Wednesday, February 10, 2016

CFR Conference Call on Transnational Threats - 3/23

On behalf of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), I invite you and your students to participate in the next session of the Winter/Spring 2016 CFR Academic Conference Call series on Wednesday, March 23, from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in WY 326. Michael R. Fenzel, CFR’s 2015–2016 U.S. Army fellow, will discuss U.S. national security policy and efforts to combat transnational threats facing the United States.

Colonel Michael R. Fenzel, U.S. Army, most recently served as the chief of staff for the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Previously, he commanded the Airborne Division’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team and the 1st Armored Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team. His other assignments include commander, 1st Battalion, 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade at Vicenza, Italy, and director for transnational threats with the National Security Council. Colonel Fenzel holds a BA from Johns Hopkins University and MA’s from the U.S. Naval War College and Harvard University, and a PhD from the Naval Postgraduate School.

As background for the discussion, you may wish to review the following materials:

1) Michael R. Fenzel and Aaron Picozzi, “Now Is the Time to Strengthen NATO’s Resolve,” Defense in Depth, Blog, Council on Foreign Relations, November 24, 2015. 
2) Stewart M. Patrick, “Transnational Terrorism: Three Things to Know,” Video,, February 18, 2015. 
3) “Global Governance Monitor: Armed Conflict,” Interactive, International Institutions and Global Governance, Council on Foreign Relations.

If you're interested in attending, please RSVP to Professor Weinberger as soon as possible.

Hope to see you there!

Seth Weinberger
Associate Professor
Department of Politics & Government
University of Puget Sound