Distinguished Speaker Series

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Future speakers and topics are planned for the DSS. Details will be made available when completed. Please check back soon for updates.

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Recent Speaker

Wayne E. Lee, PhD

Strategies of Conquest and Control in the Sown, the Steppe, and the Wilderness: Landscapes, Logistics, and Governance

Synopsis: Military historians and military planners tend to focus on military operations associated with initial conquest: marches, battles, sieges, perhaps raids, devastations, etc. For most of history, such "operations" were intended to expand the resource base of the aggressor. They were about conquest and the ensuing rearrangement of political authority that benefited from that resource base. Historians and military planners have spent less time thinking about how a conquering society accomplishes that rearrangement and resource extraction. How does the winner manage or control those territories or peoples after an initial military victory? Furthermore, most military historians examine conquest by and of hierarchical sedentary agricultural societies, mostly states. This presentation compares agricultural states to tribal societies on the steppe and in the wilderness, and examines how the landscapes affect the logistics of conquest and control. In the end, the strong role of the m

December 1, 2016 | 1430-1600 | Fort Eustis Club | Fort Eustis, VA

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Dr. Nina Kollars

Dr. Nina Kollars

Enabling Practitioner-driven Innovation: Balancing Genius with Mastery

August 19, 2016 | 1430-1600 | Fort Eustis Club | Fort Eustis, VA

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Mr. Garry Kasparov

Mr. Garry Kasparov

The Evil We Know: The Future of Putin's Russia and Russia Without Putin

June 17, 2016 | 0900-1030 | Fort Eustis Club | Fort Eustis, VA
Major General Ricky L. Waddell

Major General Ricky L. Waddell

Back to the Future: Stability Operations and Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA)

8 April 2016 | 1430-1600 | Fort Eustis Club | Fort Eustis, VA

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General Norton A. Schwartz, US Air Force (Retired) 19th Chief of Staff of the Air Force

General Norton A. Schwartz, US Air Force (Retired) 19th Chief of Staff of the Air Force

Goldwater-Nichols Revisited

| Please check back with us at a later date. | Fort Eustis Club (FEC) | Fort Eustis, Virginia
P. W. Singer

P. W. Singer

Ghost Fleet: What Can Fiction Tell Us About the Future of War

November 6, 2015 | 1430-1600 | Fort Eustis Club | Fort Eustis, VA

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Dr. Dave Johnson

Dr. Dave Johnson

The Challenges of the "Now" and What they Mean for America's Land Forces

August 21, 2015 | 1430-1600 | Fort Eustis Club (FEC) | Fort Eustis, VA

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General (Retired) Tony Zinni

General (Retired) Tony Zinni

Policy, Politics, Strategy and Decision Making

May 8, 2015 | 1430-1600 | Fort Eustis Club (FEC) | Fort Eustis, VA

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Dr. Williamson Murray

Dr. Williamson Murray

Naval Innovation in the Interwar Period 1920-1940

January 23, 2015 | 1430-1600 | Fort Eustis Club (FEC) | Fort Eustis, VA

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