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Welcome to the newest virtual program hosted by MORS! Designed to keep the MORS community connected and engaged, bi-weekly MORS-Talks cover relevant issues, professional, technical and career development topics.

  • Online every other Friday, 12 noon eastern time, 45-60 minutes
  • One-on-one interview format
  • Audience participation encouraged
  • Recorded and made available to members on the MORS-Talk community page
  • Not a MORS member? Join here

If you have a suggestion for an interview candidate or are interested in being interviewed yourself, please contact Shelbie Jenkins at or 703-933-9072.


Featured Speakers

30 July - Dr. Neil Johnson

Dr. Neil Johnson

Neil Johnson is a professor of physics at GW and heads up a new initiative in Complexity and Data Science which combines cross-disciplinary fundamental research with data science to attack complex real-world problems. His research interests lie in the broad area of Complex Systems and ‘many-body’ out-of-equilibrium systems of collections of objects, ranging from crowds of particles to crowds of people and from environments as distinct as quantum information processing in nanostructures through to the online world of collective behavior on social media.

13 August - Dr. Anne Robinson

Dr. Anne Robinson

Dr. Anne Robinson is Chief Strategy Officer at Kinaxis, Inc. Tasked to accelerate strategy development to help Kinaxis add further value for its customers, Robinson works closely with customers, external stakeholders and the rest of the senior executive team on the strategic roadmap, emerging technologies, thought leadership and new industry opportunities. She also supports and enhances the company's continued leadership in its core market segments. Read More.

17 September - Rear Admiral Sinclair Harris, USN (Ret)

Rear Admiral Sinclair Harris

Rear Adm. Sinclair Harris is a native of Washington D.C. He is a 1981 graduate of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Economics. His early sea assignments include tours aboard USS Long Beach (CGN 9), USS Vincennes (CG 49), USS Jarrett (FFG 33), USS Coronado (AGF 11), and as commissioning executive officer in USS Benfold (DDG 65). He commanded USS Comstock (LSD 45) during Operation Enduring Freedom and Amphibious Squadron 4/Iwo Jima Strike Group during humanitarian assistance and disaster relief - Hurricanes Katrina/Rita in 2005 and non-combative evacuation operation of Lebanon in 2006. Read More.

17 September - Mr. Phillip Pournelle

Mr. Phillip Pournelle

After 26 Years in the Navy, and eight years conducting Net Assessments, Mr. Pournelle joined Group W. He constantly seeks to analyze national defense strategies and conduct Net Assessments employing multi-method approaches.

Mr. Pournelle has extensive experience in analytic and managerial aspects of strategic studies within the national security apparatus. His national security experience includes expertise in contingency planning, wargaming, modeling, simulation, & analysis and assessment and he received his Master's degree from the Naval Postgraduate School in Operations Research.

17 September - Dr. Jerry Hendrix

Dr. Jerry Hendrix

Jerry Hendrix was the Senior Fellow and the Director of the Defense Program at the Center for a New American Security.

A retired Captain in the United States Navy, his staff assignments include tours with the Chief of Naval Operation’s Executive Panel (N00K), where his efforts centered on Homeland Defense, Naval Aviation, and Navy Missile Defense, the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy (Force Development) where he served as Executive Secretary for the Irregular Warfare Quadrennial Defense Review cell, and the OSD Office of Net Assessment where he assisted the Director on topics related to forecasting future capabilities and alternative security environments. Read More.