Issues in National Security Lecture 3: "Robots That Swim, Fly and Crawl"

Issues in National Security Banner

About this Event

Event Information

Feb. 11, 2020
4:30 p.m.
Pringle Auditorium, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Public Affairs Office

This event is for spouses, partners and significant others of military/civilian employees assigned to the U.S. Naval War College, Naval Station Newport and its tenant activities, NWC Foundation members and local-area retirees or active/reserve personnel.

About This Lecture

Professor John E. Jackson, who holds the E.A. Sperry Chair of Unmanned and Robotic Systems will present an entertaining and informative lecture about the full range of robots and unmanned systems currently being used in the military and in civilian uses. The author of the recent book "One Nation, Under Drones" (published by the U.S. Naval Institute), Professor Jackson will speak about flying robots that range in size from small birds up to a 737-aircraft. Maritime robots will include ships and submarines that go to sea without any seamen aboard. Professor Jackson has offered similar lectures at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, American University School of Law, the New York Yacht Club and similar venues.

About the Lecture Series

The Issues in National Security (INS) lectures are specifically designed to offer scholarly lectures to the spouses, partners and significant others of military and civilian employees assigned to the U.S. Naval War College (NWC), Naval Station Newport and its tenant activities, NWC Foundation members and local-area retirees or active/reserve personnel. Participation is voluntary and neither reading assignments nor written requirements will apply.

The INS lectures will be held on the campus of NWC in Pringle Auditorium on select Tuesday afternoons from 4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. There will be a total of ten lectures offered during the period starting in January through May.

These academic lectures are being offered to the participants, however no formal academic credit will be awarded. Participants who attend at least 70% of the lectures will be presented with a certificate that documents their completion of the NWC INS Lecture Series.

Attending a Lecture

There is no requirement to sign up or RSVP for the lecture series. For general questions about the series, contact Professor John E. Jackson at jacksonj@usnwc.edu.

Most Recent

News, Media, & Events

Issues in National Security Lecture 2: "Teaching Leadership to Senior Navy Leaders"

Jan. 28, 2020
4:30 p.m.
Pringle Auditorium, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Issues in National Security Lecture 4: "Lincoln and His Admirals"

Feb. 25, 2020
4:30 p.m.
Pringle Auditorium, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841