UMW Hosts National Security Lectures

The University of Mary Washington Dahlgren Campus Center for Education and Research will host its third series of lectures this spring on global events and their impact on U.S. national security.

The UMW Dahlgren Campus Center for Education and Research will host a national security lecture series this spring (copyright Patrick Ross Photography, 2012)

The lecture series is a joint effort of the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Council (MAC), the Joint Warfare Analysis Center (JWAC) and UMW. The lectures provide the Department of Defense and industry representatives with current data on global events that challenge national security. The sessions also will be broadcast to the Stafford Technology and Research (STAR) Center at Quantico as well as the U.S. Strategic Command in Nebraska

On Tuesday, Feb. 19, the lecture series began with a discussion on “The Global Economics of Water” by Jacqueline Gallagher, associate professor of geography. On Tuesday, March 19, John Kramer, distinguished professor of political science, will discuss “Superpower Competition in Post-Soviet Central Asia: The ‘Great Game’ Redux.”

Other lectures will include Cynthia Watson, professor of strategy at the National Defense University, who will present “China’s Growing Shadow in the Global Arena” on Tuesday, April 16, and Ranjit Singh, associate professor of political science, who will present “Political Islam and the Arab Spring” on Thursday, May 30. All lectures in the series will be held at University Hall from 8 to 10 a.m., except Cynthia Watson’s lecture that will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., are free and open to the public.

Registration for the lectures is requested as space is limited. For more information or to register, visit http://dahlgren.umw.edu/.

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News release prepared by: Sarah Tagg

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