How does the Russo-Chinese Alliance Threaten U.S. Interests and Allies?

About the speaker Stephen Blank is an internationally recognized expert on Russian foreign and defense policies and international relations across the former Soviet Union. He is also a leading expert on European and Asian security, including energy issues. Most recently, he … Continue reading



How Terrorist Groups End

Christopher Harmon, November 26, 2019 Register for this event Please note this event is on a Tuesday not our normal Wednesday schedule. About the speaker Dr. Christopher C. Harmon is the Donald Bren Chair of Great Power Competition at Marine Corps University (MCU) … Continue reading



Becoming Europe: Economic Culture, Decline, and How America Can Avoid a European Future

Book Event with Dr. Samuel Gregg Director of research, The Acton Institute Wednesday, February 6, 2013  6:00 – 7:30 p.m. At The Westminster Institute 6731 Curran Street, McLean, VA 22101 RSVP: info@westminster-institute.org He also spoke at the Westminster Institute on the … Continue reading



Reason, Faith, and the Struggle for Western Civilization

About the speaker Dr. Samuel Gregg is director of research at the Acton Institute.  He has written and spoken extensively on questions of political economy, economic history, ethics in finance, and natural law theory.  He has an MA in political philosophy … Continue reading



Deceiving the Sky: Inside Communist China’s Drive for Global Supremacy

About the topic The United States’ approach to China since the Communist regime in Beijing began the period of reform and opening in the 1980s was based on a promise that trade and engagement with China would result in a … Continue reading



Indonesia’s Muslim Counter Radicalization Movements

About the speaker Paul Marshall is Wilson Distinguished Professor of Religious Freedom at Baylor University and a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Leimena Institute, Jakarta, Indonesia, and Visiting … Continue reading



The Ongoing War in the Persian Gulf: Why Does It Matter to the US?

About the speaker David Des Roches is Associate Professor at the Near East South Asia Center for Security Studies at National Defense University. Prior to this, he was the Defense Department director responsible for policy concerning Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, the … Continue reading



Liberty in the Things of God: The Christian Origins of Religious Freedom

This Westminster talk was discussed in Juicy Ecumenism. Read the article, “The Christian Origins of Religious Freedom,” here. About the speaker Robert Louis Wilken is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of the History of Christianity emeritus at the University of … Continue reading



The Effect of US Sanctions on Iran’s Economy

About the speaker Dr. Saeed Ghasseminejad is a senior Iran and financial economics advisor at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, specializing in Iran’s economy and financial markets, sanctions and illicit finance. Born and raised in Iran, Saeed earned his Ph.D. … Continue reading



ISIS’ Leaderless Revolution And The Sri Lanka Attacks

About the speakers MeiLee Dozier MeiLee Dozier is an Asia-focused analyst with over 13 years of experience living and working in the region and nearly a decade devoted to in-depth analysis of its shifting geopolitical landscape, as well as its domestic … Continue reading