Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 6:30 PM
Energy Geopolitics: Supply, Demand, and U.S. Foreign Policy with William Sweet, Author and Journalist (a joint event with Newport CIV)
In the last year, global energy markets were shaken by Middle East instability while Japan grappled with the worst nuclear power disaster in history. The future of energy is a future of increasing demand and pressure on supplies, whether political, environmental, or economic. China will consume 50% of all the new energy brought online over the next 25 years such that by 2035, the International Energy Agency projects, China will consume almost twice the energy of the United States. The implications for U.S. foreign policy, and for American consumers, cannot be over-stated.
In this presentation, William Sweet, author and journalist, explores the shifting contours of energy supplies and U.S. foreign policy.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 6:00 PM (Note earlier start time!)
Iran’s Nuclear Program: Possible Futures and U.S. Policy with David Albright, Founder and President of the Institute for Science and International Security
“Is Iran building a nuclear bomb?” That’s the question that has dominated U.S.-Israeli relations for sometime, and it–and the related set of questions of what one would do about it–have filled newspaper columns with talk of another Middle East War.
In this talk, David Albright discusses what the west knows about Iran’s nuclear program, and what the United States and its allies might do to limit Iran from developing nuclear weapons.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 6:30 PM
Cybersecurity: Order or Anarchy? with Victor Fay-Wolfe, University of Rhode Island Digital Forensics Lab (a joint-event with Newport CIV)
The penetration of computer networks into modern society is no longer new. But the recognition of the threats associated with modern information technology is just beginning to gain widespread recognition. While technical experts have long-warned of a digital-Pearl Harbor, the U.S. government is taking an increasingly active role in defending cyber as a new domain of battle, while law enforcement focuses increasing resources on investigating cyber crimes.
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