Charter Day…and Feelings

Charter Day…and Feelings

Unfortunately, this blog is not going to be about Charter Day. I’m not going to describe the excitement surrounding Robert Gates and Wiz Khalifa, or tell you about my own plans to celebrate the College. Instead, I’m just going to complain about how this upcoming Charter Day weekend will be my last – which makes



Halloween Homecoming

Unlike a majority of those in Williamsburg this past weekend, I was not reconnecting with William & Mary alumni, watching football…or singing along to the Jackson 5? Instead, my sister and I were walking the darkened streets of Colonial Williamsburg (more affectionately known as “CW”) and scaring ourselves silly at Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream. It’s not



Tweets and Talks

Following Account of CNAS Conference provided by: Darice Xue June 12, 2013 After a few weeks of interning, the National Security Fellows reunited for two events: The Diplomatic Courier’s Annual Forum on Digital Diplomacy (#DiplomacySM) The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) Conference (#CNASdc) Only a few of us attended the Forum on Digital



You Say “Goodbye,” and I say “Hello”

May 24 It was our last day of classes for the W&M DC Summer Institute – but the first day we weren’t dressed in business attire! Ironically enough, the one day we were without three-piece-suits and blazers just happened to be the coldest day of May thus far. It’s the kind of thing that happens



Food for National Security Thoughts

May 23 Our two weeks of classes were dwindling down to two more days, and I began to realize that I wouldn’t be seeing Professor Floyd or my fellow Fellows every day anymore. Instead, I’d be at my designated internship (with Oak Ridge and Associated Universities), which probably wouldn’t consist of listening to such amazing



Intelligent People Discuss Intelligence

Following Account of Anne and Yochi Dreazen provided by: Wes Reichart May 22, 2013 On Wednesday, the National Security fellows had the great pleasure of hearing from Mrs. Anne Dreazen and her husband, Mr. Yochi Dreazen. Anne currently serves as a Middle East Country Director in the office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy



Money Talks and Defense Walks…Around the Pentagon

Following Account of Michael Greenwald visit provided by Clayton Southerly May 21, 2013 Tuesday morning the William & Mary National Security Institute rallied at Dupont Circle for a discussion with Michael Greenwald, the policy advisor on Europe for the Office of Terrorism and Financial Crimes at the U.S. Treasury Department. Greenwald serves as the head of



World of Statecraft

Following Accounts of Statecraft provided by guest bloggers: Kelsey Sakumoto and Tom Scott-Sharoni May 20, 2013 I look upon Monday, May 20, 2013 as a day of expectation, disappointment, trust and betrayal. This was a day that brought some National Security Fellows closer; yet tore countless friendships apart. It was a pivotal day. Okay, so



Congress and Counterterrorism

Following Account of Sherman Patrick Provided by Guest Blogger: Sam Glover Following Account of Stacie Oliver Provided by Guest Blogger: Evan Meltzer Following Account of Melanie Nakagawa Provided by Guest Blogger: Jimmy Zhang Following Account of NCTC Provided by Guest Blogger: Ryan Neuhard May 17, 2013 Friday morning, the National Security Fellows visited the U.S.



An Officer, A British Gentlemen…and an Expert on Transnational Crime!

Following Account of LTC Murphy provided by Guest Blogger: Nicole Wright Following Account of Douglas Farah provided by Guest Blogger: Ben Kenzer Following Account of British Embassy site visit provided by Guest Blogger: Alexandria Foster May 16, 2013 On Thursday morning, the National Security Institute welcomed Lieutenant Colonel Michael Murphy. He spoke personally (not on behalf of