Regional Alumni Symposia

U.S. Naval War College (NWC) Regional Alumni Symposia (RAS) are events co-hosted by the President of the NWC and a regional partner navy. Participation is open to all international and U.S. graduates of the college. These academic conferences reinforce that military education continues long after finishing college, as a lifelong pursuit to acquire knowledge about the profession of arms.

Participants engage in conversation during a concession break at U.S. Naval War College’s 16th Regional Alumni Symposium held in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur.
Participants engage in conversation during a concession break at U.S. Naval War College’s (NWC) 16th Regional Alumni Symposium held in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur. The three-day event, hosted in partnership with the Royal Malaysian navy, brings together 75 NWC alumni and regional stakeholders from 14 nations to discuss common challenges in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Daniel S. Marciniak/RELEASED)

About Regional Alumni Symposia

Symposia include keynote speeches by prominent military leaders and faculty-led panels addressing current strategic and operational issues. All participants are invited to exchange their insights and perspectives.

Symposia also serve to foster professional interaction among rising military leaders and allow graduates to take advantage of and foster the “Newport Connection” across many classes. This networking develops professional linkages among military officers at critical junctures in their careers when international relationships proves invaluable. World events continue to confirm the value of working with partners and friends.

U.S. Naval War College (NWC) Regional Alumni Symposia (RAS) are events co-hosted by the President of the NWC and a regional partner navy. Participation is open to all international and U.S. graduates of the college.

17th Regional Alumni Symposium - Arctic and cyber security.
Co-hosted by the Royal Norwegian Navy.

NWC will hold its 17th annual RAS in Bergen, Norway April 10-12, 2018. The event is co-sponsored by the Royal Norwegian Navy and will explore a wide range of topics under the overarching theme of “Challenges in Arctic and Cyber Security.”

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Past Regional Alumni Symposia

Past Regional Alumni Symposia have taken place in many areas around the globe, including Brazil, Germany, Peru, The Philippines, Oman, and at the NWC campus in Newport, Rhode Island.

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