Meeting No. 17: Mackinder Forum Conference to be held under the auspices of the American Competitiveness Society 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 and
Missions,” Two sessions devoted to U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Cyber Threats, and Space.

Phil Kelly, Emporia State University, “Applying the Approaches of Three Geopolitical Writers to Contemporary Crises in the South China
Sea and Toward the Alleged Islamic State Caliphate.”

Mackubin Thomas Owens, Institute of World Politics, “The Foreign Policy Research Institute at 60: Geopolitics and the Legacy of Robert Straus-Hupe.”

Leonard Hochberg, Coordinator, Mackinder Forum-US & Michael Hochberg, formerly University of Delaware, “The Geostrategy of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs)”

Leonard Hochberg, Coordinator, Mackinder Forum-US, “By Sea and by Land: The Geopolitics of American Exceptionalism According to Alexis de Tocqueville.”

Geoff Sloan, University of Reading, “The Geopolitics of China and the Pacific Pivot.”

Francis Sempa, Wilkes University, “Mahan and the Problem of Asia.”