Oxford University Strategic Studies Group

Oxford University Strategic Studies Group is the oldest student society focusing on international affairs at the University of Oxford. OUSSG is dedicated to hosting speakers on issues of defence, security and foreign policy.

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2018/2019

MICHAELMAS

W1- TUES 09 OCT: Dr. Larry Goodson U.S. Army War College, Visiting Fellow at Changing the Character of War “Is the Syrian War the 21st Century's First Great War?”

W3 - TUES 23 OCT: Dr. Kori Schake Deputy-Director General, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) “Can the Liberal Order Be Saved?”

W4 - TUES 30 OCT: Carl Miller Research Director, Centre for the Analysis of Social Media, DEMOS “The Death of the Gods: The New Global Power Grab”

W5 - TUES 06 NOV (01:00 - 05:00 PM): Maj. Tom Mouat UK Defence Academy 4th OUSSG Wargame (pre-registration required)

W5 - TUES 06 NOV: David Balson  Director of Intelligence, Ripjar “The Changing Role of Secrecy in the Information Age”

W6 - TUES 13 NOV: Dr. Bastian Giegerich Director of Defence & Military Analysis, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) “NATO at Seventy”

W7 - TUES 20 NOV: Raffaello Pantucci Director of International Security Studies, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) "China's Ambitions and Goals on the New Silk Road"

W8 TUES 27 NOV: Hans Kundnani Senior Research Fellow, Europe Programme, Chatham House “The Future of the European Union”

2017/2018

HILARY

W1 TUES 15 JAN: Emile Hokayem                                                               Senior Fellow, Middle East Security, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

“The Politics of Gulf Security”


W1 FRI 18 JAN: Professor John J. Mearsheimer
Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago

“The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams & International Realities”


W3 TUES 29 JAN: Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC
First Sea Lord & Chief of Naval Staff


W4 WED 06 FEB: Amy Pope
Deputy Homeland Security Advisor to the US President (2015-2017)


W5 TUES 12 FEB: Robert Hannigan
Director, Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) (2014-2017)

W6 TUES 19 FEB: Hans Pung
President, RAND Europe

“Broomsticks to Battle Groups?: The Future of European Defence”


W7 TUES 26 FEB: Antonio Missiroli
Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO

"Driving Progress Across the Alliance: NATO & Emerging Threats”


W8 FRI 01 MAR (Robert Hooke Building): Liga Rozentale
Director of EU Governmental Affairs for Cybersecurity Policy, Microsoft

“Public-private Partnerships & Emerging Security Challenges”

W8 TUES 05 MAR: Rahul Roy-Chaudhury

Senior Fellow for South Asia, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

“Terror Attack in Kashmir: Implications for India-Pakistan Relations”

MICHAELMAS

W1 TUES 10 OCT: Dr Sean McFate*                                                                                            
Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council (Wharton Room, All Souls College) "The Return of Mercenaries and the Future of War"


W2 TUES 17 OCT: Charly Salonius-Pasternak
Senior Research Fellow, Finnish Institute of International Affairs
"Finland on the front line: Preparing for hybrid conflict in norther Europe"


W3 TUES 24 OCT: Sir Mark Lyall Grant*
Former UK National Security Advisor, Former UK Ambassador to the UN
"Will Brexit damage UK National Security?"


W4 TUES 31 OCT: Captain Chris O'Flaherty
Former Deputy Commander Task Force 52, Royal Navy
"US-UK Naval Operations: A Personal Perspective"


W5 TUES 07 NOV: Professor Louise Fawcett
Head of Department of Politics and International Relations, Oxford University
"The Middle East States System: Implosion or Resilience?"

W5 TUES 07 NOV: Lynne Owens*
Director General, National Crime Agency
Tackling Serious Organised Crime in the UK


W7 TUES 21 NOV: Professor Patrick Porter
Academic Director of Strategy and Security Institute, University of Exeter
"Blunder: Britain's War in Iraq"


W8 TUES 28 NOV: Vice Admiral Sir Simon Lister*
Managing Director, Aircraft Carrier Alliance; Former Chief of Materiel (Submarines), Royal Navy
UK-Russian Conflict by Land or by Sea?

HILARY

Talks are at 08:30PM, Old Library, All Souls unless otherwise specified
*Pre-registration required

W1 TUES 16 JAN: Open Source Intelligence in a Networked World
Dr. Joanna Kidd
Director of Ridgeway Information


W2 TUES 23 JAN: Trump's First Year: US Foreign Policy in Flux* (Panel)
Sir Nigel Sheinwald - British Ambassador to the US (2007-2012)
Prof. Peter Trubowitz - Director of the US Centre, London School of Economics
Dr. Leslie Vinjamuri - Associate Fellow, US & the Americas Programme, Chatham House
Steven Erlanger - Chief Diplomatic Correspondent, New York Times


W3 TUES 30 JAN: Covering Trump: How the US Election Changed the World
Hala Gorani
Anchor & Correspondent for CNN International 


W4 TUES 06 FEB: US-Australian Alliance in the Face of China's Rise
Prof. Brad Thayer - University of Oxford
Prof. Michael Wesley - Australian National University


W5 TUES 13 FEB: Return of the Carriers: Implications for UK Defence & Beyond
Nick Childs
Senior Fellow for Naval Forces and Maritime Security, IISS


W6 TUES 20 FEB: 3rd OUSSG Wargame*
Maj. Tom Mouat
UK Defence Academy


W6 THURS 22 FEB: Extremism: The Challenge of our Generation or Just a Blip in Time?
Alastair King-Smith
Head of International Counter Extremism, Foreign & Commonwealth Office


W8 TUES 06 MAR: Technology and Data as a Strategic Influencer*
Dr. Ian Levy - Director, The National Cyber Security Centre

TRINITY

W1 TUES 24 APR: Predictive Analytics and National Security
Dr. Jim Shinn
US Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs (2007-08)

W2 TUES 01 May: Unpacking the Domestic Determinants of Russia's Confrontation with the West (&Vice Versa)
Dr. Sam Greene
Director of the Russia Institute, King's College London

W3 TUES 08 May: The Kim-Trump Summit: What's at Stake for East Asia & The World?

Bill Emmott Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, Editor-in-Chief, The Economist (1993-2006)

Dr. Rosemary Foot - Senior Research Fellow, DPIR, University of Oxford

Edward Howell - DPhil Student, DPIR, University of Oxford

W4 - Tues 15 May

TBC: on the Danger of War in Europe

Sir Adam Thomson KCMG

UK Permanent Representative to NATO (2014-16)

W5 - Tues 22 May

Russia's Sovereign Globalisation

Dr. Nigel Gould-Davies

Associate Fellow; Chatham House; British Ambassador to Belarus (2007-09)

2016/2017

MICHAELMAS

1st Week: DR ELISABETH KENDALL
Senior Research Fellow in Arabic, Pembroke College, Oxford
Al-Qa’ida versus the Islamic State in Yemen
Old Library, All Souls College | Tuesday, 11 October 2016 | 20:30 – 22:00

2nd Week: SIR MALCOLM RIFKIND
Former Chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee; former Defence Secretary and Foreign Secretary
Putin’s Russia: A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery Inside an Enigma?
Old Library, All Souls College | Tuesday, 18 October 2016 | 20:30 – 22:00

3rd Week: JONATHAN TAIT-HARRIS
Ex-Army; Ex-Detective; Ex-War Crimes Investigator, and Police Capacity Builder in Iraq, Libya, Gaza, Bosnia
War Crimes Investigation: Horror, Hatred, and Humour
Old Library, All Souls College | Tuesday, 25 October 2016 | 20:30 – 22:00

4th Week: PROF ANDREW PRESTON
Professor of American History, Clare College, Cambridge
Security and Insecurity at the Ballot Box: Clinton v. Trump in Historical Perspective
Old Library, All Souls College | Tuesday, 1 November 2016 | 20:30 – 22:00

Special Event: High Profile Israeli Speaker (TBA for security reasons)
In partnership with the Oxford International Relations Society
Location TBA | Thursday, 3 November 2016
Note: Members only event

5th Week: JOYCE HAKMEH
Academy Fellow, International Security Department, Chatham House
For the Sake of Security? Cybercrime Laws and Civil Liberties in the Middle East and North Africa
Old Library, All Souls College | Tuesday, 8 November 2016 | 20:30 – 22:00

6th Week: MAJ GEN AHMAD MAHMOOD HAYAT
ISI Director General for Analysis
Pichette Auditorium, Pembroke College | Tuesday, 15 November 2016 | 18:00-19:30

Roundtable: Ambassador Matthew Barzun
US Ambassador to the United Kingdom
Old Library, All Souls College | Wednesday, 16 November 2016 | 15:00-16:00
(Registration required)

Dinner: Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland
Commander of the coalition against ISIS in Syria and Iraq
TBC | Friday, 18 November 2016
(Registration required)

7th Week: DR BENJAMIN BUCHANAN
Postdoctoral Fellow at the Belfer Center’s Cyber Security Project, Harvard University
The Cybersecurity Dilemma
Old Library, All Souls College | Monday, 21 November 2016 | 20:30 – 22:00

8th Week: OUSSG SPECIAL GUEST
The Causes and Costs of a Historic Blind Spot in America’s Policy-Intel Dynamic
Old Library, All Souls College | Tuesday, 29 November 2016 | 20:30 – 22:00

 

HILARY

1st Week: SIR BERNARD HOGAN-HOWE
Commissioner, London Metropolitan Police
“Policing London: The Next Five Years”
Old Library, All Souls College | Tuesday, 17 January 2017 | 20:30 – 22:00

2nd Week: TEDDY COLLINS
Programme Manager, Google DeepMind
“Artificial Intelligence and Global Strategy: Implications for Strategic Studies”
Old Library, All Souls College | Tuesday, 24 January 2017 | 20:30 – 22:00

3rd Week: RANA MITTER
Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China, St Cross, Oxford
“Chinese Nationalism in the Era of Xi Jinping and Donald Trump”
Old Library, All Souls College | Tuesday, 31 January 2017 | 20:30 – 22:00

4th Week: THEO FARRELL
Dean of Arts and Social Sciences, City University London; former head, KCL Department of War Studies
“Ready for Peace? The Afghan Taliban After a Decade of War”
Old Library, All Souls College | Tuesday, 7 February 2017 | 20:30 – 22:00

5th Week: MAJ TOM MOUAT
SO2 Simulation and Modelling, Defence Capability Centre – Defence Academy of the United Kingdom
“Wargaming Crisis Points: Recent Developments”
Old Library, All Souls College | Tuesday, 14 February 2017 | 20:30 – 22:00

5th Week: GEN SIR RICHARD SHIRREFF
Former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe
“War with Russia: A Fantastical Notion?”
Old Library, All Souls College | Thursday, 16 February 2017 | 20:30 – 22:00

6th Week: Hiatus

7th Week: ELIZABETH QUINTANA
Senior Research Fellow, Futures and Technology, RUSI
Old Library, All Souls College | Tuesday, 28 February 2017 | 20:30 – 22:00

8th Week: SPEAKER TBC

TRINITY

1st Week: Sir RICHARD DEARLOVE
Former Chief of MI6
National Security in a Changing World
T.S. Eliot Theatre, Merton College | Tuesday, 25 April | 8.30pm

2nd Week: Sir LAWRENCE FREEDMAN
Emeritus Professor of War Studies: King’s College, London
The Future of War: A History
Old Library, All Souls College | Tuesday, 2 May | 8:30pm

3rd Week: BILL HAYTON
Associate Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham House
Old Library, All Souls College | Tuesday, 9 May | 8:30pm

Wargame - 3rd Week: Major TOM MOUAT
Venue and Time to be confirmed | Pre-registration required | Friday, 12 May

4th Week: JOHN NIXON
Former CIA Analyst
Misreading Your Enemy: Our Failure to Get Saddam Right
Old Library, All Souls College | Tuesday, 16 May | 8:30pm

5th Week: No event this week

6th Week: Dr LINA KHATIB
Head of Middle East and North Africa Programme: Chatham House
Old Library, All Souls College | Tuesday, 30 May | 8:30pm

7th Week: No event this week

8th Week: Prof. DOMINIC JOHNSON
Alastair Buchan Professor of International Relations, University of Oxford
Strategic Instincts: Making the Right Mistakes in Peace and War
Old Library, All Souls College | Tuesday, 13 June | 8.30pm

2015/2016

MICHAELMAS

1st Week: JANE MARRIOTT OBE, Former UK Ambassador to Yemen

Policy and Diplomacy: Dealing with the Security Crisis in Yemen

Tuesday October 13 | 20:30 – 22:00

2nd Week: DR ANNETTE IDLER, Director of Studies, Oxford Changing Character of War Programme

Complex Cooperation: Shifting Alliances Among Rebels, Paramilitaries, and Criminals

Tuesday October 20 | 20:30 – 22:00

3rd Week: Major General (Rtd.) MUNGO MELVIN, RUSI Senior Associate Fellow

Sevastopol: Russia’s Temple Mount?

Tuesday October 27 | 20:30 – 22:00

4th Week: Admiral (Rtd.) MARK STANHOPE, Former First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff

Maritime Strategy Fallout from Strategic Defense and Security Review (SDSR) 2010

Tuesday November 3 | 20:30 – 22:00

5th Week: BILL EMMOTT, Former Editor-in-Chief of the Economist

China’s Strategic Ambitions: Implications for the U.S., Japan, and Regional Stability

Tuesday November 10 | 20:30 – 22:00

6th Week: XENIA WICKETT, US Project Director at Chatham House

A New Asia-Pacific Power Balance: Moving Beyond the US-China Narrative

Tuesday November 17 | 20:30 – 22:00

7th Week: Major General (Rtd.) Sir SEBASTIAN ROBERTS, Former General Officer Commanding London District

The Military Covenant: Its Genesis, Purpose, and Significance

Tuesday November 24 | 20:30 – 22:00

8th Week: Professor RICHARD CAPLAN, Professor of International Relations and Official Fellow, Linacre College

Title to be confirmed

Tuesday December 1 | 20:30 – 22:00

HILARY

1st Week: RICHARD BARRETT CMG OBE, Former Head of the UN Monitoring Team concerning Al-Qaida and the Taliban

The Islamic State: Regional Problem or Global Threat?

Thursday January 21 | 20:30 – 22:00

Location change: Blavatnik School of Government Lecture Theatre 2

2nd Week: ANDREA BERGER, Deputy Director, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy at RUSI

Security Threats on the Korean Peninsula

Thursday January 28 | 20:30 – 22:00

3rd Week: TOM KEATINGE, Director, Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies at RUSI

The Role of Finance in International Security

Wednesday February 3 | 20:30 – 22:00

4th Week: DR. ADNAN VATANSEVER, Associate Director, European Center for Energy and Resource Security at King’s College London

Energy Geopolitics in Russia and Ukraine

Thursday February 11 | 20:30 – 22:00

5th Week: GEN. SIR ADRIAN BRADSHAW, NATO Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe

Current Security Challenges for NATO

Tuesday February 16 | 20:30 – 22:00

6th Week: AMBASSADOR ANTHONY GARDNER, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union

Taking Stock of the EU-US Relationship

Thursday February 25 | 20:30 – 22:00

6th Week: KAREN PIERCE CMG, UK Ambassador to Afghanistan through early 2016

Security Challenges in the Afghan Region

Tuesday March 1 | 20:30 – 22:00

7th Week: DR. CHRISTIAN TURNER, Former British High Commissioner to Kenya

Contemporary Security Issues in Africa

Tuesday March 8 | 20:30 – 22:00

TRINITY

1st Week: GEN. DIETER E. BAREIHS
US Defense Attaché, Embassy London
The Strategic and Political Value of Air Power
Tuesday, 26 April 2016 | 20:30 – 22:00

2nd Week: MICHAEL CLARKE
Former Director, Royal United Services Institute
The UK in the Modern World: Are We Relevant or Just Fooling Ourselves?
Tuesday, 3 May 2016 | 20:30 – 22:00

3rd Week: PROF PETER WILSON
Chichele Professor of the History of War, All Souls College
The Peace of Westphalia: Lessons for Modern Security Crises
Tuesday, 10 May 2016 | 20:30 – 22:00

Field Trip: Visit to the Simulations and Modelling Centre at the Army’s Development, Concepts, and Doctrine Centre
Defence Academy of the UK
Friday, 13 May 2016 | 09:00 – 17:00

4th Week: LINO MIANI
Former US Special Operations Forces; CEO of Navisio Global
The Globalization of Hybrid War: Why Crimea Matters to the South China Sea and Beyond
Tuesday, 17 May 2016 | 20:30 – 22:00

6th Week: *Special Event*: MATTHEW G. OLSEN
Former Director, US National Counterterrorism Center
The Evolving Threat of Terrorism
Friday, 03 June 2016 | 19:30 – 21:00
Drinks Reception 18:45 – 19:30
Investcorp Auditorium, St Antony’s College

Policy Roundtable: CONGRESSMAN LINCOLN DAVIS
Former US Congressman (D-TN)
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 | 17:00-18:00
Bursar’s Study, ASC (Registration required)

Policy Roundtable: AIR MARSHAL CHRIS NICKOLS
Former Chief of Defence Intelligence, former Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff (Operations), Director of the Air Operations (Iraq, 2003)
Thursday, 02 June 2016 | 15:30-16:45
Hovenden Room, ASC (Registration required)

8th Week: PETER SUTHERLAND, GCIH KCMG SC
Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migration, Former Attorney General of Ireland, Founding Director General of the WTO, Former Chairman of Goldman Sachs International
Monday, 13 June 2016 | 20:30-22:00

2014/2015

MICHAELMAS

1st Week: Colonel ZULFIQAR ALI BHATTY, Army and Air Advisor, High Commission for Pakistan

Pakistan’s Fight Against Terrorism: Myths and Realities

Tuesday October 14 | 20:30 – 22:00

2nd Week: Ambassador STEPHEN EVANS, Assistant Secretary General for Operations, NATO

NATO: Facing the Challenges of a New Era

Wednesday October 22 | 20:30 – 22:00

3rd Week: General SIR MIKE JACKSON, Former Chief of the General Staff, British Army

General Reflections

Wednesday October 29 | 20:30 – 22:00

4th Week: Professor CHRISTOPHER HUGHES, Head of International Relations, LSE

Whose Dreams Do We Follow? East Asian States Between Japan and China

Tuesday November 4 | 20:30 – 22:00

5th Week: Professor ANAND MENON, Department of European and International Studies, KCL

Divided and Declining? Europe in a Changing World

Tuesday November 11 | 20:30 – 22:00

6th Week: EDWARD LUTTWAK, Senior Associate, CSIS

Grand Strategy: The Illusion of Choice

Tuesday November 18 | 20:30 – 22:00

7th Week: MARK FITZPATRICK, Director, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, IISS

The Day After the Iran Nuclear Deadline

Tuesday November 25 | 20:30 – 22:00

8th Week: Professor ROY ALLISON, Head of Russian and East European Studies, University of Oxford

Russian “Deniable Intervention” in Ukraine

Tuesday December 2 | 20:30 – 22:00

HILARY

1st Week: Sir RICHARD OTTAWAY, Chair, Foreign Relations Select Committee, House of Commons

A World in Turmoil

Wednesday January 21 | 20:30 – 22:00

2nd Week: ANATOLII SOLOVEI, Head of Political Section, Embassy of Ukraine to the United Kingdom

Supporting Ukraine: A Stronger and United Europe

Tuesday January 27 | 20:30 – 22:00

3rd Week: Sir STEPHEN WALL, Former Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the EU

Britain and the EU: Why do we love to hate it?

Tuesday February 3 | 20:30 – 22:00

4th Week: Professor JAMES PETTIFER, University of Oxford

The Greek Crisis in the Balkan Neighbourhood: A Security Concern?

Wednesday February 11 | 20:30 – 22:00

5th Week: Ambassador DOUGLAS LUTE, Permanent Representative of the United States to NATO

Wales to Warsaw: NATO and the Transatlantic Security Environment

Tuesday February 17 | 20:30 – 22:00

6th Week: Colonel CHRISTOPHER KOLENDA, Senior Military Fellow, KCL

Success from Failure: Problems to Avoid in Future Conflicts

Tuesday February 24 | 20:30 – 22:00

7th Week: CHARLIE EDWARDS, Director, National Security and Resilience Studies, RUSI

UK Counter-Terrorism Strategy and the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review

Tuesday March 3 | 20:30 – 22:00

8th Week: RAHUL ROY-CHAUDURY, Senior Fellow for South Asia, IISS

India and its Neighbourhood: The Modi Government’s Foreign & Security Policy in its First Year

Tuesday March 10 | 20:30 – 22:00

TRINITY

1st Week: AZAR GAT, Chair, Political Science Department, Tel Aviv University

The Past and Future of War

Monday April 27 | 20:30 – 22:00

2nd Week: NICK WITNEY, Former Chief Executive of the European Defense Agency

Britain and the EU in a World Turned Upside-Down

Tuesday May 5 | 20:30 – 22:00

3rd Week: ELIZABETH DIBBLE, Deputy Chief of Mission, US Embassy to the UK

The Future of US-UK Cooperation in the Middle East

Tuesday May 12 | 20:30 – 22:00

4th Week: GIDEON RACHMAN, Chief Foreign Affairs Columnist, Financial Times

Strategic Rivalry in East Asia – Is there a Risk of War?

Tuesday May 19 | 20:30 – 22:00

5th Week: EDWARD MORTIMER, Former Chief Speechwriter, UN Office of the Secretary General

The UN in International Security: What Chances for Improvement?

Tuesday May 26 | 20:30 – 22:00

6th Week: JANINA DILL, Associate Director,Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict

The 21st Century Belligerent’s Trilemma

Tuesday June 2 | 20:30 – 22:00

7th Week: ERIC KING, Deputy Director, Privacy International

Security and Surveillance in the Modern World

Tuesday June 9 | 20:30 – 22:00

8th Week: no event, due to exams

2013/2014

HILARY

1st Week: Brigadier General John Quintas, Senior US Defense Attaché in the UK
US Perspective on the Interim Iran Nuclear Deal
Tuesday, January 21; 20:30 – 22:00

2nd Week: Milo Jones, Co-founder and Managing Director of Insight Advisory Partners
Intelligence, Strategic Surprise and the Problem of Cassandras
Tuesday, January 28; 20:30 – 22:00

3rd Week: Major General Tim Cross, Senior Land Forces Commander for the Iraq Invasion
Experiences from a Cold War and 20 Years of Hot Wars
Tuesday, February 4; 20:30 – 22:00

4th Week: General Mike Hayden, Former Director of the CIA and NSA
Title TBC
Tuesday, February 11, 2013; 20:30 – 22:00

5th Week: Dr. Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House
Title TBC
Tuesday, February 18; 20:30 – 22:00

6th Week: Ben Judah, Visiting Fellow, European Stability Initiative, Istanbul
Fragile Empire: How Russia Fell In And Out Of Love with Vladimir Putin
Tuesday, February 25; 20:30 – 22:00

7th Week: No Speaker Scheduled

8th Week: Vice Admiral Peter Hudson CBE, Commander NATO Allied Maritime Command
Title TBC
Tuesday, March 11; 20:30 – 22:00

TRINITY

1st Week: Professor Peter Trubowitz, LSE

American Statecraft in an Era of Domestic Polarisation

Tuesday, April 29; 20:30 – 22:00

 

2nd Week: Professor Nick Murray, US Army Command & General Staff College

What’s Going On? The Current State of Professional Military Education in the United States

Tuesday, May 6; 20:30 – 22:00

 

3rd Week: James de Waal, Senior Fellow, Chatham House

Blair’s Wars, British Strategy and a Dysfunctional Military-Political Relationship

Tuesday, May 13; 20:30 – 22:00

 

4th Week: Dr. Jeffrey Michaels, King’s College JSCSC

The Paradoxes, Perils and Pretensions of Large-Scale Expeditionary Counter-Insurgency

Tuesday, May 20; 20:30 – 22:00

 

5th Week: Charles Grant, Director, Centre for European Reform

Can the EU Succeed as a Power?

Monday, May 26; 20:30 – 22:00

 

6th Week: Dr. James Worrall, Leeds University

Hezbollah: Identity Construction and Decision-Making in Syria

Tuesday, June 3; 20:30 – 22:00

 

7th Week: Angus Robertson, Scottish Nationalist Party MP, Foreign Affairs and Defence Spokesman

Scottish Independence

Wednesday, June 11; 20:30 – 22:00

 

8th Week: Professor John Mearsheimer, University of Chicago

Why the Trouble in Ukraine

Tuesday, June 10; 20:30 – 22:00

2012/2013

MICHAELMAS

1st Week: Charles Crawford CMG, HM Ambassador to Poland 2003-7
Diplomacy in Real Life
Tuesday, October 9; 20:30-22:00

2nd Week: Professor Hugh White, Professor of Strategic Studies, Australian National University
Fragile Alliances: The Nuclear Balance and Alliance Credibility in the Asian Century
Monday, October 15; 20:30-22:00

AND

Dr Nayef Al-Rodhan, Senior Scholar at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy
The Geopolitics of Space
Tuesday, October 16; 20:30-22:00

3rd Week: Rod Wye, Associate Fellow, Chatham House, Asia Programme
Coping with the Rise of China
Tuesday, October 23; 20:30-22:00

4th Week: Sir Francis Richards KCMG CVO DL; Director of GCHQ, 1998-2003
Intelligence Oversight in Democratic Societies
Tuesday, October 30; 20:30-22:00

5th Week: No Event

6th Week: Gideon Rachman, Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator, the Financial Times
America and the World: After the Election
Tuesday, November 13; 20:30-22:00

7th Week: Sir Adam Roberts KCMG FBA; President of the British Academy
Dilemmas of Counter-terrorism: Sri Lanka and other Cases
Tuesday, November 20; 20:30-22:00

AND

Rory Stewart OBE FRLS MP, Conservative MP for Penrith
Title TBC
Thursday, November 22; 20:30-22:00

8th Week: Emile Simpson, Former Captain in the Ghurkhas
War From the Ground Up
Tuesday, November 27; 20:30-22:00

HILARY

1st Week
No Event

2nd Week: Peter Bergen, Journalist, Director of National Security Studies at New AmericaFoundation
Title TBC
Tuesday, January 22, 20:30-22:00

3rd Week: Dr. Thomas Rid, War Studies Department, King’s College London
Deterrence Beyond the State
Tuesday, January 29, 20:30-22:00

4th Week: General Sir Richard Shirreff, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (NATO)
NATO: Strengths, Weaknesses and Opportunities
Tuesday, February 5, 20:30-22:00

5th Week: Professor Malcolm Chalmers, Director, RUSI
The Two Unions: Will the Foundations for UK Defence Policy hold?
Tuesday, February 12, 20:30-2:00

6th Week: Sir Ian Andrews, Chair, Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA)
Title TBC
Tuesday, February 19, 20:30-22:00

*Additional event*: Max Boot, Military Historian and Foreign Policy Analyst
Invisible Armies: A History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present’
Thursday, February 21, 20:30-22:00

7th Week: Dr. Andrew Roberts, Historian and biographer
The Creation of an Allied Grand Strategy, 1941-1945
Tuesday, February 26, 20:30-22:00

8th Week: Sir John Scarlett KCMG OBE, Former Director, MI6
Title TBC
Tuesday, March 5, 20:30-22:00

2011/2012

MICHAELMAS

1st Week: The Afghan Way of War

Dr Robert Johnson, Deputy Director, University of Oxford Programme on the Changing Character of War; Departmental Lecturer in the History of War, Faculty of History
Tuesday, October 11; 20:30-22:00

2nd Week: The Arab Spring: Subjects and Citizens

Mr Michael Crawford, Senior Global Advisor, Oxford Analytica
Tuesday, October 18; 20:30-22:00

3rd Week: Ten Years On: Reflections on 9/11

Sir Ivor Roberts, President of Trinity College, University of Oxford, Former HM Ambassador to Belgrade, Dublin, & Rome
Tuesday, October 25; 20:30-22:00

4th Week: Wars of Choice: Lessons from the Battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan

Mr Jack Fairweather, Fellow, Centre for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University, Former Correspondent, The Daily Telegraph
Tuesday, November 1; 20:30-22:00

5th Week: Italian Defence and Foreign Policy: Strategic Culture, Domestic Politics, and Military Capabilities

Mr Alessandro Marrone, Researcher, International Affairs Institute, Rome
Tuesday, November 8; 20:30-22:00

6th Week: Europe’s Future and Strategic Environment: Modern Warfare and the European Military Conundrum

Mr Eteinne de Durand, Director IFRI’s Centre for Security Studies, Paris
Tuesday, November 15; 20:30-22:00

6th Week: Osama’s War, Obama’s Peace

Mr Mark Sedwill, CMG, FRGS, UK Special Representative on Afghanistan and Pakistan, Director General (Afghanistan and Pakistan), FCO, Former NATO Senior Civilian Representative to Afghanistan, Former British Ambassador to Afghanistan
Thursday, November 17; 20:30-22:00

7th Week: Vast Ills Follow a Belief in Certainty: A Maritime-Orientated Strategy

Major General Buster Howes, OBE, Commandant General, Royal Marines
Tuesday, November 22; 20:30-22:00

8th Week: Muammar Gaddafi and Western Intelligence

Professor Christopher Andrew, Professor of Modern and Contemporary History, University of Cambridge, Official Historian of the Security Service (MI5)
Monday, November 28; 20:30-22:00

HILARY

1st Week: Professor Walter Russell Mead, Editor-at-Large, The American Interest; James Clark Chase Professor of Foreign Affairs and Humanities, Bard College

American Century 2.0? Prospects for American Power

Wednesday, January 18: 20:30-22:00

2nd Week: Colonel Paul Yingling, Professor of Security Studies; Deputy Director, Program on Terrorism and Security Studies, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

The Decline and Fall of the American Military Profession

Tuesday, January 24: 20:30-22:00

3rd Week: Lieutenant General Sir Robert Fry KCB, CBE, Executive Chairman, McKinney Rogers Group, Former Deputy Commanding General, Multi National Force-Iraq

A Decade of War: How have we done?

Wednesday, February 1: 20:30-22:00

4th Week: Lieutenant General Christopher Miller, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Programs, US Air Force

Title TBC

Thursday, February 9: 20:30-22:00

5th Week: TBA

6th Week: Rear Admiral Ian Corder, Commander Submarines North, NATO

Title TBA

Tuesday, February 21: 20:30-22:00

7th Week: Brigadier Benjamin Barry, Senior Fellow for Land Warfare, International Institute for Strategic Studies

Land Warfare since 9/11: Trends and future Challenges

Tuesday, February 28: 20:30-22:00

8th Week: Dr David Betz, Senior Lecturer, Department of War Studies, King’s College London

Why Fear the Wiccans? The Strategic Latency of Networked Social Movements

Tuesday, March 6: 20:30-22:00

2010/2011

MICHAELMAS

1st Week: Sir Kevin Tebbit KCB CMG, Chairman, Finmeccanica UK, Visiting Professor of History, Queen Mary, University of London, Former Permanent Under-Secretary of State, UK Ministry of Defence, Former Director, Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ)
National Security
Tuesday, October 12; 20:30-22:00

2nd Week: Ms Margaret Gilmore, Senior Research Fellow in Homeland Security, Royal United Services Institute, Former Senior Home Affairs Correspondent, BBC News
The Future of Policing
Tuesday, October 19; 20:30-22:00

3rd Week: Commander Simon Atkinson RN, Senior Research Fellow, UK Defence Academy & University of Cambridge, Systems Policy Adviser to the Royal Naval Staff, Member, Strategic Advisory Forum to the UK Chief of the Defence Staff
The Factionalising of Grand Strategy and the SDSR
Tuesday, October 26; 20:30-22:00

4th Week: Professor Anand Menon, Professor of West European Politics & Founding Director of the ERI, University of Birmingham, Special Adviser to the EU Committee, House of Lords
Dysfunctional Institutions: The Limits of EU Security Policy
Tuesday, November 2; 20:30-22:00

5th Week: Dr Patrick Porter, Senior Lecturer, Department of Defence Studies, King’s College London and UK Joint Services Command and Staff College
The Fragile Republic: American Vulnerability and Lippmann’s Pessimism, Then and Now
Tuesday, November 9; 20:30-22:00

6th Week: Mr Tim Cooper CFA, Global Economic Strategist, Business Monitor International
The Rise of Emerging Markets and the Shift of Power in the World Economy
Tuesday, November 16; 20:30-22:00

7th Week: Lieutenant General Sir Graeme Lamb KBE CMG DSO (Retd), Senior Adviser on Counterinsurgency, ISAF Command Afghanistan, Former Commander Field Army, UK Land Forces AND Lieutenant Colonel Richard Williams MBE MC (Retd), Former Commander, 22 SAS Regiment
Upgrading our Armed Forces for the Information Age
Tuesday, November 23; 20:30-22:00

8th Week: Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope GCB OBE ADC, First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff, Royal Navy
The Royal Naval Contribution to UK Defence and Security
Tuesday, November 30; 20:30-22:00

HILARY

1st Week: Mr Paul Johnston, HM Ambassador to Stockholm (from Summer 2011)
International Security: Challenges and Changes in 2011
Tuesday, January 18; 20:30-22:00

2nd Week: Professor Anthony King, Head of Sociology Department, University of Exeter
From the Rhine to the Hindu Kush: The Transformation of Europe’s Armed Forces
Tuesday, January 25; 20:30-22:00

3rd Week: Dr Steve Tsang, Professorial Fellow, St Antony’s College, Oxford
China and Taiwan: Is War Now Unthinkable?
Tuesday, February 1; 20:30-22:00

4th Week: Lieutenant Colonel Richard Morales, US Army, US Army PhD Fellow, University of Cambridge, Former White House and NASA Staff Officer
Learning from Failure: A Soldier’s Strategic, Operational and Tactical Perspective
Tuesday, February 8; 20:30-22:00

5th Week: Professor Itamar Rabinovich, Former Israeli Ambassador to Washington and Chief Negotiator with Syria
The Shifting Arab-Israeli Security Equation
Monday, February 14; 20:30-22:00

AND

Professor Hew Strachan, Chichele Professor of the History of War, All Souls College, Oxford; Director, Oxford Programme on the Changing Character of War; Senior Member, Oxford University Strategic Studies Group
Clausewitz Today
Tuesday, February 15; 20:30-22:00

6th Week: Dr Timo Noetzel, Research Group Leader at the Centre of Excellence, University of Konstanz, Senior Policy Advisor to the Chairman of the Munich Security Conference
Adapting to War amid Political and Strategic Inertia: Germany and Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan
Tuesday, February 22; 20:30-22:00

7th Week: Rt Hon The Baroness Neville-Jones DCMG PC, UK Minister of State for Security and Counterterrorism, Former Chairman, UK Joint Intelligence Committee
National Security
Tuesday, March 1; 20:30-22:00

8th Week: Brigadier General Meir Elran IDF (Retd), Director, Homeland Security Programme, Institute for National Security Studies, Tel Aviv University, Former Deputy Director of Military Intelligence, Israel Defense Forces AND Professor Patricia Longstaff, James Martin Senior Visiting Fellow, Oxford Martin School; Levidow Professor of Communication Law and Policy, Syracuse University
Societal Resilience in the Context of Counterterrorism: The Israeli Case
Tuesday, March 8; 20:30-22:00

2009/2010

MICHAELMAS

First Week: Spacepower: A Path to Peace, Prosperity, and Survival

Col. M.V. ‘Coyote’ Smith, US Air Force

Associate Director, Eisenhower Center for Space and Defense Studies at the US Air Force Academy, and PhD student of strategic studies at the University of Reading. Former Chief, Future Concepts, Pentagon’s National Security Space Office.

Tuesday, 13 October, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Second Week: India’s Grand Strategy: Three Schools of Thought

Professor Kanti Bajpai

Professor in the Politics and International Relations of South Asia, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies and Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford

Tuesday, 20 October, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Third Week: Pakistan: Internal Instability and State Failure

Dr Shaun Gregory

Director, Pakistan Security Research Unit, University of Bradford]

Tuesday, 27 October, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College [This seminar has been postponed to Hilary Term.

 

Fourth Week: Zimbabwe and the Horn of Africa: Back to the Future?

Dr Knox Chitiyo

Head, Africa Programme, Royal United Services Institute

Tuesday, 3 November, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Fifth Week: Event to be confirmed

Tuesday, 10 November, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Sixth Week: Insiders and Outsiders in Peacebuilding: What Sort of Collaboration?

Ms Carolyn Hayman OBE

Chief Executive Officer, PeaceDirect

Tuesday, 17 November, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Seventh Week: Use of Force on the High Seas

Capt. Rupert Hollins, Royal Navy

Assistant Head (Legal), Development, Doctrine and Concepts Unit, UK

Tuesday, 24 November, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Eighth Week: We are not the Afrikakorps: The EU’s Military Operation in Chad and Central African Republic

Bjoern H. Seibert

Visiting Scholar, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University, and Associate Fellow, Royal United Services Institute

Tuesday, 1 December, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

HILARY

First Week: Military Adaptation and the British in Helmand, 2006-2009

Professor Theo Farrell

Professor of War in the Modern World Department of War Studies, King’s College London.

Tuesday, 19 January, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College  

 

Second Week: Basra: Misperception and Enlightenment

Col. Richard Iron

Defence Fellow, University of Oxford Chief Mentor to Basra Operations Commander 2007-2008

Tuesday, 26 January, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Third Week: The Russians in Afghanistan: Lessons from History or This Time it will be Different

Ambassador Sir Rodric Braithwaite, GCMG

Author and Diplomat British Ambassador to USSR/Russia 1988-1992

Tuesday, 2 February, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Fourth Week: A Lunatic Bargain: Sacrificing Pakistan for Afghanistan

Professor Anatol Lieven

Journalist, Author, and Policy Analyst Chair, International Relations and Terrorism Studies, King’s College London

Tuesday, 9 February, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

    

Life with the Taliban: The Inside View from Kandahar

Alex Strick van Linschoten and Felix Kuehn

Journalists, and Editors of ‘My Life with the Taliban‘

Thursday, 11 February, 5:30 pm, Hovenden Room, All Souls College 

 

Fifth Week: Threats and Responses: identifying strategies in an insecure world

Dr Deborah Goodwin 

Senior Lecturer, Department of Communication Studies, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst Winner, 2009 UN Commendation for Work in Negotiation

Wednesday, 17 February, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

       

Full Day Field Trip to RAF Molesworth*** Tour and Roundtable with analysts from: Intelligence Fusion Centre (IFC); Intelligence and Knowledge Development, USAFRICOM; and the Joint Analysis Center (USEUCOM)

Thursday, 18 February

 

Sixth Week: Success, Legitimacy, and the Multidimensional Trinity

Professor James Gow

Director, International Peace and Security Programme, King’s College London

Tuesday, 23 February, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Seventh Week: Skyful of Lies and Black Swans: The Information Challenge to Institutions of Government and Corporate Power in a Major Crisis

Mr Nik Gowing

Presenter, BBC World News

Tuesday, 2 March, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Eighth Week: The Future Security Environment: Emerging Trends Affecting Western Land Forces

Maj. Andrew Godefroy, PhD, Canadian Army

Visiting Research Fellow, University of Oxford

Tuesday, 9 March, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

2008/2009

MICHAELMAS

First Week: Osama bin Laden’s Jihad: Means and Ends

Dr Alia Brahimi Research Associate in International Relations Leverhulme Programme on the Changing Character of War, Oxford

Tuesday, 14 October, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Second Week: Security in the Persian Gulf [title TBC]

Dr Mamoun Fandy Senior Fellow for Gulf Security, International Institute for Strategic Studies, London

Tuesday, 21 October, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Third Week: The Russian-Georgian War: Implications for International Security

Ms Oksana Antonenko Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia, International Institute for Strategic Studies, London

Tuesday, 28 October, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Fourth Week: U.S. Election Special – President (Obama/McCain) and the Future of American Foreign Policy

Professor Rob Singh, Birkbeck, University of London

Wednesday, 5 November*, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Fifth Week: The War in Afghanistan

Dr Antonio Giustozzi Research Fellow, Crisis States Research Centre, London School of Economics

Tuesday, 11 November, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Sixth Week: How Endangered is Pakistan?

Professor Anatol Lieven Department of War Studies, King’s College London

Tuesday, 18 November, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College 

 

Seventh Week: Domestic Politics and Iranian Foreign Policy

Professor Ali Ansari Associate Fellow, Middle East Programme, Chatham House

Tuesday, 25 November, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Eighth Week: Policy Planning in the Foreign Office [title TBC]

Mr David Frost, CMG, Director for Strategy and Policy Planning, British Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Tuesday, 2 December, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

HILARY

First Week: No meeting this week.

Tuesday, 20 January, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Second Week: The Geopolitics of the Risk Age

Professor Christopher Coker, Department of International Relations, London School of Economics

Tuesday, 27 January, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Third Week: The Conflict in Gaza: Implications for the Peace Process

Mr Yossi Mekelberg Associate Fellow, Middle East Programme, Chatham House

Tuesday, 3 February, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Fourth Week: Should Women Serve in Combat Roles? The British Army in Comparative Perspective

Professor Christopher Dandeker, Co-Director, King’s Centre for Military Health Research, Department of War Studies, King’s College London

Tuesday, 10 February, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Fifth Week: Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife: Counterinsurgency Lessons from Iraq and Afghanistan

Dr John Nagl, President of the Center for a New American Security, Washington, D.C.

Thursday, 19 February*, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Sixth Week: A Falklands War Retrospective: Strategy, Tactics, Decisive Points

Commodore Steven Jermy, Royal Navy, Department of War Studies, King’s College London

Tuesday, 24 February, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College 

 

Seventh Week: ‘To kill or not to kill’: Is the Principle of Distinction Still Relevant?

Professor Charles Garraway, CBE Associate Fellow, Chatham House Formerly UK Army Legal Services

Tuesday, 3 March, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Eighth Week: Iraq: The Military Legacy

Lieutenant General Sir Robert Fry, KCB CBE Former Commandant General, Royal Marines

Tuesday, 10 March, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

2007/2008

MICHAELMAS

First Week: New Challenges for Modern Warriors

Lieutenant General Sir John Kiszely, KCB MC, Director, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom

Tuesday, 9 October, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Second Week: The Demands on a Modern Military: Lessons from Israel’s Summer 2006 Engagement with Hezbollah

Professor Shai Feldman, Director, Crown Centre for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University

Tuesday, 16 October, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Third Week: British Military Strategy in the Evolving Security Environment

Michael Codner, Director of Military Sciences, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

Tuesday, 23 October, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Fourth Week: Energy Security: Why the Nuclear Deal is Important for India

Rear Admiral Rakesh Chopra, VSM, PhD, Professor of Strategy, XLRI Jamshedpur and Senior Visiting Research Fellow CCW Programme Oxford

Tuesday, 30 October, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Fifth Week: Russia: New Confrontations?

Anne Aldis, Head of the Conflict Studies Research Centre Defence Academy of the United Kingdom

Tuesday, 6 November, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Sixth Week: Security and the role of urban space in contested Jerusalem

Dr Wendy Pullan Senior lecturer in Architecture at the University of Cambridge and Director of the “Conflict in Cities” research project in Jerusalem

Tuesday, 13 November, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Seventh Week: The risks of strategic failure in the Middle East

Sir Jeremy Greenstock CGMG, Director, The Ditchley Foundation Former British Ambassador to the United Nations in New York and Her Majesty’s former Special Representative in Iraq

Tuesday, 20 November, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Eighth Week: Event TBA

Tuesday, 27 November, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

HILARY

First Week: The impact of development and stabilization programmes on attitude change in the Afghanistan campaign

Dr Stuart Gordon, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst

Tuesday, 15 January, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Second Week: Africa’s growing strategic relevance

Mr Alex Vines, Head of Africa Programme, Chatham House, Royal Institute of International Affairs

Tuesday, 22 January, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Third Week: State-building in the 21st century: Private Security Companies are no longer optional

Mr Andy Bearpark, CBE, Director General, British Association of Private Security Companies (BAPSC)

Tuesday, 29 January 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Fourth Week: The Iraq Campaign [title TBC]

Colonel Richard D. Hooker Jr., PhD, US National Security Council

Tuesday, 5 February, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Fifth Week: Security and the role of urban space in contested Jerusalem

Dr Wendy Pullan Senior Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Cambridge and Principal Investigator for “Conflict in Cities and the Contested State”

Tuesday, 12 February 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Sixth Week: The place of humanitarian assistance in ‘three-block wars’

Sir Michael Aaronson, CBE Senior concept developer with NATO Director General Save the Children (1997-2005)

Tuesday, 19 February, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Seventh Week: Media and War [title TBC]

Mr Ben Hammersley, Freelance Journalist (BBC, The Guardian, The Times)

Tuesday, 26 February, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Eighth Week: The dynamics of British military transformation

Professor Theo Farrell, King’s College, London

Tuesday, 4 March, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

2006/2007

MICHAELMAS

First Week: The Future Strategic Context for Defence

Rear Admiral C.J. Parry, CBE Director General – Development, Concepts, & Doctrine Ministry of Defence, Shrivenham

Tuesday, 10 October, 8:30 pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Second Week: The Iraq Crisis & the Western Alliance

Professor Marc Trachtenberg Professor of Political Science, University of California-Los Angeles

Tuesday, 17 October, 8:30 pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Third Week: The Strategic Implications of Nuclear Energy

Mr. Dipesh Shah Former Chief Executive Officer, United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority Chairman, Viridian Group PLC

Tuesday, 24 October, 8:30 pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Fourth Week: The Role of Military Operations in Shaping the Future of Afghanistan

Colonel Christopher Langton Head of Defence Analysis & Research Fellow for Russia/CISInternational Institute for Strategic Studies

Tuesday, 31 October, 8:30 pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Fifth Week: The London Ricin Cell

Dr. Glen Segell Director, Institute for Security Policy

Tuesday, 7 November, 8:30 pm in the Old Library, All Souls College  

 

Sixth Week: Are Lawyers Encircling the Military? 

Dr. Christopher Waters School of Law & Deputy Director, Centre for Euro-Asian Studies University of Reading

Tuesday, 14 November, 8:30 pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Seventh Week: Domestic Sources of American Foreign Policy

Dr. Olin Robison President, Salzburg Seminar President Emeritus, Middlebury College

Tuesday, 21 November, 8:30 pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Eighth Week: Maritime Security & the Role of NATO

Rear Admiral Hubert Hass (GE N) Chief of Staff to Commander, Allied Maritime Component Command Northwood

Tuesday, 28 November, 8:30 pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

HILARY

First Week: After Iraq and Lebanon: Does War Work for the West?

Professor Martin Shaw Professor of International Relations & Politics University of Sussex

Tuesday, 16 January, 8:30 pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Second Week: Britain’s Counterinsurgency Experience in Northern Ireland

Col. David Benest Director of Security Studies and Resilience, Defence Academy

Tuesday, 23 January, 8:30 pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Third Week: America’s Global Role After Bush

Professor Bruce Jentleson Professor of Public Policy & Political Science, Duke University Visiting Research Fellow, Changing Character of War Programme

Tuesday, 30 January, 8:30 pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Fourth Week: The Costs of Failing States & the Limits to Sovereignty

Professor Paul CollierDirector, Centre for the Study of African Economies Professor of Economics, Oxford University

Tuesday, 6 February, 8:30 pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Fifth Week: Britain’s Independent Strategic Nuclear Deterrent

Dr. Lee Willett Head of Military Capabilities Programme, Military Sciences Department, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

Tuesday, 13 February, 8:30 pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Sixth Week: The Law of Unintended Consequences: Recruiting for Terrorism

Sir Ivor Roberts, KCMG, MA Oxford, FCIL Master of Trinity College, Oxford University Former UK Ambassador to Italy, Yugoslavia, & Ireland 

Tuesday, 20 February, 8:30 pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Seventh Week: Techno-War in Iraq: The Rumsfeld Record & a British Perspective

General the Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank GCB LVO OBE Former Chief of Defence Staff, Ministry of Defence With Mr. Simon Head,

Senior Fellow, Rothermere American Institute, Oxford University

Tuesday, 27 February, 8:30 pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Eighth Week: Visit to Defence Intelligence Staff

 

TRINITY

First Week: The Navy is the principle casualty of the death of grand strategy in the UK and also the origin of its failure.  

Commander Simon Reay Atkinson UK Defence Academy Senior Research Fellow and Asymmetric Campaign Cluster Director

Tuesday, 24 April, 8:30 pm in the Old Library, All Souls College 

 

Second Week: Economic Development: Is China’s Model Sustainable and Transferable? 

Robert C. Haywood Director, World Economic Processing Zones Association

Tuesday, 1 May, 8:30 pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Third Week: Contemporary Piracy

Nigel JF Dawson, Lt Cdr RN Hudson Fellow, Exeter College

Tuesday, 8 May, 8:30 pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Fourth Week: Nuclear proliferation in Iran and North Korea and the black market network that helped them both

Mark Fitzpatrick Senior Fellow for Non-Proliferation International Institute for Strategic Studies

Tuesday, 15 May, 8:30 pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Fifth Week: Environmental Security

Professor Norman Myers, CMG, MA (PhD. Berkeley) Honorary Visiting Fellow, Green College

Tuesday, 22 May, 8:30 pm in the Old Library, All Souls College    

 

Sixth Week: Traditions of War

Dr Karma Nabulsi Lecturer in International Relations, Oxford University Fellow in Politics, St Edmund Hall  

Tuesday, 29 May, 8:30 pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Seventh Week

Dr Jamie MacIntosh(incoming) Head of the Defence Academy’sAdvanced Research and Assessment Group

Tuesday, 5 June, 8:30 pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Eighth Week: No event due to exams

2005/2006

MICHAELMAS

1st Week: Sir Crispin Tickell GCMG KCVO, Former British Permanent Representative to the UN (1987-90)
The Need for International Rules
Tuesday, October 11, 20:30-22:00

2nd Week: Speaker TBD

3rd Week: Major General (Retd) Jonathan Bailey CB MBE PhD, Director, Centre for Defence and International Security Studies
Strategy and Campaigning: Ends, Ways, and Means
Tuesday, October 25, 20:30-22:00

4th Week: Speaker TBD

5th Week: Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman KCMG CBE FBA FKC; Vice-Principal, and Professor of War Studies, King’s College London
Can a War on Terror be Won?
Tuesday, November 8, 20:30-22:00

6th Week: Dr. Farhan Nizami, Founding Director, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies
Title TBC
Tuesday, November 15, 20:30-22:00

7th WeekDr. Julia Cleves, Chief UNAIDS Advisor to the ‘AIDS in Africa: Scenarios for the Future’ Project AND Dr. Angela Wilkinson, Shell International Ltd; Project Manager, UNAIDS in Africa Project
AIDS in Africa: Three Scenarios to 2025
Tuesday, November 22, 20:30-22:00

8th WeekDr. Elizabeth Teague, Eastern Research Group, FCO
How the Russian Leadership Sees the Outside World
Tuesday, November 29, 20:30-22:00

9th Week: Captain Thomas Crompton, US Navy, Director, Information AcquisitionDirectorate, Office of Naval Intelligence
Global Maritime Security Threats and Challenges
Thursday, December 8, 20:30-22:00

HILARY

First Week: The Al Saud and the Future of Saudi Arabia

Colonel (Ret) Brian Lees LVO OBE

Senior Adviser, Capital Advisory Group, Riyadh; former British Defence Attaché in Saudi Arabia and Yemen (1975-1979); and author of The Al Saud, Ruling Family of Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, 17 January, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Second Week: Speaker TBD

Tuesday, 24 January, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Third Week: Regulating the Private Security Industry

Dr. Sarah Percy, Research Associate, Oxford Leverhulme Programme on the Changing Character of War

Tuesday, 31 January, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College 

 

Fourth Week: The Evolution of Insurgency

Colonel Thomas X. Hammes, USMC (Ret), Former Senior Military Fellow, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University; and author of The Sling and The Stone: On War in the Twenty-First Century

Tuesday, 7 February, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Fifth Week: China’s Security Policy through a Keyhole: Taiwan

Dr. Steve Tsang, Louis Cha Senior Research Fellow in Modern Chinese Studies; and Director, The Pluscarden Programme for the Study of Global Terrrorism and Intelligence, St Antony’s College

Tuesday, 14 February, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Sixth Week: Intelligence Analysis Comes Out of the Cold–the post-Butler World

Mr. John Tolson, Head of Strategic Futures & Analysis Development, Ministry of Defence 

Tuesday, 21 February, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Seventh Week: Maritime Natural Disaster Response: Towards a Coordinated International Support Strategy

Captain Graham Peach, RN Senior Hudson Fellow, St Antony’s College

Tuesday, 28 February, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Eighth Week: Future EU Enlargement — Western Balkans at the Doorstep of the EU

H.E. Mr Iztok Mirošič Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia to the United Kingdom; and Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organization

Tuesday, 7 March, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

TRINITY

First Week: Challenges of Government in West Africa

HE Martin Ziguele Independent Consultant Former Prime Minister, Central African Republic

Tuesday, 25 April, 8:30 pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Second Week: Torture: Why No Middle Way is Open

Professor Henry Shue Professor of International Relations, Oxford University Senior Research Fellow, Merton College

Tuesday, 2 May, 8:30 pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Third Week: Domestic Sources of American Foreign Policy

Dr. Olin Robison President, Salzburg Seminar President Emeritus, Middlebury College

Tuesday, 9 May, 8:30 pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Fourth Week: Event Cancelled

 

Fifth Week:

In lieu of our regular meeting, the OUSSG would like to invite its members to attend the Annual Lecture of the Oxford Leverhulme Programme on the Changing Character of War, to be held on this date at 5pm. The lecture will be given by Dr. John Reid, Secretary of State for Defence. Further details will be forthcoming on our website.  

 

Sixth Week: Nuclear Realities and Risks in South Asia

Sir Michael Quinlan Former Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Defence Visiting Research Fellow, Oxford Leverhulme Programme on the Changing Character of War

Tuesday, 30 May, 8:30 pm in the Old Library, All Souls College

 

Seventh Week: Event Cancelled

 

Eighth Week: Al Jazeera: Mouthpiece for Terror

Mr. Hugh Miles Freelance writer and journalist, Author of Al Jazeera: How Arab TV News Challenged the World

Tuesday, 13 June, 8:30 pm in the Old Library, All Souls College