International Security Studies


Nonproliferation and the Nuclear Fuel Cycle

December 08, 2006 // 11:00am12:30pm
with Daniel Poneman, Principal, The Scowcroft Group; former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Nonproliferation and Export Controls, National Security Council

The 2006 Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture: Are There Democracy Lessons Arabs Can Learn From Eastern Europe?

November 30, 2006 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Dr. Saad Ibrahim, professor at the American University in Cairo and the recipient of the 2006 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award delivered the 2nd annual Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture key-note address: Are There Democracy Lessons Arabs Can Learn From Eastern Europe? Introductory remarks were provided by Ambassador Akbar Ahmed.

Dire Strait? Energy Security in the Strait of Malacca

November 14, 2006 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Foreign Policy magazine recently designated the Strait of Malacca as one of the world's five top global chokepoints. This narrow waterway, which divides Indonesia's Sumatra Island and western Malaysia, is a hub of global trade, including large percentages of Northeast Asia's oil and liquid natural gas. There is concern, however, that piracy and terrorism may jeopardize the safe transport of these energy needs.

Prisoners: A Muslim & A Jew Across the Middle East Divide

November 02, 2006 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Jeffrey Goldberg, Washington correspondent of The New Yorker and author of the book Prisoners: A Muslim & A Jew Across the Middle East Divide

Why the Jihad is So Durable

October 30, 2006 // 11:00am12:30pm
with Steven Simon, Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Book launch – At the Borderline of Armageddon: How American Presidents Managed the Atom Bomb

September 18, 2006 // 12:00pm1:00pm
with James E. Goodby, former U.S. ambassador and Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; Research Affiliate, Program in Science, Technology, and Society, MIT; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies, Brookings Institution

Iran and Terrorism

September 14, 2006 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Shahram Chubin, Director of Studies at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy

Inquiries, Intelligence and Iraq: The British Case

September 12, 2006 // 12:00pm1:00pm
with Alex Danchev, Professor, School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham

Live Webcast--Five Years After 9/11: Terrorism Trends and Implications

September 07, 2006 // 4:00pm5:00pm
with Bruce Hoffman, Professor, Security Studies Program, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, author of Inside Terrorism (revised and expanded edition

Live Webcast: The Global Jihad: Leaderless Terrorism?

June 20, 2006 // 12:00pm1:30pm
with Dennis Pluchinsky, former senior intelligence analyst, Diplomatic Security Service, U.S. Department of State


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Experts & Staff

  • Robert S. Litwak // Vice President for Scholars and Academic Relations and Director, International Security Studies
  • Tonya Boyce // Program Assistant, International Security Studies