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1Annual International Association for Intelligence Education Conference

Intelligence Education in a Contested World

The Citadel will host the annual IAFIE conference in Charleston, South Carolina from October 20-22, 2022. The goal of the conference is to further promote intelligence education and provide an opportunity for networking among scholars and practitioners from academia, the private sector, and all levels of government. IAFIE also encourages the direct participation of both graduate and undergraduate students in the conference. We seek papers from those who support and are aligned with the Mission of the Association to advance intelligence education in the areas of national security, law enforcement, and the business sector. Panel and paper proposals that speak to the broad conference theme of “Intelligence Education in a Contested World” will be most welcome!

October 20-22, 2022

Call for Proposals (due September 15th, 2022)

 Past Events

RUSSUKRAINE flyerPanel Discussion: "Russia's War in Ukraine: The Historical Context"
Moderator: Dr. David Preston 
Panelists: Dr. Jack Porter, Dr. Jacob Hagstrom, and Dr. Dan Giblin

The Citadel School of Humanities and Social Sciences is proud to host a free panel discussion by military historians on the historical context of Russian conflict and war in Ukraine. 

Monday, April 25, 2022, 5:30pm, Johnson Hagood Stadium - 4th Floor Lounge

PUETTPublic Lecture: "Why Does Ritual Even Matter?: Reflections on the Good Life"
with Dr. Michael Puett

The Citadel Department of History is proud to host Dr. Michael Puett, the Walter C. Klein Professor of Chinese History and Anthropology at Harvard University, for a lecture on Classical Chinese Thought. His most recent books include The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us about the Good Life (2016) and Huainanzi and Textual Production in Early China (2014, co-authored with Sarah Queen). Dr. Puett's lecture has a wealth of knowledge about pre-modern Chinese perspectives on what constitutes a good life and how we can incorporate Chinese wisdom into our own lives.
Monday, March 28, 2022, Duckett Hall Auditorium

COKERWest Chair Public Lecture: "Spies & Allies: How Lessons From the War on Terror Can Influence the Fight Against Extremism in America" with Margaret Coker

The Department of Political Science West Chair hosted Margaret Coker, former New York Times Bureau Chief in Baghdad and author of The Spymaster in Baghdad, for a public lecture. 
Margaret Coker is a prize-winning investigative journalist, who for over nineteen years has covered stories from thirty-two countries on four continents largely focused on counterterrorism, corruption, and cyber warfare. As Turkey bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal, Coker contributed to a 2016 series that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting. As the New York Times bureau chief in Baghdad, her front-page story about the undercover officer who infiltrated the Islamic State became the basis for her book The Spymaster of Baghdad.
Margaret now lives in Savannah, Georgia, where she is editor in chief of The Current, a non-profit news organization that provides in-depth watchdog journalism affecting Savannah and Coastal Georgia. She is passionate about reviving an investigative news culture in Coastal Georgia and mentoring a new generation of journalists in the region.
Thursday, March 24, 2022, Swain Boating Center

political science horizontal navyThe Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics

 The Citadel's Department of Political Science is pleased to sponsor the 44th anniversary of The Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics, which offers two days of scholarship focusing on original research and writing and panel discussions devoted to the study of that work. This year's program features twelve panels of scholarly presentation on various aspects of southern politics. 
The Symposium was founded in 1978 by Robert P. Steed, Tod A. Baker, and Laurence W. Moreland, and has been held biennially since that year. In 2004, DuBose Kapeluck joined the Symposium as a co-director. In 2009, Scott E. Buchanan became the executive director of the Symposium. In 2021, Josh Hostetter became co-director of the Symposium. For more information, check out the schedule of events.
Thursday-Friday, March 3-4, 2022, The Citadel

John David SmithBlack History Month Lecture with Dr. John David Smith

Dr. John David Smith, the Charles H. Stone Distinguished Professor of American History at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, will present "As firmly linked to ‘Africanus’ as was that of the celebrated Scipio':  Abraham Lincoln, Emancipation, and the U.S. Colored Troops." In his lecture Smith will argue that Lincoln's path to emancipation for America's enslaved population, and his mobilization of Black soldiers in the U.S. Army, was more linear than previous historians have maintained.  Professor Smith's lecture also will address the military service of the U.S. Colored Troops and its broad meaning in African American history and culture.
Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at 5:00pm, Swain Boating Center

Doucet Lecture October 28 2021

The Citadel Department of Political Science and the Citadel School of Humanities are proud to host a public lecture from our very first visiting Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Marc Doucet, with a focus on the humanitarian governance of international intervention.
Dr. Doucet joins The Citadel from Saint Mary's University, where he is a full professor of Political Science. He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science from the University of Ottawa and his Baccalaureate in Social Sciences with a specialization in Political Science from the Université de Moncton.
While he is with us this semester, Dr. Doucet will be collaborating with members of the Department of Political Science and teaching an advanced special topics course on Critical International Relations for cadets and day students. 
Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 5:00PM, Mark Clark Hall - Greater Issues Room

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Leverett Lecture 2021: "Well-Being Is A Skill" with Dr. Richard J. Davidson

Dr. Davidson is the founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is recognized as one of the most influential psychologists today. He is a friend and confidant of the Dalai Lama.
Dr. J. Patrick Leverett served as a faculty member in The Citadel’s Department of Psychology for 10 years. In July of 2005, Pat died tragically in a plane crash in Alaska. Upon his death, this annual event was created in his honor, and to commemorate his many contributions to The Citadel. Kind, compassionate, and dedicated, Pat Leverett was a skilled clinician, a gifted teacher, a beloved colleague, and a devoted mentor. Dr. Leverett was respected for the professionalism he brought to his work, which set a standard for his peers and served as a model for his students. Each year The Department of Psychology invites a guest speaker to give the Leverett Lecture and opens the event to all faculty, staff, students, and the community.
Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 6:15PM, Bastin Hall Room 105

Constitution Day Reading FlyerPublic Reading of the U.S. Constitution

The Citadel School of Humanities and Social Sciences, in conjunction with The Citadel Department of Political Science, is proud to present a public reading of the United States Constitution. Volunteers from our student body, faculty, and members of the public will take turns reading through the Constitution and Bill of Rights in honor of Constitution Day. Discussion to follow.

 Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 7:00PM, Bond Hall Room 165

The Citadel School of Humanities and Social Sciences and The Citadel Department of Political Science, with generous support from the Henry and Jenny Johnson Endowment for Historical Studies, are proud to sponsor this year's Annual Constitution Day Address. Join Richard W. Garnett, Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame, for his lecture "Religious Freedom and The Constitution in America Today." Garnett is the Paul J. Schierl/Fort Howard Corporation Professor of Law and Concurrent Professor of Political Science there, and also the founding director of the Program on Church, State & Society. He is an expert on First Amendment issues, especially on the freedoms of speech, association, and religion, and is a leading authority on questions of religion in politics and society. Professor Garnett earned his J.D. from Yale Law School and clerked for the late Chief Justice of the United States, William H. Rehnquist, and also for the late Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, Richard S. Arnold.
Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 7:00PM, The Altman Center Main Conference Room

we the people event general promoWe the People: A Critical Conversation on Racial Justice with Alaina Beverly

Join the virtual conversation with Alaina Beverly, renowned civil rights attorney, political strategist and expert in community mobilization. With a career that includes work for the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund as well as the Obama White House Office of Urban Affiars, Ms. Beverly is currently Assistant Vice President for Urban Affairs at the University of Chicago and frequent commentator on MSNBC.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 6:00PM

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Constitutionalism versus Progressivism: Rival Philosophical Foundations

In this talk, Dr. Corey identifies the philosophical foundations of constitutionalism and shows how these are incompatible with the basic ideology of Progressivism. The result is that the more “progressive” our culture becomes the more we must abandon our constitutional tradition. This event is hosted by the Department of Political Science and is free and open to the public.

Thursday, September 17, 7PM, The Citadel Altman Center

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The Continuing Relevance of the American Revolution: A Discussion with Rick Atkinson

Rick Atkinson, author of the recently published book The British Are Coming and Pulitzer Prize winner in History and Journalism will discuss his work at the Citadel Holliday Alumni Center on Tuesday, September 10. This event will include ample time for questions and discussion from members of the Citadel and the Charleston community and is free and open to the public. Book signing to follow the audience Q&A session.

Tuesday, September 10, 7PM, The Citadel Holliday Alumni Center

we the peopleWe The People Book Launch with Mary Whyte

Tickets to the lecture are free with pre-registration. Tickets to the VIP artist reception are $50 and include reserved seating and a private book signing before the lecture. To pre-register for general admission tickets, purchase VIP tickets, or purchase an advance copy of the book, click HERE.

"WE THE PEOPLE"--these words embody the ethos of what it means to be an American. In her newest book, celebrated Lowcountry artist Mary Whyte captures images of veterans from each of the fifty states in a uniquely beautiful and touching portrait of America.

The watercolor portraits include veterans from many walks of life, from every branch, women and amen, old and young, and of many ethnicities as befitting our glorious melting pot. From a mayor to an astronaut, from a teacher to a garbage collector, from a business entrepreneur to someone who is homeless, Whyte renders their exceptional lives of service with great care.

Mary Whyte is an artist and author whose work has earned interntional recognition. She is the recipient of the Portrait Society of America's Gold Medal and the Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Award, South Carolina's highest honor in the arts. Her works are in the collection of the Gibbes Museum of Art and have been exhibited widely both in the United States and throughout Europe and Asia. She is the author of six books including Working South and Down Bohicket Road.

The Citadel is honored to serve as the sponsor of the book launch and the educational partner of the Patriot Art Foundation, a nonprofit started by Mary Whyte to celebrate veterans and inspire others to service. All proceeds from the sales of Whyte's WE THE PEOPLE book will benefit the Patriot Art Foundation.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at the Holliday Alumni Center, The Citadel

5:30 - 6:30 pm VIP reception ($50 ticket)
6:30 - 7:30 pm Artist lecture (free with pre-registration)
Book signing to follow

Davit Bakradze

 The New Cold War: Democracy v. Authoritarianism in the Post-Soviet Era

A Discussion with Davit Bakradze, Ambassador of Georgia to the United States of America

How Serious is the threat posed by resurgent authoritarianism across the globe? What must the world's democracies do to compete successfully in the years ahead? The Ambassador's presentation is sponsored by the International Politics & Military Affairs and Intelligence & Security Studies Programs of The Citadel's School of Humanities & Social Sciences.  It is free and open to the public.

Thursday, November 1, 6:45PM in Bond 165

The Citadel Symposium on American Leaders And Leadership in WWIAmerican Leaders and Leadership in WWI: A Centennial Symposium

Sponsored by the Citadel Department of History, Daniel Library, and the Krause Center for Leadership & Ethics with noted speakers Edward Lengel, Richard Faulkner, Matt Davenport, Herbert Frandsen, and Lawrence Sondhaus.

Saturday, November 3, 8:30AM - 4:45PM in Bond 165

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 Jeffery Robinson: A Chronicle of Racism in America

Jeffery Robinson, a nationally recognized leader on criminal justice, will speak about Racial history, and the implicit or unconscious biases that have particularly harmful effects on the criminal justice system. He will explore the roots of white supremacy dating back to the early 1600s and review the state of race in 2018 to create an understanding of moving forward in America with fairness and equity.

This event is hosted by the League of Women Voters of the Charleston Area and their partners, the ACLU of South Carolina, the College of Charleston, the Avery Research Center, the Charleston Branch of the NAACP, and the Citadel School of Humanities & Social Sciences.

Mayor John C. Tecklenburg will close the evening announcing plans for the city's continuing work on social justice and racial equity.  

Free and open to the public.  Thursday, September 20, 6PM-9PM, Burke High School, 244 President Street, Charleston, SC 29403

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 2018 Intelligence and Cyber Security Conference

In continuation of its tradition as an educational leader in the field of US National Security, The Citadel is pleased to announce that it will host the third conference on the subject on September 25-26, 2018. The forthcoming conference, like the two before it, will feature presentations by academic faculty, students, and practicing professionals from a variety of governmental agencies and private security companies. 

September 25-26, 2018

Holliday Alumni Center

More information 

pat conroy'Pat Conroy at The Citadel' Symposium

The “Pat Conroy at The Citadel” Symposium will feature a lineup of distinguished speakers discussing Conroy’s work, life, and legacy, and his connections to The Citadel and the Charleston area. The symposium, which will be free and open to the public, will include ample time for questions and discussion from members of the public. This one-day event will celebrate one of South Carolina’s best-known and most popular writers with a series of individual talks and panel discussions by Conroy experts and Conroy’s friends and loved ones.

Saturday, March 3, 9AM-5:30PM, Holliday Alumni Center


creative warrior

The Creative Warrior: Innovative Digital Media in the 21st Century Military - Preregistration Required 

February 20, 5:30PM-8:30PM, Holliday Alumni Center

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Donald Trump's Washington

The Department of Political Science and the School of Humanities and Social Science will host talk show radio host Bill Press. Free & open to the public. 

October 16, 6:45PM-8:30PM, Duckett Auditorium

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Old South City, New South Revival - Political Leadership in Charleston South Carolina

Theme: Confronting the Southern Past: The Making of the International African American Museum, with Michael Boulware Moore, Professor Bernard Powers, David Rawle

April 6, 3:30-5:00PM, Maritime Center, 10 Wharfside Street

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Barracks to Broadway

April 12, 6:30-8:00PM, Mark Clark Hall

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Old South City, New South Revival - Political Leadership in Charleston South Carolina

Theme: The Emanuel Massacre and Post-Racial America

April 13, 5:00-6:30PM, Mother Emanuel AME Church, 110 Calhoun Street

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Hunting the Future: Predicting Cyber-Security Threats in Speculative Media

An evening with Myke Cole, counter-terrorism expert, military historian and author, and star of the hit CBS show, HUNTED

April 13, 6:30-7:30PM, Bond 165, The Citadel

Political Leadership in Charleston

Old South City, New South Revival - Political Leadership in Charleston South Carolina

Theme: Joe Riley’s Charleston – Retrospective on Leadership and the Making of a Great American City with David Agnew, Harry Lesesne, and Jean Toal, Former Chief Justice of SC Supreme Court

April 20, 3:30-5:00PM, Bond 165, The Citadel

Political Leadership in Charleston

Old South City, New South Revival - Political Leadership in Charleston South Carolina

Theme: A Lifetime of Service

April 25, 3:30-5:00PM, Bond 165, The Citadel

steam campSTEAM Camp @ The Citadel

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