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September 2018

MWI War Council – Debating the Space Force

September 6 @ 12:35 pm - 1:50 pm
Washington Hall 5300

"The space environment has fundamentally changed in the last generation; what was once peaceful and uncontested is now crowded and adversarial." - Vice President Mike Pence The Modern War Institute will host a diverse panel of staff and faculty in a riveting discussion around the future of the proposed space force. The panel will debate the pros and cons of the proposed new force based on the panelist’s expertise in the sciences, and experience working in the space arena. The…

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MWI Speaker Series – A View from the Front Lines of our Long-Running Wars, with C.J. Chivers

September 10 @ 12:35 pm - 1:50 pm
Washington Hall 5300

Join us for the first MWI Speaker Series event of the semester, featuring C.J. Chivers. A reporter for the New York Times and a former infantry officer in the US Marine Corps, Chivers is the bestselling author of The Gun. He'll be featured at this MWI event, where he'll discuss his newest book, The Fighters, based on the accounts of service members in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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MWI Speaker Series – American Grand Strategy in an Age of Upheaval, with Dr. Hal Brands

September 24 @ 12:35 pm - 1:50 pm
Washington Hall 5300

Dr. Hal Brands is Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Research Institute's Program on National Security, and is a Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of Global Affairs at Johns Hopkins' School of Advanced International Studies. He is the author or editor of several books, including American Grand Strategy in the Age of Trump (2018) and Making the Unipolar Moment: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Rise of the Post-Cold War Order (2016). He has consulted with a range of government agencies in the…

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MWI Speaker Series – The Brain: The Battlefield of the 21st Century

September 26 @ 12:35 pm - 1:50 pm
Washington Hall 5300

Join us for this MWI Speaker Series event featuring Dr. James Giordano. Dr. Giordano is the chief of Georgetown University's Neuroethics Studies Program and Scholar-in-Residence in the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics, and is Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Biochemistry at Georgetown University Medical Center. His research examines advancements in neuroscience and neurotechnology, and what those advancements mean for the future of war.  

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October 2018

MWI Panel Series – 25th Anniversary of the Battle of Mogadishu

October 3 @ 12:35 pm - 1:50 pm
Washington Hall 5006

Col. (ret) Larry Perino, Col. (ret) Lee VanArsdale, and Master Sgt. (ret) Kyle Lamb, all participants in Operation Gothic Serpent, will recount the events that took place twenty-five years ago during the Battle of Mogadishu. The battle was popularized by the blockbuster hit Blackhawk Down. The panel will discuss the events of the battle and how the leadership principles outlined in Kyle Lamb's book, Leadership in the Shadows, apply to today's battlefields.

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