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Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership

McCain Conference Registration Information

April 21-22, 2016 Registration is open. Thanks for your interest.

Alumni Hall, second floor Bo Coppedge Room


2016 McCain Conference

“The Status and Future of Civil-Military Relations” 

21-22 April 2016

US Naval Academy

Thursday, 21 April

0800-0845            Breakfast – Alumni Hall, Bo Coppedge Room

0845–0850           Welcoming remarks and introduction of US Naval Academy Superintendent

                             Colonel Art Athens, USMCR (Ret.)-Director, Stockdale Center, US Naval Academy

0850–0855           Welcoming remarks

                             Vice Admiral Walter E. "Ted" Carter Jr., USN-Superintendent, US Naval Academy

0855-0900            Introduction of keynote speaker

                             Colonel Art Athens, USMCR (Ret.)  -Director, Stockdale Center, US Naval Academy

0900-1000            Keynote

                             General Peter Pace, USMC (Ret.) - 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

1000-1015            Break

1015-1130            Panel – normative and theoretical debates

                             Dr. Eliot Cohen - Robert E. Osgood Professor of Strategic Studies, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies

                             Dr. Peter Feaver - Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Duke University

1130-1245            Lunch and keynote

                             Mr. James Fallows - National Correspondent, The Atlantic

1245-1300            Break

1330-1415            Panel – civil-military relations in the history of Western political thought

                             Dr. David Luban - University Professor in Law and Philosophy, Georgetown University Law Center

                             Dr. Hugh Liebert - Assistant Professor of American Politics, Department of Sciences, US Military Academy

                             Dr. Jeff Black- Tutor (Professor), St. John's College

1415-1430            Break

1430-1530            Keynote 

                             Dr. Kathleen Hicks - Senior Vice President, Henry A. Kissenger Chair and Director of the International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

1545-1600            Group photo – Alumni Hall, first floor stairs

1630-1830            Reception – Visitor’s Center Observation Deck


Friday, 22 April

0800-0855            Breakfast – Alumni Hall, Bo Coppedge Room

0855-0900            Welcoming remarks, Colonel Art Athens- Director, Stockdale Center, US Naval Academy

0900-1015            Keynote

                             MG. Charlie Dunlap, USAF (Ret.) - Executive Director of the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security and Professor of the Practice of Law, Duke Law School

1015-1030            Break

1030-1130            Panel – research conclusions

                              Mr. Mitt Regan - McDevitt Professor of Jurisprudence and Co-Director of the Center for the Study of the Legal Profession, Georgetown University Law Center

                              Dr. Michael Skerker - Associate Professor, Department of Leadership, Ethics and Law, US Naval Academy

                              Dr. Michael Robillard - Fellow, Stockdale Center, US Naval Academy

                              Dr. Edward Barrett - Research Director, Stockdale Center, US Naval Academy

1130-1230            Lunch and keynote

                             Mr. Phil Carter - Senior Fellow, Counsel and Director of the Military, Veterans and Society Program, Center for a New American Security

1230-1245            Break

1245-1345            Keynote

                             Dr. Andrew Bacevich - Professor Emeritus of History and International Relations, Boston University

1345-1400            Break                   

1400-1500            Panel – contemporary issues in Europe, China, and Turkey

                             Dr. Thomas Flichy - Head of the Department of War Studies, Ecole Speciale Military de Saint-Cyr

                             Dr. Andrew Scobell - Senior Political Scientist, RAND (Washington, DC) and Adjunct Professor of Asian Studies, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service

                             CDR Frank Goertner, USN - Political Military Affairs Officer, Joint Staff Directorate for Strategic Plans and Policy (J-5)

 1500-1515            Break

 1515-1615            Closing keynote

                              Dr. Martin Cook- Admiral James B. Stockdale Professor of Professional Military Ethics, US Naval War College


Registration is complimentary, and you will be our guest for meals on Thursday and Friday (excluding dinner on your own in town on Friday after the reception). Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodations. Some options are linked directly below (blue text):

The Airport Shuttle


Lodging on Academy grounds

Call Wade or Kristy at 410-293-3906 or 410-293-4655.

Navy Lodge

adjacent to the Annapolis Naval Station, a short drive from the Academy

30 rooms available.

Call Liz or Mario at 410-757-7900.

Lowe's Annapolis Hotel

126 West Street


O’Callaghan Annapolis Hotel

174 West Street, Annapolis

Tel 410-263-7700

Fax 410-990-9529

Country Inn and Suites

2600 Housely, Annapolis, a short drive from the Academy

Tel 888-201-1746, 410-571-6700

Fax 410-571-6777

Historic Inns of Annapolis

58 State Circle

Tel 410-263-2641

Registration is now Open

Registration Form (by invitation only)

Please fill out the form below. If you are registering a group of participants please list their names and email addresses in the box provided. Additionally, if you or group members have any dietary restrictions, you can include that information in the "other attendees" box.

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