UMW Hosts National Security Lectures at Dahlgren Campus

The University of Mary Washington Dahlgren Campus Center for Education and Research is hosting a series of lectures this spring and summer on national security challenges facing the U.S.

The lecture series is a joint effort of the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Council, the Joint Warfare Analysis Center (JWAC) and UMW. The lectures provide Department of Defense and contractor employees overviews of international security in regions of interest and spark thought-provoking discussions. Strategic Command Headquarters, JWAC’s parent command in Omaha, Neb., and other regional Department of Defense installations, are able to participate in the lectures through video teleconferencing.

On Wednesday, May 2, the lecture series will continue with “The Baltic States: Strategic Considerations & American Foreign Policy” by Kramer. Elizabeth Larus, professor of political science, will present “Strategic Challenges in Northeast Asia: Implications for U.S. National Security Policy” on Wednesday, June 6 and Ranjit Singh, associate professor of political science, will present “The Security Implications of the Arab Spring” on Wednesday, June 20. All lectures in the series will be held at University Hall from 8 to 10:30 a.m. and are free and open to the public.

Registration for the lectures is requested as space is limited. For more information or to register, visit

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News release prepared by: Brynn Boyer         

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.