The event will provide a retrospective of America’s control of the global maritime commons and a look ahead at the emerging strategic challenges confronting the U.S. in the early 21st century.
The conference is inspired by MIT Professor Barry Posen’s seminal article “Command of the Commons: The Military Foundations of U.S. Hegemony,” published in International Security in 2003. Posen will provide a keynote address on the first night of the conference at a dinner hosted at the Cavalry Court Hotel in College Station. Texas A&M Provost Karan Watson, Vice-Provost Michael Benedik, and Bush School Dean Mark Welsh will address the conference.
The conference is being co-organized by the Bush School and the University of Haifa’s Research Center for Maritime Strategy and will feature these panels:
∙ Command of the Commons—A Reassessment
∙ Mediterranean/Middle Eastern Challenges
∙ A New Region of Contestation? The High North
∙ East Asia: The Impact of China’s Rise
∙ The Role of the Commons in Future U.S. Grand Strategy
Registration is required and can be completed at bush.tamu.edu/commanding-the-commons/.
Media Contact: Susan Robertson, Bush School, (979)-862-8845, firstname.lastname@example.org