Speaker Series

Through its Distinguished Speaker Series, CSPS highlights the ideas of distinguished scholars and practitioners in the fields of security, defense, and diplomacy.  The speaker series aims to draw engaged audiences composed of Schar and Mason students and faculty and their colleagues from across the consortium as well as scholars and practitioners from think tanks, government, and the public.  Every speaker series event provides an opportunity for the speaker and the audience to hold a dialogue on topics including fundamental, timeless principles of security studies as well as highly topical examinations of current international security issues.

Past Distinguished Speaker Series presenters and topics include:

Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (Americas), presenting “North Korea and the Nuclear Future”

Stephen Rosen, Beton Michael Kaneb Professor of National Security and Military Affairs at Harvard University, presenting “Nuclear Crises in Current and Future Environments”

Stephen Biddle, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at the George Washington University, presenting “Small Footprint, Small Payoff: Measuring the Effectiveness of Security Force Assistance”

Jonathan Caverley, Professor of Strategy at the Naval War College, presenting “When Peacekeepers Come Home: The Domestic Effects of Transferring Money and Military Experience to Troop Contributing Countries”

T.X. Hammes, Distinguished Research Fellow at the National Defense University Center for Strategic Research, presenting “New Technologies and the Future of Military Power”