Compiled by U.S. Naval War College Public Affairs
Oct. 18, 2012

Professor Joshua RovnerProfessor Joshua Rovner, Strategy and Policy Department, is the recipient of this year’s International Security Studies Best Book Award for Fixing the Facts: National Security and the Politics of Intelligence (Cornell University Press, 2011).  According to an ISSS announcement, “Forty-seven very good books were nominated, but Dr. Rovner's book was the unanimous choice for its outstanding contribution - both methodologically and substantively - to the understanding of a challenging and understudied area of our field.”

Professor Chris Demchak, Strategic Research Department and Center for Cyber Conflict Studies, will speak on “Hacking the Next War: Cyber Power through Resilience and Disruption” at the Council on Foreign Relations Roundtable Series on Cyberconflict and Cybersecurity, in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 5.  

Professor Stephen Knott, National Security Affairs Department, delivered a talk on Oct. 15 at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center on his book, Rush to Judgment: George W. Bush, the War on Terror, and His Critics. The talk will be broadcast throughout the country on various PBS outlets in the coming months. The event is available for viewing online at

Professor Terence Roehrig, director of the Asia-Pacific Studies Group, participated in an Oct. 11th event at the Korea Society in New York City. Co-sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations, the event was the kickoff for a publication by the Council on Foreign Relations entitled: "Global Korea: Korea's Contributions to International Society" in which Roehrig authored a chapter on South Korea's contribution to counter-piracy efforts in the Gulf of Aden.  Video of the event may be viewed online at

NEW YORK (Oct. 18, 2012) Dr. Bharath Golapaswamy, Ben Bazely-Walker and National Security Affairs professor Joan Johnson-Freese spoke at a luncheon event for UN delegates and staff. The purpose was to inform them about a proposed Space Code of Conduct which is being considered this year. Dr Johnson-Freese elaborated on the tensions between transparency and confidence building measures and national security interests.Professor Joan Johnson-Freese, National Security Affairs Department, spoke at a luncheon event for UN General Assembly delegates and staff on Oct. 18 in New York City on the Chinese perspective on a space Code of Conduct.

Col. Robert M. Cassidy, Ph.D., U.S. Army, Joint Military Operations Department, and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Defense Studies, gave a talk to the Albuquerque Committee on Foreign Relations on Oct. 16.  The discussion focused on the operational momentum and strategic impediments pertaining to the campaign in Afghanistan and stemming from the harmful sanctuaries in Pakistan. The Albuquerque Committee on Foreign Relations is dedicated to advancing public dialogue on foreign relations.  Cassidy also shared some insights from his most recent book published by Marine Corps University Press this year, War, Will, and Warlords: Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2001-2011.

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