The Current Strategy Forum has its origins in the Round Table Discussions first held at the Naval War College in May 1949. Their purpose was to bring together a small number of prominent civilian and military guests to discuss future U.S. strategy with senior officers attending the Naval War College.
Today, the forum is the capstone academic event for our students. Each forum focuses on one issue of strategic national importance. Distinguished speakers examine various facets of the theme in a series of addresses and panel discussions, followed by question and answer sessions. All plenary sessions are convened in Spruance Auditorium.
During the forum, attendees break into informal classroom seminars chaired by faculty moderators, in which guests and students have the opportunity to discuss topics of current strategic concern. Seminar discussions add an interesting dimension to the forum and allow all participants to develop additional perspective on the theme.