"US National Security and the Trump Administration"
Tuesday, September 25 - 7:00 p.m. - R. W. Corns 312
Before joining The Wall Street Journal, Youssef served as the senior national security correspondent for Buzzfeed News and senior national security correspondent for The Daily Beast. Prior to that, she worked for McClatchy Newspapers, serving in roles including national security correspondent, Middle East bureau chief in Cairo, and chief Pentagon correspondent in the United States.
While covering the Pentagon, Youssef focused on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, traveling extensively to the region to report how U.S. policies reached Afghans, Iraqis, and U.S. troops. As Baghdad bureau chief, she explored “the everyday Iraqi experience, civilian casualties, and how the U.S.’s military strategy was reshaping Iraq’s social and political dynamics.”
Founder of the Pentagon Press Association, Youssef has won several awards for her work, including the University of Virginia’s Lawrence Hall Award for Distinguished Journalism covering the Middle East, as well as awards from the Maryland-D.C. Delaware Press Association and the Detroit chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Stéfanie von Hlatky
Gender Considerations in Military Operations:
Wednesday, October 24 - 7:00 p.m. - HWCC Benes AB
Stéfanie von Hlatky is an associate professor of political studies at Queen’s University and the former Director of the Queen’s Centre for International and Defence Policy (CIDP). Her research focuses on NATO, armed forces, military interventions, and defence policy. She has held positions at Georgetown University, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Dartmouth College, the Centre for Security Studies at the ETH Zurich, and was a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at the University of Southern California. She has published in the Canadian Journal of Political Science, the Canadian Foreign Policy Journal, Defence Studies, International Journal, European Security, Études internationales, Asian Security, as well as the Journal of Transatlantic Studies. She is the author of American Allies in Times of War: The Great Asymmetry (Oxford University Press, 2013). She has also published two edited volumes: The Future of US Extended Deterrence (with Andreas Wenger) (Georgetown University Press, 2015) and Going to War? Trends in Military Interventions(with H. Christian Breede) (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016).
Jonathan T. Overpeck
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 7:00 p.m. - Hamilton-Williams Campus Center Benes Rooms
30th John Kennard Eddy Memorial Lecture on World Politics
Professor Overpeck is an interdisciplinary climate scientist, William B. Stapp Collegiate Professor of Environmental Education and the Samuel A. Graham Dean of the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan. He has written over 210 published works on climate and the environmental sciences, served as a Working Group 1 Coordinating Lead Author for the Nobel Prize winning IPCC 4th Assessment (2007), and also as a Working Group 2 Lead Author for the IPCC 5th Assessment (2014). Other awards include the US Dept. of Commerce Gold and Bronze Medals, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Walter Orr Roberts award of the American Meteorological Society, and the Quivira Coalition’s Radical Center Award for his work with rural ranchers and land managers. Overpeck has active climate research programs on five continents, focused on understanding drought and megadrought dynamics (and risk) the world over, and has also served as the lead investigator of Climate Assessment for the Southwest and the SW Climate Science Center – two major programs focused on regional climate adaptation. He has appeared and testified before Congress multiple times, is a Fellow of AGU and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and tweets about climate-related issues @TucsonPeck.