Luncheon Speaker Series

    Professor Jeffrey F. Addicott, drawing on his experience as a senior legal adviser for U.S. Army Special Forces, has written an important book calling for a clear distinction between Islam and Radical Islam as we battle terrorism.  As Addicott shows, the struggle against Al Qaeda and ISIL requires that we engage in the struggle for ideas, as well as traditional war-fighting.  This is yet another contribution by Professor Addicott to understanding contemporary terrorism.


    The purpose of this book is to fully explore the nature of the enemy forces arrayed against us so that we can find better ways to confront them. It is time to look radical Islam straight in the eye.

    Lt. Colonel (U.S. Army, ret.) Jeffrey F. Addicott is a full Professor of Law and the Director of the Center for Terrorism Law at St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas. An active duty Army officer in the Judge Advocate General's Corps for twenty years, Professor Addicott spent a quarter of his career as the senior legal advisor to the United States Army's Special Forces. As an internationally recognized authority on national security and terrorism law Professor Addicott not only lectures and participates in professional and academic organizations both in the United States and abroad (over 800 speeches), but he also testifies before Congress on a variety of legal issues. Dr. Addicott is a regular contributor to national and international news media outlets to include FOX NEWS Channel, MSNBC, OAN, CNN, BBC, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, (over 4,500 media interviews). Addicott is a prolific author, publishing over 60 books, articles, and monographs on a variety of legal topics. His most recent book (2016) is entitled: Radical Islam Why?: Confronting Jihad at Home and Abroad.

     

         Among his many contributions to the field, Professor Addicott pioneered the teaching of law of war and human rights courses to the militaries of numerous nascent democracies in Eastern Europe and Latin America. For these efforts he was awarded the Legion of Merit, named the "Army Judge Advocate of the Year," and honored as a co-recipient of the American Bar Association's Hodson Award. Addicott has served in senior legal positions in Germany, Korea, Panama, and throughout the United States. Professor Addicott holds a Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) and Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Virginia School of Law. He also received a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the Army Judge Advocate General's School, where he was the Deputy Director of the International & Operational Law Division, and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Alabama School of Law. Apart from teaching a variety of courses at the law school to include National Security Law and Terrorism Law, Dr. Addicott served as the Associate Dean for Administration at St. Mary's University School of Law (2006-2007). Dr. Addicott was the 2007 recipient of "St. Mary's University School of Law Distinguished Faculty Award."


    After the lecture Dr. Addicott will be available to autograph and sell his book, Radical Islam Why?, Confronting Jihad at Home & Abroad

     

    The buffet luncheon will open at 11:30 AM. Dr. Addicott will speak from Noon to 1 PM and will take questions from audience. Luncheon prices are $35 for members, $45 for non-members, and $27 for full time students or military in uniform.There is a 15% Early Bird discounted price for the luncheon which ends noon Monday May 15. Being a member will save you $10 on this event  

     

    Event Date 05-17-2017 11:30 am
    Event End Date 05-17-2017 1:00 am
    Registration Start Date 04-11-2017
    Cut off date 05-17-2017 11:00 am

    Ticket Information

    Ticket Type Price
    Regular Member

    Member Price (before early discount)

    $35.00
    Student Member

    Full Time Student Price (before early discount)

    $27.00
    Non-Member

    Non-member Price (before early discount)

    $45.00

    We are no longer accepting registration for this event

    The three decade-old U.S.-Japan alliance faced a major turning point in 1990, as the Cold War wound down and a central pillar of the relationship-containment of the Soviet Union-began to fall away just as bilateral trade competition was peaking. Despite this, the allies deepened security cooperation throughout the next quarter century, in addition to broadening collaboration in economics, technology, and diplomacy. At the current juncture geopolitical change in Asia and diversified threats to prosperity, the allies should work to incorporate their full range of cooperation in more direct service of comprehensive national strategies, recognizing the unique ways that their alliance supports global stability and serves mutual interests. The start of a new U.S. administration is an opportune time to recalibrate alliance interaction to keep it relevant and productive, and this presentation will set the scene and offer recommendations on this front.  


    Jim Schoff, currently a Senior Fellow in the Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, published a book-length study in 2017 on the post-Cold War evolution of the U.S.-Japan alliance, taking advantage of thirty years of experience with Japan in various fields including business, journalism, academia, government, and the non-profit sector.  Before joining Carnegie in 2012, Schoff served as senior adviser for East Asia policy at the U.S. Office of the Secretary of Defense and, before that, as director of Asia Pacific Studies at the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis.  During the 1990s he assisted in U.S.-Japan trade law cases, led business development efforts for a U.S. construction and program management firm in Japan, and led policy studies at the U.S.-Japan Foundation.

     

    The buffet luncheon will open at 11:30 AM. Dr. Addicott will speak from Noon to 1 PM and will take questions from audience. Luncheon prices are $35 for members, $45 for non-members, and $27 for full time students or military in uniform.There is a 15% Early Bird discounted price for the luncheon which ends noon Monday June 5. Being a member will save you $10 on this event.

     

    Event Date 06-07-2017 11:30 am
    Event End Date 06-07-2017 1:00 am
    Registration Start Date 05-19-2017
    Cut off date 06-07-2017 11:00 am

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    Ticket Type Price
    Regular Member

    Member Price (before early discount)

    $35.00
    Student Member

    Full Time Student Price (before early discount)

    $27.00
    Non-Member

    Non-member Price (before early discount)

    $45.00

    We are no longer accepting registration for this event

    We live in a time of complex and interlocking threats that pose a danger to our security and a challenge to our ability to manage them. Many of these threats --- Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, radical Islamist terrorism --- are in the newspapers daily, but two other threats --- the networking of illicit networks, and our broken political system are so insidious that we often do not recognize them for the deadly threats that they have become. 


    Our tour guide for these threats and the countermeasures to them is Dr. Joseph J. Collins, a retired Army Colonel with 44 years of service to the nation and the Department of Defense. An expert in strategy and modern warfare, Dr. Collins is the Director of the Center for Complex Operations at the National Defense University, a think-tank devoted to the study of irregular warfare and stability operations. A former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, he will be an ideal speaker on this difficult and sometimes convoluted subject.

    The buffet luncheon will open at 11:30 AM. Dr. Addicott will speak from Noon to 1 PM and will take questions from audience. Luncheon prices are $35 for members, $45 for non-members, and $27 for full time students or military in uniform.There is a 15% Early Bird discounted price for the luncheon which ends noon Monday June 5. Being a member will save you $10 on this event.

     

    Event Date 07-12-2017 11:30 am
    Event End Date 07-12-2017 1:00 am
    Registration Start Date 06-08-2017
    Cut off date 07-12-2017 11:00 am

    Ticket Information

    Ticket Type Price
    Regular Member

    Member Price (before early discount)

    $35.00
    Student Member

    Full Time Student Price (before early discount)

    $27.00
    Non-Member

    Non-member Price (before early discount)

    $45.00