Recent Conferences & Workshops
Following are conferences and workshop that have taken place since 2013. Please visit our archived conference and workshop page for a list of earlier conferences and workshops.
- Capitol Hill Roundtable on Space-based Sensors: Missile Defense and More
- July 14, 2015, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
Convened by IFPA, in association with the Independent Working Group (IWG) on Missile Defense, this latest Capitol Hill roundtable focused on how space-based sensors can fill missile defense surveillance and discrimination shortfalls and help ground- and sea-based interceptors engage the growing ballistic missile threat more effectively.
- Aegis Sea-based Missile Defense: Present Status and Future Requirements: Capitol Hill conference held by the Independent Working Group on Missile Defense and the Space Relationship
- June 26, 2014, Washington, D.C.
A roundtable discussion on the present status and future requirements of sea-based missile defense. Topicsincluded (1) new and emerging threats; (2) missile defense and homeland defense; (3) current status of sea-based missile defense; (4) Aegis and standard missile development and deployment plans; and (5) budgetary issues and priorities.
- Defending the Homeland: The Role of Missile Defense: Capitol Hill briefing held by the Independent Working Group on Missile Defense and the Space Relationship
- June 25, 2013, Washington, D.C.
Roundtable discussion on missile defense, space, and homeland security. Topics included the ground-based midcourse defense (GMD) system and the issue currently being debated as to whether to build a third GMD site on the East Coast of the United States; the status of Aegis sea-based ballistic missile defense (BMD) programs; and options for defense from space and Aegis BMD based on shore.
- 40th IFPA-Fletcher Conference: Positioning Special Operations Forces for Global Challenges
- June 5 – June 6, 2013, Washington, D.C.
On June 5-6, 2013, the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis (IFPA) and the International Security Studies Program of The Fletcher School of Tufts University will convene a high-level conference in Washington, D.C., in support of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). “Positioning Special Operations Forces for Global Challenges” will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in downtown Washington, D.C. (1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW). This will be the fortieth IFPA-Fletcher Conference on National Security Strategy and Policy, in a series widely recognized as one of the nation’s premier strategic dialogues.
- The U.S.-Japan-ROK Strategic Triangle and Maritime Security: Building Capacity in Northeast Asia and in the Broader Indo-Pacific Region
- June 12, 2015, Washington, D.C.
This high-level trilateral workshop was a key element of IFPA's research project "The U.S.-Japan-ROK Strategic Triangle and Maritime Security: Building Capacity in Northeast Asia and in the Broader Indo-Pacific Region." The meeting drew together some fifty senior officials and subject matter experts from the United States, Japan, and the Republic of Korea, including U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs Ambassador David Shear, Japanese Vice Minister of Defense for International Affairs Hideshi Tokuchi, and ROK Ambassador for National Security Affairs Dr. Chung Min Lee.
- IFPA-Fletcher School Symposium on New Dynamics in Japanese Security Policy
- March 31, 2015, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
IFPA and the International Security Studies Program (ISSP) of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy joined together to organize and facilitate this one-day symposium at the Fletcher School to promote an informed exchange of views on the new dynamics of Japan’s security policy and their implications for U.S.-Japanese strategic cooperation going forward. The symposium provided a unique opportunity for a select group of Japanese and American policy experts, academics, business leaders, and officials to review and explain in some depth keys aspects of the Abe administration’s defense and foreign policy reforms aimed at facilitating Japan’s emergence as a “proactive contributor to peace” at both the regional and global levels.
- Beyond Hugo Chávez: What to Expect in Latin America
- May 8, 2013, Washington, D.C.
IFPA's Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Jr., moderated this seminar in the IFPA-Hudson "Democracy in Latin America" seminar series.