Co-Chairs Nancy Walbridge Collins and Austin Long cordially invite you
to attend the 2014-15:
***Columbia Seminar on Defense & Security***
Who: Columbia Seminar on Defense & Security?
What: First Meeting?
When: Tuesday, September 30th, Brown Bag (12noon-1:00pm); Speaker Hour
Where: International Affairs Building, Seminar Room 1302?
Why: To analyze global military issues and meet individuals who
work/study these problems
We invite new and returning members to our first meeting of the
2014-2015 Academic Year on Tuesday, September 30th. Building on last
year?s series with General J.D. Johnson, General (ret) Stanley
McChrystal, and Admiral (ret) William McRaven, we look forward to
sustained analysis on global military issues, with a focus on the most
urgent problems of our time. This seminar is co-sponsored by
University Seminars and the Saltzman Institute.
Format & Logistics: Continuing our tradition, we?ll meet at lunchtime
on Tuesdays at Seminar Room 1302, International Affairs Building. We
have a few changes to our format based on members? recommendations:
1) We are adding a come-as-you-are brown bag from 12noon to 1:00pm. No
RSVP needed, come and go?it?s just informal conversation with
colleagues & friends, and an opportunity to discuss work-in-progress.
2) Our visiting speaker time will now run an hour later, from
1:00-2:00pm, to accommodate class schedules (This part is structured:
please confirm your attendance for the second hour, and to minimize
disruption to our visitor, please try to come at 1pm, or just before).
3) We will now meet weekly. (We will welcome both new members and
occasional participants. Come to the first hour, second hour, or both.)
RSVP: Please RSVP for the Speaker Hour, 1:00-2:00pm to
email@example.com. (The room capacity is 30 individuals,
and we keep a waitlist as needed).
September 30th Speaker: Michael W. Rauhut is the U.S. Army Fellow at
the Council on Foreign Relations, 2014-2015. He is a 1989 graduate of
West Point, and earned a Master of Strategic Studies from the Navy War
College. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Defense
Meritorious Service Medal, and he earned a Ranger Tab. Colonel Rauhut
deployed this past year to Afghanistan, as deputy chief of staff, and
his previous assignments include battalion command in Korea and
aide-de-camp with the Berlin Brigade. He will be discussing U.S. Army
strategy and operations in current conflicts?including Syria and
Iraq?and recommended changes for maximum effectiveness in these
rapidly shifting environments.
Nancy Walbridge Collins?
Columbia Seminar on Defense & Security
International Affairs Building
420 West 118th Street, MC 3310
New York, NY 10027