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Wicked Problems in National Security Leadership

Michael Miklaucic

August 21, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:15 pm

Portrait of Michael Micklaucic

The global security environment is evolving at an unprecedented pace. The institutional architecture of international security, built by the United States and its allies after World War II, is faltering? With a departure from traditional and predictable structures of U.S. foreign relations, what are the immediate and long-term national security challenges the U.S. will face militarily, politically and economically? What is the immediate impact of the changes in foreign policy that we are witnessing?

The National Defense University operates under the authority of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and is where the next generation of national security leaders is educated in the nuances of the global threat environment. It is engaged in developing the National Defense Strategy and other strategies that inform Americans of the challenges we face and how they impact the economic, military, political and cultural life of the U.S.

A Senior Fellow with the Institute for National Strategic Studies at National Defense University and the Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious PRISM journal, Michael Miklaucic brings his immense wealth of knowledge and experience in confronting and solving challenges in national security to share with us. Prior to joining the Department of Defense he served in various positions at the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Department of State, including USAID representative on the Civilian Response Corps Inter-Agency Task Force, as the Senior Program Officer in the USAID Office of Democracy and Governance, and Rule of Law Specialist in the Center for Democracy and Governance. In 2002-2003 Mr. Miklaucic served as the Department of State Deputy for War Crimes Issues. In that position he was responsible for U.S. relations with the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), war crimes issues and negotiations in East Timor and Cambodia, and the early implementation of the Sudan Peace Act. He is the author and editor of several articles and books, including editor of “Convergence: Illicit Networks and National Security in the Age of Globalization,” “Impunity: Countering Illicit Power in War and Transition,” “Beyond Convergence: World Without Order.” and the recently published, “Effective, Legitimate, Secure: Insights for Defense His university education was at the University of California, the London School of Economics, and the School for Advanced International Studies. He is adjunct professor of U.S. foreign policy at American University and Conflict and Development at George Mason University, and sits on several academic and professional advisory boards.

The buffet luncheon will open at 11:30 AM. Mr. Miklaucic will speak and take questions from the audience from Noon to 1:15 PM. Member price is $30 with early registration. The price at the door is $40 for members, $50 for non-members and $35 for students and military personnel in uniform The $10 discount for early registration at ends Monday prior to the event. Web site does not sell tickets the Tuesday before the event.


Please go to our website www.WorldAffairsTexas.com to purchase membership and/or lunch tickets/registration. You may also pay at the door with cash, check or credit card. To avoid the ticketing fee, and take advantage of the discount, you may also send a check to the World Affairs Council of South Texas, 4409 Sue Circle, Corpus Christi, Texas 78410. Please make sure your checks arrive prior to Saturday before the event.

For other information, please contact: Dr. Anantha Babbili, WACST President & CEO, at 361.563.5177 or at [email protected].

For PowerPoint presentation in PDF format, click here.

Michael Micklaucic in a conversation.
Members dining with Michael Micklaucic.
A speaker during Michael Micklaucic's presentation
Attendants listening to the presentation during Michael Micklaucic's luncheon event.
Michael Micklaucic speaking during his luncheon presentation.


August 21, 2019
11:30 am - 1:15 pm
$35 – $50
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Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center
402 Harbor Dr.
Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States
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(361) 879-0125


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