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CFAR 2017 Nominations Now Open

We want to know who YOU want to speak at the 3rd annual CIMSEC Forum for Authors and Readers (CFAR). Choose your favorite article or author from the last year, who has published an original piece on CIMSEC anytime on or after February 26th, 2016, and nominate them now!

Thanks to the generous support of CNA and the U.S. Naval Institute, we’re pleased to once again offer a professional evening workshop on a range of maritime security issues. But we can’t do it without you. We need your help determining what authors and issues will be highlighted, so nominate today!  Nominations close April 3rd. And don’t forget to RSVP to the event

Join Us at CIMSEC Forum for Authors and Readers (CFAR) 2017

On 01 May CIMSEC will host the third 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 and the U.S. Naval Institute we are pleased to offer a professional workshop 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. For the first time CNA will also participate in the proceedings (more on that coming soon).

Videos from last year’s event here

Event Details:
Date: May 1st.
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

Who will these speakers at CFAR 2016 be? All CIMSEC readers are welcome to submit nominations for articles with the only criteria that the article nominated must have appeared on the site on or after 26 February, 2016. After nominations close, CIMSEC members will vote and the top vote-getters will receive invites to speak at CFAR.

Click here for information about applying for free CIMSEC membership

CFAR 2017 Timeline
– Nominations: 24 March-03 April (Check back here Friday for more details on nominating)
– Voting: 08-14 April
– Winners Announced: 17 April
– CFAR 2017: 01 May

To RSVP to the event, fill out the form at this link

Reminder and Location Update: CIMSEC DC Happy Hour w/Guest Jim Fanell: What’s the PLAN in 2017?

Location Update: Join our DC chapter for its January DC-area informal happy hour. We will be meeting on the second floor of Fuel Pizza on K Street for an informal discussion on the latest developments of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) with CAPT Jim Fanell, USN (ret.).  Jim is a Government Fellow with the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, having spent 30 years as a naval intelligence officer specializing in Indo-Asia Pacific security, with an emphasis on the Chinese navy and its operations.

Time: Monday, 23 January 6:00-8:00pm
Place: Fuel Pizza, 1606 K St NW, Washington, DC 20006 (2nd floor)
Washington D.C. 20003

All are welcome – RSVPs not required, but appreciated:

Reminder: Date Change to 01 Dec for Winter Lightning Rounds and HH

By Scott Cheney-Peters

A chill’s in the air with the season’s first storms. This means it’s time for CIMSEC’s Winter Lightning Rounds: 5 minute presentations by CIMSEC members on their current work in the maritime security world or maritime security challenges they’re grappling with. This summer’s events went so well we’re doing it again! Join us in the basement bar of St. Arnold’s Mussel Bar in Cleveland Park.

If you’re interested in participating as a presenter or would like to RSVP, please contact All are welcome.

Time: Thursday, 01 Dec, 5:30-8:00pm; presentations will begin approximately 6:30.

Place: St. Arnold’s Mussel Bar (basement bar), 3433 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008 (Cleveland Park Metro stop on the Red Line)

Save the Date! CIMSEC’s Holiday Party will be Dec 13th 6pm-8pm at the Front Page DC.


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