Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
The Honorable John Young is a Member of the Potomac Institute's Board of Regents and a Senior Fellow, and a former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. He is a strong advocate for acquisition reform and cost control within the Defense Department, which he maintains could be better achieved with greater use of multiyear procurement contracts, among other options. In a recent interview on Federal News Radio, Mr. Young made the case that lawmakers and the Defense Department must look at clearing away red tape that not only causes headaches for DoD program managers, but also wastes significant amounts of taxpayer money. Click here to read more and to listen to the interview in full.
Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Senior Fellow Amb. David Smith says a recent Turkish referendum on constitutional reforms highlights cultural divisions in modern Turkey that bear watching. In a recent issue of the Georgian publication Tabula, Amb. Smith says the referendum "is likely to have exacerbated the clash between Turkey’s secular and religious cultures." He adds, "Turkey is at a crossroads in its modern history. Which direction it takes is a decision for the Turkish people. But as neighbors, friends, partners and allies, we observe with interest—and a tad of concern." Click below to read the article in full.
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is pleased to announce that Elon Musk, CEO and Product Architect of Tesla Motors and CEO/CTO of Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), will be a Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Navigator Award winner for 2010. Mr. Musk and fellow awardees will be presented with the award at a banquet at the Willard Hotel, Washington, DC, on October 21.
At SpaceX, Mr. Musk is chief designer, overseeing development of rockets and spacecraft for missions to Earth orbit and ultimately to other planets. At Tesla, he has overseen development and design for products including the all electric Tesla Roadster and Model S sedan. Transitioning to a sustainable energy economy, in which electric vehicles play a pivotal role, has been one of his central interests for almost two decades. In addition, Mr. Musk is the non-executive chairman and principal shareholder of SolarCity, which he helped create. SolarCity is now the leading provider of solar power systems in the United States.
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' International Center for Terrorism Studies presented a special Seminar, "Al-Qaida: Quo Vadis? Nine Years after 9/11," at the Institute at noon on Wednesday, September 15. The event was co-sponsored by the Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies, the Inter-University Center for Legal Studies of the International Law Institute, and the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' International Center for Terrorism Studies. Panelists included Michael Swetnam, CEO and Chairman, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies; Prof. Yonah Alexander, Director, ICTS and Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies; Philip Mudd, Former Deputy Director - National Security Branch of FBI, Former Deputy Director, CIA Counterterrorist Center,and Senior Fellow, New America Foundation; Charles Allen, Former Assistant Director of National Intelligence and former Under Secretary for National Intelligence, DHS; Prof. Paul Pillar, Former National Intelligence Officer for the Near East and South Asia, CIA, and Faculty member, Georgetown University Security Studies Program; and Steven Simon, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, and Visiting Adjunct Professor of Public Policy, Princeton University. Click below to watch a video of the event.
Dr. Tawfik Hamid is the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' Chair for the Study of Islamic Radicalism. In an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, he writes about a Florida pastor's recent threat to burn copies of the Koran on 9/11. Dr. Hamid calls on Muslims to rise above such provocation and to resist the urge to retaliate, citing the Koran's teaching that it is wrong to take revenge against the many for the acts of a few. Click here to read the op-ed in full.
- Arden L. Bement, Jr., PhD, to Receive Navigator Award
- Senior Fellow David Smith on Mosque Controversy
- Senior Research Fellow James Barnett on Fighting Childhood Obesity
- Dr. Tawfik Hamid on the Meaning of "Moderate"
- BGen David Reist on What's Next in Iraq
- Dr. Tawfik Hamid on Canadian Terror Arrests
- Prof. James Giordano Named VP of Academic Programs
- Senior Fellow John Young in Defense News
- Mosque Controversy Still Simmers
- ICTS on C-SPAN: "The Next Middle East Wars"
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- 15th MEU, Peleliu ARG - June 10, 2013 (14:30 - 15:30)
- Ethical Issues in Neuroscience July 23, 2013 (All Day)
Col Campbell, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and CAPT Lobree, Peleliu Armphibious Ready Group, will provide an overview of their eight-month deployement that covered more than 43,000 nautical miles while conducting theater secuity cooperation exercises...
Lydia Robertson, Director of Communications
Sponsored by AAAS and the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
1200 New York Ave., Washington, DC 20005
Registration is free for all participants - all welcome who are interested in neuroscience and its intersection with policy, ethics and...
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- "Equipment Reset: Getting the Marine Corps Down to Fighting Weight" April 17 April 17, 2013 (15:00 - 16:00)
- ICTS: Combating Hizballah's Global Network April 04, 2013 (12:00 - 14:00)
- Brown Bag Lunch: Featuring CNS Visiting Scholars' Presentations August 09, 2012 (12:00 - 13:00)
- Combating Olympic Terrorism: National and International Lessons July 25, 2012 (12:00 - 14:00)
- Fundamentals of Chinese Information Warfare and Impacts on the Western World May 11, 2012 (12:00 - 14:00)
Equipment Reset: Getting the Marine Corps Down to Fighting Weight, on Wednesday, April 17, 3 - 4 p.m, at Potomac Institute of Policy Studies. Event will be lead by LtGen William M. Faulkner, USMC, Deputy Commandant, Installations and...
Combating Hizballah’s Global Network, Thursday, Apr 4, 12-2
Hosted by Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies
At the Potomac Institute, 901 N. Stuart St, Ste 200
Inter-University Center for...
Brown-Bag Lunchtime Lecture Series
Thursday, 9. August 2012
2nd Floor Conference Room
CNS Summer Visiting Scholars' Research Lectures
Ilona Brueckmann, Carnegie-Mellon University, PA.
Realities Amongst Myth: Constructs of...
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' International Center for Terrorism Studies will host a panel discussion, Combating Olympic Terrorism: National and International Lessons, on Wednesday, July 25, at the Institute. Registration is required. Contact...
The Potomac Institute Cyber Center will host a special program on Fundamentals of Chinese Information Warfare and Impacts on the Western World on Friday, May 11, from 12 noon-2 pm at the Institute, 901 North Stuart Street, Suite 200, Arlington, VA...