Phanstiel Lectures

"The Responsibility of Global Leadership," Lessons Learned as a White House Chief of Staff

The Honorable Andrew H. Card, Jr.

Thursday, April 26, 2018 | 5:30 pm EDT

Andrew H. Card Jr.

The Honorable Andrew H. Card Jr. is the Chairman of the National Endowment for Democracy. His public service leadership experience spans four decades including White House Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush, U.S. Secretary of Transportation and previously Deputy Chief of Staff to President George H.W. Bush, Deputy Assistant to President Ronald Reagan and White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and began as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Card has also held several academic administration appointments as President of Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire, acting Dean at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, and Executive Director of the Office of the Provost and VP for Academic Affairs at Texas A&M University.

This lecture will be held at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) | 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, 2nd Floor | Washington D.C. 20036


Cold War Revival?

General Michael Hayden, Former CIA Director and NSA Leader

October 20, 2017

Russian expansionism, cyber incursions, and mixed messages on counterterrorism objectives suggest continued instability for global security.  A frequent commentator and nationally recognized authority of the subject, General Mike Hayden, former CIA director and NSA leader, explores these and other dimensions of the fragile US - Russia relationship. This lecture was sponsored by the Howard and Louise Phanstiel endowed Chair in Strategic Management and Leadership.


Countering Terrorism (and Russia) in the Age of Trump

Eric Schmitt

October 2, 2017

Eric Schmitt is a Pulitzer Prize Winning journalist covering terrorism and national security for The New York Times. Since 2007, he has reported on terrorism issues, with assignments to Pakistan, Afghanistan, North Africa, Southeast Asia among others. He is the co-author, with The Times’s Thom Shanker, of Counterstrike: The Untold Story of America’s Secret Campaign Against Al Qaeda, published in 2011.

This Phanstiel event is co-sponsored with the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism; Institute for the Study of the Judiciary, Politics, and the Media; and Campbell Public Affairs Institute.


Strategic Management Challenges: Making the International Space Station a Reality

Moderated by Sean O’Keefe, Phanstiel Chair

November 5, 2015

Russian expansionism, cyber incursions, and mixed messages on counterterrorism objectives suggest continued instability for global security.  A frequent commentator and nationally recognized authority of the subject, General Mike Hayden, former CIA director and NSA leader, explores these and other dimensions of the fragile US - Russia relationship. This lecture was sponsored by the Howard and Louise Phanstiel endowed Chair in Strategic Management and Leadership.

Panelists

Jean Jacques Dordain, Former Director General of the European Space Agency

Jean-Jacques Dordain was the sixth Director General of ESA, serving from 2003 to 2015. He was reappointed twice to the position by the ESA Council. When he joined ESA in 1986, he was appointed Head of the newly set-up Department for the Promotion and Utilisation of the International Space Station. In 1993, he became Associate Director for Strategy Planning and International Policy, then in 1999 he took the position of Director of Strategy and Technical Assessment. In 2001, he became Director of Launchers, and was appointed Director General in July 2003.

William Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator for the Human Exploration and Operations Directorate NASA Headquarters in Washington

William H. Gerstenmaier is the associate administrator for the Human Exploration and Operations Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington. In this position, Gerstenmaier provides strategic direction for all aspects of NASA's human exploration of space and cross-agency space support functions of space communications and space launch vehicles. He provides programmatic direction for the operation and utilization of the International Space Station (ISS), development of the Space Launch System and Orion spacecraft, and is providing strategic guidance and direction for the commercial crew and cargo programs that will provide logistics and crew transportation to the space station.

William F. Readdy, Veteran Naval Aviator, Astronaut, and former NASA Associate Administrator Founding Partner Discovery Partners International, LLC

William F. Readdy’s reputation for strong leadership and his substantial expertise in program management and operations come from more than 30 years of service to the United States as a military officer, pilot astronaut and civil service executive. He is a decorated naval aviator who served as a test pilot and instructor between carrier deployments to the North Atlantic, Caribbean and Mediterranean in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Readdy joined the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in 1986, but continued his military service in the Naval Reserve, attaining the rank of captain before retiring in 2000.

W. Michael Hawes, Vice President and Orion Program Manager Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company

W. Michael Hawes, D.Sc., is the Vice President and Orion Program Manager for Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. Dr. Hawes joined Lockheed Martin in July 2011 after concluding a 33-year career with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and was selected to head up Lockheed Martin’s Orion Program Office in 2014. Prior to joining the Orion Program, he served as the Director for Human Space Flight Programs with Lockheed Martin’s Washington Operations organization. In this role he was responsible for representing the Human Space Flight/ Space Systems Company organization with the Administration and Congress. Dr. Hawes has a diverse background of program management, aerospace engineering, mission operations, and leadership experience that is critical to leading one of the company’s most notable programs.