Seapower Conversations are informal discussions with leading experts on the trends, technologies, and tactics that shape modern seapower.  These conversations share information on the latest research and concepts coming from NPS that will influence the future of naval warfare. We hope to inspire thought on new concepts and technologies through these conversations that will affect the way we fight in the future, and the best way to do that is through the minds of junior and mid-career officers.

This series of events kicked off in 2019 with five interviews between faculty associate Lyla Englehorn and lauded strategist and Dean Emeritus retired Navy Capt. Wayne Hughes, who discusses major themes present in the newest edition of his seminal book, “Fleet Tactics and Naval Operations,” co-authored by retired Rear Adm. Robert Girrier. Read more. 


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NWSI Seapower Conversation: Dr. PW Singer
Useful Fiction - The Talk

Monday 20 March 2023 - 0900-1030 PDT 

Glasgow 102 and ZoomGov

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Dr. Peter W. Singer (, Founder & Managing Partner of Useful Fiction, is a bestselling author and consultant for groups that range from the US military to Hollywood, whose recent book Ghost Fleet ( broke new ground in creating the genre of what has been called “useful fiction” – the deliberate blending of narrative and nonfiction in packages that range from books and short stories to bespoke illustrations, videos, and graphic novellas. Whatever the form, there are three primary attributes that make it so useful – understanding, action, and connection.

The full archive of conversation recordings is available on the NPS Seapower Conversation YouTube channel.

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U.S. Naval Institute’s American Sea Power Project sponsors a series of PROCEEDINGS articles on the importance of sea power to the American people. In a complementary effort, three NPS faculty have recently published “A Maritime Conversation with America” (FEB 2022)  which highlights critical moments when the emergence of new technologies and competitors cause paradigmatic shifts, undermining established naval operations and force structure. 

A discussion of the U.S. Naval Institute American Sea Power Project and NPS authored article “A Maritime Conversation with America” (FEB 2022)  - two efforts to reinvigorate interest in naval power.

CAPT Bill Hamblet USN (ret) – Editor-in-Chief, U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings

CAPT Jeffrey E. Kline USN (ret)  – NPS Operations Research Department