About EMC Chair Symposium
The EMC Chair engages with leaders from academia, industry, and the Department of Defense to explore how knowledge is created, shared, and managed. The Chair supports research and teaching activities that emphasize intelligence, cyber, and maritime security. These efforts are supporting the Navy develop thinking about intelligence, cyberspace and national security.
About The Chair
Derek Reveron is a Professor of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War College. He specializes in strategy development, non-state security challenges, and defense policy. He has authored or edited eleven books and is a faculty affiliate at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School. Promoting cyber norms, he served on the Rhode Island Cybersecurity Commission and works with the Boston Global Forum. He teaches courses on human security, grand strategy, foreign policy analysis, and cybersecurity.
Past workshops have explored the new maritime strategy and concepts essential to implement it, including humanitarian response, international security, and trade.
Sea Control and Foreign Policy Click to Open
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.”
The symposium will consider future directions of US foreign policy and reflect on demands the country places on the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard to advance and defend national interests. Participants from DOD, academia, and the policy community will convene in Newport to discuss the implications for sea power as the Design challenges the Navy to “Deepen operational relationships with other services, agencies, industry, allies and partners – who operate with the Navy to support our shared interests.” See This Event
Civilian-Military Humanitarian Response Click to Open
As part of the EMC Chair workshop series on maritime security and information sharing, this humanitarian-focused conference is designed to help the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard develop robust research, professional education, training, and development agendas to improve civilian-military coordination through information sharing during humanitarian responses.
This fourth maritime-centric EMC Chair symposium is a follow-up to the 2016 Navy Design, where the Chief of Naval Operations charged us to "deepen operational relatinships with other services, agencies, industry, allies and partners - who operate with the Navy to support our shared interests." Participants from U.S. and international militaries, academia, UN OCHA, and key intenrational nongovernmental organizations convened in Newport and participated in a combination of panels and breakout groups to improve understanding and information sharing. See This Event
Maritime Strategy Click to Open
In 2015, the maritime services released the revised "Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower."
To explore the implementation of the strategy, the EMC Chair symposium will review maritime strategy themes, examine reactions to the strategy, and discuss concepts essential to implement the strategy. Participants from the Defense Department, academia, the policy community, and international navies will convene in Newport to consider the strategy and its implementation. See This Event
Maritime Power and International Security Click to Open
The Naval War College will convene a symposium that brings experts from academia and the national security community to discuss the relationship between maritime power and international security.
Participants will reflect on contemporary maritime challenges, strategic approaches to advance and defend national interests, and future roles for maritime power. The implications are important for understanding the types of missions combatant commanders will execute and the types of equipment and training the Navy must provide to support these missions. Panels will address power projection, deterrence, special operations, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, security cooperation, and maritime strategy.
Maritime Security, Seapower and Trade Click to Open
To make sense of the relationship among maritime security, seapower, and trade, the EMC Chair will convene a symposium that brings experts from industry, the policy community, and the sea services.
Participants will reflect on the importance of classic maritime thought and how changes in the shipping industry, trade patterns, and non-state use of the oceans impact future naval operations. The implications are important for understanding the types of missions combatant commanders will execute and the types of equipment and training the Navy must provide to support these missions. Keynote speakers will address the diplomatic and operational considerations of maritime cooperation.