Wednesday Seminars, Spring 2005

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February 2 Naomi Chazan, Wilhelm Fellow, Center for International Studies, MIT. Topic: "Where Do We Go From Here? Prospects for an Israeli-Palestinian Rapprochement"
February 9 Thomas A. Keaney, Executive Director, Foreign Policy Institute, John Hopkins University. Topic: "Air Power: What a Difference a Decade Makes"
February 16 Bob Zelnick, Chairman, Department of Journalism, Boston University. Topic: "From Vietnam to Iraq : Reflections of a National Security Journalist"
February 23 Barbara J. Machak and SFC David B. Platt (ret), Acting Associate Technical Director and Technical Manager, Systems Concepts and Technology ARDEC. Topic: "Armed UGV/SWORDS: Development, Tactics & Deployment"
March 2 Pierre Chao, Senior Fellow & Director Defense-Industrial Initiatives, Center for Strategic and International Studies. Topic: "Structure and Dynamics of the Defense Industry"
March 9 Col. Russ Howard, USA, Professor and Head, Department of Social Sciences, United States Military Academy, West Point. Topic: "The New Terrorism"
March 16 Col. Michael L. Smith, USA, Retired. Topic: "The Darfur Crisis: Successes & Challenges in Planning an Effective African Peace Support Operation"
March 30 Marshall Michel, Visiting Scholar, MIT. Topic: "The Revolt of the Majors: How the Air Force Changed After Vietnam( and Saved the World "
April 6

Dr. Thomas Fingar, Assistant Secretary of State, Director of Bureau of Intelligence and Research . Topic: "State INR and its Role in the Intelligence Community"

April 13 Etienne de Durand, Fellow, Institut français des Relations Internationales. Topic: "The Future of Stabilization Operations"
April 20 Geoffrey Wawro, Professor of Strategic Studies, US Naval War College, Newport, RI. Topic: "Do the Classic Principles of Warfare Still Apply?"
April 27 Lt.Col. Scott Henderson, USAF, SSP Air Force Fellow and Former Commander, 2nd Space Operations Squadron, Global Positioning System. Topic: "Space as a Global Utility—Operational Capabilities and Limitations of the Global Positioning System"
May 4 Roger Petersen, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, MIT. Topic: "An Assessment of Iraq Two Years after the End of Major Combat"
May 11 Flynt Leverett, Senior Fellow, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution. Topic: "Is Syria Next?"

 

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