Pearl Harbor Day Lectures

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The Institute of World Politics commemorates Pearl Harbor Day each year to remind Americans of our country's need for defense preparedness. Read more

Professor Michelle DiGruttolo
Senior Managing Director at Ankura
The 22nd annual Pearl Harbor Day Lecture
on the topic of Black Swans, Gray Ducks, and Pink Flamingos: Examining Intelligence and Warning in Pearl Harbor
December 7, 2018

Dr. John J. Tierney, Jr.
The 21st annual Pearl Harbor Day Lecture
December 7, 2016
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Dr. David Glancy
Professor of Strategy and Statecraft, IWP
The 19th annual Pearl Harbor Day Lecture
on the topic of Pearl Harbor Day and the Current Security Environment
December 5, 2014

Lieutenant General Michael T. Flynn, USA
Director, Defense Intelligence Agency
The 18th annual Pearl Harbor Day Lecture
on the topic of Preparing for the Unknown
Thursday, December 5, 2013

M. Stanton Evans
Author of Stalin's Secret Agents: The Subversion of Roosevelt's Government
The 17th Annual Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration.
December 7, 2012
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Vice Admiral Ann E. Rondeau
United States Navy; President, National Defense University
The 16th annual Pearl Harbor Day Dinner
December 1, 2011
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Vice Admiral William E. Gortney
USN, Director, Joint Staff
The 15th annual Pearl Harbor Day Dinner
December 3rd, 2010
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Col. Greg Gadson
IWP Army Senior Fellow
The 14th annual Pearl Harbor Day Dinner
December 3, 2009
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General James T. Conway
Commandant of the United States Marine Corps
The 13th annual Pearl Harbor Day Dinner
December 2008
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Major General John Singlaub, U.S. Army (Retired)
The 10th annual Pearl Harbor Day Dinner
on the topic of Intelligence, Unconventional Thinking, and Special Operations
December 7, 2004

General Walter Jajko, USAF (Ret.)
The 5th annual Pearl Harbor Day Address
on the topic of Future Pearl Harbors?
December 8, 1999

Hon. James R. Schlesinger
Former Director of Central Intelligence, Secretary of Defense, and Secretary of Energy
The 4th annual Pearl Harbor Day Dinner
December 1998