Past Events

U.S. Naval War College Past Events

Knox Lecture Series
Oct 26

Knox Lecture Series: The Soviet-Israeli War at Sea

12:00 p.m.
Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

The naval front was a central element of the direct clash between Soviet and Israeli forces in the 1960s and '70s, when the USSR's Mediterranean squadron also challenged the US Sixth Fleet for mastery of this strategic sea.

Eight Bells Lecture Series
Oct 05

Eight Bells Lecture Series: To the Walls of Derne

Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, Newport, RI 02840

“To the Walls of Derne: William Eaton, the Tripoli Coup, and the End of the First Barbary War,” by Chipp Reid. To the Walls of Derne recounts the 1804 naval campaign to unseat Yusuf Karamanli, the ruler of Tripoli.

Batter-up Graphic
Sep 29

Batter Up! Naval War College to Host WWI Baseball at Cardines Field

4:30 p.m.
Cardines Field, 20 America's Cup Ave, Newport, RI 02840

The Naval War College will host a baseball game on Friday, September 29th at historic Cardines Field in downtown Newport. The program is designed as a fun event with educational programming to mark the centennial of American involvement in World War I.

Knox Lecture Series
Sep 21

Knox Lecture Series: The United States Navy Meets the Grand Fleet

12:00 p.m.
Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Presented quarterly at the Naval War College throughout the year, the “Knox lecture” series is designed to serve as a venue for scholarly papers on historical subjects, which are of current strategic interest to the U.S. Navy.

Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace laureate and Liberian peace activist, social worker and women’s right activist, speaks during an evening lecture held at U.S. Naval War College (NWC) as part of the 2017 Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Conference at NWC in Newport, Rhode Island.
Aug 11

Nobel laureate speaks at Naval War College Women, Peace and Security Conference

8:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

2011 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Leymah Gbowee, who led a women’s peace movement that helped bring an end to the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003, was the featured speaker at U.S. Naval War College’s Woman, Peace and Security Conference in Newport, Rhode Island last week.

Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace laureate and Liberian peace activist, social worker and women’s right activist, speaks during an evening lecture held at U.S. Naval War College (NWC) as part of the 2017 Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Conference at NWC in Newport, Rhode Island.
Aug 10

Evening Lecture Series: Leymah Gbowee

6:30 p.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

The Evening Lecture Series exists to bring nationally and globally-recognized experts in such fields as national security, world affairs, contemporary social issues, scientific research, and private industry to speak at the college in support of its educational mission.

The Naval War College Museum is now hosting a new exhibit, “Illuminating the Past,” by Tom Freeman
Aug 01

Naval War College Museum Announces New Exhibit “Illuminating the Past”

10:00 a.m.
Naval War College Museum, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

The Naval War College Museum is now hosting a new exhibit, “Illuminating the Past,” by Tom Freeman. The exhibit, which is on loan from the National Museum of the United States Navy, occupies the museum’s art gallery on the first floor and will be on rotating display through 28 February 2018.

Students, staff and faculty assigned to U.S. Naval War College (NWC) listen to a panel discussion during the 68th annual Current Strategy Forum at U.S. Naval War College (NWC) in Newport, Rhode Island.
Jun 13

Current Strategy Forum: National Security and Fleet Design

8:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Current Strategy Forum (CSF) hosted by the Secretary of the Navy at the U.S. Naval War College. This event offered an opportunity for the nation’s public servants, scholars, and senior military officers to join with College faculty and students to discuss the future strategy of the United States.

Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses students, staff and faculty at U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.
May 02

CMSI Conference: China's Gray Zone Maritime Operations

8:00 a.m.
McCarty Little Hall Auditorium, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

This conference covers China’s major maritime forces beyond core PLA Navy units, with particular focus on China’s second and third sea forces: the “white-hulled” Coast Guard and “blue-hulled” Maritime Militia.

Randy Forbes, senior distinguished fellow of U.S. Naval War College (NWC) Foundation and former representative, gives remarks to NWC students, staff, faculty and guests during his keynote address on sea power and national strategy during an EMC Chair Symposium on Maritime Security, “Sea Control and Foreign Policy,” held at NWC in Newport, Rhode Island.
Apr 04

EMC Chair Symposium: Sea Control and Foreign Policy

8:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

This fifth maritime-centric EMC Chair symposium builds on the 2016 release of “Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority,” which noted the “U.S. Navy has been a cornerstone of American security and prosperity.”