United States National Security Policy and Military Strategy: Understanding the Environment for Contemporary Warfare

15 September - 16 September 2010
Overton Hotel and Convention Center - Lubbock, Texas

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Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

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8:15 AM-8:30 AM. Opening Remarks: Ambassador Tibor Nagy, Vice Provost for International Affairs, Texas Tech University

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    8:30 AM-10:00 AM. Session 1: An Assessment of Contemporary Warfare and US National Security and Military Policy

    Moderator: Colonel (Ret) Dave Lewis, Texas Tech University

    •   Dr. Scott Douglas , Professor, Strategy and Policy Department, Naval War College
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    •   Dr. Carland Phillips , Professor of Biological Sciences, Texas Tech University
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    •   Dr. Gawdat Bahgat , Director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania
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    10:30 AM-12:00 PM. Session 2: Applying Quantitative Analytical Tools to Contemporary Military Challenges

    Moderator: Dr. David Lektzian, Department of Political Science, Texas Tech University

    •   Dr. Lara Dugan , Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland
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    •   Dr. Kim Elliott , Visiting fellow with the Peterson Institute for International Economics
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    •   Dr. Paul Hensel , University of North Texas
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    12:00 PM-1:00 PM. Lunch: Reception/Break/Other

    •   Dr. Steven M. Presley , The Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt Jr. National Program for Countermeasures to Biological & Chemical Threats
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    1:30 PM-3:00 PM. Session 3: Qualitative Assessments of Contemporary Warfare

    Moderator: Dr. Ron Milam, Department of History, Texas Tech University

    •   Dr. Tom Marks , Professor of Insurgency, Terrorism, and Counterterrorism, College of International Security Affairs (CISA), National Defense University
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    •   Dr. Dale Andrade , US Army Center of Military History
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    •   Dr. Kalev Sepp , Naval Postgraduate School
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    •   Dr. David H. Gray , Associate Professor, Fayetteville State University
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    3:30 PM-5:00 PM. Session 4: Bridging the Gap between Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches to Understanding Contemporary Warfare

    Moderator: Dr. Dennis Patterson, Chair, Department of Political Science, Texas Tech University

    •   Dr. Thomas Lynch , Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University
    •   Curtis Johnson , Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies
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    •   Dr. Michael Mihalka , Professor of Political Science, School of Advanced Military Studies
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    6:30 PM-8:30 PM. Banquet: Keynote Speaker: Lieutenant General David W. Barno, Center for a New American Security

      Thursday, September 16th, 2010

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      8:20 AM-8:30 AM. Welcoming Remarks: Dr. Lawrence Schovanec, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Texas Tech University

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        8:30 AM-10:00 AM. Session 5: Understanding the Environment for Contemporary Warfare: Looking through New Lenses

        Moderator: Dr. Laron Williams, Department of Political Science, Texas Tech University

        •   Col. (Ret.) Dave Lewis , Texas Tech University
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        •   Dr. Nori Katagiri , Assistant Professor of International Security Studies, Air War College
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        •   Dr. Larry A. Valero , Associate Professor of Security Studies, University of Texas at El Paso
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        10:30 AM-12:00 AM. Session 6: International Law and Contemporary Warfare: Challenges and Precedents

        Moderator: Walt Huffman, Dean Emeritus, Texas Tech University Law School

        •   Professor Laurie Blank , Director, International Humanitarian Law Clinic, Emory University Law School
        •   Professor W. Hays Parks , Law of War Chair, Office of the General Counsel, Department of Defense
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        •   Professor Richard Rosen , Director, Military Law Center, Texas Tech University Law School
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        12:00 PM-1:00 PM. Lunch: Dr. Stephen Maxner - The Vietnam Center and Archive at Texas Tech University

        •   Dr. Stephen Maxner , Vietnam Center, Texas Tech University
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        1:30 PM-3:00 PM. Session 7: Roundtable Discussion: Developing New Ideas and Strategies for Contemporary Warfare

        Moderator: Dr. Dennis Patterson, Chair, Department of Political Science, Texas Tech University