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Professors Peter Dutton and James Kraska spoke at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) Future Maritime Operations Conference 2012, July 4-5. Kraska spoke on maritime security law and offshore economic growth and Dutton spoke on anti access and China.  The only other U.S. speaker was Vice Adm. Mark Fox, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Plans & Strategy N3/N5. More information on the event is at http://www.rusi.org/maritimeconference/.
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Professors David Burbach and Chris Jasparro, National Security Affairs Department, led a symposium on global political trends and maritime security challenges for the Royal Navy of Morocco in Casablanca, on June 26.  The event was hosted by the Moroccan Vice-Chief of Naval Operations, and attended by several other senior Moroccan flag officers and nearly fifty officers at the O5/O6 level.  Both sides found the discussion to be lively and candid, with a helpful exchange of perspectives on current security issues in North Africa.  With many of the officers in attendance being Newport alumni, the event also helped to cement long-standing ties between NWC and the Moroccan Navy.
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Professor Mary Raum, National Security Affairs Department, spoke before 200 female veterans at the Annual Conference on Women Veterans. The conference highlighted the expanding role of women in military leadership.  Raum's lecture was entitled "Finding the Leader Within."
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Professor Walter Berbrick, War Gaming Department, guest spoke at the U.S. Coast Guard International Ice Patrol"s North American Ice Services (NAIS) meeting held June 20, at Naval Station Newport's Officers' Club.  Berbrick shared the findings of Fleet Arctic Operations game held at NWC last September.
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Professor George Oliver, Joint Military Operations Department, along with two Canadian and one US Navy lawyer taught a week-long course on the Legal Aspects of Peacekeeping to students of the Kazak armed forces for the Department of Defense Institute for International Legal Studies program, June 11-15.  Kazakhstan is standing up a new brigade focused on peacekeeping and this course was their first effort to train a cadre of peacekeepers.
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Professor Joan Johnson-Freese, National Security Affairs, spoke on International Space Security and Stability at the DARPA conference on Fostering Sustainable Satellite Servicing Conference in Washington, D.C. on June 26. The conference was part of an ongoing dialogue to explore and develop the next generation of satellite servicing capabilities that support the United States and its international partners.
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Professors Thomas Mahnken, Timothy Hoyt, Joshua Rovner, Strategy and Policy Department, and Professor Andrew Erickson, Strategic Research Deparment, SITC Policy Briefs from the 2012 Levy Chair Workshop with the University of California's Institute for Global Conflict and Cooperation are now available online at http://igcc.ucsd.edu/research/technology-and-security/innovation-and-technology-in-china/sitc-publications/sitc-policy-briefs86327.php?#2012.
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Posted by Cmdr. Carla M. McCarthy