Security and Defense Events


Canada and the Arctic: The Issue of Northern Sovereignty

December 11, 2007 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Polar Initiative
Panelists reviewed the potential implications of Canada's recent efforts to reassert its sovereignty over the country's northern territory on Canada-U.S. relations. They also assessed the potential security threats and economic opportunities that accompany the possibility of an ice-free Arctic.

Melding Counterinsurgency and Counternarcotics in Afghanistan

December 10, 2007 // 11:00am12:30pm
International Security Studies
with Vanda Felbab-Brown, Assistant Professor, Security Studies Program, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Permanent Allies? The Canada-U.S. Defense Relationship in the 21st Century

November 26, 2007 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Canada Institute
In a discussion of the Canada-U.S. defense relationship, Andrew Richter argued the relationship is in decline. He noted that Canada’s decision in 2005 to not join the U.S. missile defense plan particularly marked this shift.

Discussion - The West and The World After Iraq

November 16, 2007 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
With Pierre Hassner, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the Institut d'Études Politiques of Paris

Financing Terror: Al Qaeda's Changing Strategies

November 05, 2007 // 11:00am12:30pm
International Security Studies
with Thomas Biersteker, Professor, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva

Climate Change, Environmental Degradation, and Conflict Prevention: A Roundtable Discussion to Identify Policy and Programming Options

November 01, 2007 // 12:00pm3:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Experts from diverse fields—including conflict prevention, environment, humanitarian relief, development, and the military— discuss potential policy and programming responses to the security implications of climate change.

Book Launch--Bioviolence: Preventing Biological Terrorism and Crime

October 19, 2007 // 12:00pm1:00pm
International Security Studies
with author Barry Kellman, Professor of Law, DePaul University

Unresolved Conflicts and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe: Prospects for the Future

October 19, 2007 // 10:00am11:00am
Global Europe Program
Goran Lennmarker, President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly;Spencer Oliver, Secretary General of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly

Constant Focus on Safety While Preparing for Tomorrow's Challenges

October 12, 2007 // 12:00pm1:30pm
International Security Studies
with Peter B. Lyons, Commissioner, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Book Discussion: Too Poor For Peace? Links Between Poverty, Conflict, Demography, and Environment

October 05, 2007 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Poverty not only causes insecurity in individuals' lives, but can also contribute to broader political instability, say contributors to "Too Poor for Peace."