Professor Joshua Rovner, Strategy and Policy Department, spoke on "The Options if Diplomacy Fails with Iran" at the CATO Institute, March 30. The Cato Institute hosted a conference to discuss U.S. policy toward Iran in the effort to curtail the country's nuclear program. Speakers with expertise in Iran's nuclear program talked about possible next steps, as the Obama Administration tries to engage Iran through diplomacy. Two panels examined the questions, "Can diplomacy work?" and "What are the options if diplomacy fails?" The first panel discussed whether the current policy is likely to work, the limits and definition of diplomacy and if a different approach might be more successful. The second panel, which included Professor Rovner, weighed the administration's military and non-military options and the repercussions of bombing Iran. The following video is queued up to Professor Rovner’s presentation:
Professors Larry McCabe and Jim Cook, National Security Affairs Department, recently presented lectures on regional security and leadership at the Caribbean Command & Staff College in Moneague, Jamaica, March 29. The engagement was in support of the US Embassy, Kingston, US Naval Forces South and SOUTHCOM theater security goals and objectives and included students from eight Caribbean countries in the CARICOM organization. The Naval War College has a longstanding relationship with the regional institution and has become an integral part of the course curriculum.
Professor Dennis Mandsager, International Law Department, participated in a panel sponsored by the American Society of International Law Teaching International Law Interest Group
(TILIG) on the topic “Teaching International Law while Confronting Current Events,” on March 30. The panel discussed how Public International Law teachers react to current events that illustrate, refute, or elaborate on previously planned course coverage, how the nature and scope of PIL is to be defined for classroom purposes when news coverage emphasizes gaps,ambiguities, ineffectiveness, or irrelevancies in international law, and how professors address student concerns about apparent failures in the domestic application of international law. For more information click here: http://asilcables.org/2012/03/31/teaching-international-law-while-confronting-current-events-balancing-past-and-present/
Professor John Hattendorf, Maritime History Department Chairman, has been named one of the scientific council members for the academic advisory board of Océanides, an international research project in maritime and naval history. Océanides will coordinate and bring together the work of researchers who specialize in the history of the seas and oceans. The association aims to promote the maritime world and develop its resources from government and within civil society. Hattendorf is currently the only American member.
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