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Since 2006, the AWC has focused on building bridges between Asia and the West through rigorous scholarship, academic programs, and hosting public events, lectures, and presentations by distinguished guests from across the globe.

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Upcoming Event: "Strategic Deterrence in the 21st Century"

Featuring: Vice Admiral Richard Correll, Deputy Commander, U.S. Strategic Command

Wednesday, 18 October 2023

Harper Center Auditorium, Creighton University

In person lecture from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Central Time, followed by light lunch reception

Lecture Background: The 21st century has ushered in a multipolar global landscape with various influential powers, creating a more intricate web of relationships and dynamics that necessitate a nuanced approach to deterrence. Strategic deterrence in the 21st century is a dynamic and evolving discipline. It refers to the use of all elements of national power to dissuade adversaries from taking hostile actions by convincing them that the costs and risks of such actions outweigh any potential benefits.  American views on strategic deterrence in the 21st century encompass a comprehensive approach that combines nuclear and non-nuclear elements, technological superiority, diplomacy, and a commitment to protecting both national and allied interests. The evolving security environment necessitates a flexible and adaptive approach to deterrence that addresses a wide range of threats and challenges.

Speaker Biography: Vice Adm. Richard, (Rich) Correll is a 1986 graduate of Rose Hulman Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. He also holds a Master’s in International Strategic Studies from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. His command assignments include command of USS Topeka (SSN 754); Submarine Squadron (SUBRON) 11, San Diego, California; and Submarine Group 7, Yokosuka, Japan. He also served at sea onboard the USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730), USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 709) and USS Buffalo (SSN 715). His staff assignments include U.S. Strategic Command, director of Plans and Policy (J5), U.S. Fleet Forces Command, director of Joint Maritime Operations (N3), Strategic Systems Programs Headquarters, Naval Personnel Command, Naval Reactors Headquarters in the “Line Locker” and an assignment on the staff of the Office of the Secretary of Defense as the military assistant to the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Strategy Plans and Forces and military assistant for the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. His last assignment was on the staff of OPNAV N2/N6 as the Director of Strategic Integration where he was responsible for integration efforts involving intelligence and warfare systems requirements. In December 2022, he assumed his current duties as the Deputy Commander U.S. Strategic Command. Correll served on Navy teams that have been awarded the Naval Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation and Battle Efficiency E Awards. (Current as of December 2022)

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