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    • 28 Mar 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Troy University Montgomery, AL — or via Zoom video
    • 119
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    Maj. Gen. (Ret) Randy “Church” Kee, "Arctic international challenges and opportunities"

      

    Moderator: Maj. Gen. Walter Givhan, (Ret.), ALWAC President.

    Thursday, 28 March 2024, in the Gold Room at 231 Montgomery St, Montgomery, AL.

    Reception at 5:30 pm CT, brief presentation at 6:15 pm, and question time till 7:30 pm.

    Webinar via Zoom: login and social time, from 5:45 pm CT. 

    Maj. Gen. (Ret) Randy “Church” Kee serves as Director of the Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies.  He will give an illustrated presentation on the range of security issues in the Arctic region. 

    In 2020-21, Gen. Kee served as Commissioner of the US Arctic Research Commission, based at the University of Alaska at Anchorage.

    During 2016-21, he was Executive Director of the Arctic Domain Awareness Center (ADAC) at the University of Alaska, a designated Center of Excellence in Maritime Research. There, he led a distributed team of Arctic-focused S&T, education & student field programs and convening activities of knowledgeable Arctic researchers, policy makers, Alaska Native Leaders and maritime operators.

    During his 30-year military career, General Kee led at the Squadron, Group, Wing and Air Ops Center levels. General Kee’s staff assignments include U.S. Transportation Command, Headquarters USAF, and the U.S. Joint Staff in both Operations plus Strategic Plans and Policy Directorates. He has contributed to U.S. Arctic Strategy, supported domain awareness technology development, and Defense Support to Arctic crisis response. He culminated his military service as Director of Strategy, Policy, Planning and Capabilities for U.S. European Command (ECJ5/8) in Stuttgart, Germany.

    Church is a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center Polar Institute, a Network Member of the North American and Arctic Defense and Security Network at Trent University, Ontario, and the lead for a working group for the Naval Research International Cooperative Engagement Program for Polar Research. 


Past events

23 Jan 2024 Kevin Doyle, "Eastern Europe after two years of the Russian invasion"
30 Nov 2023 Anton La Guardia, “War Without End: Israelis, Palestinians and the Struggle for a Promised Land”
17 Oct 2023 Dr. Jared McKinney, “Deterrence Gap: Avoiding War in the Taiwan Strait”
12 Sep 2023 Fiona Hill, “Ukraine and the New World Disorder”
21 Jul 2023 Michael Georg Link, "Transatlantic Relations from the German Perspective: Rendezvous with Reality"
11 May 2023 Air War College Faculty, “Regional Tours of the World: the Reports”
23 Mar 2023 Jill Dougherty, "Russia and the post-Soviet region"
28 Feb 2023 Ken Yamashita, "President Biden’s Indo-Pacific Strategy"
07 Feb 2023 Margaret Sankey, "Blood Money: How Criminals Finance Violence"
13 Dec 2022 Group Capt. John Shields, RAF, "The State of NATO"
02 Nov 2022 Consul General Rachel Galloway (UK, Atlanta)
18 Oct 2022 Martin Nekola, "War in Ukraine: Lessons for Europe"
17 May 2022 Air War College Faculty, “Regional Tours of the World: the Reports”
12 Apr 2022 Michael Miklaucic, “USAID, Declining Diplomacy, Great Powers and War Crimes”
22 Mar 2022 Dr. Mark Conversino and Dr. Anna Batta, Air University, “The Russian Invasion of Ukraine and NATO's Response: Strategic Perspectives.”
22 Feb 2022 Amb. Daniel Shields, “The Diplomatic Instrument of Power in the Indo-Pacific Region: A Former Ambassador’s Perspective.”
08 Feb 2022 Dr. Ralph Clem, "Mutual Misunderstanding: Geopolitics and the Russia-Ukraine Conflict," Webinar
09 Nov 2021 Peter Martin, "China's Wolf Warrior Diplomacy.” IN-PERSON event
09 Nov 2021 Peter Martin, "China's Wolf Warrior Diplomacy.” VIDEO event
19 Oct 2021 Reuben Brigety II, “The Fractured Power: How to Overcome Tribalism.” By VIDEO only
19 Oct 2021 Reuben Brigety II, “The Fractured Power: How to Overcome Tribalism.” IN-PERSON event
14 Sep 2021 Gens. Walter Givhan and John Bradley, “Afghanistan Then and Now” - video conference
24 May 2021 WACA and NATO speakers, "Outer Space as an Operational Domain"
19 May 2021 Michael T. Heaney, "The Scottish Independence movement," online
30 Mar 2021 Sue Miller, "The Peace Corps at Sixty," online video conference
19 Mar 2021 Hap Arnold Speaker Series
16 Mar 2021 Amb. Bill Taylor, "Russia’s Threat to Stability and Peace." ONLINE by video only
19 Jan 2021 Great Decisions 2021, seminar series, via video
12 Jan 2021 Britain and Biden: Shared Goals
03 Dec 2020 David R. Stilwell, State Dept, in-person event (also a video alternative)
03 Dec 2020 David R. Stilwell, ONLINE video alternative
01 Dec 2020 Great Decisions, seminar series, via video
27 Oct 2020 Jonathan Hillman, "The Emperor’s Road: China and the Project of the Century," via video
01 Oct 2020 Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), video forum
29 Sep 2020 Lt. Gen. Hecker, “Air University in a Rapidly Changing Global Environment?” - video conference
28 Sep 2020 Video conference rehearsal
12 May 2020 Air War College Professors' Regional Reports
28 Apr 2020 Values-Based Leadership Forum, Troy University and Air War College
14 Apr 2020 Dr. Ray Takeyh, "Iran and its US strategy" CANCELLED owing to pandemic
17 Mar 2020 Lt. Gen. Hecker, “US Global Military Operations: A Joint Staff Perspective” - CANCELLED owing to pandemic
11 Feb 2020 Amb. Chase Untermeyer, “The Middle East Security Situation”
19 Nov 2019 Dr. Rebecca Grant, "Trade Wars: Tariffs, Sanctions, 5G Tech and the New Tools of American Diplomacy"
01 Nov 2019 "NATO at 70" Conference, TUM Campus, 1-2 Nov. 2019
08 Oct 2019 Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Walter Givhan and Dr. Mark Conversino, "Russia and the US: The State of the Relationship"
11 Sep 2019 Ms. Sarah Chayes, "International Corruption and Its Discontents"
07 May 2019 Air War College Professors, Regional Reports
09 Apr 2019 Michael Slobodchikoff and G. Doug Davis, “Decline of the Liberal International Order”
12 Mar 2019 Dr. Adam Segal, "Technology and Innovation"
12 Feb 2019 Dr. William "Drew" Wagstaff, "China Ascendant"
30 Jan 2019 Great Decisions 2019 seminar series
15 Nov 2018 Dr. Joshua Busby, "Climate Change and National Security: What Do We Know?"
16 Oct 2018 Dr. Grant Hammond, "The Revolution in Security Affairs" [Brought forward]
11 Sep 2018 Dr. Pano Yannakogeorgos, “A World at War With Itself: The Cyber Threat and Globalization”
08 May 2018 Air War College Professors, Regional Reports
11 Apr 2018 General Michael Hayden, USAF (ret), “Global Security”
13 Feb 2018 Professor Gabriel Aquilera, “Venezuela”
23 Jan 2018 Amb. Jack Matlock, PhD, "Russia Then and Now"
23 Jan 2018 Great Decisions 2018 seminar series
16 Nov 2017 Professor Jorge Dominquez, “Cuba: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”
17 Oct 2017 Professor Loch Johnson, "American Foreign Policy in a World Both Uncertain and Dangerous"
12 Sep 2017 Dr. Mark Conversino for Amb. Jack Matlock, "Russia, Then and Now"
09 May 2017 Panel of Air War College Instructors, "Report to Alabama on Regional Tours"
11 Apr 2017 Ambassador Marc Grossman, "Turkey, Europe and the US"
14 Mar 2017 John Pomfret, journalist, on China
17 Jan 2017 Great Decisions 2017 Seminar Series
10 Jan 2017 US and Korean Officials, “A Celebration of Korea”
15 Nov 2016 Dr. David Sorenson, Air War College, “Requiem for Syria”
18 Oct 2016 Jennifer M. Harris, Council on Foreign Relations, "Geoeconomics and Statecraft"
06 Oct 2016 (copy) International Security Seminar Series
29 Sep 2016 International Security Seminar Series
20 Sep 2016 Ambassador Joseph Wilson, “Africa and the US: Past and Present”
10 May 2016 Air War College Faculty Regional Studies Report.
08 Mar 2016 Philip Brenner: Behind the Scenes of the U.S.-Cuba Turnaround.
27 Jan 2016 Great Decisions Discussion Series
19 Jan 2016 By Special Demand January 19, 2016, "Korea-Win, Lose, or Draw?" with Gen Cleveland
13 Dec 2015 Joe Klein, on Sunday 13 December at 6:30 PM
11 Nov 2015 AWAC National Conference 2015
10 Nov 2015 Osama Siblani
20 Oct 2015 James Clad
22 Sep 2015 Dennis Lockhart sponsored by Johnson Sterling
27 Aug 2015 Peter Zeihan sponsored by Air University, the Alabama World Affairs Council and Auburn Montgomery
01 Jul 2015 Senior Air War College Instructors: Report to Alabama
29 Apr 2015 William Moomaw, "The Future of Energy Worldwide- Affecting the Economy, National Security, and the Environment"

For a complete listing of past events and notes of speeches, please visit http://www.awac.us

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