List of Upcoming SMA Speaker Sessions

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Using Algorithms to Understand the Biases in Your Organization

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“Using Algorithms to Understand the Biases in Your Organization“ Speaker: Logg, J. (Georgetown University) Date: 6 December 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Jennifer Logg (Georgetown University) as a part of its SMA General Speaker Series. During her brief, Dr. Logg discussed how organizations can leverage algorithms (i.e., sequences of mathematical calculations) to improve […]

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Global Strategy Amidst the Globe’s Cultures: Cultures in Individual Cognition, States and the Global System

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“Global Strategy Amidst the Globe’s Cultures: Cultures in Individual Cognition, States and the Global System” Speaker: Wright, N. (Intelligent Biology) Date: 5 December 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Nicholas Wright (Intelligent Biology) as a part of its Future of Global Competition & Conflict Speaker Series. Dr. Wright’s presentation focused on how the US can […]

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Technology and National Security—Looking to the Future

November 2019 No Comments

“Technology and National Security—Looking to the Future“ Speaker: Gerstein, D. Date: 22 November 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Daniel Gerstein as a part of its SMA DHS CAOE Speaker Series. This is the inaugural speaker session of SMA’s new series, co-hosted by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate’s […]

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Commodification of Cyber Capabilities: A Grand Cyber Arms Bazaar

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“Commodification of Cyber Capabilities: A Grand Cyber Arms Bazaar“ Speakers: Henry, A. (FireEye, Inc.); Hunter, K. (FBI); Madsen, D. (CIA); Walther-Puri, M. (NYC Cyber Command) Date: 19 November 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Mr. Munish Walther-Puri (NYC Cyber Command), Mr. Kyle Hunter (FBI), Mr. Aaron Henry (FireEye, Inc.), and Mr. Dana Madsen […]

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A New Sino-Russian High-tech Partnership

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“A New Sino-Russian High-tech Partnership“ Speakers: Bendett, S. (CNA); Kania, E. (Center for a New American Security (CNAS)) Date: 15 November 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Ms. Elsa Kania (Center for a New American Security (CNAS)) and Mr. Samuel Bendett (CNA) as a part of its Future of Global Competition […]

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ISIS: Past, Present, and Possible Futures Panel Discussion

November 2019 No Comments

“ISIS: Past, Present, and Possible Futures Panel Discussion“ Speakers: Braniff, B. (National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland); Gartenstein-Ross, D. (Valens Global); Kuznar, L. (NSI, Inc.); Ligon, G. (University of Nebraska at Omaha) Date: 12 November 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a panel discussion as a […]

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From Isolation to Radicalization: Anti-Muslim Hostility and Support for ISIS in the West

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“From Isolation to Radicalization: Anti-Muslim Hostility and Support for ISIS in the West“ Speaker: Mitts, T. (Columbia University) Date: 13 November 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Tamar Mitts (Columbia University) as a part of its SMA CENTCOM Speaker Series. During her brief, Dr. Mitts presented her research, which focuses on extremists’ extensive […]

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Weaponized Interdependence

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“Weaponized Interdependence” Speaker: Newman, A. (Georgetown University) Date: 14 November 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Abraham Newman (Georgetown University) as a part of its SMA General Speaker Series. Dr. Newman first explained his central argument: Economic networks form key hubs that centralize exchange. This process generates new types of coercive power for states, and […]

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Leaders of the Chinese Economy: Cognitive and Motivational Analyses

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Leaders of the Chinese Economy: Cognitive and Motivational Analyses Authors | Editors: Suedfeld, P. (University of British Columbia); Grunert, Lindsy (University of British Columbia); Morrison, B. (University of British Columbia) Executive Summary In order to gain a quantified, evidence-based picture of decision-making tendencies of Chinese industrial, technical, economic, and political leaders, the UBC research group […]

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