Fall 2016 Maritime Events

German Naval Strategy in the Two World Wars: A Conversation with Werner Rahn and Paul Kennedy

Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 5pm, Branford College Common Room​
Werner Rahn is the world’s leading historian of the German Navy. Author of the naval chapters of the thirteen-volume Germany in the Second World War (Oxford UP, 1990–present) as well as one of the two senior editors of the sixty-eight volume War Diary of the German Naval Staff, 1939-1945, Rahn is also the newest recipient of The Hattendorf Prize for Distinguished Original Research in Maritime History. Join us as Rahn discusses German U-Boat strategies in the two World Wars with ISS’s Director, Professor Paul Kennedy.

Putting the Sea in Sea Power: The Marine Environment and the Hydrography of American Empire, 1898-1903 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 11:45am, Allwin Hall, Room 108, 31 Hillhouse Avenue
Jason Smith, Southern Connecticut State University
ISS Brady-Johnson Colloquium in Grand Strategy and International History

Strategic Studies in the Cold War: An Epistemic Reappraisal

Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 11:45am, Allwin Hall, Room 108, 31 Hillhouse Avenue
Nicholas Prime, SRF Predoctoral Fellow designated for Maritime and Naval Studies, ISS
ISS Brady-Johnson Colloquium in Grand Strategy and International History

21st Century Corbett: Maritime Strategy and Naval Policy for the Modern Era

Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 4:30pm, Watson Center, 60 Sachem St, Room A51
Andrew LambertLaughton Professor of Naval History, King’s College London, and Colonel Thomas McCarthy, Ph.D., Commander of the Air Force ROTC Detachment and Professor of Aerospace Studies (Adjunct), Yale University.
Join us for a discussion of the significance of Corbett’s ideas for contemporary security issues. To what extent can essays about strategy at sea inform our discussions of strategy in domains unknown to Corbett, including the air, space, and cyberspace?

Crusoe’s Island: A Rich and Curious History of Pirates, Castaways, and Madness

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 4:30pm, Yale Law School, Room 120
Andrew LambertLaughton Professor of Naval History, King’s College London
Made possible by the Distinguished Speaker Series in the Study of National Identity, this lecture charts the curious relationship between the British and an island on the other side of the world: Robinson Crusoe, in the South Pacific.