List of Upcoming SMA Speaker Sessions

January 2023 No Comments

Note that this list is updated weekly. Please check back on Friday afternoons (EDT) for the latest version. Thank you!

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US-China Technological “Decoupling”: Strategy, Policy, and Military Implications

December 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Bateman, J. (Senior Fellow, Technology and International Affairs Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) Date: 20 December 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Mr. Jon Bateman (Senior Fellow, Technology and International Affairs Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) as part of its SMA “Anticipating the Future Operational Environment” (AFOE) Speaker Series. The […]

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The 2022 NDS in Its Historical and Strategic Big Picture: Expert Q&A

December 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Posen, B. (Ford International Professor of Political Science, MIT; Director Emeritus, Security Studies Program, MIT); Coker, C. (Director, London School of Economics [LSE] IDEAS) Date: 15 December 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Barry Posen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)) and Prof. Christopher Coker (London School of Economics (LSE) IDEAS) […]

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Do National Security Communication Campaigns Work? Taking a Lesson from the Public Health Sector

December 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Helmus, T. (Senior Behavioral Scientist, RAND) Date: 14 December 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Todd Helmus (RAND) as part of its SMA General Speaker Series. The sample size of communication campaigns in support of military objectives—like the deradicalization of a population—is small. However, there is a large sample of case […]

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Intellectual Anarchy: The Art of Disruptive Innovation

December 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Sullivan, P. (CEO and Founder, Oceanit) Date: 13 December 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Patrick Sullivan (CEO, Oceanit) as part of its SMA General Speaker Series.  Innovation in research and development is often preceded by changes in how researchers think about the world around them. Dr. Sullivan discussed how synergy […]

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Modeling Exploitable Conditions in the 21st Century Strategic Environment

November 2022 No Comments

SMA Anticipating the Future Operational Environment (AFOE) Computational Modeling Update Speaker(s): Kuznar, L. (Chief Cultural Sciences Officer, NSI) Date: 30 November 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Lawrence A. Kuznar (NSI) as part of its SMA AFOE Speaker Series. The creation of a computational model that encapsulates the increasingly complex and overwhelming […]

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Lost Seoul? Assessing Pyongyang’s Other Deterrent

November 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Anderson, N. (Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University); Press, D. (Dartmouth College) Date: 29 November 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Nicholas Anderson (Assistant Professor of International Affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University) and Dr. Daryl Press (Professor of Government, Dartmouth College) as part […]

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Slaughtering Sacred Cows? German Energy Security, Nuclear Sharing, and the War in Ukraine

November 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Dorondo, D. (Western Carolina University) Date: 21 November 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. David Dorondo (Western Carolina University) as part of its SMA STRATCOM Academic Alliance Speaker Series. After the Cold War, despite many warning symbols from Russia (e.g., President Vladimir Putin’s election in 1999, the war against Georgia in […]

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Exercising to Deter: The Australian Navy’s Experience with Strategic Communication

November 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Lockyer, A. (Macquarie University) Date: 17 November 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with A/Prof. Adam Lockyer (Associate Professor in Strategic Studies, Macquarie University, Australia) as part of its SMA STRATCOM Academic Alliance Speaker Series. On August 2, 2022, US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi visited Taipei, Taiwan, triggering a series […]

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Artificial Intelligence, Deepfakes, and Disinformation: A Primer

November 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Helmus, T. (RAND) Date: 16 November 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Todd Helmus (Senior Behavioral Scientist, RAND) as part of its SMA General Speaker Series. Deepfakes are becoming a more frequent feature in today’s modern information environment. Their increasing prevalence and quality are becoming a threat to society. Dr. […]

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