"There is no nation, great or small, with which we would refuse to negotiate, in mutual good faith, with patience and in determination to secure a better understanding between us.  Out of such understandings must, and eventually will, grow confidence and trust."
President Dwight D. Eisenhower, January 5, 1957

Named in honor of the 34th President of the United States, the Dwight D. Eisenhower National Security Series seeks to explore new ways to employ more effectively our Nation's capabilities to meet the range of security challenges we face in the 21st century.

The Series was established in 2002 by the Chief of Staff of the United States Army to address the critical security issues of our time. It is a full year of programs and activities that engage and involve all facets of the national security community. The media, corporate and economic policy representatives, academia and think tanks, all departments of the U.S. government, nongovernmental and international organizations, the diplomatic community, members of Congress and their staffs, foreign officials and specialists are all invited and have the opportunity to contribute. Indeed, to ensure diversity of opinion and balanced inquiry, the Army partners with co-sponsors from each of these sectors in the conceptualization, planning and execution of each Eisenhower Series event. This approach is a more effective means of exploring the complex security issues of the 21st century.

The Series culminates annually with the Dwight D. Eisenhower National Security Conference in Washington, D.C. At the conference, a distinguished array of national security decision makers will assemble for two days to make presentations, participate in panel discussions and field questions in a setting which promotes extensive discourse focused by a single unifying theme. This year's theme is National Security for a New Era - The Evolution of Cooperation, Competition and Conflict.