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Upcoming Lectures, Meet-ups, Happy Hours, Discussions, Symposia, Conferences

CIMSEC Board Open Forum: November 30th

As a member-driven organization we’re always seeking your ideas on how to do things better.  This Thursday,  November 30th, you have an opportunity to join members of CIMSEC’s board in Alexandria, VA, to discuss how we’re doing and offer your thoughts in an informal setting on programming and activities for the coming year.  We’ll be meeting at Ireland’s Four Courts near the Court House Metro Station starting beginning at 5:30pm.

Announcing the DC Lightning Rounds Lineup

By Scott Cheney-Peters

The last gasps of DC’s humid summer means it’s time for CIMSEC’s Summer 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. Join us in the back of the Barracks Row staple The Ugly Mug to mingle, hear the following fine folks sharing a bit of their interests or work from across the maritime spectrum, or consider discussing a bit of your own:

Timothy Walton
Heather Havens
B. A. Friedman
Wilder Alejandro Sanchez
Elizabeth Mitchell
Katie Burkhart
Mike McEleney
Elsa Kania
James Hasik
Sam Bendett
Harry Krejsa
John “Patsy” Klein
Justin Goldman
Gina Fiore
Joe McReynolds
And more!

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

Time: Thursday, 28 Sep, 6:00-8:00pm; presentations will begin approximately 6:30.

Place: The Ugly Mug 723 8th St SE (Eastern Market Metro stop on the Blue/Orange/Silver Line)

The Ugly Mug First Look 09.20.16. Photo Credit: Nicholas Karlin








Event Invite: DC Happy Hour on Framing Chinese SCS Activity

By Scott Cheney-Peters

Join CIMSEC’s DC chapter as it bookends the 7th CSIS Conference on the South China Sea with Dr. Alessio Patalano, Reader in War Studies, King’s College London, for its July meet-up and a lively informal discussion on Chinese maritime coercion and the validity of the concepts of hybrid warfare and grey zones.  Other surprise guests are expected to drop by…

Time: Tuesday, 18 July, 5:30-7:30pm

Place: The Commissary,  1443 P St NW, Washington, DC

RSVPs not necessary.