Wilson Center for Leadership horizontan logo

*all events are located in Crawley Forum unless otherwise specified

9/11: Twenty Years Later - Symposium

September 8 | 7 pm

"Changes and Challenges to our Legal System"
Moderator: Robert Luther ’03, Counsel at Jones Day

  • Mark Robertson ’93, Special Counsel in the Government Affairs and Strategic Counsel group, Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP
  • Michael Ellis, Visiting Fellow for Law and Technology, Heritage Foundation; former General Counsel, National Security Agency; Deputy Assistant to the President; Senior Director for Intelligence Programs, National Security Council
  • Ivan Schlager, Partner in the International Trade & National Security Practice, Kirkland and Ellis

September 9 | 7 pm

"Leadership and Statesmanship in Challenging Times"
Keynote: James Cain, Ambassador to Denmark (retired)

September 20 | 7 pm

"Changes and Challenges to our Intelligence Community and National Security Infrastructure"

  • Col. Dwayne Bowyer ’92, U.S. Army
  • Lewis Robinson ’91, Assistant Director, National Counter Terrorism Center
  • Adam Lee, former FBI Special Agent in Charge, Richmond; CSO, Dominion Energy
  • Charles McLaughlin, Visiting Fellow, Center for the Study of Statesmanship, The Catholic University of America; former Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of State; Director for Strategic Planning, National Security Council

October 20 | 7 pm CRAWLEY FORUM

"Making of America’s Global War on Terror from Reagan to Clinton"
Keynote: Matthew Frakes, Researcher, University of Virginia

Wilson Center Talks

October 26 | 7 pm | via Zoom

Constitution Day: "Protecting Constitutional Discourse in an Age of Echo Chambers"
Allison Orr Larsen, Alfred Wilson & Mary I.W. Lee Professor of Law and Director, Institute of the Bill of Rights Law, William & Mary Law School
Join webinar

October 25 | 7 pm CRAWLEY FORUM

2021 Elections in the Commonwealth: "Foreshadowing, Opportunities and Challenges"
Speaker: The Honorable Chris Peace ’98, former member of the Virginia House of Delegates

November 8 | 7 pm CRAWLEY FORUM

"Caudillos, Dictators, and Populists Around the World: What’s the Same? What’s the Difference? Why Does It Matter?"
Hampden-Sydney College Professors:

  • Dr. Caroline Emmons, Elliott Professor of History
  • Dr. James Frusetta, Elliott Associate Professor of History
  • Dr. John Eastby, Professor of Government & Foreign Affairs
  • Dr. John Green, friend of the College and Modern Languages Department