List of Upcoming SMA Speaker Sessions

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Trained to Kill: Battlefield Participation in Kurdish Fighters

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“Trained to Kill: Battlefield Participation in Kurdish Fighters“ Speaker: Cancian, M. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Date: 16 August 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Mr. Matthew Cancian (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) as a part of its SMA CENTCOM Speaker Series. During his presentation, Mr. Cancian posed the following question: Can US training improve battlefield participation of our partners? He […]

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Trends in Online Foreign Influence Efforts

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“Trends in Online Foreign Influence Efforts” Speaker: Shapiro, J. (Princeton University) Date: 15 August 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Professor Jacob Shapiro (Princeton University) as a part of its SMA General Speaker Series. To begin, Professor Shapiro outlined three criteria used to define a foreign influence effort: 1) “foreign” (i.e., an attempt by country […]

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The Implications of Climate Change for the US Military

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“The Implications of Climate Change for the US Military” Speaker: Miller, S. (US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) G-2 Mad Scientist Laboratory) Date: 14 August 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Ms. Sage Miller (US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) G-2 Mad Scientist Laboratory) as a part of its SMA General Speaker Series. During her brief, […]

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12th Annual SMA Conference- The Evolving Anatomy of Conflict in a Dynamically Changing World

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12th Annual SMA Conference – The Evolving Anatomy of Conflict in a Dynamically Changing World Author | Editor: Aviles, W. (NSI, Inc.) Conference Theme The 12th Annual SMA Conference, entitled “The Evolving Anatomy of Conflict in a Dynamically Changing World,” was held 21-22 May 2019 at the General Jacob E. Smart Conference Center at Joint […]

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America’s S&T and Dynamics of Great Power Competition

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“America’s S&T and Dynamics of Great Power Competition“ Speaker: Coletta, D. (US Air Force Academy) Date: 9 August 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Mr. Damon Coletta (US Air Force Academy) as a part of its Future of Global Competition & Conflict Speaker Series. Mr. Coletta first stated that the US needs to find a better balance […]

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Resisting War: How Communities Protect Themselves

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“Resisting War: How Communities Protect Themselves“ Speaker: Kaplan, O. (University of Denver) Date: 8 August 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Oliver Kaplan (University of Denver) as a part of its SMA Minerva Speaker Series. His presentation focused on his book, entitled Resisting War: How Communities Protect Themselves. In his book, Dr. Kaplan looks at instances of civilian agency […]

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The United States, Iran, and the Politics of the JCPOA

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“The United States, Iran, and the Politics of the JCPOA” Speaker: Ansari, A. (University of St. Andrews / Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)) Date: 7 August 2019 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Professor Ali Ansari (University of St. Andrews / Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)) as a part of its SMA CENTCOM Speaker […]

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Iranian Media Narrative Perspectives on the US and Global Competition: A Media Ecology & Strategic Analysis (MESA) Group Report

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Iranian Media Narrative Perspectives on the US and Global Competition: A Media Ecology & Strategic Analysis (MESA) Group Report Authors | Editors: Cooley, S. (Oklahoma State University); Hinck, R. (Monmouth College); Kitsch, S. (Monmouth College); Cooley, A. (Oklahoma State University) Executive Summary The following highlights Iranian perspectives on: geopolitical dynamics in the Middle East, the US, the global order, and the role of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the region coming from Iranian news media intended for […]

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Overcoming “the Silo Effect” in the Department of Defense

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Overcoming “the Silo Effect” in the Department of Defense Author: Lyle, D. (Air Education and Training Command (AETC) and Air University) Executive Summary Different perspectives and operational goals across services allows for specialized expertise, but also creates a vulnerability for silo creation. At times, these silos can inhibit cooperation, limit mission effectiveness, and leave critical decision points inadequately […]

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