Waging Peace on the Final Frontier: Shaping the Future of Space Policy & Defense
The 64th Academy Assembly is entitled, Waging Peace on the Final Frontier: Shaping the Future of Space Policy & Defense. It addresses space and the role of U.S. policy in this critical domain, and focuses on groundbreaking work in capitalizing space, engineering space sustainability, and establishing the role of international institutions and the American government. Assembly discussions will feature the many different dimensions of space, the pioneering steps policymakers and entrepreneurs are taking, and how to build upon those steps in a meaningful way while supporting the United States’ interests. For those who would like to attend, please contact the Academy Assembly’s Cadet Director, C1C Desiree’ Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past Academy Assemblies
The City on the Hill: Rebuilding Democracy at Home and Abroad
National Security and American Polarization: The Competition for Truth
The Future of American Defense Policy
Inside The Wire: American Security and Cyber Warfare
The U.S. and Southern Africa: Progress, Potential, and Stable States
America’s Challenges in an Unstable World: Balancing Security with Liberty
Global Governance: The Role of States and International Organizations
Spreading Democracy: America’s Obligation?
U.S. Canada Relations: Bridging the Common Border
South America: Challenges and Opportunities for Prosperity, Justice and Security
Dismantling Terrorism: Developing Actionable Solutions for Today’s Plague of Violence
Recent Assembly Speakers
Dr. Henry Nau, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University
Admiral Michael S. Rogers, Commander, United States Cyber Command, Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service
Ambassador Michael McFaul Professor of Political Science at Stanford University, Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institute
Ambassador Jon Huntsman, Jr. Former U.S. Ambassador to China
Vikram J. Singh Deputy Asst. SECDEF for South and Southeast Asia Office of the Asst. SECDEF for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs
Erin Conaton, Air Force Under Secretary
James E. Cartwright, Vice-Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff
Recent Truman Lecturers
Professor Anne Applebaum – Pulitzer Prize winning journalist
LTG (ret) H.R. McMaster
Gen John Allen, USMC (ret)
Dr. Dan Caldwell, Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Pepperdine University
Dr. Hal Brands, Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of Global Affairs, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
General David H. Petraeus
Michael O’Hanlon, Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution
Robert Kaplan, national correspondent for The Atlantic
Senator Alan Simpson
Senator Bob Kerry
Secretary of the Air Force, Heather Wilson
Small Group Workshops
Another important feature of the Assembly is allowing attendees to engage in small group workshops. Through exploring topics relevant to the main conference with nuance and vigor, the U.S. Air Force Academy provides the opportunity for delegates and senior participants to learn from and interact with distinguished persons directly involved in our nation’s policymaking process. As always, this year’s Assembly will bring together a diverse group of scholars, senior government executives, theorists and practitioners.
This year’s Academy Assembly will have no conference fee. In addition, all meals, lodging, and transportation from/to the Colorado Springs airport and the Academy will be provided free of charge.
The only expense that delegates will be expected to pay is travel to and from the conference.
The dress code for all events is business casual.