Irregular Warfare Center (IWC) Leadership To Participate in The Center on Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups (CIWAG) Symposium

Irregular Warfare Center (IWC) Leadership To Participate in The Center on Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups (CIWAG) Symposium

A leadership team of IW subject matter experts representing the Irregular Warfare Center is scheduled to attend the Center for Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups (CIWAG) Symposium at the Wyndham Newport Hotel in Middletown, R.I. from June 27-28, 2023.

The Center on Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups’ 2023 Maritime symposium, Exploring Our Maritime Strategies, is scheduled to host five panels moderated by experts in their fields, along with professionals ranging from the United States Coast Guard to the Center for Naval Analyses.

CIWAG events bring together top academics and leaders of the special operations community to discuss emerging trends in irregular warfare and armed groups to bridge the gap between strategy, academics, and operations. These events are opportunities to expand upon the joint knowledge base of the community and foster interoperability between the military and institutions.

Established by a team of professors, CIWAG’s goal is to promote and support research, while pursuing the study of contemporary irregular warfare and non-state actors.

The IWC serves as the central mechanism for developing the Department of Defense’s (DOD) irregular warfare knowledge and advancing the Department’s understanding of irregular warfare concepts and doctrine in collaboration with key allies and partners.

The IWC also serves as the only global DOD center which works in close collaboration to amplify regional centers’ IW efforts.

The Center’s foundation is built upon three Lines of Effort:

  • AMPLIFY and collaborate to build an innovative and adaptable global networked IW community of interest.
  • Strategically ILLUMINATE current and future irregular threats, crises, and obstacles.
  • ADDRESS current and future irregular threats to the US, allies, and partners by providing optionality to leaders.

Through these LOEs, the Irregular Warfare Center addresses current and emerging security concerns and challenges with world-class research, rigorous analysis, top-tier strategic education and training for U.S. and international partners.

The IWC recently hosted several informative and educational irregular warfare-themed events including its inaugural event, The IW Medical Resiliency Workgroup (Feb. 2022), IWC International IW Week (March 2023), IWC IW Seminar at Georgetown University (March 2023), University Days and Professional Military Education (PME) Day at the Defense Security Cooperation University (April 2023).

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