Globalism Versus Sovereignty

The Fundamental National Security Debate

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Field Programs


In FY20, Alan L. Associates is offering a menu of one-day field programs that can be presented at military installations around the United States. The format for each field program is identical to the programs held on Capitol Hill. Please note that each program can be modified to address specific areas of concern to individual agencies/organizations. These programs are also available as online video conferences.

 

Program Description


The period after World War II was a remarkable period of international institution building, alliance construction and, in some cases, transnational integration. Today there seems to be an intensifying desire to assert or reassert sovereign control, and the evidence is everywhere. These movements may be benign or corrosive, but they are becoming the dominant feature of the world order.

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the 2008 economic crisis, it has become evident that there is a rising skepticism about earlier political and geographic alignments. Resentment about the intrusiveness of many international and transnational institutions is being fueled by massive migrations, economic dislocations, and disillusionment with traditional leadership. When strategic contexts change, so must policy, doctrine, and technology.

This seminar will offer attendees—with a group of nationally recognized experts—the opportunity to question and address options as to how the United States, with the world’s most impressive military assets, can maneuver in a world where size, strength and wealth may indeed be a significant handicap.

Areas to be covered are reflected in the topics below and may be changed to address current issues at the time of the seminar.

 

Seminar Topics


  • Why Globalism and Globalization Aren’t the Same Thing
  • The Future of NATO, the EU and Multinational Organizations
  • Why Fear, Uncertainty, and the Collapse of Social Structures Drive the Return to Identity Politics
  • Regional Alienation and Nationalism: The Rise of City-States and Mega-City-States
  • The Twenty-First Century and the March Toward a Global “Civil War”
  • Socialism versus Capitalism: Why it is Vital to Understand the Collapse of the USSR
  • The Fundamental Conflict Between Globalism and Sovereignty: The Impact on U.S. National Security
  • China’s Challenge to the “Liberal” International Order: Proof that National Sovereignty Still Works?
  • The Swing Between Globalism and Sovereignty…and Back Again
  • The Enduring Impact of Culture and Lifespans of Civilizations
  • The PRC and the 2019 Declaration of a New “30-Year-War”–What is our Long-Term Strategy?
  • Weathering the Storm: Refugees, Populism, and the Brexit Challenge to the European Union Order

 

Fee


A minimum purchase of two one-day programs is required. Please call 703-684-8807 to obtain further information about a field program at your facility.

Format is terrific! Lots of speakers from across government enterprise and no power points. Plenty of time for engaging dialogue. I love to hear what experts and insiders have to say about out WDC enterprise.

J. Haywood, Wright Patterson Air Force Base

Exceptionally relevant topics and highly-credentialed speakers; very thought-provoking, in a great way; all speakers were appropriate as were the topics. As well-run and organized a class/course as I’ve ever been to.

B.K., Air Force • National and International Secuirty Leadership Seminar February 2017

Excellent overview of an incredibly important subject given world events and a new administration. Great insights. Great speakers. Well done!

G.G., Air Force • Transnational Issues Seminar April 2017

Truly outstanding insight/superior historical background and great stories born throughout scars of experience; I attended National War College and they are known for great speakers/first-hand experience - yours were better. Huge thanks; extremely well done!

M. Weaver, Wright Patterson Airforce Base

Great opportunity for immersion in current events with experts with viewpoints based on deep academic study, history, etc., which informs a deeper understanding of the public policy debates.

K.K., Air Force • Enterprise Perspective Seminar April 2014