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NAFAC 2018 Schedule


Monday, 09 April 2018


Time Segment Location

All Day

Delegate Arrival and Registration

Double Tree Annapolis Hotel

Meet and Greet Reception

Double Tree Annapolis Hotel


Tuesday, 10 April 2018 - Day 1


Time Segment Location

Welcome to Delegates from NAFAC Director
  -  Midshipman First Class Michael McKinney, USN

Mahan Auditorium

Welcome Remarks
  -  Vice Admiral Walter E. "Ted" Carter Jr, USN,
       Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy

Mahan Auditorium

The LCDR J.J. Connell Opening Keynote Address
Dr. Timothy Snyder
       Housum Professor of History, Yale University and author, On Tyranny

Mahan Auditorium
1000 First Round Table
Various Yard Locations
1200 Lunch Various Yard Locations

Panel 1: Modern Autocracy
  -  Dr. Yascha Mounk
      Havard University lecturer and author, The People vs. Democracy
  -  Ms. Elisa Massimino, J.D.
     President and CEO, Human Rights First
  -  Ambassador Ryan Crocker, (ret.)
     Dean and Executive Professor, George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University
  -  Moderator: Dr. Stephen D. Wrage
     Professor of Political Science, United States Naval Academy    

Mahan Auditorium
1500 Second Round Table Various Yard Locations
1700 Dinner Bo Coppedge Room

Forrestal Lecture
-    Admiral Kurt W. Tidd, USN
        Commander, United States Southern Command
        USNA Class of '78

Alumni Auditorium

Brownie and Cookie Reception

Bo Coppedge Room

Wednesday, 11 April 2018 - Day 2


Time Segment Location

Panel 2: Global Crime and Corruption as Threats to Democracy

 Mr. Douglas Farah
      President, IBI Consultants, and Senior Visiting Fellow, National Defense University
  -  Dr. Lilia Shevtsova
     Senior Fellow, The National Endowment for Democracy
  -  Dr. Ernest Tucker
     Director, United States Naval Academy Center for Regional Studies
  -  Moderator: Lieutenant Colonel Scott Cooper, USMC, (ret.)
     Director of National Security Outreach, Human Rights First 

Mahan Auditorium
1000 Third Roundtable Various Yard Locations
1200 Lunch Naval Academy

The Honorable Stanley Legro Address
  -  Dr. Hal Brands
     Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Mahan Auditorium
1600 - 1800 Tour of the Yard
Yard Patrol Craft Underway

Various Yard Locations

1800 Dinner
Officers Club

Thursday, 12 April 2018 - Day 3


Time Segment Location

The Honorable Robert H. Mckinney Address
  -  Mr. Michael Abramowitz
     President, Freedom House

Mahan Auditorium

Panel 3: Guarding Liberty
Mr. Christian Caryl
      Editor, The Washington Post Global Opinion Section
  -  Dr. Torrey Taussig
     Post-Doctoral Fellow, Brookings Institution Center on the United States and Europe
  -  Mr. Sean Fahey
     Vice President of Data Science, Hot Chalk, Inc.
  -  Moderator: Midshipman Michael McKinney, USN
     NAFAC Director, United States Naval Academy 

Mahan Auditorium
1200 Lunch
  -  Delegates: Officers Club
  -  Speakers and Advisors: Ogle Hall
Various Yard Locations

NAFAC Crisis Simulation

Various Yard Locations

Cocktail Hour

Westin Hotel

Concluding Banquet and Distinguished Speaker
  -  Ambassador Reuben E. Brigety, II, (ret.)
     Dean, Elliot School of International Affairs, The George Washington University 

Westin Hotel

April 10-12, 2018

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