List of Upcoming SMA Speaker Sessions

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Complex Social-ecological Systems and Environmental Shocks: A Threat for International Security

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Speaker: Natalini, D. (Global Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin University) Date: 22 October 2020 Speaker Session Summary Forthcoming! Speaker Session Recording Also forthcoming! Download Dr. Natalini’s Briefing Materials Dr. Natalini’s briefing materials will be posted here on Wednesday 21 October 2020.

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Trust, Confidence, and Organizational Decisions about AI Adoption: The Impact for US Defense

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Speaker: Horowitz, M. (University of Pennsylvania) Date: 20 October 2020 Speaker Session Summary Forthcoming! Speaker Session Recording Also forthcoming! Download Dr. Horowitz’s Briefing Materials Dr. Horowitz’s slides will be posted here after his brief has concluded.

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Russian Cyber Strategies and Information Operations: From Cuba to Crimea and Beyond

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Speaker: Drozdova, K. (Seattle Pacific University) Date: 21 October 2020 Speaker Session Summary Forthcoming! Speaker Session Recording This speaker session will not be recorded, as per our speaker’s request. Download Mr. Hillman’s Briefing Materials Our speaker’s briefing materials will be posted here on Tuesday 20 October 2020.

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The Emperor’s New Road: China and the Project of the Century

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Speaker: Hillman, J. (Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)) Date: 16 October 2020 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session as a part of its SMA INDOPACOM Speaker Series, featuring Mr. Jonathan Hillman (Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)). Mr. Hillman’s presentation focused on the findings presented in his new book, entitled The […]

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America and the World: A History of U.S. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

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Speakers: Zoellick, R. (Former World Bank President; US Trade Representative; and Deputy Secretary, Undersecretary, and Counselor to the US Department of State); Petraeus, D. (Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency; Commander of the International Security Assistance Force; Commander, US Forces – Afghanistan; Commander, US Central Command; and Commanding General, Multi-National Force – Iraq) Date: 15 October 2020 Speaker Session Summary […]

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In the Eye of the Storm: Managing Terrorism and Asymmetric Threats During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Speakers: Braniff, W. (National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), University of Maryland); Holt, C. (CHC Global); Smith, J. (CHC Global) Date: 14 October 2020 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session as a part of its SMA UK MoD Speaker Series, entitled “In the Eye of the Storm: Managing Terrorism […]

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Navigating Rapids: Anticipating Second and Third-order Effects, System Shocks, and Emergent Trends

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Speaker: Strong, P. (UK Defense Science and Technology Laboratory (dstl)) Date: 6 October 2020 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session as a part of its SMA UK MoD Speaker Series, featuring Mr. Paul Strong (UK Defense Science and Technology Laboratory (dstl)). Mr. Strong first outlined the differences between prediction versus anticipation. Individuals tend to […]

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COVID in a World Where Power Is Ending: A Conversation with Dr. Moisés Naím

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Speaker: Naím, M. (Distinguished Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace & Founder and Chairman, Group of Fifty (G50)) Date: 7 October 2020 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session as a part of its SMA UK MoD Speaker Series, featuring Dr. Moisés Naím (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace & Group of Fifty (G50)). The moderator […]

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The Lapsing Arms Embargo on Iran: Challenges, Change, Iranian Military Modernization, and US Responses

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Speaker: Ben Taleblu, B. (Foundation for Defense of Democracies) Date: 30 September 2020 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session as a part of its SMA CENTCOM Speaker Series, featuring Mr. Behnam Ben Taleblu (Foundation for Defense of Democracies). Mr. Taleblu’s presentation focused on the lapsing UN arms embargo on Iran. He stated that four […]

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