Distinguished Speaker Series
The Daniel Morgan Graduate School Distinguished Speaker 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.
The views and opinions expressed in the lecture series do not necessarily reflect the official position of Daniel Morgan Graduate School, its administration, faculty, or students.
On Friday, March 22, 2019, Joseph Humire, Executive Director of the DC based think-tank, the Center for a Secure Free Society, spoke on the Venezuelan conflict. He focused on the Middle Eastern roots of the crisis and its current geopolitical complexity, including...
On February 4th, 2019 at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, another installment of the DMGS - Kennan Institute Distinguished Speakers Series took place. Dr. Nigel Gould-Davies, former British Foreign Service Officer, currently an Associate Fellow of Chatham House and professor at Mahidol University in Thailand and Dr. Daniel P. Ahn, a senior consulting economist for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, formerly Chief Economist at the State Department, delved into the complexities of the US sanctions that have been imposed on Russia's elites.
Polish Journalist, Author, and DMGS Certificate Student Tomasz Grzywaczewski Describes the Experiences of People Entangled in War in Ukraine at the Daniel Morgan Graduate School Event
The conflict which erupted in eastern Ukraine lingers on. Officially it is peace, but when the night falls, gunfire starts again. On and on again. In the pain and suffering of the war, new unrecognized states are born near Donetsk and Lugansk.
Polish Ambassador Dr. Piotr Wilczek and Other International Relations Experts Discuss “Fort Trump,” Other National Security Issues at DMGS’ Celebration of the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining its Independence
The main aim of the conference was to bring together Polish and American decision makers, business, academia and young professionals who work every day on strengthening relations between our two nations.
BRIGADIER GENERAL DIMITRI HENRY, DIRECTOR OF MARINE CORP’S INTELLIGENCE GIVES DMGS STUDENTS AN UP CLOSE VIEW OF WHY DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE MATTERS
General Henry visited our Washington, D.C. campus for a solutions-based discussion regarding defense intelligence and its practical uses in conflict zones and against adversaries.
The CBC TV CHANNEL COVERS EXPERT DISCUSSION ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF GEORGIA AND AZERBAIJAN MODERATED BY DMGS’S RUSSIAN EXPERT DR. YUVAL WEBER (VIDEO)
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.
Chris Costa Discusses Counterterrorism during the First Year of the Trump Administration at a Special Daniel Morgan Graduate School Event
Giving consideration to the terrorist threat from the Maghreb to the Philippines, Costa drew particular attention to the demise of the physical caliphate - the complexities of the fight in the milieu that is Syria - and what the threat might look like in the future. He also discussed his views on the greatest causes for concern going forward including the significant threat and vulnerabilities to civil aviation and mass transit.
The Daniel Morgan Graduate School Chapter of the Alexander Hamilton Society Presents Debating the Military-Industrial Complex (Video)
Watch the full discussion to hear Carafano and Preble's answers to the question of whether or not the United States military-industrial complex and our huge expenditure on the armed forces make us a safer, freer, more prosperous society.
Dr. Raymond Tanter Explains the Iranian Protests, Nuclear Deal, And Change From Obama To Trump At Daniel Morgan Graduate School Event
According to Dr. Tanter, "Expansion and acceleration of protests in Iran constitute a crisis for the regime and an opportunity to leverage people's resentment against the Tehran government. It is critical to find a way to accelerate regime change by Iranians."
Daniel Morgan Graduate School Hosts Panel Discussion for Geopolitics of Energy: Defense Energy Logistics (Video)
Energy experts included Alex Beehler, Research Professor, George Washington University’s Environmental and Energy Management Institute and Dr. Arnie Dupuy, energy expert with Booz Allen Hamilton, Contract Support to The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Operational Energy, Current Operations.