Education and Professional Development Colloquium

21-22 March 2017 |  United States Naval Academy

The Education and Professional Development Colloquium is a yearly event designed to bring together students, junior analysts, and senior professionals to provide mentoring and professional development opportunities.  The keynote this year will be Rear Admiral Jesse A. Wilson who currently serves as the Director of Navy Assessments, OPNAV (N81).  For his full bio, please click here.

EPD includes:


  • Richard E. Rosenthal Student Competition
    An intercollegiate competition of quick turn analysis and student presentations on complex National Security issues.
  • Student Academic Work Poster Competition
    Students prepare visual presentations of their project work and answer questions "on their feet."
  • Speed Mentoring Sessions
    Active analysts serve as mentors to young analysts and students in quick round-robin format.
  • Young Analyst Panel discussion
    Newly employed analysts talk about their journey from academia to industry or government service.
  • Student Presentation Opportunity
    An opportunity for students to showcase and explain their research, build their presentation skills and scholarship.


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