National Security Lecture Series at DMGS
The Daniel Morgan Graduate School Lecture Series is specifically designed to bring together speakers with divergent opinions on national security with the goal of enabling the public to engage in robust and informed discussions. It has hosted some of the most distinguished and influential leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of the national security community. These members of the national security community have provided our students, faculty, and guests with first-rate analysis of some of the most pressing challenges of our time. Daniel Morgan Graduate School will continue to host speakers who can help prepare the next generation of leaders, scholars and, practitioners to develop actionable solutions to global and domestic security challenges.
On November 19th, Daniel Morgan Graduate School (DMGS) hosted The USA-Georgia-Azerbaijan: Global and Regional Prospects of Trilateral Cooperation event featuring representatives from the Azerbaijani and Georgian embassies on our campus in Washington, D.C. Noteworthy attendees included Azerbaijan’s ambassador to the United States, Elin Suleymanov; Georgia’s ambassador to the United States, David Bakradze; Orkhan Zeynalov, Advisor to the Azerbaijani Embassy in the United States; and David Sumbadze, Director of the Washington-based Ramsfeld Scholarship Program at the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute.
The CBC TV channel covered the event and detailed the perspectives shared quoting experts such as Daniel Morgan Graduate School’s DMGS-Kennan Associate Professor Yuval Weber, Ph.D., who had the privilege of moderating the event and sharing his perspectives as an international relations expert. When interviewed by CBC after the event, Dr Weber commented,
“Ambassadors are discussing the Azerbaijan-Georgia-United States trilateral cooperation. Of course, from the United States perspective, this is a good thing. Of course, the United States are seeking more allies rather than few allies wherever possible. Between these three countries, there are a lot of spaces to grow. The issues in the region are many. Both Russia and Iran have their problems with the United States, the US has problems with them, has sanctioned them tremendously. There are serious wars between disputed territories in Georgia and between Armenia and Azerbaijan. So, there is a lot of room for growth when it comes to peace, growth and stability.”
DMGS continually hosts distinguished and influential thinkers, leaders, and practitioners as part of our National Security Lecture Series. This Series addresses a host of national security challenges, past, present, and future. DMGS remains a center of excellence in graduate education, instruction, and research.
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Yuval Weber, Ph.D., is Daniel Morgan Graduate School’s inaugural DMGS-Kennan Institute fellow. Most recently, Dr. Weber taught at Harvard University, where he was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department on Government and a Kathryn W. and Shelby Cullom Davis Research Fellow at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies. His work has appeared in Problems of Post-Communism, International Studies Review, Survival, Cold War Studies, Orbis, and the Washington Post.