Since 1961, the Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference (NAFAC) has provided an annual forum for outstanding undergraduates to meet and discuss major contemporary issues. The Conference has become a way of bringing together the nation's future Navy and Marine Corps officers with their peers from other colleges and universities, both civilian and military, from across the country and around the world.
All NAFAC delegates, upon nomination from their respective universities, are afforded the opportunity to engage in lively discussions, hear renowned experts on the issues, share their own personal views on world events, and learn more about the United States Naval Academy and the U.S. Naval Service.
The Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference attracts distinguished speakers each year. Recent guests include: President George H. W. Bush, Condoleezza Rice, Stephen Hadley, General Wesley Clark, Vice President Joseph Biden, and Henry Kissinger.
2011 will mark the 51st year of the Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference. Past years have focused on topics such as Africa, the Middle East, Terrorism, the Role of Technology in International Relations, as well as many others.