2004 Eisenhower Conference Final Report Released
The final report for the 2004 Dwight D. Eisenhower National Security
Conference was released Jan. 10, 2005. The final report provides a
comprehensive summary and analysis of each Conference event. Among the
speakers were former Congressman Lee H. Hamilton, Deputy Secretary of
Defense Paul Wolfowitz, Boeing President and CEO Harry Stonecipher, NYPD
Deputy Commissioner of Counter-Terrorism Michael Sheehan and retired
Army General Montgomery C. Meigs.
2004 Conference Webcast Archive Available
The webcast archive catalogs the entirety of the 2004 Eisenhower
National Security Conference. It includes video of each speaker along
with fully detailed, searchable transcripts.
Repairing US - European Relations
Co-sponsored by the National Committee on American Foreign Policy
Nov. 9-10, 2004, New York.
The purpose of this conference is to assess the state of relations
between the US and Europe, to analyze the reasons for present
difficulties, and suggest ways of repairing the relationship.
Unified Quest 2005 - National Security Seminar
Co-sponsored by the U.S. Army TRADOC and U.S. JFCOM
Nov. 15-16, 2004, McLean, Va.
This annual event explores national strategy and policy issues
pertaining to a fictional global campaign against future adversaries in a
scenario projected out to the year 2015 (the Unified Quest War Game).
Issues highlighted by the invited senior leader participants are
discussed and synthesized to form strategic guidance that will become
the campaign planning direction for the conduct of the war game.
Third Annual Transformation Seminar
Co-sponsored by Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of
Government, the National Defense University and the U.S. Army War
Nov. 18-19, 2004, Washington, D.C.
The Objective of this conference is to assess the current national
security situation, identify the major challenges that the Department of
Defense must overcome to achieve success, and suggest approaches that
will address them. By invitation only, it will bring together a small
group of experts from the executive branch (present and past, civilian
and military), Congress, think tanks and universities.
The U.S. Army in Asia: Legacies of the Past, Present Challenges and Prospects for the Future
Co-sponsored by The CNA Corporation
March 31 2005, Alexandria, Va.
This will be a one-day event that opens with a panel focusing on "The
past as Prologue: Legacies Worth Remembering," followed by a panel on
"The Army in Asia Today: Between Cold War Legacies and Post-911
Realities." In the afternoon a third panel will address "Asia, The Army,
and Tomorrow's Challenges."
Assessing the Role of Stability Police Units: Doctrinal Implications of the Riots in Kosovo
Co-sponsored by U.S. Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI)
and the U.S. Institute of Peace
April 4-5, 2005
Attendance at this event is by invitation only.
The 16th Annual Strategy Conference
Co-sponsored by the U.S. Army War College
April 12-14, 2005, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.
Improving the Interagency Process to Face 21st Century Security Challenges
Co-sponsored by the Henry L. Stimson Center
May 12, 2005, Washington, D.C.
The Henry L. Stimson Center is co-sponsoring this one-day working group
to develop achievable recommendations for improving the capacity of the
interagency to meet 21st century security threats. The small group of
people with academic and practical experience who are interested in
problem solving will look for practical suggestions that would improve
information sharing, the policy culture and values, training of national
security professionals, and other issues.
Attendance at this event is by invitation only.
The U.S. Defense Industrial Base:
National Security Implications of a Globalized World
Co-sponsored by the Industrial College of the Armed Forces
June 2, 2005, Washington, D.C.
The objective of this symposium is to provide a forum to discuss issues
surrounding the national security implications of the state of the U.S.
industrial base. The program will facilitate exchange beyond the Army to
others at DoD and throughout the government, as well as industry, think
tanks and academia to better understand the realities of globalization
and its potential challenges to national security and propose solutions
for government policy makers.
Special Operations Forces and the War on Terror
Co-sponsored by the Department of Social Sciences, United States Military Academy
June 2-4, 2005, West Point, N.Y.
The United States Military Academy Senior Conference is an annual event
administered by the Department of Social Sciences on behalf of the
Superintendent, United States Military Academy (USMA). This year's
conference, entitled Special Operations Forces and the War on Terror, is
by invitation only at West Point, N.Y., on June 2-4, 2005. Its goal is
to contribute to a broader understanding of crucial security issues in
three ways. First, the Conference provides a perfect forum—sequestered
and informal settings at the U.S. Military Academy—for assembling a
distinguished group of participants for two days of informal but intense
discussions. Second, distinguished keynote speakers will suggest new
directions for analysis as well as anchor key principles of U.S.
national security based on their experiences. Finally, three plenary
sessions will focus on key aspects of the issues and challenges outlined
by the Conference agenda.