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A Special Program in Honor

of National Maritime Day

“Maritime Security: Quo Vadis?

 May 23, 2016

The latest threats in the maritime environment include organized crime, piracy, terrorism, and the refugee crisis as well as the projection of power by Iran, Russia, China, and North Korea. These topics and the strategic responses by governmental, intergovernmental, and nongovernmental bodies that are needed to meet current and future challenges have been discussed by a panel of experts from the U.S. and abroad.

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“Populist Politics: From Protests to Violence”

May 10, 2016

The current election campaigns in the United States and abroad have once again refocused the world’s attention on “populist politics.” Single-issue concerns such as anarchism, nativism, nationalism, racism, and fundamentalism have resulted in protests, extremism, and violence. Interdisciplinary experts have analyzed the current re-emerging trends and their future implications for security and peace.

Opening remarks were provided by General Alfred Gray, USMC (Ret.), Twenty-Ninth Commandant of the United States Marine Corps; Senior Fellow and Chairman of the Board of Regents, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. The discussion of the panelists was moderated by Professor Yonah Alexander, Director, Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies, and Senior Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. The keynote speaker was Professor Amitai Etzioni, University Professor and Professor of International Relations, The George Washington University. He formerly served as a Professor of Sociology at Columbia University and the president of the American Sociological Association. Professor Etzioni authored twenty-four books and is regarded as the "guru" of the communitarian movement.

The panel for the seminar consisted of Benjamin HaddadResearch Fellow at Hudson Institute specializing in European and transatlantic affairs. Dr. Patrick Murphy, Former U.S. government official and currently Co-Director, Project on European Security, Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies. Abraham Stein, Former Deputy Secretary for Multidimensional Security and Senior Advisor to the Secretary General on Defense and Hemispheric Security, Organization of American States. The closing remarks were provided by Professor Don Wallace, Jr.Chairman, International Law Institute.

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“Combating Terrorism:
The Role of Sharing Intelligence”

In the wake of the escalated terrorist plots and attacks worldwide as well as the April 2016 Nuclear Security Summit’s warning that “the threat of nuclear and radiological terrorism remains one of the greatest challenges to international security,” the role of sharing intelligence domestically and globally is becoming more critical than ever before.

Experts with extensive government, diplomatic, and academic experience discussed past lessons of what worked and what did not and offered short and long-term recommendations on information-sharing in the evolving battle against terrorism that is consistent with national laws and relevant obligations abroad.

Date: Thursday, April 14, 2016
12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM

Place: The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
901 N. Stuart St., Suite 200
Arlington, VA 22203
(Ballston Metro Station, Orange and Silver Line)

Opening Remarks:
General Alfred Gray, USMC (Ret.)
Twenty-Ninth Commandant of the United States Marine Corps; Senior Fellow and Chairman of the Board of Regents, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

Panel:
Timothy R. Sample
Former Staff Director of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), Deputy U.S. Negotiator for the Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START I), and service in intelligence units within the U.S. Air Force. Currently, Chairman and CEO, 72 Africa

Peggy Evans
24 years of experience in intelligence and national security programs in CIA, the White House, and the Senate. Currently, Senior Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

Dr. Wayne H. Zaideman
Former FBI Legal Attaché in the Middle East

Geoffrey Harris
Deputy Head of the European Parliament's Liaison Office with the U.S. Congress and formerly Head of the Human Rights Unit within the Secretariat General of the European Parliament

Prasad Nallapati
Retired Additional Secretary to the Government of India and served in the Foreign Service in various countries, including Israel, Russia, and the USA. Currently, President, Centre for Asia-Africa Policy Research

Closing Remarks:
Professor Don Wallace, Jr.
Chairman, International Law Institute

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A Diplomatic Forum

"Combating Terrorism:
Lessons from the Middle East, North Africa, the Sahel, and Beyond"

Since 9/11, security challenges with grave global implications have emerged in the Middle East, Africa, and other regions. Terrorists networks, particularly al-Qa’ida and the newly-formed Daesh, are expanding their deadly operations across an arc of instability that exists without borders.

In the aftermath of the latest attacks in Brussels, Istanbul, and California, the key question is whether there are any short and long-term strategic policies and actions that can more effectively combat multiple threats to a functioning system of world order.

These and related topics such as the role of America, the European community, NATO, the Arab League, the African Union, and other actors were discussed by experts with extensive government, diplomatic, and academic experience.

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A Special Seminar

“The Refugee Crisis:
Humanitarian and Security Implications”

The latest expansion of terrorism, civil wars, and regional conflicts has resulted in internal displacements and forced migrations of millions of refugees around the world. Despite the grave humanitarian and strategic implications of the continuing challenge, there is no consensus by policy-makers and the public in general on how to deal with this crisis on political, legal, social, economic, and security levels.

A panel of former government officials and academic experts will assess whether the international community can act collectively in resolving this global tragedy.

Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2016
12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM

Place: The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
901 N. Stuart St., Suite 200
Arlington, VA 22203
(Ballston Metro Station, Orange and Silver Line)

Moderator:
Professor Yonah Alexander
Director, Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies, and Senior Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

Panel:
Mark Krikorian
Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies

Olga Oliker
Senior Adviser and Director, Russia and Eurasia Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Robert L. McKenzie
Visiting fellow in the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World at the Brookings Institution. McKenzie is an expert in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), with 15 years of applied research and work experience for the U.S. government, private sector, and academia

Abraham Stein
Former Deputy Secretary for Multidimensional Security and Senior Advisor to the Secretary General on Defense and Hemispheric Security, Organization of American States

Closing Remarks:
General Alfred Gray, USMC (Ret.)
Twenty-Ninth Commandant of the United States Marine Corps; Senior Fellow and Chairman of the Board of Regents, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

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