List of Upcoming SMA Speaker Sessions

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Hunting Bots & Trolls in a Game Environment

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“Hunting Bots & Trolls in a Game Environment“ Speaker: Shulman, S. (Texifter) Date: 12 February 2020 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Stuart Shulman (Texifter) as a part of its SMA General Speaker Series. Dr. Shulman’s brief focused on the ways in which one identify Internet bots and trolls by using text classification programs. He stated that […]

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Stealth War: How China Took Over While America’s Elite Slept

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“Stealth War: How China Took Over While America’s Elite Slept“ Speaker: Spalding, R. (Retired) Date: 11 February 2020 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Robert Spalding III, Brig Gen, USAF (Ret.) as a part of its Future of Global Competition & Conflict Speaker Series. Dr. Spalding’s brief centered around his recent book, entitled Stealth War: How China Took Over While America’s […]

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Significant Multi-Domain Incidents against Critical Infrastructure (SMICI) Dataset

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“Significant Multi-Domain Incidents against Critical Infrastructure (SMICI) Dataset“ Speakers: Sin, S. (National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)); Washburn, R. (START) Date: 14 February 2020 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Steve Sin (National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)) and Mr. Rhyner Washburn […]

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Reintegrating the Radicalized: Challenges, Lessons Learned, and How to Overcome Barriers

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“Reintegrating the Radicalized: Challenges, Lessons Learned, and How to Overcome Barriers“ Authors | Editors: Pagano, S. (NSI, Inc.); Aviles, W. (NSI, Inc.) NSI Reachback Report Preview Defining Reintegration and Distinguishing Related Terms We begin by defining reintegration and distinguishing it from other concepts with which it is sometimes conflated. Reintegration is often discussed in the context of disengagement, demobilization, […]

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Responsibility for Displaced Civilians and Effective Voices for Preventing Radicalization

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“Responsibility for Displaced Civilians and Effective Voices for Preventing Radicalization“ Authors | Editors: Rieger, T. (NSI, Inc.); Goncharova, A. (NSI, Inc.) NSI Reachback Report Preview Host countries, along with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), have the primary responsibility for the management and ongoing care of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs). However, […]

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Defying the Cycle of Violence Among Children of War

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“Defying the Cycle of Violence Among Children of War“ Authors | Editors: Peterson, N. (NSI, Inc.); Astorino-Courtois, A. (NSI, Inc.); Kuznar, L. (NSI, Inc.) NSI Reachback Report Preview In advance of the Turkish incursion into Syria last October, warnings about the security risks of “the children of ISIS” and radicalized youths in internally displaced person (IDP) and refugee camps in Syria and Iraq […]

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SMA’s Chinese Strategic Intentions White Paper Panel Discussion- Part II (Assessing the Durability of the Chinese Regime)

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“SMA’s Chinese Strategic Intentions White Paper Panel Discussion- Part II (Assessing the Durability of the Chinese Regime)“ Speakers: Beckley, M. (Tufts University); Wright, N. (Intelligent Biology) Date: 13 February 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a panel discussion as a part of its Future of Global Competition & Conflict Speaker Series. The panelists included Dr. Michael Beckley (Tufts University) and Dr. Nicholas Wright […]

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Where Will We Be in 2045? Leading in Turbulence to Include Artificial Intelligence, the Internet, and the Future of Data

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“Where Will We Be in 2045? Leading in Turbulence to Include Artificial Intelligence, the Internet, and the Future of Data“ Speaker: Bray, D. (Atlantic Council) Date: 6 February 2020 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. David Bray (Atlantic Council) as a part of its SMA General Speaker Series. Dr. Bray first explained that the democratization […]

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It Can Get You into Trouble, but It Can’t Get You Out: Missile Defense and the Future of Nuclear Stability

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“It Can Get You into Trouble, but It Can’t Get You Out: Missile Defense and the Future of Nuclear Stability“ Speaker: Gomez, E. (Cato Institute) Date: 5 February 2020 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Eric Gomez (Cato Institute) as a part of its SMA STRATCOM Academic Alliance Speaker Series. Dr. Gomez began by discussing the present state and […]

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