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Spring Speaker Series

Candace Rondeaux "Beyond the Dark Side: the International Criminal Court’s Investigation into War Crimes by All Sides in Afghanistan"

Professor of Practice, School of Politics and Global Studies, Senior Fellow, Center on the Future of War, previously Senior Program Officer at the United States Institute of Peace, Afghanistan/Pakistan Bureau Chief for the Washington Post, and member of a Pulitzer Prize winning reporting team.

Lt. Gen. (ret) Robert Schmidle "What is the Future of War?"

Pima Room (Rm 230) Memorial Union, Tempe Campus

Professor of Practice, School of Politics and Global Studies, Senior Fellow, Center on the Future of War, previously Deputy Commander of United States Cyber Command, USMC pilot with over 4,600 hours in tactical fighters including combat operations in Iraqi and Bosnia, Ph.D. in philosophy from Georgetown University, member of the Defense Science Board.

Anand Gopal "Manbij: Understanding the Syrian Civil War from the Experience of a Single Town"

Pima Room (Rm 230) Memorial Union, Tempe Campus

Assistant Research Professor, Center on the Future of War and Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict, journalist and sociologist with a Ph.D. from Columbia University, author of No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban and the War Through Afghan Eyes which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, currently researching the conflicts in Iraq and Syria.

Co-Sponsored with the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict

Joshua Geltzer "Never Alone: ISIS and the End of Lone-Wolf Terrorism"

West Hall Room 135, Tempe Campus

ASU Future of War Fellow at New America and executive director and visiting professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center, previously senior director for counterterrorism at the National Security Council, law clerk to Justice Stephen Breyer of the U.S. Supreme Court, editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal, and Marshall Scholar at King’s College London where he earned a Ph.D. in War Studies.

***CANCELED***Azadeh Moaveni "Women of the Caliphate: Islamism, Rebellion and the Legacy of ISIS"***CANCELED***

Pima Room (Rm 230) Memorial Union, Tempe Campus

ASU Future of War Fellow at New America, senior lecturer in journalism at Kingston University, London, and author of Lipstick Jihad, Honeymoon in Tehran and Iran Awakening which she co-wrote with Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi, previously a correspondent for TIME and the Los Angeles Times focusing in the Middle East. 

Co-Sponsored with the Council for Arabic and Islamic Studies

Stephan Haggard “Hard Target: Sanctions and Engagement with North Korea”

Room 6761, Coor Hall on the ASU Tempe campus

Prof. Stephan Haggard of the Univ. of California San Diego will present a talk, “Hard Target: Sanctions and Engagement with North Korea” on Monday April 16 from 6:00-7:30pm. This will be an important talk on one of the most pressing global security issues.

Co-sponsored with the School of Politics and Global Studies