CSPS Fall Calendar

Distinguished Lecture Series


Monday, December 7th   


The International Criminal Court and its Challenges

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Ambassador David Scheffer, Chief Negotiator of the Rome Statute

Center for International Human Rights at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in Chicago

Co-hosted by TraCCC and the National Security Institute

Discussants:  Louise Shelley, TraCCC

Jamil Jaffer, NSI

Crisis Simulation

Managing Escalation: NATO, Russia, and a Political-Military Crisis in the Baltic States

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Friday, November 13: 4:30-8:00pm*

Saturday, November 14: 9:30am-1:30pm*

Vietnam War Virtual Staff Ride

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Saturday, October 31: 11:00-3:00pm

Sunday, November 1: 11:00-1:00pm

For more information on the university’s COVID-19 response, please visit GMU’s website here.


Andrew McCabe joins the Schar School as a Distinguished Visiting Professor and Senior Fellow of CSPS.  A former deputy director of the FBI and author of The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump, McCabe brings the law enforcement perspective to our work on national security.  
Jill Rough joins CSPS as Distinguished Visiting Fellow.  A GMU alumna, Rough serves in the US Naval Reserves and has led research on national security topics in several non-governmental institutions.  Most recently, she was the Director of Research and Analysis for the National Commission on Military, National and Public Service, which released its final report in March 2020. 

About CSPS

Launched in 2014, the Center for Security Policy Studies (CSPS) advances the study of international security.  Through its research and extensive array of student programs, CSPS seeks to both generate creative solutions to today’s pressing security challenges and educate tomorrow’s security policymakers.

CSPS’s multidisciplinary faculty include experts in economics, history, political science and sociology, as well as a number of distinguished practitioners-in-residence.  Located on Mason’s Arlington campus, CSPS also provides unique access to a large number of defense and security experts, including current and former government officials, active and recently retired senior military officers, prominent think tank analysts, and world-renowned scholars.

Recent Faculty Appearances

CSPS Director Ellen Laipson joined  Jennifer Cafarella, National Security Fellow at the Institute for the Study of War, on Voice of America to discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in the Middle East. An audio recording of the event is available here.