16
November 2023
Past Event
On War: Thucydides and Current Strategic Dilemmas | Policy Certificate Program

Program Schedule

  • Thursday, November 16: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, November 17: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 18 : 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 19: 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 

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On War: Thucydides and Current Strategic Dilemmas | Policy Certificate Program

Past Event
Hudson Institute
November 16, 2023
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16
November 2023
Past Event

Program Schedule

  • Thursday, November 16: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, November 17: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 18 : 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 19: 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 

Apply

Speakers:
Aaron Maclean Hudson
Aaron MacLean

Senior Fellow

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Walter Russell Mead

Ravenel B. Curry III Distinguished Fellow in Strategy and Statesmanship

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Rachel Mackey

Research Fellow and Assistant Director, Hudson Institute Political Studies

Thucydides is thought to be the first and greatest teacher of power—who taught that might makes right and that wars begin as a consequence of fear. Thinkers from Thomas Hobbes to proponents of modern “realist” schools of international relations invoke his name. But what are his teachings, exactly? And what can he tell us about modern warfare? In this workshop, candidates will study Thucydides’s great history of the Peloponnesian War with a series of foundational questions in mind: What is the nature of power, and of war? How do wars start? What role do domestic politics and “ideology” play in foreign policy? In our discussions and final simulation, we will explore if his actual teachings are applicable to current grand strategic dilemmas—and if so, how.

Seminar Modules: 

  • Naval Powers vs. Land Powers
  • Elements of Statesmanship
  • Governmental Regime and Foreign Policy

Program Overview

The Hudson Institute Political Studies Policy Certificate Program gathers talented early and mid-career professionals for advanced study of public policy and national security led by policy experts and experienced government officials. The program aims to give participants practical knowledge of key policy areas while demanding creative thought and strategic decision-making. Each workshop covers a distinct region or topic ranging across American foreign and domestic policy area. By participating in policy analysis and critical discussion, candidates will gain new access to the topic at hand.

Candidates participate free of charge. Final applications are due by November 3. 

You can find further information and apply here.

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