Conferences & Symposiums

Our wide variety of newsworthy lectures, symposia, and conferences, are headlined by the annual Current Strategy Forum, the biennial International Seapower Symposium, and our Evening Lecture Series.

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James Giordano, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. gives a presentation at a symposium hosted by the Center for Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups at the school in Newport, Rhode Island.

Center for Irregular Warfare & Armed Groups Events

Yearly Event

Center for Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups events bring together top academics and leaders of the special operations community to discuss emerging trends in irregular warfare and armed groups to bridge the gap between strategy, academics, and operations.

Peter Dutton, director of the China Maritime Studies Institute at U.S. Naval War College (NWC), speaks to participants of the 2016 Center on Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups Symposium at NWC in Newport, Rhode Island.

China Maritime Studies Institute Conferences

Biyearly Event

The China Maritime Studies Institute Conferences bring together academic experts, policy makers, and practitioners for panel discussions and presentations that focus on selected aspects of Chinese maritime development and the international security environment.

Rear Adm. Jeffrey A. Harley, president, U.S. Naval War College (NWC), delivers a welcome address during the 69th annual Current Strategy Forum held at NWC.

Current Strategy Forums

Yearly Event

The Secretary of the Navy's Current Strategy Forum examines various facets of the current year's theme in a series of addresses and panel discussions, followed by question and answer sessions. Our forum continues the tradition of exploring the current strategy trends, challenges, and opportunities.

The guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) arrives at Naval Station Newport in preparation for the Chief of Naval Operations' 23rd International Seapower Symposium at U.S. Naval War College.

International Seapower Symposium

Biyearly Event

The International Seapower Symposium is co-hosted by the Chief of Naval Operations and the President of the U.S. Naval War College. It provides a forum for international naval leaders to discuss common maritime challenges and opportunities to enhance international maritime security cooperation.

Hallway of flags at the U.S. Naval War College

Issues in National Security Lecture Series

Multiple Times a Year

The Issues in National Security Lecture Series discusses current political, military, economic, and social issues that both challenge strategists and concern citizens. This series is tailored to the spouses and significant others of U.S. Naval War College students, staff, and faculty.

Spruance Auditorium at the U.S. Naval War College

NWC Talks: Great Navies Need Great Minds

Multiple Times a Year

A production of the U.S. Naval War College, in Newport, Rhode Island, this video series presents discussions by our world-class faculty on important and relevant matters in today's national security environment.

Participants engage in conversation during a concession break at U.S. Naval War College’s 16th Regional Alumni Symposium held in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur.

Regional Alumni Symposia

Multiple Times a Year

The Regional Alumni Symposia are events co-hosted by the President of the U.S. Naval War College and a regional partner navy. This academic conference reinforces military education and the pursuit to acquire knowledge about the profession of arms after finishing college.