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Research, publication, and public interaction are important parts of any educational institution’s mission, and the National Security Affairs Department is no exception. Engaged scholars and practitioners are not only better teachers, but also make important contributions to the discussions and debates regarding our national security and defense policies.

Here is a recent selection of NSA faculty contributions:
Journal Articles, Book Chapters and Monographs
Conferences Organized
  • Cloud, John. Economics and Security: Central American and the Caribbean, 23-24 April 2012 in Jacksonville, Fl. 
  • Cloud, John. Defense Industrial Base, November 14-15, 2013
  • Raum, Mary. The Fabric of War and Phase 4: Women, Peace and Security Components, 29-30 March 2012
  • Raum, Mary. Answering the How: Progress, Challenges, and Issues for Sustaining the National Action Plan, 12-13 December 2013.
  • Reveron, Derek. Maritime Security, Seapower, and Trade, March 24-26, 2014
  • Shimkus, Al. Humanitarian Assistance: What is the US Government’s True North, October 25-26, 2012.
Keynote Addresses
  • Alvi, Hayat, Keynote Speech, US Army Ball, Southbridge, MA (March 17, 2012)
  • Cooper, David A., Life of the Mind Lecture Series, “Is the Chemical Weapons Taboo Unraveling? And Why (Do?) We Care?” Redwood Library & Athenᴁum, Newport, RI (October 17, 2013)
  • Gvosdev, Nikolas. “The Russian Orthodox Church and Russia’s Foreign Policy Vectors,” Kennan Institute (October 15, 2013)
  • Nichols, Thomas, “Russia and America: Doomed to Conflict or Destined to Cooperation?” Hamilton Hall Lectures, Salem, MA, March 2014.
  • Nichols, Thomas, Harvard Graduate Council Lectures that Last Series, “Why We Study War” Cambridge, MA (April 2013)
  • Nichols, Thomas, Keynote, 19th annual Community of Christ Peace Colloquy, “The Strategic and Moral Implications of Deep Nuclear Cuts,” Independence, MO (October, 2012)
  • Nichols, Thomas. Naval War College Foundation Winter Lecture Series, "Nuclear Weapons and U.S. National Security," Newport, RI (March 2014)
  • Norton, Richard. Pentagon History Speaker's Lecture Series, Camp Lejeune (January, 2014)