The first JINSA Young Leadership Council (YLC) event of 2013 took place the evening of February 21. A cocktail reception was followed by a compelling discussion of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood led by Eric Trager, the Next Generation Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. JINSA YLC members were given a firsthand perspective of the Islamist organization and Egypt's revolution as an ongoing struggle against western influence and values.
Hosted by the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs as part of C-SPAN's "Book TV" series, author Edwin Black discussed his book, British Petroleum and the Redline Agreement: The West's Secret Pact to Get Mideast Oil, in Washington, DC in November 2011. In this ground-breaking book, Black exposed the secret 1928 agreement signed by a consortium of oil companies that created a Western-controlled oil cartel in the Middle East.
On November 7, a panel of four experts addressed the Board of Directors on Iran. They included Michael Eisenstadt, director of the Military & Security Studies Program at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy; Mark Dubowitz, executive director of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies; Ali Alfoneh, Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and; cyber security expert Henry Bar-Levav.
On Monday, November 7, JINSA held its 2011 Henry M. Jackson Distinguished Service Award & Grateful Nation Awards Dinner. For the 29th consecutive year, JINSA honored a leader whose career has been distinguished by the principle that is the foundation of JINSA's work; the belief that the United States requires a strong military capability for both its own security and for that of trustworthy friends and allies.
In his Nov. 16 speech to the JINSA Board of Directors, Bret Stephens, Deputy Editorial Page Editor and Columnist at The Wall Street Journal, explained that the West is in a period of retreat that appears to have two main interrelated components - one is financial and the other is the profound effect America’s flawed thinking about the world has had on the pursuit of policy.
On November 15 and 16, 2010, JINSA hosted an impressive list of speakers for its Fall Board Meeting including Deputy Commander of the United States Special Operations Command, Lieutenant General David P. Fridovich and a special panel on Islamic extremism.
JINSA held its Spring 2010 Board of Directors meeting, May 23-24, in Washington, DC. The centerpiece of the two-day event was a full-day visit to the Pentagon. The first half of the day was spent with the United States Marine Corps followed by an afternoon with the United States Army.
Dr. Bruce Hoffman Addressed the JINSA Policy Forum on March 2, 2010. He discussed the changing nature of the terror threat with particular emphasis on Al Qaeda and its offshoots. The JINSA Policy Forum features policy experts to provide information about the importance of an effective U.S. defense capability and a robust national security policy in safeguarding vital American interests.