The Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Memorial Lectureship was established in 1983 to enhance the spirit of collegiality and sense of community to the University of California through the multi-disciplinary subject matter of national security affairs. The lectureship provides a fuller understanding and awareness of national security concerns in the light of geopolitical balance, world economics, advanced technology, and other critical factors.

Retired Air Force General Ellen M. Pawlikowski is the Judge Widney Professor at the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California. She serves on the Boards of Directors for…