Carnegie Mellon University

IPS Policy Forum Fall 2022

Lecture details are subject to change. More lectures for spring will be announced shortly!

Please contact IPS Event and Program Manager, Rosalie Woolf, with any questions. 

Charles Cleveland

Military Strategy and the Future of Warfare with Lieutenant General (retired) Charles Cleveland

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. ET on Zoom

Join us for a conversation on military strategy and the future of warfare with Lieutenant General (retired) Charles Cleveland. Prior to his retirement, LTG(R) Cleveland had completed three years as the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command. Previous positions were as Commander, Special Operations Command-Central (USCENTCOM) 2008-2011, and Commander, Special Operations Command-South (USSOUTHCOM) 2005-2008. He commanded the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) 2001-2003 where during the 2003 invasion of Iraq he also commanded Combined Joint Task Force Viking, a force of over 5000 US soldiers and 65,000 Kurdish Peshmerga, with an operational area of responsibility that included the northern third of Iraq. He currently is on the Board of Directors for VK Integrated Systems and is a member of the Advisory Boards for ITility LLC, Gantz Mountain Automated Intelligence Systems Inc., and Zignal Labs, he serves as a Senior Mentor for the U.S. Army, and is an Adjunct at the Rand Corporation.


Midterm Elections and the Impact of Redistricting with Professor Richard Pildes

Thursday, October 13, 2022
5:30 p.m - 6:30 p.m. ET on Zoom

Watch the recording here!

In the lead-up to midterm elections on November 8, please join us for a conversation with the Sudler Family Professor of Constitutional Law at New York University, Richard Pildes. Professor Pildes has recently been appointed to the President's Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States by President Biden. He is one of the country’s leading experts on legal issues concerning American democracy and the structure of American government, including voting rights, elections, and campaigns, as well as separation of powers, administrative law, and constitutional law more generally.  

rob spalding

US/China Relations and Chinese Influence Campaigns with US Air Force Brigadier General (ret) Robert Spalding

Friday, November 4, 2022
12 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET on Zoom

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Join us for a conversation on US/China relations and Chinese influence campaigns with Rob Spalding. Rob Spalding's thought leadership- former White House National Security Council senior director for strategic planning and USAF Brigadier General (ret)- led to a reset in national security and public policy in the US and globally. Spalding is the CEO of, and the author of "Stealth War" and "War without Rules." 

This event is presented in partnership with the Center for Informed Democracy & Social Cybersecurity.