Category Archives: Meetings

Meeting #19: Mackinder Forum Annual Conference, held under the auspices of the American Society for Competitiveness, Washington, DC, October 26-28, 2017

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Rodger Baker, VP for Strategic Analysis, Strategic Forecasting, Inc., “The Value of Geopolitics to Business,” 10/26/17 Gordon Chang, Columnist, Daily Beast, “U.S., China, and North Korea: War or Peace in Asia,” Sponsored by Strategic Forecasting, Inc., 10/26/17 Bert Chapman, Purdue University, “The Geopolitics of Rare Earth Elements,” 10/27/19 Remi Piet,… Read more »

Meeting #18: Mackinder Forum Annual Conference, held under the auspices of the American Society for Competitiveness, Washington, DC, October 20-22, 2016

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John Baker, Georgetown Law School, “Conflicting Paradigms for Combating Terrorism,” 10/20/16 Rodger Baker, VP for Strategic Analysis, Strategic Forecasting, Inc., “Stratfor’s Approach to Geopolitical Forecasting: Twenty Years of Predicting International Change,” 10/20/16 Admiral Chris Parry (UK, ret.), “Migration, Demographic Change and Geopolitics: The Cases of the European Union, the United… Read more »

Meeting No. 17: Mackinder Forum Annual Conference, held under the auspices of the American Society for Competitiveness at Tysons Corner, VA, October 19-22, 2015

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William Ruger, Charles Koch Institute, “The Cost of Primacy and the Value of Prudence in American Foreign Policy.”  All society session. Admiral Chris Parry (UK, ret.), “Eurasia and Rimland: Closer Than You Think.”  All society session. “Geostrategic Challenges and the Armed Forces of the United States: Evolving Threats, Roles andMissions,”… Read more »

Meeting No. 16: Mackinder Forum Annual Conference, held under the auspices of the American Society for Competitiveness at Tysons Corner, VA, October 22-24, 2015

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Geostrategic Challenges and the Armed Forces of the United States. Evolving Roles and Missions: I, Army, Marines, Navy; II, Air Force, Cyber, Space Command (Two round-table discussions) “The Geostrategy of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs)” Dr. Leonard J. Hochberg, Coordinator, Mackinder Forum & Dr. Michael Hochberg, formerly University of Delaware “By… Read more »

Meeting No. 15: Mackinder Forum Annual Conference, held under the auspices of the American Society for Competitiveness at Tysons Corner, VA, October 16-17, 2014

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“The U.S. Geopolitical Future” (Keynote Address #1) Dr. John Hillen, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs (2005-07) “Strategic Competition in the 21st Century” (Keynote Address #2) Rear Admiral Christopher Parry (U.K., ret.) “Changing Perspectives on Mackinder’s Pivotal Heartland” Dr. Brian Blouet, The College of William and Mary “China’s… Read more »

Meeting No. 14: Mackinder Forum Workshop (“Geopolitics, Britain & the World in the 21st Century”) sponsored by Air Vice-Marshal Paul Colley OBE MA FRAeS RAF, Assistant Chief of Defense Staff (Development, Concepts and Doctrine) at the University of Reading, Reading, U.K., September 21-23, 2010

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“The Geopolitics of the U.S.: The Future of U.S. Strategy and its Impact on the U.K.”  (Keynote address) The Honorable Dr. John Hillen, President and CEO, Global Defense Technology & Systems, Inc.; & Former Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs (2005-07) “The Future of China and its Impact on… Read more »

Meeting No. 13: Mackinder Forum Workshop (“Expeditionary Operations as a Tool of Geopolitics”) sponsored by Major General Paul Newton CBE, MPhil, Director, Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre, Beckett House, Shrivenham, U.K., January 19-21, 2009

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“Asian Geopolitics and Expeditionary Operations: An Australian Perspective” Dr. Mike Evans, Fellow, Australian Defence College, Canberra, Australia “Case Study or Comparisons: What are the Criteria that Invoke This Type of Operation?” Dr. Jeremy Black, Professor, Established Chair in History, Exeter College “The Future of Expeditionary Operations” Frank Hoffman, USMC and… Read more »

Meeting No. 12: Mackinder Forum Workshop (“Geopolitics and the Future of the Nation State”) sponsored by Rear Admiral Chris Parry CBE, Director General Development, Concepts and Doctrine at The Old Mill and Swan, Minister Lovell, U.K., November 26-27, 2007

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“Geopolitical Theory and State-Breakdown Theory: Lessons from the Fall of the Soviet Bloc” Dr. Randall Collins, Dorothy Swaine Thomas Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA “Conflict between Maritime and Territorial Organizations” Doctor Paul Coones, Lecturer in Geography and Fellow of Hertford College, Oxford, UK “Middle-Eastern Shatterbelts and Political… Read more »

Meeting No. 11: Mackinder Forum Lecture Series at New Mexico Tech, Santa Fe, NM, January 16, 17 & 29, 2007

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“Strategic Trends out to 2030” Rear Admiral Chris Parry, CBE, Director General, Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre “The West – Decline or Fall?” Rear Admiral Chris Parry, CBE, Director General, Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre “War Amongst the People” General Sir Rupert Smith (U.K., ret.)

Meeting No. 10: Mackinder Forum Workshop, Sponsored by Rear Admiral Chris Parry, Director General, Join Doctrine and Concepts Centre at Old Mill and Swan Hotel, Minster Lovell, U.K., March 13-14, 2006

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“The Geopolitics of Non Fuel Natural Resources” Professor (Emeritus) Ewan Anderson, University of Durham “Preparedness Planning for Future Pandemics” Professor Neil Ferguson, Imperial College “Flash Points and Tipping Points: Security Implications of Global Population Changes, 2006-2025” Professor Jack Goldstone, George Mason University “Geopolitics and Energy Resources: The Case of the… Read more »