MWI Speaker Series – Ambassador Michael McFaul: “From Cold War to Hot Peace”

Robinson Auditorium

Ambassador Michael McFaul is an American academic and professor of political science at Stanford University, who served as the US ambassador to Russia from 2012 to 2014. Prior to his nomination, Ambassador McFaul worked for the US National Security Council as special assistant to the president and senior director of Russian and Eurasian affairs.

MWI Speaker Series – Dr. Mara Karlin: “Building Militaries in Fragile States”

Washington Hall 5006

Dr.Karlin is a nonresident senior fellow in the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution. She is Associate Professor of the Practice of Strategic Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, where she also serves as acting director of the school’s Strategic Studies […]

MWI Speaker Series – Dr. Ziya Meral: “How Violence Shapes Religion”

Washington Hall 5326

Dr. Ziya Meral is a British and Turkish researcher. He specializes in politics and foreign policies of Turkey and the Middle East, thematic issues surrounding interaction of religion with global affairs, and British defense and security. He is a Senior Resident Fellow at the UK Army's new Centre for Historical Analysis and Conflict Research—a civilian […]

MWI War Council – The Path Forward in Syria

Washington Hall 5006

The decision to pull US forces out of Syria has reinvigorated debate over the wider US role in the region, and how Syria fits into our larger strategy to combat terrorism, contain Iran, and build democracy. In this MWI War Council, participants will discuss the past, present, and future of the US approach to Syria […]

The Wedemeyer Strategic Lecture Series: Gen. (ret) Stanley McChrystal

Robinson Auditorium

Gen. (ret) Stanley McChrystal served thirty-four years as an infantry and special forces officer. He commanded the International Security Assistance Force and US Forces-Afghanistan, served as the director of the Joint Staff, and as the commander of the Joint Special Operations Command. The Wedemeyer Strategic Lecture Series honors the intellectual and strategic legacy of Gen. […]