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SECNAV Guest Lecture: Peter Zeihan


Date: February 27, 2024
Time: 3:00pm (Pacific)
Location: King Hall

Lecture: Fireside chat and Q&A with Mr. Alan Howard, Associate Chair, Energy Academic Group

Peter Zeihan is a geopolitical strategist, which is a fancy way of saying he helps people understand how the world works. Peter combines an expert understanding of demography, economics, energy, politics, technology, and security to help clients best prepare for an uncertain future.

Over the course of his career, Peter has worked for the U.S. State Department in Australia, the DC think tank community, and helped develop the analytical models for Stratfor, one of the world's premier private intelligence companies. Peter founded his own firm — Zeihan on Geopolitics — in 2012 to provide a select group of clients with direct, custom analytical products. Today, those clients represent a vast array of sectors including energy majors, financial institutions, business associations, agricultural interests, universities, and the U.S. military.

With a keen eye toward what will drive tomorrow's headlines, his irreverent approach transforms topics that are normally dense and heavy into accessible, relevant takeaways for audiences of all types.

Peter is a critically-acclaimed author whose first two books — The Accidental Superpower and The Absent Superpower — have been recommended by Mitt Romney, Fareed Zakaria, and Ian Bremmer. His latest third title, Disunited Nations: The Scramble for Power in an Ungoverned World became available in March 2020.

Peter’s fourth book, The End of the World is Just the Beginning: Mapping the Collapse of Globalization, became available in June 2022.

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GOFO/SES Executive Data and AI Course


Date: February 27, 2024 to February 29, 2024
Location: Glasgow 109

Computer Science Department

In collaboration with the CDAO, the accomplished faculty and staff at NPS has created a foundational executive-level course specifically for DoD leadership examining the potential of AI and the necessary considerations for its successful adoption. The course includes current data and AI-related policies, initiatives, efforts and practices in the DoD and industry, emphasizing the importance of effective data management. The course, offered in a DoD-centric environment, consists of curated content presented by subject matter experts through interactive instruction and discussion, small group problem-solving exercises, and current use cases. The application-based approach will improve the capability and readiness of commands and organizations with respect to using and leveraging AI and ML techniques, technologies, and systems.

Resonance


Date: March 15, 2024
Time: 11:00
Location: Spanagel Hall Room 117

Speaker: Lawrie Virgin, professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at Duke University.

Abstract: Physics Department colloqium presentation: The phenomenon of resonance underlies a myriad of important features (both desirable and unwanted) across physics and engineering. This talk will present a brief survey of examples followed by a couple of recent developments. The first involves the use of 3D-printing to illustrate sympathetic resonance – via a useful teaching tool. The second concerns the prediction of critical speeds (a resonant condition) in rotation shafts – an example of non-destructive testing. The talk is intended for a general audience. For more information please visit the Physics Department website

STRAIT OF DENIAL


Date: March 19, 2024 to March 20, 2024
Time: 19 March (0800 to 1710) to 20 March (0800 to 1230)
Location: Glasgow 102

Lecture Title: STRAIT OF DENIAL: Exploring Alternatives for Maritime Statecraft towards China

Abstract: 
A Naval War College at the Naval Postgraduate School Symposium to explore U.S. and Allied strategic and policy responses to PRC challenges. The forum will address political, military, and economic aspects of maritime statecraft to enhance integrated deterrence in US-PRC great power competition around the globe.

Presenters:
An introduction by RADM Peter Garvin, President, Naval War College & Keynote Speaker Dr. Bruce Jones, author of "To Rule the Waves: How Control of the World’s Oceans Shapes the Fate of Superpowers."

Location: Glasgow 102 Auditorium, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California

Registration Link: https://forms.office.com/r/EPmcS2b9in

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GOFO/SES Executive Data and AI Course


Date: March 26, 2024 to March 28, 2024
Location: Glasgow 109

Computer Science Department

In collaboration with the CDAO, the accomplished faculty and staff at NPS has created a foundational executive-level course specifically for DoD leadership examining the potential of AI and the necessary considerations for its successful adoption. The course includes current data and AI-related policies, initiatives, efforts and practices in the DoD and industry, emphasizing the importance of effective data management. The course, offered in a DoD-centric environment, consists of curated content presented by subject matter experts through interactive instruction and discussion, small group problem-solving exercises, and current use cases. The application-based approach will improve the capability and readiness of commands and organizations with respect to using and leveraging AI and ML techniques, technologies, and systems.

224th Submarine Birthday Ball


Date: April 20, 2024
Time: 1800-2300
Location: McNitt Ballroom, NPS

NPS welcomes Rear Admiral Richard Seif, Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet as guest speaker for the 224th Submarine Birthday Ball. This event is hosted by the Northern California Chapter of the Naval Submarine League (NSL) whose mission is Promoting the Importance of the Undersea to the National Defense. Please join us for a formal affair with remembrance, fellowship, dinner, dancing, and celebration.

Formal attire suggested.

Web link: https://northerncalifornia.navalsubleague.org

GOFO/SES Executive Data and AI Course


Date: April 23, 2024 to April 25, 2024
Location: Glasgow 109

Computer Science Department

In collaboration with the CDAO, the accomplished faculty and staff at NPS has created a foundational executive-level course specifically for DoD leadership examining the potential of AI and the necessary considerations for its successful adoption. The course includes current data and AI-related policies, initiatives, efforts and practices in the DoD and industry, emphasizing the importance of effective data management. The course, offered in a DoD-centric environment, consists of curated content presented by subject matter experts through interactive instruction and discussion, small group problem-solving exercises, and current use cases. The application-based approach will improve the capability and readiness of commands and organizations with respect to using and leveraging AI and ML techniques, technologies, and systems.

Maritime Risk Symposium (MRS) 2024


Date: June 11, 2024 to June 13, 2024
Time: 0800-1700
Location: Glasgow Hall, Room 102

The Maritime Risk Symposium is an annual 2½ day conference in which government and maritime industry leaders, port representatives, researchers, and solution providers convene to examine current and emerging threats to maritime security. Maritime security is increasingly at risk during the current period of great-power competition and ongoing conflicts, especially in the Grey Zone. The maritime industry now finds itself at the center of attention for the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Merchant Marine, inter-agency coordination, state and local governments, and international stakeholders. Our shared goal: Building unity of purpose to achieve unity of effort.

Local host: NPS Naval Warfare Studies Institute (NWSI) https://nps.edu/web/nwsi

Web link: https://www.maritimerisksymposium.org

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