Pavel, military strategist, to discuss "Military Force Planning and Decision Making," March 22
Barry Pavel, M.P.A. '90, M.A. '92, senior director of defense policy at the National Security Council, will present a public talk titled, "Military Force Planning and Decision Making" on Monday, March 22 at 4:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall on the Princeton University campus.
Pavel oversees an array of strategy, force assessment, and long-range policy planning analyses, including the defense component of the U.S. National Security Strategy. He assists the in the development of policy regarding the capabilities and operational employment of special operations forces, strategic forces and conventional forces. He also assists on counterterrorism strategy, irregular warfare and force transformation. His recent main areas of work include policy oversight for strategic capability matters (including development of a cyber deterrence policy and better aligning the Department's approach to cyber activities and capabilities with defense strategy and policy) and Global War on Terrorism policy.
Pavel has led or contributed to a broad range of defense strategy and planning initiatives over the last decade. He played a leading role in the organization and conduct of the 2001 Quadrennial Defense Review. He also was a leading contributor and drafter of the 2005 U.S. National Defense Strategy and was a key architect of the ongoing U.S. global defense posture realignment. Pavel also serves as a Department of Defense representative in the interagency process and to foreign officials and the public.
This event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School and is free and open to the public.