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February 22, 2018
Meeting in Governor's Ballroom

India - Pakistan Relations
india pak

Dr Patrick Bratton
Professor of National Security and Strategy
Department of National Security and Strategy

Dr. Bratton is an Associate Professor of National Security and Strategy Studies.  He graduated with a BA in History from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. He then went on to complete graduate studies at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth (UK), the Université de Rennes 2 (France), and received his PhD from The Catholic University of America. He is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). In the fall of 2009 and in summer 2011, he was a Visiting International Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) in New Delhi, India. His research focuses on strategic studies (particularly on coercive diplomacy and foreign policy decision-making), Indian foreign and security policy, and maritime issues.   Before coming the War College, he was an Associate Professor of Political Science at Hawaii Pacific University.  At HPU, he taught courses on national security, international relations, and Indian foreign policy.  He held several administrative posts at HPU including Director of the Diplomacy and Military Studies Program, and Chair of the Department of History and International Relations.  In Hawaii he also was a Fleet Seminar Professor for the US Naval War College, teaching Strategy and War.  He has also taught courses at the American Graduate School in Paris, France, and the Department of Defence Studies at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.  He is a frequently invited speaker and commentator on Indian political and security issues, giving lectures at various institutions and universities ranging from the National Institute for Defence Studies (Japan), the IDSA (India), the Institute for Chinese Studies (India), the Slovenian Command and Staff College, the Regional Center for Strategic Studies (Sri Lanka), and many others. 


COL P. Phillips
Department of National Security and Strategy

Colonel Paul M. ''Mike'' Phillips is a faculty instructor in the Department of National Security and Strategy, U.S. Army War College. A native of Allentown, Pennsylvania, Colonel Phillips was commissioned an armor officer in 1987 through Purdue University's ROTC program and served as a cavalry tank platoon leader in the Indiana Army National Guard. In 1988, he transferred to the Military Police Corps and was selected for active duty through the Commandant's Program. Colonel Phillips accepted a Regular Army appointment in 1989. From 1988-1991, Colonel Phillips participated in operational deployments to Germany (REFORGER '88) and Panama (NIMROD DANCER, PROMOTE LIBERTY), and served in the Persian Gulf War with the 16th Military Police Brigade (Airborne) and 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment. He later commanded the 57th Military Police Company, Camp Carroll, Republic of Korea, and served as Provost Marshal of the Army Medical Department Center and School, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Colonel Phillips is a Foreign Area Officer for Sub-Saharan Africa. He holds a Master of Arts degree in political science and international relations from Indiana University and is currently enrolled in King's College London's Defense Studies PhD program. From 1999-2008, Colonel Phillips was assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency as an analyst and regional branch chief, and later as Defense and Army Attaché to the U.S. Embassies in Tanzania, Eritrea, and Liberia. His foreign languages include French and Kiswahili. In 2009, Colonel Phillips deployed to Afghanistan and Pakistan in support of ENDURING FREEDOM as International Security Assistance Force Chief of Liaison to the Pakistan Army, and on his return served as an intelligence advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Staff's Pakistan-Afghanistan Coordination Cell. Most recently he served as Deputy Director for Intelligence in the National Military Joint Operations and Intelligence Center. Colonel Phillips attended the Zimbabwe Joint Command and Staff College and is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College, the Joint Forces Staff College, and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. His decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal (fourth award) and the National Intelligence Achievement Medal. Colonel Phillips is married to the former Jennifer Lynn Ancil of Kokomo, Indiana. Together they have three children, Grace (16 years), Connor, (14 years) and Helen (12 years), and make their home in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He enjoys hunting, shooting and restoring his family's Civil War-era house.


Mixed Green Salad, 

Penne Rustica, 

Peanut Butter Ripple Cake

Programs for 2017 -2018

Month / Date



FPA Coordinator

Sep 28


Western Europe in a Time of Upheaval

Heather Conley

Howard Davison

Oct  26



Ann Glasscock

Nov 30

East-West Relations in the 21st Century




Michele Sellitto Alan Stolberg

Dec  13

Addressing Foreign Policy Through the Private Sector-

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)



Michele Sellitto

Jan 25

The Sunni / Shia Divide


John Craig

Chris Dolan

Feb 22

India Pakistan Relations

Governor's Ballroom

Dr. Bratton & 

Col. Phillips

Stuart Snyder

Mar 15

U.S. - Iranian Relations

Meeting room changed to KEYSTONE - upper building.

Dr. Trita Parsi

Howard Davison

Apr 26

Current Foreign Policy Challenges and Opportunities

Main Ballroom

Alan Stolberg

Howard Davison


May 17

The Koreas

Governor's Ballroom


Dan Sim

(2) Not confirmed yet.

(3) Larry Goodson will pick the speaker for India. This will be a point-counterpoint session


Last Years Programs

Date Topic Moderator
Sept 22 US Foreign Policy in an Election Year Dan Sim
Oct 27 American Intelligence Community Since 9/11 -
General Michael Hayden
Sellitto & Stolberg
Nov 17 IF Reception Sellitto & Davison
Dec 15 Geopolitics of Climate Change  Fay Geegee
Jan 26 Update on Arab - Israel Conflict Alan Stolberg
Feb 23 Cuba Today & After the Castro Brothers Stuart Snyder
Mar 23 Russia and the West Howard Davison
Apr 27 South China Sea Geopolitics Clem Gilpin
May 18 Future of US - Iranian Relations Howard Davison

RED = changed date

Past Programs 

Sep 24

Terrorism and the West and the ISIS Threat



Oct 22

39th Annual International Fellows Reception

US Army War College

Michele Sellitto

Howard Davison

Nov 23

U.S. Foreign Policy in the 21st Century

Former Deputy Secretary of State Ambassador William J. Burns



Dec 10

Middle East History and Solutions



Jan 28

Europe’s Perception of U.S. Foreign Policy



Feb 18

Turkey as a Pivotal State Between East and West



Mar 24

Latin America and Its Emergence on the World Stage



Apr 28

Africa and the World



May 19

North Korea: A Challenge to the World



February  meeting date changed to 18th

Programs for 2014 -2015
Changed: OCT 23 & Apr 23




SEP 25

             Russia, Ukraine & the World            


OCT 23

The Media & Its Impact on Froeign Policy


NOV 13

U.S. Army War College Reception


DEC 11

The United States, ISIS, and the War
 for the Soul of Islam


JAN 22

Congress & the Making of U.S. Foreign Policy


FEB 26

U.S. Civil Military Relations


MAR 26

Demographic Trends Affecting U.S. Foregin Policy


APR 23

*US Foreign Policy Priorities and 21st Century Diplomacy



German Embassy Trip

May 28

China & the World


* Talk subject changed


5:30-6:30 pm Reception
Dinner 6:30 - 7:30
Program 7:30 - 9:00