Normally the highest rated annual program of the year, three professors fresh from a two week Regional and Cultural Study to various areas of the world will report on their findings and answer questions about the regions they visited.
Egypt, Israel: Christopher Hemmer is a Professor of International Security Studies and the Dean of the Air War College.
He is the author of, Which Lessons Matter? American Foreign Policy Decision Making in the Middle East, 1979-1987 (State University of New York Press, 2000) and his most recent book is entitled American Pendulum: Recurring Debates in U.S. Grand Strategy (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2015).
Finland, Estonia, Latvia: Dr. Mark J. Conversino is Professor of Strategy and Security Studies at the Air Force’s elite School of Advanced Air and Space Studies (SAASS), Air University (AU), Maxwell AFB, Alabama.
At SAASS, Dr. Conversino teaches courses in airpower theory and history. From 2008 until 2015, he served as Professor and Dean, Air War College (AWC) at Maxwell, having joined the faculty there in 2002 following his retirement from active duty with the Air Force.
China: Dr. Dawn Murphy is an Assistant Professor of International Security Studies at the U.S. Air War College.
She specializes in Chinese foreign policy and domestic politics, international relations, and comparative politics. Her current research analyzes China’s interests, identity and behavior as a rising global power towards the existing international order. Specifically, she examines China’s relations with the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa and is writing a book titled Rising Revisionist? China’s Evolving Relations with the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa in the post-Cold War Era.