Navigating Your Career: How to Succeed in Maritime Security

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SAIS Room 500

1717 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest

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A discussion of pressing issues in maritime security field and the careers relating to them

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Join WIIS DC in partnership with the International Law Society at SAIS at their event Navigating Your Career: How to Succeed in Maritime Security. This event focuses on pressing issues in the maritime security field and the careers relating to them. The panel will be held on September 25th in Room 500 of the Bernstein-Offit Building, 1717 Massachusetts Ave from 5 to 6 pm.

About the Panelists:

Cristina Garafola

Cristina Garafola is an East Asia Regional Security Advisor in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Indo-Pacific Security Affairs. Prior to joining OSD, Garafola was a policy analyst at the RAND Corporation, where her research focused on Chinese defense and foreign policy and PLA modernization. She has also worked at the Department of the Treasury, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the Department of State.

Garafola contributed a chapter to the book China’s Evolving Military Strategy (2016). Her work has also appeared in Asian Security, the Journal of Strategic Studies, the European Council on Foreign Relations’ China Analysis, and the Jamestown Foundation’s China Brief. Garafola holds an M.A. in China studies from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a graduate certificate from the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies. She speaks Chinese.

Dr. Lori Murray

Lori Esposito Murray is an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Prior to joining CFR, she held the distinguished national security chair at the U.S. Naval Academy sponsored by the Class of 1960. Murray was special advisor to the president on the Chemical Weapons Convention during the Clinton Administration, where she helped oversee the bipartisan approval of the convention. She is also the former assistant director for multilateral affairs of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency at the U.S. State Department, responsible for multilateral negotiations on nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons issues.

Murray’s congressional experience includes having worked for almost a decade as a senior legislative assistant on national security policy for Senator Nancy Landon Kassebaum (R-KS), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Her responsibilities included the full spectrum of foreign policy, defense, intelligence, and trade issues. Subsequent to this position, Murray headed the U.S.-China Security and Economic Review Commission, a congressionally mandated commission that reports yearly to Congress on the economic and security issues regarding China. She also served as a consultant to the president’s Commission on Weapons of Mass Destruction and U.S. Intelligence Capabilities, established by President George W. Bush and as a consultant to ABC News.

Dr. Liselotte Odgaard

Liselotte Odgaard is visiting senior fellow at Hudson Institute. Her work focuses on U.S.-China-Europe relations.

Odgaard has been a visiting scholar at institutions such as Harvard University, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Norwegian Nobel Institute. She is the author of numerous monographs, books, peer-reviewed articles, and research papers on Chinese and Asia-Pacific security, and she is a frequent commentator on these issues in the media. She regularly participates in policy dialogues such as the Arctic Circle Assembly in Iceland and the Xiangshan Forum in Beijing. She received her bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. in political science from Aarhus University in Denmark, as well as a master’s degree in international studies from the University of Warwick in the UK.

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