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JHU SAIS to Host Conference on National Defense Policy

The Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and the Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) of the U.S. Army War College will hold a daylong conference, The Defense Transformation Debate: The American Military at the Dawn of the 21st Century," on Friday, 10/5 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Paul Wolfowitz, deputy secretary of Defense, is the keynote speaker. Expert panelists from academia, research organizations, government and the media will speak throughout the day during the following sessions:

8:30 a.m. Welcome by Eliot Cohen, director of the Strategic Studies Program, SAIS

8:40 a.m. Keynote address by Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz

10 a.m. Session I: "Strategy"

· Francis Fukuyama, professor of political economy, SAIS

· William Kristol, editor, The Weekly Standard

· Andrew Bacevich, professor of international relations, Boston University

11:45 a.m. Luncheon Seminar: "Imperatives for U.S. Defense Policy" (see below)

1:30 p.m. Session II: "Force Structure and Technology"

· Stephen Biddle, associate professor of national security studies, SSI

· Michael Vickers, director of strategic studies, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

· Michael O'Hanlon, senior fellow, foreign policy studies, Brookings Institution

3:15 p.m. Session III: "Organization"

· Thomas Mahnken, professor of strategy and policy, U.S. Naval War College

· Randy Larsen, director, ANSER Institute for Homeland Security

· Kurt Campbell, senior vice president and director of the International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Please note that the lunch session, which will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel, 1515 Rhode Island Ave., N.W., costs $30 per person.

For more information, contact Felisa Klubes in the SAIS Public Affairs Office at (202) 663-5626 or [email protected].

Tuesday, September 25, 2001
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Contact Person: 
Felisa Neuringer Klubes
(202) 663.5626