Great Conference this year, thank you again to all who participated. Save the date, next year's Conference: April 8-10, 2014!
Time of Transition
The Naval Academy is a unique place to examine the dynamics of civil-military relations and the numerous military conflicts across the globe. This year’s conference seeks to examine the near-term effects of current geopolitical trends and events. Each day of the conference will focus on a specific theme within the over-arching concept of transition. Day One will focus on “how to view the world in a security context” and establish a perspective through which the rest of the conference will develop. Day Two will concern the Middle East, an appropriate topic for the one year anniversary of Arab Spring, the unrest in Syria, and the withdrawal of forces from Iraq and Afghanistan. Day Three will conclude the conference with the Pacific: the Navy’s new strategic area and the world’s focus. Since the main conference topics for each day will be structured by region, roundtable discussion groups will focus on a specific element, such as Domestic Institutions, Human Security, Culture and Society, Economics, International Institutions.
Established in 1961, the Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference brings together more than 150 undergraduate students from the United States and over a dozen foreign countries every year for three days of critical discussions, lectures, informal exchanges, and social events.