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International Security Speaker Series, Fall 2005

January 2, 2006 |  5:00:00  |  LBJ Library Brown Room, 10th Floor

Guest speakers at the International Security Speaker Series during the fall of 2005 included the Hon. James B. Steinberg; Admiral B. R. Inman (USN, Ret.); Senator Charles Robb; Robert Gates, President of Texas A&M University; James Langdon, President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board; and Stephen Walt, Dean of the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.  Speakers addressed a number of salient topics, including intelligence reform, global responses to U.S. primacy, the rise of China’s semi-conductor industry, perceived and actual threats of terrorism, nuclear nonproliferation, North Korea and the Six-Party Talks and the development of military capacity in Europe.

September 21, 2005
James Steinberg, Vice-President and Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Brookings Institution; Former Deputy National Security Advisor, 1996-2000

October 10, 2005
Henry Kissinger and the Transatlantic Dimensions of the 20th Century
Jeremi Suri, Department of History, University of Wisconsin

October 25, 2005
Panel Discussion: Intelligence Reform in the United States

  • Admiral B.R. Inman, USN (Ret.), Interim Dean and LBJ Centennial Chair in National Policy, LBJ School of Public Affairs; Director of the National Security Agency, 1977-1981; Deputy Director of Central Intelligence, 1981-1982
  • Dr. Robert Gates, President, Texas A&M University; Director of Central Intelligence, 1991-1993 
  • Senator Charles Robb, Co-Chair of the Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction; Virginia Senator, 1988-2001 
  • James C. Langdon, Jr., Senior Executive Partner, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and Feld, LLP; Chairman, President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board

November 7, 2005
The Cold War Legacy and the Post-Cold War World
Mark Kramer, Director, Harvard Project on Cold War Studies, Harvard University and Editor of Journal of Cold War Studies

November 9, 2005
The Development and Future of China’s Semiconductor Industry

  • Yu Zhongyu, President of the China Semiconductor Industry Association
  • Wei Shaojun, Chairman of Datang Telecom

The Economic, Political and Technological Implications of Globalization of the Semiconductor Industry

  • Professor Ken Flamm, LBJ School of Public Affairs
  • Professor Hans Mark, UT Department of Aerospace Engineering
  • Professor Ted Rappaport, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Dr. Bill Spencer, CEO Emeritus, SEMATECH

November 21, 2005
Taming American Power: The Global Response to U.S. Primacy
Stephen Walt, Academic Dean and Robert and Rene Belfer Professor of International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

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