Conferences

Welcome to your all-in-one source for the latest, most up-to-date information on conferences of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society.

All IUS conferences provide an opportunity for focused exchange and vigorous criticism, covering topical and theoretical issues as well as cutting-edge research, and draw together scholars and military professionals from around the globe.

Past Conferences

Below you will find information regarding IUS conferences from 2003 to Present. To view the conference program, click on the button for the conference year. To view the biography of the keynote speaker, click the link associated with their name.

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2003

Dates: 24 - 26 October 2003
Location: Palmer House Hilton - Chicago, IL, USA
Keynote Speaker: David R. Segal

Panels: 30
Registered Participants: 255

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2005

Dates: 21 - 23 October 2005
Location: Palmer House Hilton - Chicago, IL, USA
Keynote Speaker: Vice Admiral Ann E. Rondeau

Panels: 40
Registered Participants: 262

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2007

Dates: 26 - 28 October 2007
Location: Palmer House Hilton - Chicago, IL, USA
Keynote Speaker: Thomas E. Ricks

Panels: 48
Registered Participants: 310

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2009

Dates: 23 - 25 October 2009
Location: Palmer House Hilton - Chicago, IL, USA
Keynote Speaker: John A. Nagl

Panels: 57
Registered Participants: 319

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2011

Dates: 21 - 23 October 2011
Location: Palmer House Hilton - Chicago, IL, USA
Keynote Speaker: Peter W. Singer

Panels: 62
Registered Participants: 300

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2013

Dates: 25 - 27 October 2013
Location: Palmer House Hilton - Chicago, IL, USA
Keynote Speaker: Admiral James Stavridis

Panels: 63
Registered Participants: 242

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2015

Dates: 30 October – 1 November 2015
Location: Palmer House Hilton - Chicago, IL, USA
Keynote Speaker: Lt. Gen James Dubik

Panels: 61
Registered Participants: 266

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2017

Dates: 3 November – 5 November 2017
Location: Hyatt Regency - Reston, VA, USA
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Hans Joas

Panels: 68
Registered Participants: 250

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2019

Dates: 8 – 10 November 2019
Location: Hyatt Regency - Reston, VA, USA
Keynote Speaker: Michael C. Desch

Past IUS/Canada Conferences

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2014

The 2014 IUS/Canada Conference photos are now available on the IUS Facebook page. Click here to view and download the photos.

This is also a good opportunity to "like" the IUS on Facebook if you would like to keep up to date on IUS news through social media.

Speaking of social media: New this year, you can download an archive of all relevant tweets about the conference to let you see notes and ideas inspired by the programming. A full list of course abstracts is also available.