Issues in National Security Lecture Series

The "Issues in National Security" is an annual event in which ten lectures are presented by volunteer faculty professors from U.S. Naval War College (NWC) during the winter and spring. As the lectures represent current political, military, economic, and social issues that both challenge strategists and concern citizens, the lectures are tailored to the spouses and significant others of NWC students, staff, and faculty.

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About Issues in National Security Lecture Series

Topics range from global issues such as humanitarian assistance and disaster response to specific regional issues such as U.S. naval power in the Pacific. The lectures are presented in a method similar to those given as part of the war college curriculum: a forty-five minute lecture followed by a question and answer period. Based on the success of last year's inaugural lecture series, this event is being moved to Spruance Auditorium which can support a larger audience.

Upcoming Event

The series is designed to be very inclusive: all lectures are open to spouses, partners, and significant others of military/civilian employees not only assigned to Naval War College but also those affiliated with Naval Station Newport and its tenant activities. Foundation members and local-area retirees or active/reserve personnel are also welcome.

Issues in National Security: "Homeland Defense"

Tuesday, February 07, 2023
4:30 p.m.
Spruance Auditorium, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

The 'Issues in National Security' lectures represent current political, military, economic, and social issues that challenge strategists and concern citizens therefore the lectures are tailored to the spouses and significant others of U.S. Naval War College students, staff, and faculty.

Most Recent Events

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Issues in National Security: "Humanitarian Assistance"

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Spruance Auditorium, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

The 'Issues in National Security' lectures represent current political, military, economic, and social issues that challenge strategists and concern citizens therefore the lectures are tailored to the spouses and significant others of U.S. Naval War College students, staff, and faculty.

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Issues in National Security: "Humans v. Machines"

Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Spruance Auditorium, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

The 'Issues in National Security' lectures represent current political, military, economic, and social issues that challenge strategists and concern citizens therefore the lectures are tailored to the spouses and significant others of U.S. Naval War College students, staff, and faculty.

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Issues in National Security: "Global Climate Issues"

Monday, November 21, 2022
Spruance Auditorium, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

The 'Issues in National Security' lectures represent current political, military, economic, and social issues that challenge strategists and concern citizens therefore the lectures are tailored to the spouses and significant others of U.S. Naval War College students, staff, and faculty.