International Security Studies


From Lisbon to Lisbon: Afghanistan and Russia as Test Cases for the new EU Foreign Policy

June 24, 2010 // 3:30pm4:30pm
Two new positions introduced by the Lisbon Treaty will significantly affect EU's ability to conduct foreign policy: the permanent Presidency of the European Union and the appointment of a High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. Anne-Marie Le Gloannec argued that the EU's ability to formulate and execute a common foreign policy foreign remains questionable because the Lisbon Treaty "does not simplify representation; does not conjure up coherence; and does not muster will." Given these problems, she argued that Europeans should continue to develop institutions and cooperative representation outside the scope of EU institutions.

Congress, the Executive Branch and the Cyber Threat

May 17, 2010 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Howard A. Schmidt, Assistant to President Barack Obama & White House Cybersecurity Coordinator; Deborah Parkinson, Professional Staff Member, Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Government Affairs; Marcus H. Sachs, Verizon Communications, Director for National Security & Cyber Policy & former NSC Staff for Cyberspace Security ; Lt. Col. Forrest B. Hare, Staff, Office of Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, Department of Defense

Book Discussion: Exporting the Bomb: Technology Transfer and the Spread of Nuclear Weapons

May 14, 2010 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Matthew Kroenig, Assistant Professor, Department of Government, Georgetown University

American Jihad: Why al Qaeda Is Winning

May 07, 2010 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Bruce Hoffman, Professor, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, and Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center

Counterterrorism in the Obama Administration: Tactics and Strategy

April 02, 2010 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Ambassador Daniel Benjamin, Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Department of State

Buying National Security: How America Plans and Pays for Its Global Role and Safety at Home

March 10, 2010 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Gordon Adams, Professor, School of International Service, American University, and Distinguished Fellow, Stimson Center; Cindy Williams, Principal Research Scientist, Security Studies Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ambassador Marc Grossman, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; Dov Zakheim, Former Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)

Europe and Iran's Nuclear Ambitions: Challenges and Prospects

March 09, 2010 // 1:00pm3:00pm
Klaus Scharioth, Ambassador, Federal Republic of Germany, Shahram Chubin, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center, Bernard Hourcade, Senior Research Fellow, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris

The Middle East Conflict and Challenges to European Security

March 09, 2010 // 9:00am10:30am
His Excellency Martti Ahtisaari, Former President of Finland and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Deterrence With a Guardian? The U.S. Role in South Asia's Nuclear Deterrence

February 25, 2010 // 11:00am12:30pm
Bhumitra Chakma, Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center, and Lecturer in War and Security Studies and Director of South Asia Project, The University of Hull, United Kingdom; Michael Krepon, President Emeritus, The Stimson Center, and Diplomat Scholar and Visiting Lecturer, University of Virginia


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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