On April 8 the Institute hosted Dr. Benjamin Miller, Professor of International Relations at the University of Haifa, and President of the Israeli Association for International Studies. The event was moderated by Dr. Stephanie Neuman, Director of the Comparative Defense Studies Program. Dr. Miller focused on the implications of the Arab Spring for the national security of nations in the Middle East. He argued that it is the strength of states, and the extent of their national coherence, that will determine their ability to remain peaceful and solvent in the wake of the Arab Spring.