International Security Issues Program Announcement

06 Sep 2016 9:42 PM | Jeremy Lewis (Administrator)

Just what are the issues a new administration will have to face? How serious are the security challenges the US faces in the next few years? How could/should we attempt to deal with these? These are but a few of the issues to be addressed in a new program to be held this fall sponsored by the Alabama World Affairs Council (AWAC). In this Presidential election year, these are among the most important issues facing the nation.

The purpose of the program is to provide a forum in which members of the community, particularly prior service and retired military, as well as college students and interested others, can have an opportunity to learn and discuss the latest assessments of a number of security challenges facing the United States. A secondary purpose is to showcase some of the national and internationally known faculty at Air University at Maxwell AFB and share their expertise with the community.

This program is part of a new partnership and set of initiatives between the Alabama World Affairs Council and Troy University, Alabama/s international university, utilizing the facilities of Troy University Montgomery. The program will be held at the Rosa Parks Museum auditorium on the Troy, Montgomery campus and offered on consecutive Thursday afternoons from 1:00- 2:30 in the afternoon. The topics and those making a presentation followed by time for questions, answers and discussion are as follows:

  1.  29 Sep. Nuclear Deterrence in the 21st Century; Dr. Blake McMahon, USAF Center for Strategy and Technology
  2. 6 Oct. The Revolution in Security Affairs; Dr. Grant Hammond, USAF Center for Strategy and Technology
  3. 13 Oct. The Middle East Quagmire; Dr. David Sorenson, USAF Air War College
  4. 20 Oct. Putin’s Russia; Dr. Mark Conversino, USAF School of Advanced Air and Space Studies
  5. 27 Oct. Europe and NATO in Disarray, Dr. Mary Hampton, USAF Air Command and Staff College
  6. 3 Nov. The China Problem; Dr. Dawn Murphy, USAF Air War College
  7. 10 Nov. Challenges to Northeast Asian Allies; Dr. Buck Grinter, Auburn University; USAF Air War College Professor Emeritus
  8. 17 Nov. Foreign Policy in the Next Administration; Dr. Jim Nathan, Former Eminent Scholar, Auburn University, Montgomery

[Dates revised, 12 Sep.] 

Each class will consist of a 30-45 minute presentation followed by questions and answers and group discussion of the issues raised. There will be a fee $20 for AWAC members and of $40 for non-members. Payment should be made in advance by mail to the Alabama World Affairs Council, P. O. Box 241462, Montgomery, AL 36124. Parking is available in the Troy University lot adjacent to the Davis Theater and behind the Rosa Parks Museum.

Those interested may request register for the program by calling Ms. Donna Gilliand at (334) 241-9501 or Ms. Dahdee Bullen at (334) 567-0953. Registration for the program should be completed by Thursday, 22 September.

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