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September 2017

Intelligence Analysis in the Age of the Algorithm: Dr. Nicholas Krohley

September 21 @ 12:50 pm - 1:45 pm
Washington Hall 5006,

As we enter deeper into the age of big data, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, technological advances are transforming the way we analyze security threats. But rather than replace the need for human analytical capabilities, Dr. Nicholas Krohley argues that these new technologies demand greater focus on human expertise to overcome the limitations of purely quantitative analysis

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October 2017

Facing the Zombies of Military Procurement – Max Brooks

October 6 @ 12:50 pm - 1:45 pm
Washington Hall 5006,

Max Brooks is the New York Times bestselling author of The Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z, and The Harlem Hellfighters. An entertaining and thought-provoking speaker, he uses fiction to examine the real-world challenges the military faces.

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The 2008 Russia-Georgia War: An MWI Contemporary Battlefield Assessment

October 10 @ 12:50 pm - 1:45 pm
Washington Hall 5006,

During the summer of 2017, a group of USMA cadets and faculty traveled to the Republic of Georgia to study that country's 2008 war with Russia. Over nearly two weeks, the group interviewed military and political officials, spoke to participants in the conflict, and traveled to the boundary with the Georgian territory that remains occupied by Russian troops. Findings from the research trip—including lessons from the conflict on topics including cyber operations, hybrid warfare, and more—will be shared during this…

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“Legion of Brothers” – Film Screening and Panel Discussion

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Arnold Auditorium,

Legion of Brothers is a 2017 documentary that tells the story of two Special Forces detachments that were among the first US forces sent to Afghanistan after 9/11. ODA 595, commanded by Mark Nutsch fought alongside the anti-Taliban Northern Alliance in the country's north, while ODA 574, commanded by Jason Amerine, fought its way toward Kandahar in the south, accompanied by future Afghan president Hamid Karzai. The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Amerine and Nutsch,…

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The North Korea Problem – Dr. Victor Cha

October 17 @ 12:50 pm - 1:45 pm
Washington Hall 5006,

In this MWI Speaker Series event, Dr. Victor Cha will discuss the security challenges the United States and its regional allies face on the Korean peninsula. Dr. Cha is director of Asian Studies and holds the D.S. Song Chair in the Department of Government and School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. In 2009, he was named as Senior Adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC. He served three years as the Director for Asian…

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