upcoming event: “Understanding Contemporary Warfare” (Texas Tech & Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, September 15-16 at Texas Tech)

* upcoming event: "Understanding Contemporary Warfare" (Texas Tech & Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, September 15-16 at Texas Tech)

Information about this event is attached, and reprinted below:

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

A Colloquium sponsored by the Vietnam Center and Archive and Department of Political Science

Texas Tech University

And

The Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College

September 15-16, 2010

The Overton Hotel and Convention Center

Lubbock, Texas

This event is free for the first 150 registrants. To register to attend, please visit http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/events/counterterrorism/

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

All Day: Participants Arrive

(Speaker transportation coordinated with Overton Hotel)

12:00 PM: Conference Registration Open

5:00 PM: Conference Registration Closed

6:00 PM: Reception at Overton Hotel

(Cash Bar; Light Hors d’oeuvres)

Wednesday September 15, 2010

7:30 AM: Coffee and Tea Service in Conference Registration Area

Conference Registration Open

8:15 AM: Welcoming Remarks

Chancellor Kent Hance and/or President Guy Bailey

8:30 AM: Discussion Panel 1: An Assessment of Contemporary Warfare and US National Security and Military Policy

Moderator: TBD

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

A Colloquium sponsored by the Vietnam Center and Archive and Department of Political Science

Texas Tech University

And

The Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College

September 15-16, 2010

The Overton Hotel and Convention Center

Lubbock, Texas

This event is free for the first 150 registrants. To register to attend, please visit http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/events/counterterrorism/

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

All Day: Participants Arrive

(Speaker transportation coordinated with Overton Hotel)

12:00 PM: Conference Registration Open

5:00 PM: Conference Registration Closed

6:00 PM: Reception at Overton Hotel

(Cash Bar; Light Hors d’oeuvres)

Wednesday September 15, 2010

7:30 AM: Coffee and Tea Service in Conference Registration Area

Conference Registration Open

8:15 AM: Welcoming Remarks

Chancellor Kent Hance and/or President Guy Bailey

8:30 AM: Discussion Panel 1: An Assessment of Contemporary Warfare and US National Security and Military Policy

Moderator: TBD

3:00 PM: Coffee Break

3:30 PM: Discussion Panel 4: Bridging the Gap between Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches to understanding Contemporary Warfare

Moderator: To be provided by Department of History, TTU

• Dr. Thomas Lynch, Col (Ret), USA. Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University, former Special Assistant and Deputy Director of the Advisory Group for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

• Curtis Johnson, Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies, Advanced Concepts Group at Sandia National Laboratories with a focus on the future of national and international security, global terrorism and counterterrorism, homeland security, and utilizing science and engineering approaches to complex systems and problems.

• Michael Mihalka, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, School of Advanced Military Studies. “Picking your fights: Towards a Strategic/Operational Approach to Cope with Transnational Terrorism.”

5:00 PM End of first day

6:00 PM Reception

(Cash Bar; Light Hors d’oeuvres)

6:30 PM Banquet

7:30 PM Keynote Speaker: Lieutenant General David W. Barno, Center for a New American Security

8:30 PM End of banquet

Thursday September 16, 2010

8:30 AM Understanding the Environment for Contemporary Warfare: Looking through New Lenses

Moderator: To be provided by Department of History, TTU

• Dave Lewis, Colonel, USAF (Ret), Texas Tech University. Developing New Lenses:

• Dr. Nori Katagiri, Assistant Professor of International Security Studies, Air War College. “Understanding How Non-State Actors Fight and Defeat Foreign States in War.”

• Dr. Larry A. Valero, Associate Professor of Security Studies, University of Texas at El Paso. “Understanding Strategic Communication as a Counterterrorist Tool.”

10:00 AM Coffee Break

10:30 AM International Law and Contemporary Warfare: Challenges and Precedents (Organized by the Center of Military Law, Texas Tech University Law School)

Moderated by Walt Huffman, Dean Emeritus, Texas Tech University Law School

• Professor W. Hays Parks, Law of War Chair, Office of the General Counsel, Department of Defense; former Special Assistant for Law of War Matters to the Judge Advocate General of the Army

• Professor Laurie Blank, Director, International Humanitarian Law Clinic, Emory University Law School

• Professor Richard Rosen, Director, Military Law Center, Texas Tech University Law School

12:00 PM Lunch

1:30 PM: Roundtable Discussion: Developing New Ideas and Strategies for Contemporary Warfare

To be comprised of select speakers from previous panels

3:00 PM Concluding Remarks

agenda.pdf

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