Events

Naval War College events showcase the expansive depth and reach of our programs and faculty, and enhance our relevance to the Navy and national security.

Public Affairs Office

Navy Band Northeast Holiday Concert
Dec 10

Navy Band Northeast Holiday Concert Series

3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Spruance Auditorium, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

The president of U.S. Naval War College and commanding officer of Naval Station Newport invite you to come and celebrate the holiday season with Navy Band Northeast in their annual Naval Station Newport holiday concert.

Eight Bells Lecture Series
Dec 07

Eight Bells Lecture Series: World War II Rhode Island

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, Newport, RI 02840

“World War II Rhode Island” by By Christian McBurney, Brian L. Wallin, Patrick T. Conley, John W. Kennedy and Maureen A. Taylor. Lecture by Christian McBurney.

U.S. Naval War College Holiday Concert
Nov 30

Navy Band Northeast Holiday Concert Series

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St, Boston, MA 02115

Led by its director, Lt. Joel Borrelli-Boudreau, Navy Band Northeast's 30-member Pops Ensemble performs traditional works for concert band while raising public awareness of the Navy and the importance of naval service.

U.S. Naval War College (NWC) students wait for their names to be called during their graduation ceremony held at NWC in Newport, Rhode Island.
Nov 14

Naval War College Graduation Ceremony

12:00 p.m. -
Spruance Auditorium, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Fifty-two students from the College of Naval Warfare (CNW) and the College of Naval Command and Staff (CNCS) will graduate from U.S. Naval War College (NWC) in Newport, Rhode Island, Nov. 14 at noon.

Eight Bells Lecture Series
Nov 02

Eight Bells Lecture Series: Stanley Johnston’s Blunder

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, Newport, RI 02840

“Stanley Johnston’s Blunder: The Reporter Who Spilled the Secret Behind the U.S. Navy Victory at Midway,” by Elliot Carlson. Chicago Tribune war correspondent Stanley Johnston embarked in the aircraft carrier Lexington in May 1942, during the Battle of the Coral Sea.

Knox Lecture Series
Oct 26

Knox Lecture Series: The Soviet-Israeli War at Sea

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

The naval front was a central element of the direct clash between Soviet and Israeli forces in the 1960s and '70s, when the USSR's Mediterranean squadron also challenged the US Sixth Fleet for mastery of this strategic sea.

Eight Bells Lecture Series
Oct 05

Eight Bells Lecture Series: To the Walls of Derne

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, Newport, RI 02840

“To the Walls of Derne: William Eaton, the Tripoli Coup, and the End of the First Barbary War,” by Chipp Reid. To the Walls of Derne recounts the 1804 naval campaign to unseat Yusuf Karamanli, the ruler of Tripoli.

Batter-up Graphic
Sep 29

Batter Up! Naval War College to Host WWI Baseball at Cardines Field

4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Cardines Field, 20 America's Cup Ave, Newport, RI 02840

The Naval War College will host a baseball game on Friday, September 29th at historic Cardines Field in downtown Newport. The program is designed as a fun event with educational programming to mark the centennial of American involvement in World War I.

Knox Lecture Series
Sep 21

Knox Lecture Series: The United States Navy Meets the Grand Fleet

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Presented quarterly at the Naval War College throughout the year, the “Knox lecture” series is designed to serve as a venue for scholarly papers on historical subjects, which are of current strategic interest to the U.S. Navy.

Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace laureate and Liberian peace activist, social worker and women’s right activist, speaks during an evening lecture held at U.S. Naval War College (NWC) as part of the 2017 Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Conference at NWC in Newport, Rhode Island.
Aug 11

Nobel laureate speaks at Naval War College Women, Peace and Security Conference

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

2011 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Leymah Gbowee, who led a women’s peace movement that helped bring an end to the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003, was the featured speaker at U.S. Naval War College’s Woman, Peace and Security Conference in Newport, Rhode Island last week.