National Leadership Seminars

“Looking Ahead: U.S. National Security”

Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Seattle, Washington
May 22-23, 2013

According to the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, the national government has six purposes, two of which bear directly on national security: to “provide for the common defense” and to “secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.” The national security threats America faces today are different in kind from those faced at the time of the Founding due to revolutions in communications, travel, weapons, and other forms of technology. But the principles by which to think about and respond to these threats remain constant.

This Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar will consider America’s evolving national security requirements in light of unchanging principles.

Wednesday, May 22
5:00 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner
8:00 p.m. “Prospects for Freedom in Russia”
Gary Kasparov
United Civil Front
Thursday, May 23
9:30 a.m. “How to Think About the Arab Spring”
Andrew C. McCarthy
Foundation for Defense of Democracies
10:30 a.m. “National Security, Individual Liberty, and the Constitution”
Larry P. Arnn
President, Hillsdale College
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. “The Threat from China”
Bill Gertz
Washington Free Beacon
2:00 p.m. “The Current State of Euro-American Relations”
John O’Sullivan
National Review

All speakers confirmed