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Upcoming events

    • 19 Nov 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Gold Room, 2nd Floor, Whitley Hall, Troy University Montgomery, 231 Montgomery St. Montgomery, AL
    • 61
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    Rebecca Grant is president of IRIS Independent Research, a small, woman-owned business specializing in defense and aerospace research and consulting.

    Recent projects include analysis of autonomy on the future battlefield, Tier 1 suppliers in the defense industrial base for the US Air Force (Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition), assessment of long-range strike, and evaluation of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) recapitalization for industry clients.  Dr. Grant is also the author of major reports for the USAF and USN on air operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.

    Dr. Grant is a frequent guest speaker on airpower and technology at venues ranging from active-duty Air Force units to Wall Street investors.  She has lectured at the USAF’s Air University and for the air forces of the United Kingdom, Italy, the Netherlands, Australia and Turkey.  She has appeared on TV as an expert on national security for Fox News, Fox Business, CNN, MSNBC, OANN, The Smithsonian Channel and as a guest on Veterans Radio, The Laura Ingraham Show, and Sirius XM Patriot.

    Dr. Grant has written over 100 articles for Air Force Magazine on air operations, technology trends, airpower history and great airmen.  She served a three-year term as the founding director of the Mitchell Institute from 2008 to 2011.

    Dr. Grant received her BA from Wellesley College and a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics, University of London.  Her first job was with RAND in Santa Monica, California.  She also spent three years on the Air Staff at the Pentagon working directly for Secretary of the Air Force and Air Force Chief of Staff.

    She lives in the Washington, DC area with her family and likes to ride former Thoroughbred racehorses who are training for new sporthorse careers.



    • 11 Feb 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Gold Room, 2nd Floor, Whitley Hall, Troy University Montgomery, 231 Montgomery St. Montgomery, AL
    • 139
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    Chase Untermeyer is founding chairman of the Qatar-America Institute, which aims to increase understanding of the important Qatari-American relationship in security, education, and energy. From 2004 until 2007, he was United States ambassador to Qatar, on appointment of President George W. Bush.

    A 1968 graduate of Harvard College with honors in government, he served during the Vietnam War as an officer in the United States Navy aboard a destroyer in the Western Pacific and as aide to the commander of US naval forces in the Philippines. Upon his return to Texas, Ambassador Untermeyer was a political reporter for the Houston Chronicle and a member of the Texas House of Representatives, elected for a district in Houston.

    He left the Legislature in 1981 to go to Washington as executive assistant to then-Vice President Bush.Three years later, President Reagan appointed him Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower & Reserve Affairs. When George Bush became president in 1989, Mr Untermeyer returned to the White House as Director of Presidential Personnel and in 1991 was appointed Director of the Voice of America.

    Ambassador Untermeyer is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the author of three volumes of diary-based memoirs of the Reagan and first Bush administrations.

    • 14 Apr 2020
    • 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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    Ray Takeyh is Hasib J. Sabbagh senior fellow for Middle East studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). His areas of specialization are Iran, political reform in the Middle East, and Islamist movements and parties.

    Prior to joining CFR, Takeyh was senior advisor on Iran at the Department of State. He was previously a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

    Takeyh is the coauthor of The Pragmatic Superpower: Winning the Cold War in the Middle East and is the author of three previous books, Guardians of the Revolution: Iran and the World in the Age of the Ayatollahs, Hidden Iran: Paradox and Power in the Islamic Republic, and The Origins of the Eisenhower Doctrine: The US, Britain and Nasser's Egypt, 1953–1957. He has also written more than 250 articles and opinion pieces in many news outlets including Foreign Affairs, the New York Times, and the Washington Post.

    Takeyh has testified more than twenty times in various congressional committees and has appeared on PBS Newshour, Charlie Rose, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, BBC, FOX, and CSPAN.

    Takeyh has a doctorate in modern history from Oxford University. He speaks Persian and has a working knowledge of Arabic.

    • 12 May 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Gold Room, 2nd Floor, Whitley Hall, Troy University Montgomery, 231 Montgomery St. Montgomery, AL
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    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

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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