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November 2018

MWI War Council – Counterterrorism in the Philippines

November 19, 2018 @ 12:35 pm - 1:50 pm
Washington Hall 5300

MWI War Councils are interdisciplinary panels on current events in the global security environment. Each War Council focuses on a topic of interest in the news and analyze the impact on the Army and the world. In this War Council, participants will discuss counterterrorism in the Philippines, where security forces have been engaged in intense fighting against an affiliate of the Islamic State, including the devastating urban battle in the city of Marawi.

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December 2018

MWI Speaker Series – Ambassador Michael McFaul: “From Cold War to Hot Peace”

December 6, 2018 @ 12:35 pm - 1:50 pm
Robinson Auditorium

Ambassador Michael McFaul is an American academic and professor of political science at Stanford University, who served as the US ambassador to Russia from 2012 to 2014. Prior to his nomination, Ambassador McFaul worked for the US National Security Council as special assistant to the president and senior director of Russian and Eurasian affairs.

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January 2019

MWI Speaker Series – Dr. Mara Karlin: “Building Militaries in Fragile States”

January 15 @ 12:35 pm - 1:45 pm
Washington Hall 5006

Dr.Karlin is a nonresident senior fellow in the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution. She is Associate Professor of the Practice of Strategic Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, where she also serves as acting director of the school’s Strategic Studies Program and as executive director of The Merrill Center for Strategic Studies. Dr. Karlin has served in national security roles for five US secretaries of…

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MWI Speaker Series – Dr. Ziya Meral: “How Violence Shapes Religion”

January 28 @ 12:35 pm - 1:50 pm
Washington Hall 5326

Dr. Ziya Meral is a British and Turkish researcher. He specializes in politics and foreign policies of Turkey and the Middle East, thematic issues surrounding interaction of religion with global affairs, and British defense and security. He is a Senior Resident Fellow at the UK Army's new Centre for Historical Analysis and Conflict Research—a civilian and military think tank providing independent analysis and research on defense and security based at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He is also the Director…

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February 2019

MWI War Council – The Path Forward in Syria

February 13 @ 12:35 am - 1:45 pm
Washington Hall 5006

The decision to pull US forces out of Syria has reinvigorated debate over the wider US role in the region, and how Syria fits into our larger strategy to combat terrorism, contain Iran, and build democracy. In this MWI War Council, participants will discuss the past, present, and future of the US approach to Syria and its many related challenges. The panel will feature Capt. Darren Hagan from the Combating Terrorism Center, Lt. Col. Nathaniel Davis from the Defense and…

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