CFAR 2018

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On 15 May CIMSEC will host the fourth annual CIMSEC Forum for Authors and Readers (CFAR), an event for our readers and the public to engage our contributors on their work and topics of interest.  Thanks to the generous support of CNA we are pleased to offer a professional conference on a range of maritime security issues.

The evening will provide a chance to engage your favorite CIMSEC contributors on their work over the preceding year, hear their thoughts on how their pieces have held up, and explore predictions for the coming year. Following last year’s success, CNA speakers will again participate in the proceedings.

9 Apr – 17 Apr: Nominations
18 Apr – 24 Apr: Voting
25 Apr: Winners Announced
15 May: Event RSVP here

Event Details:
Date: May 15th 
5:00pm-6:00pm: Pre-Event Reception (Details upon RSVPing)
6:00pm-6:15pm: Welcome
6:15pm-8:00pm: Author Discussions and Q+As
Location: CNA, 3003 Washington Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201 

Congratulations to the Winners and Speakers:

CIMSEC Category:  
“The U.S. Coast Guard in the South China Sea: Strategy or Folly?”
By Michael D Armour

“Three Hard Questions for U.S. Maritime Strategy in A Digital Age”
By Frank Goertner

“The Battle of Locust Point: An Oral History of the First Autonomous Combat Engagement”
By David Strachan

“Fighting for the Seafloor: From Lawfare to Warfare”
By Kyle Cregge

CNA Category:
“NATO Maritime Strategy for a New Era: “These Aren’t the SLOCs You’re Looking For”
By Steve Wills

“Unconstrained Foreign Direct Investment: An Emerging Challenge to Arctic Security”
Mark Rosen and Cara Thuringer

How were the speakers be chosen? All CIMSEC readers were welcome to submit nominations for articles with the only criteria that the article nominated must have appeared on the site on or after 15 April, 2017. After nominations closed, CIMSEC members voted and the top vote-getters receive invites to speak at CFAR.  Not yet a member? Consider joining CIMSEC for free!

Fostering the Discussion on Securing the Seas.