Counterinsurgency Leadership in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Beyond

Washington, DC
Wednesday, September 23, 2009



WEDNESDAY, 23 September 2009 

0700-0800  Check in and Morning Refreshments

0800-0815  Introductory Remarks

  • BrigGen Thomas V. Draude, USMC (Ret.), President and CEO, Marine Corps University Foundation

0815-0915  Counterinsurgency Leadership: The Key to
                      Afghanistan and Iraq

  • Dr. Mark Moyar, U.S. Marine Corps University
  • Dr. Eliot Cohen, John Hopkins University
  • Chair: Maj Gen Paul E. Lefebvre, Deputy Commander, II Marine Expeditionary Force

0915-1015  The Art of Brigade Command in

  • BG H.R. McMaster, USA, U.S. Army Capabilities Integration Center
  • COL Peter Mansoor, USA (Ret), Ohio State University
  • BGen W. Blake Crowe, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Policy
  • Chair: LTC Kalev I. Sepp, USA (Ret), Naval Postgraduate School 

1015-1030  Morning Break

1030-1130  The Art of Battalion Command in 

  • Col. Dale Alford, USMC, Institute for Defense Analysis
  • Col. William M. Jurney, USMC, U.S. Joint Forces Command
  • Col. David J. Furness, Marine Corps Liaison Office, US House
  • Chair: Hon. Bing West, Independent Author

1130-1230  Officer Development in
                      the U.S. Military

  • Mr. Tom Ricks, Center for a New American Security and Foreign Policy
  • Ms. Paula Broadwell, Harvard University Center for Public Leadership
  • Mr. Nathaniel Fick, Center for a New American Security
  • Chair: Maj Gen (Sel) John A. Toolan, Jr., Deputy Commander, United States Forces Japan 

1230-1315  Meet the Authors / Book Signing

1315-1415  Counterinsurgency Leadership in Afghanistan

  • LTG David W. Barno, USA (Ret), National Defense University
  • Col. Jeff Haynes, USMC, III Marine Expeditionary Force
  • Chair: LTC John Nagl, USA (Ret), Center for a New American Security

1415-1515 The Afghan Elections and the Future of 
                     Afghanistan's Leadership

  • Ms. Clare Lockhart, Institute for State Effectiveness
  • Dr. Amin Tarzi, Director of Middle East Studies, U.S. Marine Corps University  
  • Dr. Jeffrey Gedmin, President and CEO, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Inc.
  • Chair: Robert D. Kaplan, Center for a New American Security

1515-1530  Afternoon Break

1530-1655  "Keynote Address. Leadership in 
                     Counterinsurgency: A Conversation
                     with General Petraeus"

  • GEN David Petraeus, USA, CENTCOM Commander
  • Moderator: Lt Gen Bernard E. Trainor, USMC (Ret)
  • Introduction by: MajGen Robert B. Neller, USMC, President, Marine Corps University

1655-1700  Concluding Remarks 

  • MajGen Robert B. Neller, USMC, President, Marine Corps University


Contact Information

  • Phone: 703-232-5792, Email:
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