Since 2004 JHU/APL has organized and sponsored a recurring series of seminars on national security and foreign relations topics.  These free events, held near the Pentagon, bring together distinguished speakers and those interested in exploring such important issues.  The evening seminars are open to the public with videos and related materials later posted to this website.

Our 11th Rethinking Seminar Series, which focused on the theme Rethinking Global Security Constructs, Threats and Potential Responses during 2014-15 academic year, has now ended.  However, the video, audio, bulleted notes, and (when available) presentation files are posted in Archives of this website. Videos are also available on the JHU/APL Seminars YouTube Playlist - Rethinking Seminar Series.

This year’s Seminars were:

GEN Michael Hayden, USAF (ret)
  Former Director CIA & NSA

 Rethinking Potential Threats, Adversaries, & US Security Strategy

 Dr. Bruce Jones
  Brookings Senior Fellow

 US Leadership, Strategy & Preventing/Containing Future Conflicts

Ambassador Robert Gallucci
  Former Dean, SFS, Georgetown

Nuclear Weapons: They’re Back!

 Mr. Edward Chow
   Energy & National Security, CSIS

 The Shaking Energy Landscape

Mr. Robert D. Kaplan
  Center for a New American Security

 Chinese Views, Strategy & Geopolitics


 Mr. William Braniff
   University of Maryland

 Understanding ISIS & Al-Qaeda; Potential Ways to Deal w/ Threats

Ms. Christine Fox
   Former Acting Dep SecDef

 Sustaining Our Technological Edge - Facing Up to the Challenges

Col Troy Thomas, USAF
   National Security Council

 2015 National Security Strategy: Process, Principles, & Priorities

Dr. Ian Kearns
   European Leadership Network

 Perspectives on the European Security Environment

The 12th Rethinking Seminar Series will begin again in the fall. The theme and speakers will be announced on this page and directly to those on the contact list as soon as that information becomes available later in the summer. Those wishing to be added to the contact list may do so by Registering a Profile.


Previous Seminar

Dr. Ian Kearns
20 May 2015
Perspectives on the State of the European Security Environment

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