Lectures and Events
11 October 2012
Capt. Clinton Carroll - Deputy Commandant
11 October, 2012, 1900-2000, Nimitz G110The Africa Partnership Station and AFRICOM
Captain Carroll graduated from USNA in May, 1989, with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. During the summer of 1989, he was a Marshall Cox Fund Scholar at the Université de Frqnçois Rabelais in Tours, France. Captain Carroll served as Communications Officer and Navigator/Administrative Officer in USS Arthur Radford (DD968) from May 1990 through September 1993. He served in USS Briscoe (DD977) as Operations Officer from November 1996 to June 1998, and as Operations Officer in USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) from September 19980April 2000. Captain Carroll served in USS Nimitz (CVN) 68 as Damage Control Assistant from May 2003 through October 2004, and deployed to the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He commanded the USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG49) from November 2007 to May 2009. The sailors of Robert G. Bradley earned the 2008 Battle Effectiveness Award, the 2009 Edward F. Ney Memoral Award for Food Service Excellence, and the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service as Africa Partnership Station under his command.
Ashore, Captain Carroll has served as a Company Officer and Instructor at the French Naval Academy, as an Instructor and Fleet Schedules Officer at Tactical Training Group Pacific, on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations for the Quadrennial Defense Review 2006, and as the Chief of the Nuclear Strike Branch in the Operations Directorate of the Joint Staff. Captain Carroll earend a Master of Business Administration from the Executive MBA Program at San Diego State University in 2002, and a Master of Science in National Security Strategy from the National War College in Washington D.C. in 2007. Additionally, Captain Caroll was a Joint Staff Fellow for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seminar XXI Program for 2010-2011. He is a French linguist.
Captain Carroll's personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (Gold Star in lieu of Fourth Award), the Navy Commentation Medal (Gold Star in lieu of Third Award), the Navy Achievement Medal, the Médaille de Bronze de la Défense Nationale avec agrafe 'marine nationale' from the French government, and numerous unit and campaign awards. Additinally, he was a recipient of the Commander Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet Junior Officer Shiphandling Award for 1997, and was awarded the Vice Admiral John D. Bulkeley Distinguished Graduate Award from the Surface Warfare Officers School Command in 1997.
17 October 2012
Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Senior Fellow - Foundation for Defense of Democracies
17 October, 2012, 1220-1320Why Are Consensus Views So Often Wrong in Regional Security Studies?
Daveed Gartenstein-Ross focuses his research on the challenges posed by violent non-state actors. Studies that he ahs authored examine the economic aspects of al Qaeda's military strategy, the radicalization process for jihadi terrorists, and the theaters of conflict that are important for the future of the "global war on terror', including the Horn of Africa. He is the author or volume editor of eleven books and monographs, including Bin Laden's Legacy (Wiley, 2011), and has published widely in the popular and academic press, including in Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, Reader's Digest, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, The Yale Journal of International Affairs, and the German political science journal Der Bürger im Staat. Gartenstein-Ross has presented his research at events sponsored by Special Operations Command Europe (Germany), the Universität Tübingen (Germany), Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (Israel), the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, the National Counterrorism Center, and the U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College. He has also been featured in the Distinguised Speaker Series at the University of Southern California's National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE), and has been a keynote speaker at the Global Futures Forum.
25 January, 2012
Dr. Christine Youngblut, Research Staff Member - Institute for Defense Analysis.
25 January, 2012, 1900-2000, Nimitz G110Climate Change Impacts: Security Implications for Africa
In Dr. Youngblut's nearly thirty-year career, she has worked on defense-related issues ranging from military uses of virtual environments to cognitive readiness for irregular warfare. Most recently, Dr. Youngblut served as a member of the Defense Science Board study team examining the trends and implcations of climate change for national and international security.
23 January 2012
Ambassador David Shinn
23 January, 2012, 1210-1330, Nimitz G110China-Africa Relations: A New Dynamic
David Shinn has been an adjunct professor of international affairs in the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University since 2001. He served for 37 years in the U.S. Foreign Service with assignments at embassies in Lebanon, Kenya, Tanzania, Mauritania, Cameroon, Sudan, and as ambassador to Burkina Faso and Ethiopia. Ambassador Shinn serves on the board of several organizations dealing with the Horn of Africa, Turkey, and community college. He has a Ph.D. in Political Science from George Washington University. Ambassador Shinn is the coauthor of an upcoming book published by the University of Pennsylvania Press on China-Africa relations.