHU / Applied Physics Lab Non-State Actors & Change in the Muslim World
2011-12 RADM Ben Wachendorf (ret)
Monitor National Security Anticipated Budget Cuts: Long-Term Outlook
2008-09 Dr. Stephen Walt Kennedy School of Government Rethinking US Grand Strategy
2005-06 Ms. Theresa Whelan Deputy Assistant SecDef for African Affairs Africa's Ungoverned Space: New Threat Paradigm
2016-17 Mr. Peter Wilson RAND Corporation Subversive & Disruptive Challenges to U.S. Alliances & Partnerships
2009-10 Dr. William Wohlforth Dartmouth College Shifting from Unipolar to Multipolar World?
2008-09 Mr. Robert Work VP, CSBA The Next QDR
2017-18 Mr. Robert Work Former Deputy Secretary of Defense Future Security Challenges and Potential U.S. Responses
2012-13 Ms. Robin Wright
US Institute of Peace
The Arab Spring
2015-16 Mr. Thomas Wright Brookings Institution World Disorder and the Future of U.S. Strategy

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