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

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Lectures of Opportunity: "Warfare's Evolving Nature: 2022"

Monday, May 16, 2022
4:45 p.m.
Virtual Event

MG Donahue will speak on the evolving character of warfare with a special emphasis on combined arms maneuver, integration of emerging technologies, and how we have all seen it unfold in Ukraine since the conflict started.

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Lectures of Opportunity: "The Islamic State in Africa"

Thursday, May 12, 2022
12:00 p.m.
Virtual Event

This lecture will feature a conversation with Dr. Jason Warner and Mr. Ryan O’Farrell as they discuss their new book: The Islamic State in Africa: The Emergence, Evolution, and Future of the Next Jihadist Battlefront.

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Lectures of Opportunity: "Stoic Social Grit"

Thursday, April 28, 2022
11:45 a.m.
Virtual Event

If you call someone a Stoic, you are probably thinking that they have buttoned up emotions, or can keep calm in the face of adversity, or cultivate resilience through tough inner strength and grit.

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Lectures of Opportunity: "Ransomware: The New High Seas Piracy"

Monday, April 11, 2022
12:00 p.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

After the attack on Colonial Pipeline, the DarkSide ransomware gang posted an "apology" that bore striking resemblance to a similar mea culpa issued by arch-pirate Henry Every in the 17th century.