The Cornerstone and the Linchpin: Securing America’s Northeast Asian Alliances

Wednesday, January 15 Patrick M. Cronin Register for the event About the speaker Patrick M. Cronin is the Asia-Pacific Security Chair at Hudson Institute. Dr. Cronin’s research program analyzes the challenges and opportunities confronting the United States in the Indo-Pacific region, … Continue reading



Is Peace Possible in Afghanistan?

Is Peace Possible in Afghanistan?(Ali Jalali, November 13, 2019) Transcript available below About the speaker Ambassador Ali Jalali served as Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Germany and designated Special Envoy to NATO. He served as Interior Minister from 2003-2005, overseeing the creation of … Continue reading



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

How Terrorist Groups End(Christopher Harmon, November 26, 2019) Transcript available below About the speaker Dr. Christopher C. Harmon is the Donald Bren Chair of Great Power Competition at Marine Corps University (MCU) where he lectures across the schools within 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



Indonesia’s Muslim Counter Radicalization Movements

Indonesia’s Muslim Counter Radicalization Movements(Paul Marshall, September 11, 2019) Transcript available below 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 … 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