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Past Highlights from the Joseph Kruzel Memorial Foreign and Defense Policy Luncheon Series

September 2014

Boko Haram: The 'Bring Back Our Girls' Distraction”
Mr. Craig Dudley (Senior Intelligence Officer, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Washington, D.C.)

“Why Tito Nostalgia?”
Ambassador Ugljesa Zvekic (Permanent Representative, Ambassador, Republic of Serbia, to the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva 2009-2013).

March 2014

"Thoughtful Choices for Security Cooperation."
Col. Kevin Bercompas (USAF ret). Former Deputy Director of Partnership Policy and Strategy under the Assistatnt Secretary of Defense, Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict.

January 2014

"Strategy and Contingency in the Pacific War."
Professor Michael Myers (School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs, WSU)

April 2013

"Working in the Intelligence Community: Interviewing Terrorists and the Challenges of Providing Accurate Intelligence."
Dr. Elena Mastors, former senior analyst at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and held senior position serving the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence at the Pentagon. Vice President and Dean of the School of Security adn Global Studies at the American Public University System.

November 2012

"Comparing Saddam Hussein's Iraq and the Syria of Al-Asad: Coup-Proofing and Counter-insurgency in Two Ba'athist States."
Dr. Ibrahim Al-Marashi, Assistant Professor of History, California State University.

September 2012

"Current and Future Challenges for U.S. Naval Operations."
Ambassador Asif Chaudhry, Foreign Policy Advisor to the Chief of Naval Operations at the Pentagon.

April 2012

"Future Challenges in U.S. Military Space Policy"
Colonel (USAF retired) Richard W. McKinney, former Deputy UnderSecretary of the Air Force for Space Programs.

March 2012

"Overcoming the Unfortunate Legacy of Haditha, the Stryker Brigade 'Kill Team', and Pantano: Establishing More Effective War Crimes Accountability by the United States"
MAJ (Marines retired) Alan S. Williams, Associate Professor of Law, University of Idaho.

February 2012

"Government Sanctioned Militias in Counterinsurgencies: Miracle Drug or Poisoning the Patient?"
LTC Craig Whiteside (Army retired), School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs (WSU)

January 2012

"Perspectives on National Grand Strategy"
Hap Arnold Lecture Series, Air-War College, Maxwell AFB.  Colonel Christopher Bado (Army), Lt. Col. Brian Anderson (USAF Reserve), Colonel J. Jay Updegraff (USAF), Colonel Jeffrey J. Smith (USAF)

November 2011

"Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons and the security implications of Tehran obtaining the bomb"
Thomas Preston, C.O. Johnson Distinguished Professor of Political Science, School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs, WSU.

September 2011

"Globalization and Democratization on US Foreign and Security Policy"
Colonel Jeffrey Smith (USAF, Ph.D.), Chair of the International Security Studies, US Air War College, Maxwell AFB

March 2011

"Practice Not Politics: A Soldier's View of the War in Afghanistan"
Lt. Stephen James (British Army)  (WSU)

November 2010

"Tribal Identity, War, and the Sunni Awakening in al Anbar Province"
Martha Cottam, Professor of International Relations, Political Science Dept. (WSU); Director of The Institute for the Study of Intercommunal Conflict (ISIC)

December 2010

"Military Impacts on the Environment: A Comparison Between Global North and Global South"
Gregory Hooks, Professor and Chair of Sociology (WSU)

April 2008

"The 3 D's (Diplomacy, Development, and Defense):  Experiences working U.S. Afri-Com in the War on Terror"
Commander George Rissky (Executive Officer, WSU/UI Naval ROTC)

March 2008

"Interviewing Extremists."
Dr. Elena Mastors, Associate Professor, National Decision Making Department at the US Naval War College and former-senior intelligence and policy official in U.S. Department of Defense

February 2008

"Pakistan and the War on Terror:  Implications for US Policy"
Ambassador Wendy J. Chamberlin, former-U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan (2001-2002), Laos (1996-99), Deputy High Commissioner for UN Commissioner for Refugees (2004-2006) and current President of the Middle East Institute in Washington D.C.

November 2007

"Future Security Relationships in a World of Biological Weapons"
Dr. Thomas Preston, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science (WSU)

April 2007

"Psychological Problems for Returning Soldiers and the Challenges in Providing Treatment for Clinicians and Universities"
Dr. Douglas Lane (Director of the Washington State University Psychology Clinic)

March 2007

"Roundtable Discussion:  How ROTC Fits Into Overall Picture at our Local Universities and How This Relationship Can Be Encouraged and Strengthened"
Chet Herbst, Col USAF (ret.), Strategic Planning, Institutional Research, Assessment, Lewis-Clark State College; Former Commander USAF ROTC (WSU/UI)

February 2007

"Effects Based Operations, an Overview"
U.S. Army LTC Robert Isenberg; (WSU Army ROTC)

December 2006

"Counter Insurgency, Marines and the Iraqi Army on the Syrian Border"
U.S. Marine Corps CPT Clinton Culp (Marine Officer Instructor, UofI/WSU ROTC)

October 2006

"Intelligence Analysis in Support of U.S. Policymaking: Challenges and Controversies"
Mr. C.G. (Deputy Issue Manager for Balkan-Central European Analysis at the Directorate of Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency)

March 2006

"Assessing Foreign Leaders-at-a-Distance to Assist Policy Makers:  Or How We Profile People We Haven't Met and Try to Predict What They Will Do!"
Dr. Thomas Preston, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science (WSU)

February 2006

"What You Don't Hear in the Media:  Experiences of the Idaho National Guard During Their Recent Deployment to Iraq"
LTC Steve Knutzen (Commander of the Idaho National Guard)

December 2005

"Posse Comitatus and the Implications for the U.S. Military"
Chet Herbst, Col USAF (ret.), Strategic Planning, Institutional Research, Assessment, Lewis-Clark State College; Former Commander USAF ROTC (WSU/UI)

October 2005

"North-South/U.S.-Latin American Defense Policy"
Dr. Oswaldo Muniz, Universidad de La Serena

May 2005

"SOCOM and the Global War on Terror:  A Critical Assessment"
LTC Kenneth A. Hunt (Commander, University of Idaho Army ROTC).

March 2005

"America's All-Volunteer Force: 30 Years Later – a look at the current and future implications of the end of the draft/conscription"
Chet Herbst, Col USAF (ret.), Strategic Planning, Institutional Research, Assessment, Lewis-Clark State College; Former Commander USAF ROTC (WSU/UI)

February 2005

"Coordination, Homeland Security, and the Problem of Organizational Design"
Dr. Steven Stehr, Associate Professor of Political Science (WSU) and Chair of Department of Political Science

January 2005

"Security Issues in Border Management"
Dr. Martha Cottam, Professor of Political Science (WSU)

December 2004

"U.S. National Security Strategy"
Chet Herbst, Col USAF (ret.), Strategic Planning, Institutional Research, Assessment, Lewis-Clark State College; Former Commander USAF ROTC (WSU/UI)

November 2004

"Experiences of a U.S. Weapons Inspector Serving on the Iraq Survey Group"
Dr. Scott Minnich, Associate Professor, Microbiology Molecular Biology & Biochemistry Dept. (UI)

October 2004

"North Korea: The Growing Challenge for U.S. Foreign Policy"
Dr. Thomas Preston, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science (WSU)

March 2004

"International Policing"
Dr. Otwin Marenin, Professor of Criminal Justice (WSU)

January 2004

"An Operational Code Profile of Vladimir Putin"
Stephen Dyson, Graduate Student, Department of Political Science (WSU)

December 2003

"U.S. Military Policy and the Invasion of Iraq"
Chet Herbst, Col USAF (ret.), Strategic Planning, Institutional Research, Assessment, Lewis-Clark State College

October 2003

"U.S. Foreign and Security Policy on Iraq"
Chet Herbst, Col USAF (ret.), Strategic Planning, Institutional Research, Assessment, Lewis-Clark State College

December 2002

"The Threat Posed By Bio-terrorism to U.S. Security"
Dr. Thomas Preston, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science (WSU)

November 2002

"U.S. Military Policy on Iraq: What Does the Future Hold and How Can Our Security Interests Be Accomplished?"
Dr. Thomas Preston,Department of Political Science (WSU) and Chet Herbst, Col USAF (ret.), Strategic Planning, Institutional Research, Assessment, LCSU

January 2002

"Asymmetrical Threats and Adaptive Enemies"
Dr. Thomas Preston, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science (WSU)

December 2001

"How Should the U.S. Respond to the Recent Terrorist Attack?"
Chet Herbst, Col USAF (ret.), Strategic Planning, Institutional Research, Assessment, Lewis-Clark State College

November 2001

"U.S. Homeland Security and Counter-terrorism Policy"
Dr. Rand Lewis, Director of the Martin Institute (UofI)

October 2001

"U.S. Policy Options for Fighting International Terrorism"
Dr. Thomas Preston, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science (WSU) and Chet Herbst, Col USAF (ret.), Strategic Planning, Institutional Research, Assessment, Lewis-Clark State College

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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