Our events are open to our members and to the public.  Events are free to our members and guests are $20.00 per event.  To register for an event online, please click the "Register" button under each event.  For further information and reservations please call Mrs. Dahdee Bullen at (334) 567-0953.

Upcoming events

    • 11 Sep 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Gold Room, 2nd Floor, Whitley Hall, Troy University Montgomery, 231 Montgomery St. Montgomery, AL
    • 112
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    Technological advancement has resulted in a compression of time and space. The consequence has meant an unprecedented global interconnectedness and interdependence never before known among peoples and locales. A vulnerable and unstable cyberspace infrastructure is the critical underpinning of this hyper-interconnection. The integrity of this domain is essential to national security, public safety, and modern civic intercourse worldwide. The aim of this talk is to familiarize the audience with conflict that takes form in cyberspace. It is always evolving, the terrain is blurred between public and private entities, the weaponry is in a constant state of upgrade, and adversaries are indistinct and ubiquitous. 

    Dr. Pano Yannakogeorgos (Ph. D. Rutgers University) is the founding Dean of the Air Force Cyber College at Air University. His expertise includes the intersection of cyber power, national security, and military operations; international cyber policy; and Eastern Mediterranean security. His most recent publication is The Cyber Threat and Globalization: The Impact to National and International Security (Rowman Littlefield, 2018). 

    • 16 Oct 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Gold Room, 2nd Floor, Whitley Hall, Troy University Montgomery, 231 Montgomery St. Montgomery, AL
    • 140
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    J. Stapleton Roy, Ambassador in Residence at Troy University
    • 13 Nov 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Gold Room, 2nd Floor, Whitley Hall, Troy University Montgomery, 231 Montgomery St. Montgomery, AL
    • 140
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    Over the last twenty years, the ends, ways and means of providing for national security have changed dramatically as the result of a combination of changes in the strategic landscape and technology. We are in an era of “unrestricted warfare” declared by China in 1999 in which we are in competition, conflict and combat 24/7/365 around the globe, in space and cyber space. This presentation will examine how and why this has happened as it has and the implications, now and in the future.

    Dr. Grant Hammond (PhD SAIS, Johns Hopkins University) recently retired from the USAF Center for Strategy and Technology after 29 years of federal service and as President of ALWAC. He is the author of 3 books (Countertrade Offset and Barter in International Political Economy; Plowshares into Swords: Arms Races in International Politics; The Mind of War: John Boyd and American Security), editor of a fourth (John Boyd’s Discourse on Winning and Losing) and has two more in progress. One is on this topic and the other on Crisis Decision Making in the Nixon Administration in October 1973

    • 12 Feb 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Gold Room, 2nd Floor, Whitley Hall, Troy University Montgomery, 231 Montgomery St. Montgomery, AL
    • 140
    A speaker will be announced here when confirmed for 12 February 2019
    • 12 Mar 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Gold Room, 2nd Floor, Whitley Hall, Troy University Montgomery, 231 Montgomery St. Montgomery, AL
    • 140
    China has grown rapidly since the late 1970s when Deng Xiaoping first began implementing radical reforms. Today, China challenges the United States militarily in the region and diplomatically around the world. How are we to understand this rise? This presentation provide the context for understanding what China’s growth means for the international community, how Chinese leaders view their place in the world and what problems they must surmount to achieve those goals. 

    Dr. William “Drew” Wagstaff (PhD, Emory University) is an Assistant Professor of International Security for the Blue Horizons Program within the USAF Center for Strategy and Technology at Maxwell AFB. Dr. Wagstaff has a number of on-going research projects on terrorism, military effectiveness, peacekeeping, and Chinese politics. Proficient in Mandarin, Dr. Wagstaff has enjoyed traveling China, including cities such as Wuxi, Shanghai, Nanjing, Suzhou, Tianjin, and Beijing. 
    • 09 Apr 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Gold Room, 2nd Floor, Whitley Hall, Troy University Montgomery, 231 Montgomery St. Montgomery, AL
    • 140
    A speaker will be announced here when confirmed for 9 April 2019
    • 07 May 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Gold Room, 2nd Floor, Whitley Hall, Troy University Montgomery, 231 Montgomery St. Montgomery, AL
    The grand finale each year is a report from professors at the Air War College on visits to different areas of the world as part of the Regional and Cultural Studies portion of the curriculum. Three professors will report on their findings from their travel in March and entertain your questions. 

Past events

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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