EMC Chair Symposium

In 2015, the sea services released the revised “Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower,” the first national maritime strategy published since 1986. A year later, thought leaders from the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, academia, and the policy community convened to discuss the strategy, a tradition that continues. The EMC Chair Symposium is an opportunity for workshops to be held on topics including Maritime Power and Trade, Humanitarian Response, International Security, Cybersecurity and Cyberwar, and Strategic Intelligence.

Rear Adm. Jeffrey A. Harley, president, U.S. Naval War College (NWC), provides opening remarks during an EMC Chair Symposium on Maritime Security held at NWC in Newport, Rhode Island.
Rear Adm. Jeffrey A. Harley, president, U.S. Naval War College (NWC), provides opening remarks during an EMC Chair Symposium on Maritime Security held at NWC in Newport, Rhode Island. This fifth maritime-centric symposium builds on the 2016 release of Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority. 170405-N-RX668-048 NEWPORT, R.I. (April 5, 2017)

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

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

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Civilian-Military Humanitarian Response

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Maritime Strategy

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Maritime Power and International Security

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Maritime Security, Seapower and Trade

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