List of Upcoming SMA Speaker Sessions

March 2023 No Comments

(Updated 14 June 2024) For general speaker series inquiries and information on how to join an event, please contact Mariah Yager (mariah.c.yager.ctr@mail.mil). Thursday 20 June 2024 Tuesday 25 June 1300 EST Thursday 27 June 2024 1300 EST

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Complex Adaptive Systems

January 2020 No Comments

“Complex Adaptive Systems“ Author | Editor: Lawson, S. (University of Utah); Canna, S. (NSI, Inc.) Executive Summary In his interview with Lt Col David Lyle (US Air Force Academy) on 4 June 2019, Dr. Sean Lawson discusses how complexity might inform SMA’s Future of Global Competition & Conflict study. More specifically, Dr. Lawson argues that although it […]

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Discrete, Specified, Assigned, and Bounded Problems: The Appropriate Areas for AI Contributions to National Security

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“Discrete, Specified, Assigned, and Bounded Problems: The Appropriate Areas for AI Contributions to National Security“ Author | Editor: Rogers, Z. (Flinders University of South Australia); Canna, S. (NSI, Inc.) Executive Summary The cluster of technologies associated with artificial intelligence (AI) research and development, and the implications of these technologies across the spectrum of human activity […]

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The Drivers of Grievance and Unrest in the World’s Populations: Understanding Instability, Terrorism, and Migration

December 2019 No Comments

“The Drivers of Grievance and Unrest in the World’s Populations: Understanding Instability, Terrorism, and Migration“ Speaker: Kuznar, L. (NSI, Inc.) Date: 20 December 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Lawrence Kuznar (NSI, Inc.) as a part of its SMA DHS CAOE Speaker Series. During his presentation, Dr. Kuznar discussed his team’s findings regarding the drivers […]

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Don’t Believe Your Eyes (Or Ears): The Weaponization of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deepfakes

December 2019 No Comments

“Don’t Believe Your Eyes (Or Ears): The Weaponization of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deepfakes” Speaker: Littell, J. (Duke University) Date: 17 December 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by CPT Joseph Littell (Duke University) as a part of its SMA General Speaker Series. CPT Littell’s brief focused on deepfakes, visual and audio manipulation, forgery, and data poisoning. To begin, […]

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Contextualizing the Gray Rhino: The Central American “Cycle of Violence” as a Catalyst to Migration

December 2019 No Comments

“Contextualizing the Gray Rhino: The Central American ‘Cycle of Violence’ as a Catalyst to Migration“ Speaker: Cooley, S. (Oklahoma State University) Date: 13 December 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Skye Cooley (Oklahoma State University) as a part of its SMA DHS CAOE Speaker Series. During his presentation, Dr. Cooley discussed his and his colleague, Dr. […]

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Chinese Strategic Intentions: A Deep Dive into China’s Worldwide Activities

December 2019 No Comments

“Chinese Strategic Intentions: A Deep Dive into China’s Worldwide Activities” Authors | Editors: Allen, G. (Center for a New American Security (CNAS)); Astorino-Courtois, A. (NSI, Inc.); Beckley, M. (Tufts University); Bragg, B. (NSI, Inc.); Bremseth, L.R. (Computer Systems Center Incorporated (CSCI)); Cheng, D. (Heritage Foundation); Cooley, S. (Oklahoma State University); Copeland, D. (University of Virginia); DeFranco, […]

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Investing In Bad Governance: China and Latin America

December 2019 No Comments

“Investing In Bad Governance: China and Latin America “ Author | Editor: Perera, F. (William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies); Canna, S. (NSI, Inc.) Executive Summary Though there have been many reports of the strengthening of commercial and financial relations between Latin America and China, comparatively few explore the conditions within the countries […]

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Violent Extremist Organizations (VEOs): The Strategic Importance of Defining the Enemy

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“Violent Extremist Organizations (VEOs): The Strategic Importance of Defining the Enemy” Author | Editor: Liebl, V. (Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning (CAOCL)); Canna, S. (NSI, Inc.) Executive Summary In this paper, as part of SMA’s Invited Perspectives series, Mr. Vern Liebl indicates that ‘violent extremist organization’ (VEO) may not be an accurate term for […]

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Mutual Radicalization: How Groups and Nations Drive Each Other to Extremes

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“Mutual Radicalization: How Groups and Nations Drive Each Other to Extremes“ Speaker: Moghaddam, F. Date: 11 December 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Fathali Moghaddam (Georgetown University) as a part of its SMA CENTCOM Speaker Series. Dr. Moghaddam’s brief focused on the topics discussed in his book, entitled Mutual Radicalization: How […]

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