Events

International Security Studies will host the Virtual Discussion Forum, “Afghanistan: A View from the Frontline,” featuring Yale alumna Clarissa Ward, CNN’s Chief International Correspondent.

Ms. Ward has just returned to London following her riveting, on-the-ground coverage of the American withdrawal from Afghanistan. For more than 15 years, Ms. Ward has reported from front lines across the world from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Georgia, and Iran. Named 2019 Reporter/Correspondent of the Year by Gracies, she is the author of On all Fronts: The Education of a Journalist, a memoir that details her career as a conflict reporter, documenting violence from close range. You can read a recent profile of Ms. Ward and her reflections on Afghanistan in The New York Times.

The virtual session will be moderated by Jackson Senior Fellow Rory Stewart, former UK secretary of State for International Development. He founded and ran the Turquoise Mountain foundation in Afghanistan.

International Security Studies— dedicated to the study of history, grand strategy, and global security—will become a new research hub of the Jackson Institute on October 1.

The event is open to the public, but pre-registration via Zoom is required.

Thursday, September 16

4:00 - 5:00 pm ET
Zoom Webinar

Please register: https://yale.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WORLKxFDSNuarNzulpHGuA


International Security Studies will host a Virtual Discussion Forum on Afghanistan: Where Do We Go From Here? The virtual session, which is open to the general public, will feature Jackson Senior Fellow Amb. Anne Patterson, Jackson Senior Fellow Rory Stewart, and Jackson alumna Wazhma Sadat, the first Afghan woman to graduate from Yale College and Yale Law School.

Panelists will analyze the full array of challenges confronting Afghanistan in the aftermath of the U.S. military withdrawal. The discussion will be moderated by ISS executive director Ted Wittenstein.

International Security Studies— dedicated to the study of history, grand strategy, and global security—will become a new research hub of the Jackson Institute on October 1.

The event is open to the public, but pre-registration via Zoom is required.

Tuesday, September 21

4:00 pm to 5:00pm
Zoom webinar

Please register: https://yale.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_11DepzJ1RwmJV-Ba7WGbgw


International Security Studies will host a conversation with Elbridge Colby, author of “The Strategy of Denial: American Defense in an Age of Great Power Conflict.”

Colby is co-Founder and principal of The Marathon Initiative, and former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development, during which he led the development of the 2018 National Defense Strategy, the most significant revision of U.S. defense strategy in a generation.

In the book, Colby lays out how America’s defense must change to address China’s growing power and ambition. Based firmly in the realist tradition but deeply engaged in current policy, this book offers a clear framework for what America’s goals in confronting China must be, how its military strategy must change, and how it must prioritize these goals over its lesser interests.
 
The discussion will be moderated by Arne Westad, ISS director and Elihu Professor of History and Global Affairs.

The event is open to the public, but registration via Zoom is required. (Please check back for the link)

Thursday, September 23

4:30 pm to 5:30pm

Zoom webinar