UMW Hosts National Security Lectures

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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 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’ … [Read more...]

Rep. Rob Wittman Presents at UMW’s National Security Lecture Series

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Rep. Rob Wittman of Virginia’s 1st Congressional District spoke at UMW’s Dahlgren campus as part of the National Security Lecture Series. Wittman presented his lecture, “Sequestration and the Federal Budget – Implications for the Department of Defense and National Security,” on Wednesday, Oct. 10. First elected in 2007, Wittman is running for reelection this November against Democrat Adam Cook. Wittman will return to UMW on Monday, Oct. 29 for a debate at George Washington Hall’s Dodd Auditorium. The National Security Lecture Series, first held in April 2012, is a collaborative effort that includes UMW’s Department of Political Science and International Affairs, the Joint Warfare Analysis Center and the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Council. All lectures in the four-part series will begin at 8 a.m. with refreshments and networking and end at 10:30 a.m. at UMW’s Dahlgren campus in University Hall, Room 110. The lecture series began on … [Read more...]