Past Events

The U.S. Naval War College (NWC) event calendar is expansive. Through reflection and examination, past NWC events may still highlight our educational and research position in the naval community and the wider defense audience.

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U.S. Naval War College Past Events

Chris Demchak from U.S. Naval War College (NWC), Philip O’Neill from Boston University Law School, Raj Shah the former managing director of Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, and Sarah Kreps of Cornell University participate in a panel discussion during the 69th annual Current Strategy Forum held at NWC.

Current Strategy Forum

Tuesday, June 07-08, 2022
8:30 a.m.
Hybrid Event

The Current Strategy Forum was first held at U.S. Naval War College in May 1949. Their purpose was to bring together a small number of prominent civilian and military guests to discuss future U.S. strategy with senior officers attending the college.

Adm. John Richardson, chief of naval operations, delivers a keynote address during the 69th annual Current Strategy Forum held at U.S. Naval War College (NWC).

Current Strategy Forum: "The Agile Navy: Maximizing Maritime Power in the Information Age"

Tuesday, June 11-12, 2019
8:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

The Current Strategy Forum at the U.S. Naval War College builds upon the research conducted through a series of workshops and conferences over the past 24-months, will consider issues related to the resurgence of "Great Power Competition" between peer and near-peer competitors around the globe.

Sarah Sewall from John Hopkins University, Ambassador Eric S. Edelman from the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, and Naval War College Foundation Fellow Randy Forbes, all participate in a panel discussion during the 68th annual Current Strategy Forum at U.S. Naval War College (NWC) in Newport, Rhode Island.

Current Strategy Forum: Technology, Innovation and Strategy

Tuesday, June 12-13, 2018
8:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Annual forums are designed to provide an opportunity for exchange of views among outstanding scholars and leaders from across industry, government and the military. As the U.S. Navy focuses on current operations, it also must also look beyond the horizon.

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.

Current Strategy Forum: National Security and Fleet Design

Tuesday, June 13-14, 2017
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.

Michael F. Pavković, Timothy D. Hoyt, Andrea J. Dew, James R. Holmes and Toshi Yoshihara, all professors at U.S. Naval War College (NWC), participate in a panel discussion during the 67th annual Current Strategy Forum (CSF) at NWC in Newport, Rhode Island.

Current Strategy Forum: Strategy in Complex and Uncertain Times

Tuesday, June 14-15, 2016
8:00 p.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

We describe today’s strategic environment as complex. We use terms such as globalization, new world order, cyber security, and disruptive technology that suggest that we need to think differently about our strategic approach in dealing with our nation's challenges.

Ronald O'Rourke, a naval analyst at the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress, addresses the attendees during the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) 2015 Current Strategy Forum in Newport, Rhode Island.

Current Strategy Forum: Strategy and Maritime Power in a Contested Environment

Tuesday, June 16-17, 2015
8:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

The contested space of today includes not only the geopolitical, but has also expanded to new domains, such as the minds of a new generation, in the streets of heavily populated cities, and the infrastructure that supports a population.