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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.
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is pleased to announce that Arden L. Bement, Jr., PhD, Chief Global Affairs Officer and Inaugural Director of the Global Policy Research Institute, Purdue University, will be a Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Navigator Award winner for 2010. Dr. Bement and fellow awardees will be presented with the award at a banquet at the Willard Hotel, Washington, DC, on October 21.
Prior to his appointments at Purdue University, Dr. Bement served as the 12th director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), a position he held from November 24, 2004 until June 1, 2010. He had been acting director since February 22, 2004. While Director of the NSF, Dr. Bement served as a member of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO and as the vice-chair of the Commission's Natural Sciences and Engineering Committee.
Regarding the selection of Dr. Bement as a recipient of a Navigator Award, Potomac Institute Chairman and CEO Michael Swetnam said, "Arden has been a great and inspiring leader in this country’s science and technology fields for decades. His contributions are too numerous to mention. We, at the Institute, are honored to be associated with him and to present him with this 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"
- Dr. Tawfik Hamid on Ground Zero Mosque Controversy
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Editors: Michael Swetnam and Tim Sample
- Ethical Issues in Neuroscience July 23, 2013 (All Day)
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- Cyber & Hardware Hacking Scenarios 2023 June 17, 2013 (12:00 - 14:00)
- 15th MEU, Peleliu ARG - June 10, 2013 (14:30 - 15:30)
- ICTS Event: Inevitable Last Resort: Syria or Iran First? September 11, 2012 (12:00 - 14:00)
- Event: "Turkey's Partnership for Security: The Next Phase" August 28, 2012 (12:00 - 14:00)
- Brown Bag Lunch: Featuring CNS Visiting Scholars' Presentations August 09, 2012 (12:00 - 13:00)
Potomac Institute Cyber Center Seminar: To bring to life the gravity of how our current cyber approach is failing and to suggest what a successful strategy may look like, Dr. Ben Sheppard will outline four scenarios:
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The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' International Center for Terrorism Studies will host a luncheon seminar, Inevitable Last Resort: Syria or Iran First? on Tuesday, September 11, at the Institute. Co-sponsors of this event include the...
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' International Center for Terrorism Studies will host a panel discussion, "Turkey's Partnership for Security: The Next Phase," on Tuesday, August 28, at the Institute. This event is by invitation/registration...
Brown-Bag Lunchtime Lecture Series
Thursday, 9. August 2012
2nd Floor Conference Room
CNS Summer Visiting Scholars' Research Lectures
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Realities Amongst Myth: Constructs of...