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Discussion on the ability of the U.S. military to perform its missions in today’s world and how the condition of the military has changed during the preceding year, with Tom Ehrhard, Ph.D., author of "Treating the Pathologies of Victory: Hardening the Nation for Strategic Competition."
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Discussion with Bazzel Baz, Founder and President of the Association for the Recovery of Children (ARC).
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Discussion with General Joseph Votel, USA (Ret.), BENS President and CEO.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 11:30 AM
Discussion with General Joseph L. Votel, USA (Ret.), BENS President and CEO. This is for members only.
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 6:30 PM
Discussion on China’s concerted efforts to access American institutions and how the country is waging its six-front war on America’s economy, military, diplomacy, technology, education, and infrastructure, with Rob Spalding, author of "Stealth War: How China Took Over While America's Elite Slept."
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 11:45 AM
Discussion with Rachel Briggs, Founding Executive Director of Hostage US.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Discussion and book signing with former KGB officer, Jack Barsky, author of Deep Undercover.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 11:30 AM
Discussion with Rear Admiral Mark Montgomery, USN (Ret.), Executive Director of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission. This is a members only event.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Special event as part of the BENS Dining Out series. This is a members only event.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 6:30 PM
Discussion on the ability of the U.S. military to perform its missions in today’s world and how the condition of the military has changed during the preceding year, with Tom Ehrhard, Ph.D., author of "Treating the Pathologies of Victory: Hardening the Nation for Strategic Competition."
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 11:45 AM
Discussion with historian Martin K. A. Morgan on the 75th anniversary of the Iwo Jima landings.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 11:45 AM
Discussion with General Timothy Ray, Commander, Air Force Global Strike Command and Commander, Air Forces Strategic - Air, U.S. Strategic Command.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 11:30 AM
Discussion with David H. Laufman, former Chief, Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, National Security Division, on the U.S. Department of Justice's efforts to counter the economic espionage threat.
Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 11:45 AM
Discussion with BENS CEO and President, General Joseph Votel, USA (Ret.). This is a members only event.
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Discussion with Mark Metcalf on how the approved historical narrative drives China's policy decisions.
Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 11:45 AM
Discussion with Mark Metcalf on how the approved historical narrative drives China's policy decisions.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 11:45 AM
Discussion with Vice Admiral Kevin Donegan, USN (Ret), Commander of the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet and Commander of the 32 Nation Combined Maritime Forces in the Middle East, on US-Iranian relations and US interests in the region.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Discussion with with General Arnold Bunch, Jr., Commander of Air Force Materiel Command.
Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Discussion with Bazzel Baz, Founder and President of Association for the Recovery of Children (ARC).
Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 11:30 AM
Discussion on how the Predator ISR UAV became an armed UAV in just three months and its impact on the Battle of Roberts Ridge.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 11:45 AM
Discussion on how the Predator ISR UAV became an armed UAV in just three months and its impact on the Battle of Roberts Ridge
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 11:45 AM
Discussion with Jay S. Tabb, Jr., Executive Assistant Director of the FBI's National Security Branch.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 11:45 AM
Discussion with Brigadier General Paul E. Owen, Commander and Division Engineer of the Southwestern Division (SWD), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, on efforts concerning the US border and post-Hurricane Harvey recovery.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 11:45 AM
Discussion with Daniel Kroese, Associate Director of the Department of Homeland Security's National Risk Management Center (NRMC) and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Discussion with VADM Robert D. Sharp, Director, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency.
Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 8:00 AM
Discussion on the domestic terrorism threat with John Guandolo of Understanding the Threat.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 11:45 AM
Discussion with General Dale Alford on Afghanistan and the way forward.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 11:30 AM
Discussion on the domestic terrorism threat with John Guandolo of Understanding the Threat.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 11:45 AM
Discussion with LtGen Jay Garner, USA (Ret.) on the Kurdish region.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 11:45 AM
Reception with Admiral John Richardson (Ret.), former Chief of Naval Operations and Director of Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program
Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 4:30 PM
Discussion with Mark Metcalf on "Humiliation as Justification: Why the PRC's historical narrative matters."
Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 11:45 AM
Discussion with Lieutenant General Warren D. Berry, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, U.S. Air Force.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Discussion with Mark Metcalf on "Humiliation as Justification: How the approved historical narrative drives China's policy decisions."
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 11:45 AM
Discussion on the opioid crisis as a national security concern with Joe Weasel, the Full Story Foundation.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 11:45 AM
Discussion with Dr. M. Taylor Fravel, Arthur and Ruth Sloan Professor of Political Science at MIT and Director of the Security Studies Program.
Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Discussion on how the Predator ISR UAV became an armed UAV in just three months and its impact on the Battle of Roberts Ridge.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 11:45 AM
Discussion with Lieutenant General Darrell K. Williams, Director, Defense Logistics Agency.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 11:45 AM
Discussion with General Charles Q. Brown Jr., USAF, Commander, Pacific Air Forces; Air Component Commander for U.S. Indo-Pacific Command; and Executive Director, Pacific Air Combat Operations Staff, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.
Friday, September 27, 2019 at 11:45 AM
Discussion with Navy VADM John G. Cotton (Ret.), former Chief of Navy Reserve and Commander Navy Reserve Force.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 11:30 AM
Discussion on China with Dr. Taylor Fravel, Director of the MIT Security Studies Program.
Monday, September 23, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Discussion with Major General James Dawkins, Jr., USAF, Commander, Eighth Air Force, and Commander, Joint-Global Strike Operations Center, Barksdale Air Force Base.
Monday, September 23, 2019 at 11:45 AM
Discussion on the economic foundations of the Chinese grand strategy, including the role Chinese corporations play in its execution, with Jonathan Ward, author of 'China's Vision of Victory'
Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 11:45 AM
Special event for prospective and current BENS members.
Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 6:30 PM
Discussion on "The Autocrat’s New Tool Kit" with Kara Frederick of the Center for New American Security.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 11:45 AM
Discussion with General James Holmes, USAF, Commander Air Combat Command and BENS CEO, General Norty Schwartz, USAF (Ret.).
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 6:00 PM
Discussion on "The Autocrat’s New Tool Kit" with Kara Frederick of the Center for New American Security.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 11:45 AM
Special event with BENS members and guests at Blue Ridge Grill. MEMBERS ONLY.
Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 6:30 PM
Discussion with Mara Rudman, BENS Senior Vice President for Policy/Projects and Debbie McCarthy, BENS Senior Vice President for Engagement - MEMBERS ONLY
Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 11:45 AM
Discussion with Mara Rudman, BENS Senior Vice President for Policy/Projects and Debbie McCarthy, BENS Senior Vice President for Engagement - MEMBERS ONLY
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 11:45 AM
Discussion on the central role of Iran, Russia, and China in the Venezuela Crisis with Joseph Humire, Executive Director of the Center for a Free Society and Fellow at the Middle East Forum.
Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 11:45 AM
Discussion on the central role of Iran, Russia, and China in the Venezuela Crisis with Joseph Humire, Executive Director of the Center for a Free Society and Fellow at the Middle East Forum.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 11:45 AM
Discussion with Brigadier General (Ret.) Tom Cosentino, Chief Operating Officer, Business Executives for National Security - MEMBERS ONLY
Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Discussion with Professor Fei-Ling Wang, Professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs.
Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 11:30 AM
Discussion on the US's Options in North Korea with Dr. Andrei Lankov, Professor of Korean History at Kookmin University in Seoul, South Korea.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Lunch Discussion with Vice Admiral Kevin Donegan, USN (Ret), former Commander of the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet and Commander of the 32 Nation Combined Maritime Forces in the Middle East.
Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Discussion with LtGen John Campbell, USAF (Ret.) on the the future of UAV/UAS deployment, technology, and tactics.
Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 11:45 AM
Discussion and analysis of the FY20 Defense Department budget request, with Travis Sharp, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA).
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Discussion with Robert Cardillo, Former Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 11:45 AM
Discussion on Hezbollah with author Fred Burton.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 11:45 AM
Discussion with Mara Rudman, BENS Senior Vice President for Policy/Projects and Debbie McCarthy, BENS Senior Vice President for Membership Strategy and Engagement.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 11:30 AM
Discussion on the central role of Iran, Russia, and China in the Venezuela Crisis with Joseph Humire, Executive Director of the Center for a Free Society and Fellow at the Middle East Forum.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 11:45 AM
Discussion with Travis Sharp, Research Fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, on the FY2020 Defense Department budget request.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 11:45 AM
Discussion on the central role of Iran, Russia, and China in the Venezuela Crisis with Joseph Humire, Executive Director of the Center for a Free Society and Fellow at the Middle East Forum.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 11:45 AM
Discussion with Daniel Kroese, Associate Director, National Risk Management Center, CISA on cyber-security and the Infrastructure Security Agency.
Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Discussion with historian Martin K. A. Morgan on the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 11:45 AM
Discussion with members of the FBI Atlanta Division Executive Team J.C. Hacjer, Special Agent in Charge; Murang Pak, Assistant Special Agent in Charge; and Ricardo Grave de Peralta, Assistant Special Agent in Charge on the FBI's priorities and challenges.
Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 11:30 AM
Discussion with former CIA Cyber Director Rob Papp on the current cyber threat.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 11:45 AM
Discussion with Lieutenant General Bryan P. Fenton, the Deputy Commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command on present national security threats and emerging trends in the region, along with challenges and opportunities facing both the public and private sectors.
Friday, May 17, 2019 at 8:00 AM
Discussion with Mara Rudman, BENS Senior Vice President for Policy/Projects and Debbie McCarthy, BENS Senior Vice President for Membership Strategy and Engagement.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Discussion with Holly Kuzmich on PEPFAR: A Look in the Rearview Mirror and the Road that Lies Ahead.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 11:45 AM
Discussion with Dr. Asad Majeed Khan, Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States.
Friday, May 3, 2019 at 11:45 AM
Discussion with Charles Q. Brown Jr., Commander, Pacific Air Forces; Air Component Commander for U.S. Indo-Pacific Command; and Executive Director, Pacific Air Combat Operations Staff, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.
Monday, April 29, 2019 at 6:00 PM
Discussion on the opioid crisis as a national security concern with Joe Weasel of the Full Story Foundation.
Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 11:45 AM
Discussion with Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart, USMC (Ret.), former Deputy Commander, U.S. Cyber Command.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Discussion with Dr. Steven H. Walker, Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 11:45 AM
Discussion on the opioid crisis as a national security concern with Joe Weasel of the Full Story Foundation.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 11:45 AM
Discussion on how aliens from Special Interest Nations reach the U.S. through South and Central America with Todd Bensman of the Center for Immigration Studies.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 11:45 AM
Discussion with MCPON Mike Stevens, Executive Director, Navy League of the United States. Location: Capital City Club.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 11:30 AM
BENS Lunch and Discussion with John Carlin, author, Dawn of the Code War and Former Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice's National Security Division, and Chief of Staff to then FBI-Director Robert Mueller.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 11:45 AM
Lunch with BG Paul E. Owen, Commander and Division Engineer of the Southwestern Division (SWD), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, who will be speaking on border security.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 11:45 AM
BENS Lunch Briefing with William F. Sweeney, Jr. assistant director in charge of the FBI’s New York Field Office
Friday, March 15, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Luncheon with Joe Story of the Full Story Foundation on the Opioid Crisis as a National Security Crisis
Monday, March 4, 2019 at 11:45 AM
Luncheon with LTG Paul Funk, USA, Commander, III Corps, on their 2018 deployment to Syrian and Iraq
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 11:45 AM
BENS Roundtable with Lt. General Vincent Stewart, Deputy Commander, U.S. Cyber Command
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 8:00 AM
BENS Roundtable with Vice Admiral Kevin Donegan, USN (Ret), former Commander of the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet and Commander of the 32 Nation Combined Maritime Forces in the Middle East.
Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 11:45 AM
BENS Dining Out dinner at Kaiser's Chophouse.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 6:30 PM
Lunch with Col Dean Clothier, USAF, on on DoD's New Approaches to Cyber Risk
Friday, February 8, 2019 at 11:45 AM
BENS Lunch and Discussion with John Carlin, author, Dawn of the Code War and Former Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice's National Security Division, and Chief of Staff to then FBI-Director Robert Mueller.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Luncheon w/Col Bob Johnson, USAF (Ret.) of Humana on the Impact of Healthcare on National Security Strategy, US and Global implications
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 11:45 AM
Luncheon w/Todd Bensman of the Center for Immigration Studies on how aliens from Special Interest Nations reach the U.S. through South and Central America.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 11:45 AM
Luncheon discussion on the BENS policy process and current policy portfolio with Mara Rudman, SVP for Projects
Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 11:45 AM
Luncheon discussion on the BENS policy process and current policy portfolio with Mara Rudman, SVP for Projects
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 11:45 AM
Please join BENS Southeast on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 for lunch with Brian Michael Jenkins, Senior Advisor to the President of the RAND Corporation.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 11:30 AM

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