Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' Col. Vincent J. Goulding, USMC (Ret.), is assigned under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) as Director of Experiment Division at the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab, Quantico, VA. In a letter to the editor of the Los Angeles Times, he reacts to a Times article that questioned whether traditional Marine Corps amphibious operations are a thing of the past. Goulding argues that far from being mired in the past, the Marine Corps is constantly working to update the amphibious capabilities he describes as a "longstanding U.S. strategic requirement." Click here to read the Los Angeles Times Letters page including Col. Goulding's letter. Click here to read the original Los Angeles Times article addressed by Col. Goulding's letter.
Prof. Yonah Alexander, Director of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' International Center for Terrorism Studies, recently returned from a June 14-22 visit to Istanbul and Ankara,Turkey. While in Istanbul, he provided academic support to several universities and law schools as part of the Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies' efforts to expand its collaboration partners abroad. The Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies is a consortium of universities and think tanks throughout the world, for which ICTS acts as a coordinating body. Following these meetings, Professor Alexander chaired a seminar discussion for NATO’s Partnership for Peace Center (Ankara, Turkey) conference for Generals and Admirals on “The Silk Road: Towards the New Strategic Concept - the Future of NATO Partnership Programs.” Professor Don Wallace of the International Law Institute and advisor to ICTS participated in the conference, and also chaired a seminar discussion at the conference. Next month, the Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies will host an Ambassador’s Forum event on July 8th with the Hon. Béla Szombati of the Republic of Hungary.
Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Senior Fellow Amb. David Smith writes in a recent issue of the Georgian magazine Tabula that Washington's determination to pursue a "reset" strategy with Russia may be clouding US judgment in its dealings with Central Asian countries - including its response to the crisis in Kyrgyzstan. Amb. Smith writes that high geopolitical stakes in the region make such an approach unwise, arguing that the US would be better advised to "abandon 'reset,' stop sub-contracting its interests in central Asia to Moscow and conduct vigorous diplomacy with every central Asian country and some of the outside powers too." Click below to read the article in full.
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The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is pleased to announce that Colonel Jean D. Reed, US Army (Ret.), has been named a Potomac Institute Senior Fellow. Col. Reed joins the Institute after four and one-half years as Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Chemical Biological Defense and Chemical Demilitarization and almost fifty years combined military and civilian government service.
Regarding his appointment as a Senior Fellow, Col. Reed said,"“I am delighted to join the Institute and to have as colleagues so many distinguished scientists, engineers, policy makers, and academicians for whom I have the highest esteem.”
As Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense, Col. Reed was responsible for oversight, coordination, and integration of the chemical and biological medical and non-medical defense program and the program for destruction of the United States stockpile of lethal chemical agents and munitions, each program totaling over $1.5 billion annually.
Donald A. Donahue, Jr., DHEd, is the Executive Director of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' Center for Health Policy and Preparedness. In a recent radio interview for Voice of America, he talked about the immediate and long-term health effects of the BP oil spill. According to Dr. Donahue, potential future impacts could be numerous - and are made harder to predict by the lack of health records pertaining to earlier spills. Click here to read the VOA web article and listen to Dr. Donahue's interview.
- Senior Fellow David Smith on Reaction to Flotilla Raid
- Research Fellow Gary Montgomery Talks to Fox 5 News
- Senior Fellow David Kay on Iran Sanctions
- Senior Research Fellow Frank Turner Judges Regional Science Fair
- Senior Fellow David Smith on Iran's Nuclear Ambitions
- CEEE Director James Tate on Oil Spill's Effect on Bird Life
- Former DARPA Director Joins Board of Regents
- CETO's J.D. Canty on the USMC and Climate Change
- CEEE Director Talks to The Boston Globe
- Institute's Paul Gido on IED Threat
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Editors: Michael Swetnam and Tim Sample
- 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...
RSVP at http://aaaspolicyfellowships.org/ethical-issues-neuroscience
- "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...