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Field Experimentation 18-2

Date: February 26, 2018 to March 2, 2018
Location: Camp Roberts

The Joint Interagency Field Experimentation Program (JIFX) events are held quarterly at NPS facilities on the California National Guard's Camp Roberts. The purpose of JIFX is to provide a field experimentation resource for the Unified Combatant Commands (COCOMs) and other federal agencies. In addition, State, local and international emergency management, disaster response and humanitarian assistance organizations are most welcome to help create an innovative cooperative learning environment.
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USN and AI: A Discourse on Possible Futures and Opportunities

Date: February 27, 2018 to February 27, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: ME Auditorium

On February 27, NPS’ CRUSER hosts a discussion on “USN and AI: A Discourse on Possible Futures and Opportunities” with Mr. Brett Vaughn of OPNAV N2N6FX. Mr. Vaughn has been an active CRUSER member, and there may be several points of connection with CRUSER projects going forward. NPS student participation in this discussion is encourage if schedules allow. Event will take place at ME Auditorium, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Operational Energy Impact Analysis

Date: March 2, 2018 to March 2, 2018
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Me Lecture Hall

NPS' academic programs in Defense Energy are supplemented by a seminar series which provides a forum for leading voices within the field, practitioners, and other Defense Energy influencers.

The March 2, 2018 Defense Energy Seminar lecture is titled “Operational Energy Impact Analysis on Mission and Sustainment Effectiveness” with Mr. Brian Ernst, JOEI/CD2 Project Manager, United States Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, Emerging Capability Office (ECO). ME Lecture Hall - 1:00 p.m.

Please visit the Energy Academic Group site for more information.

Children in Terrorism

Date: March 5, 2018 to March 5, 2018
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Glasgow Hall

The March 5, 2018 National Security Affairs Global Connections Series lecture is titled “Children in Terrorism” with Dr. Mia Bloom, Professor, Georgia State University. Dr. Bloom will talking about how children become involved in terrorist organizations.

Dr. Mia Bloom is Professor of Communication at Georgia University. She conducts ethnographic field research in Europe, the Middle East and South Asia and speaks eight languages. She has authored several books and articles on terrorism and violent extremism including Dying to Kill: The Allure of Suicide Terror (2005), Living Together After Ethnic Killing [with Roy Licklider] (2007) and Bombshell: Women and Terror (2011). She is a former term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and has held research or teaching appointments at Princeton, Cornell, Harvard and McGill Universities. Read more… (view bio)

The mission of the Department of National Security Affairs (NSA) is to deliver advanced education and research to promote the security of the United States and its allies, and enhance the effectiveness of the U.S. Navy. NSA brings an outstanding faculty of political scientists, historians, and economists together with students from all branches of the U.S. military, defense-related civilian agencies, and international officers in an engaging learning environment designed to deepen knowledge of regional and security affairs, while fostering critical thinking, intellectual independence, and a global perspective.

Please visit the Department of National Security Affairs site for more information.

Reporting Date (International)

Date: March 18, 2018 to March 18, 2018

International Students are to report back on Sunday, March 18, 2018.
Please visit Academic Calendar for upcoming dates or NPS Student homepage for Incoming, prospective, current and distance learning.

Pre-Graduation Awards Ceremony

Date: March 20, 2018 to March 20, 2018

The Winter 2018 Quarter Awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.
For additional Information, please visit Graduation Schedule site.

Reporting Date

Date: March 26, 2018 to March 26, 2018

U.S. Students are to report back on Monday, March 26, 2017.
Please visit Academic Calendar for upcoming dates or NPS Student homepage for Incoming, prospective, current and distance learning.

Winter Quarter Graduation Ceremony

Date: March 30, 2018 to March 30, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: King Hall

The Naval Postgraduate School Winter Quarter Graduation Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, March 30, 2018.

The graduation streaming video will be available on March 30, 2018 shortly before the start of the ceremony. Please click here to watch the Graduation Ceremony - LIVE.

For dress uniform and more information, please visit the NPS Graduation site.

Instruction Begins for Spring Quarter 2018

Date: April 2, 2018 to April 2, 2018

Please visit NPS Students site for information on incoming students, current students, and prospective students.