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Mackinder Forum Virtual Seminar #1: “Geography & National Security”

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April 19, 2020 The Mackinder Forum launched its seminar series with a common reading by Andrew Rhodes, “Thinking in Space: The Role of Geography in National Security Decision-Making,” Texas National Security Review, 2 (4), November 2019: https://tnsr.org/2019/11/thinking-in-space-the-role-of-geography-in-national-security-decision-making/.

Meeting #21: Mackinder Forum Annual Conference, held under the auspices of the American Society for Competitiveness, October 24-26, 2019, Washington, DC

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William Ruger, Vice President of Research, Charles Koch Foundation, “US Grand Strategy in the Age of Trump and Beyond,” Luncheon Keynote Address, 10/24/19 Nong Hong, Institute for China-American Studies, “Emerging Interests of Asian States in the Arctic: Examining the Implications of China’s Arctic Policy,” Sponsored by Strategic Forecasting, Inc., 10/24/19… Read more »

Meeting #20: Mackinder Forum Annual Conference, held under the auspices of the American Society for Competitiveness, Washington, DC, October 24-27, 2018

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Leonard Hochberg, Coordinator, Mackinder Forum-US & Senior Fellow, FPRI, “Thinking Geopolitically with Mackinder,” 10/25/18 Phil Kelly, “Rescuing Classical Geopolitics: Separating Geopolitics from Realism,” 10/25/18 John Baker, ESQ & Emeritus Professor, LSU Law Center, “The Legal Limits of Free Trade,” 10/25/18 Tong Zhao, Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, China, “China’s Nuclear… Read more »

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 »