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January 2019

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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March 2019

The Wedemeyer Strategic Lecture Series: Gen. (ret) Stanley McChrystal

March 19 @ 12:35 pm - 1:50 pm
Robinson Auditorium

Gen. (ret) Stanley McChrystal served thirty-four years as an infantry and special forces officer. He commanded the International Security Assistance Force and US Forces-Afghanistan, served as the director of the Joint Staff, and as the commander of the Joint Special Operations Command. The Wedemeyer Strategic Lecture Series honors the intellectual and strategic legacy of Gen. Albert Wedemeyer (USMA ’19), one of America’s most significant and under-recognized military strategists, by bringing to West Point subject matter experts on the role of…

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MWI Speaker Series – Maj. Clodia O’Neill: Responding to the Salisbury Nerve Agent Attack

March 25 @ 12:35 pm - 1:50 pm
Washington Hall 5300

On March 4, 2018, Sergei Skripal, a former Russian military officer and double agent for the UK's intelligence services, and his daughter Yulia Skripal were poisoned in Salisbury, England, with a deadly nerve agent, according to official UK sources and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. Maj. Clodia O’Neill, a chemical officer with the British Army who was involved in the response to the attack, will share her insights in an era where chemical weapons are far from…

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April 2019

MWI Speaker Series – David Atkinson and David Schnier: “Security Policy on the South China Sea”

April 23 @ 12:35 pm - 1:50 pm
Washington Hall 5300

Please join the Modern War Institute and the DS370: Strategy and Policy course on April 23 as we learn about South China Sea policies and the current administration’s use of the National Security Council. We are fortunate to have two Department of State colleagues visit West Point and explain the nuances of their areas of expertise. David Atkinson currently serves as the Director of Regional Security Policy for East Asia and Pacific Affairs at the Department of State. David recently…

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