Naval War College

U.S. Naval War College announced in a press release today that they debut a new video series, “NWC Talks.”

The Announcement

Our intent is to spotlight and share the expertise of our world-class faculty, whose scholarship covers the globe in breadth and reach – from our Chinese Maritime Studies Group to the Cyber and Innovation Policy Institute to our Ethics and Emerging Military Technology program.

These videos will feature a 10- to 20-minute talk by a member of our faculty, recorded here at our historic campus.

“Your U.S. Naval War College is a global command, with our faculty and staff having an impact on U.S. operations around the world,” said Rear Adm. Jeffrey Harley, Naval War College president.

“It’s fitting then that we should harness the power of social media to share these scholars and their work with the larger public.”

First up, the chair of our National Security Affairs Department, Derek Reveron, shares his analysis of U.S. military partnerships and the role they play on the world stage. Reveron, who holds a public policy Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago, is also a captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve. He has served on the U.S. Naval War College faculty since 2004.

“It’s a privilege to launch this series to bring leading experts to a broader audience,” Reveron said.

“We are the Navy’s home of thought. Through this series, the college’s leading thinkers can share their insights on maritime strategy, regional security and many aspects of foreign policy and defense.”

The videos will be available on the college’s YouTube channel, All of our social media products can be found

We hope you enjoy ‘NWC Talks’ and that it opens a window onto the important scholarly work that U.S. Naval War College does on behalf of the U.S. Department of Defense and our national security.

Stand by for future dispatches from this exciting new series.

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