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.

Upcoming Event

Our 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.

20th Regional Alumni Symposium

Monday, April 17-19, 2023
Viña del Mar, Chile

U.S. Naval War College (NWC) will hold its 20th annual Regional Alumni Symposium (RAS) in Viña del Mar, Chile. RAS's are academic conferences designed to continue the professional military education of NWC alumni after they leave Newport.

Most Recent Events

U.S. Naval War College with yellow flowers

19th Regional Alumni Symposium

Tuesday, September 13-15, 2022
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

U.S. Naval War College (NWC) will hold its 19th annual Regional Alumni Symposium (RAS) in Newport, Rhode Island. RAS's are academic conferences designed to continue the professional military education of NWC alumni after they leave Newport.

Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires

18th Regional Alumni Symposium in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Monday, August 26-29, 2019
Buenos Aires, Argentina

U.S. Naval War College (NWC) will hold its 18th annual Regional Alumni Symposium (RAS) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. RAS's are academic conferences designed to continue the professional military education of NWC alumni after they leave Newport.