The Minuteman Keynote Speaker Series

The Minuteman Keynote Speaker Series provides a forum for scholars and policy makers to address critical national security issues.  The events include a gourmet lunch, a presentation by the featured speaker and a follow-up question and answer discussion period.  All lectures take place in the Hall of States at MINDS Headquarters in Washington DC and are open to the public (RSVP Required).

Upcoming Events

Past Presentations

October 6, 2009       

Lt Gen Bud Wyatt, Director ANG

The Air National Guard: Sustaining Value for America

February 23, 2007

Panel Discussion - Maj Gen (Ret) Allen Youngman, Brig Gen (Ret) Mike Squier, COl Douglas Curell, COL Leodis (Juice) Jennings, Mackenzie Eaglen

Army Guard Strength: Getting it Right This Time

January 11, 2005

Dr Ruth David, President and CEO, ANSER

Dual Benefit Solutions for Homeland Security

September 8, 2004

Denise N Baken, Biodefense Programs, Institute for Defense and Homeland Security

BioTerrorism: Keeping the Genie in the Bottle

May 12, 2004

Dr Constantine Menges, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute,  former Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs

Today's 911 - The Covert Actions of Iran and Iraq

December 11, 2003

COL Aleksandra Rohde , former Chief of Strategic Initiatives, National Guard Bureau

Strategic Planning, Chaotic Conditions: The Iraqi Experience

October 16, 2003

Retired Admiral Don Pilling , President and CEO of the Logistics Management Institute, who also serves as the Co-Chairman of the Defense Science Board

The Future of the US Military

July 9, 2003

Paul McHale, Assistant Secretary of Defense

Homeland Defense: Home and Away

June 17, 2003

Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC)

The National Guard in 21st Century American Democracy

May 13, 2003

LTG Steve Blum, Chief, National Guard Bureau

The National Guard - Primed, Ready, Relevant, Always

April 22, 2003

Dr Hall Gardner, Dean and Director, Department of International Affairs, American University of Paris

War in Iraq and the Future of Multilateralism after the War in Iraq

March 7,  2003 

Mr Qubad Talabany, Deputy Representative, Washington Office the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan

Iraq Today and the Day After - a Kurdish Perspective

January 23, 2003

Dr Michael O’Hanlon, Distinguished Scholar, Brookings Institution

War with Iraq

December 18, 2002

Dr Robert Kennedy, Director of the George C. Marshall European Center for Strategic Studies

Developing Sustainable Democracies in Europe and Central Asia

November 20, 2002

Dr Ira Straus, Fulbright Professor ( Moscow) and MINDS Scholar in Residence

NATO & Russia:  A report on the eve of the NATO Summit

October 29, 2002

Dr Robert Charles, Esq., former Senate permanent staffer, now Assistant Secretary of State, Drug War & Terrorism

The Drug War & Terrorism

September 8, 2002

Dr Paul Stockton

US National Military Strategy

May 29, 2002

Dr Michael Doubler , Historian, National Guard of the United States

The National Guard and the War on Terrorism: An Historical Perspective

March 20, 2002

The Honorable Craig W Duehring, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs

Transformational Force Development Process

August 26, 2001

Gary L Geipel

ESDI and NATO: Challenges through 2010

July 18, 2001

Dr Ira Straus, Fulbright Professor ( Moscow) and MINDS Scholar in Residence

Four NATOs: Four Contexts for Defining NATO – Four Different Futures

June 20, 2001

Dr Constantine Menges, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute,  former Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs

The New China-Russia Strategic Alignment