Event Cancellation

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CANCELLED: 24th International Seapower Symposium

Adm. John M. Richardson, chief of naval operations (CNO), provides remarks during the CNOs' 23rd International Seapower Symposium at U.S. Naval War College.
Adm. John M. Richardson, chief of naval operations (CNO), provides remarks during the CNOs' 23rd International Seapower Symposium (ISS) at U.S. Naval War College. More than 180 senior officers and civilians from more than 100 countries including many of the senior-most officers from those countries' navies and coast guards, are attending the biennial event Sept. 18-21. This year's theme is "Security, Order, Prosperity," and will feature guest speakers and panel discussions to explore the common security challenges of maritime nations. First held in 1969, ISS has become the largest gathering of maritime leaders in history and provides a forum for senior international leaders to create and solidify solutions to shared challenges and threats in ways that are in the interests of individual nations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jess Lewis/released)

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Sep. 22, 2020 - Sep. 25, 2020
8:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

ISS Administrator

This event is invitation only with select faculty and staff.

The purpose of the International Seapower Symposium (ISS) is to provide a forum for senior international naval leaders to discuss common maritime challenges and opportunities to enhance international maritime security cooperation. These officers spend three days discussing these issues and listening to a select group of distinguished speakers.

ISS is unique because it is the only forum in the world that brings together the heads of so many navies at the same time to enhance maritime security and collaborative operations. Discussions at ISS have resulted in many successful efforts to enhance cooperation in countering piracy, providing humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, coordinating search and rescue at sea including submarine rescue, planning and conducting coalition military operations and joint law enforcement to counter arms, drug and human trafficking as well as fisheries and pollution violations.

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