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National Defense and Foreign Policy Focus of Seminar

Posted 10/04/2016
Posted by Mary Ingarra

The University of Hartford’s Presidents’ College and the Connecticut Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) are offering a seminar on National Defense and Foreign Policy, Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the University’s Wilde Auditorium and 1877 Club, located in the Harry Jack Gray Center. Registration begins at 9 a.m.

Topics of discussion include Putin’s Foreign Policy and Russian Expansion, NATO and Russia After the 2016 WARSAW Summit, The Evolution of Islamic Military, A Global Approach to Combating ISIS, and Red Star Over the Pacific.

Speakers include David R. Stone, PhD, professor of strategy and policy at the U.S. Naval War College; John R. Deni PhD, research professor of joint interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational security issues at the U.S. Army War College; Colonel Robert Cassidy, strategy and policy military professor at the U.S. Naval War College; Lisa Curtis, senior research fellow on South Asia at the Heritage Foundation; and James R. Holmes, PhD, professor of strategy at the U.S. Naval War College and senior fellow at the University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs.

University of Hartford President Walter Harrison, Presidents’ College Director Joseph Voelker, and MOAA Connecticut Chapter President Robert Magyar are hosting the seminar, with Colonel Robert L. Hill serving as moderator. Additional sponsors include the Reserve Officers Association and the USAA.

Cost for attendance, which includes lunch, is $40. Registration is available at Email for more information.

The Presidents’ College, headed by Joseph Voelker, University of Hartford English professor and the former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, offers short courses throughout the year taught by leading members of the University of Hartford faculty and visiting lecturers.