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Compiled by U.S. Naval War College Public Affairs
Oct. 4, 2012

Professor John Hattendorf, Ernest J. King Professor of Maritime History, gave the third annual Alan Villiers Memorial Lecture at Oxford University, under the auspices of the Society for Nautical Research, The Naval Review and the Britannia Naval Research Association with the support of the Hudson Trust, on Sept. 26.  The topic was "The Naval War of 1812 in International Perspective." While there, he also launched a new book on the first duke of Marlborough: Marlborough Soldier and Diplomat. The book launch involved Hattendorf presenting a copy of the book on the first duke to the present duke at Blenheim Palace.  
 

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Professor Andrew Erickson, Strategic Research Department, participated in a National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) panel on the topic of China’s current and future military capabilities at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 3.  The panel aired on C-SPAN and video is available at http://www.c-spanvideo.org/clip/4006704 (clipped to start at Erickson’s introduction).  The event was a book launch for NBR’s twelfth volume in the Strategic Asia series, for which Erickson contributed a chapter entitled “China’s Modernization of Its Naval and Air Power Capabilities.”
 

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Professor Albert (Al) J. Shimkus, Jr., National Security Affairs Department, was a principal health policy subject matter expert for the three-day 'Table Top Exercise for Afghan Health Sector Leaders Addressing Infectious Disease Outbreaks in the Public and Animal Health Arenas,' in Istanbul, Turkey, Sept. 15-17. The exercise was sponsored by the United States Department of Defense's Cooperative Biological Engagement Program and Sandia National Laboratories.  The event was held to develop and characterize mechanisms for outbreak management and promote communication between Afghan public and animal health agencies as well as between Afghan public and private health sectors.  Thirty Afghan health care professionals, representing animal and human health sectors were brought in to Istanbul participate.
 

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Professor Milan Vego, Joint Military Operations Department, visited the German Staff College (Fuehrungsakademie der Bundeswehr-FuAekBw), in Hamburg, Sept. 8-22.  Invited by Capt. Henning Straus, the Chief, the Navy’s Section (Fuehrungslehre Marine-FLM), Vego delivered a series of lectures on joint operational warfare for the seminar LGAN Joint Vision 2012.  Two 50-minute lectures focused on operational warfare, and twenty-six 50-minute lectures covered theory and practice of operational warfare at sea. In addition, he prepared and moderated a case study on littoral warfare. His audience this year consisted of 15 junior naval officers (rank of Korvettenkapitaen—or O-4/5) (including one naval officer from France, Norway, and Sweden each). Dr. Vego has taught the same course for the past 16 years. This was the first time that the seminar was extended from one to two weeks.
 

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Professor Stephen Knott, National Security Affairs Department, participated in a Constitution Day debate at Linfield College on Sept. 21.  He and professor Ofer Raban, University of Oregon Law School, discussed the question: “Is the war on terror consistent with the letter and spirit of the Constitution?”  Knott's most recent book, Rush to Judgment: George W. Bush, the War on Terror, and His Critics, was published by the University of Kansas Press in March 2012. Professor Raban's recent publications include "Constitutionalizing Corruption" (on the Citizens United decision) and "Cloak of National Security Obscures Logic."  Video is available online at http://youtu.be/AS1rQjFYPw8.



 

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Professor Toshi Yoshihara, John A. van Beuren Chair of Asia-Pacific Studies, discussed the East China Sea island dispute between China and Japan with Robert Farley (Lawyers, Guns and Money, University of Kentucky) on bloggingheads.tv: Foreign Entanglements, on Sept. 23. Video is available at http://goo.gl/RtUeq.  
 


 


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Professor Mike Schmitt, Chairman of the International Law Department, has been named an "Honorary Professor" at Durham University Law School in the United Kingdom.  The title is conferred  "upon persons of appropriate distinction who have an on-going association with the University in the areas of education and/or research."  Durham University is the third oldest university in England and its law school is ranked fourth in the United Kingdom based on research and scholarship.  Schmitt served as the Chair of Public International Law at the university before assuming his position at the Naval War College.
 

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Edited and posted by Cmdr. Carla M. McCarthy