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

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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 Forthcoming! Speaker Session Recording Also forthcoming! Briefing Materials Biographies: Dr. Barry R. Posen is Ford International Professor of Political Science at MIT, Director […]

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

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Speaker(s): Helmus, T. (Senior Behavioral Scientist, RAND) Date: 14 December 2022 Speaker Session Summary Forthcoming! Speaker Session Recording Also forthcoming! Briefing Materials Biography: Dr. Todd C. Helmus is a senior behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation and a member of the Pardee RAND Graduate School faculty. He specializes in disinformation, terrorism, and social media. Dr. […]

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Intellectual Anarchy: The Art of Disruptive Innovation

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Speaker(s): Sullivan, P. (CEO and Founder, Oceanit) Date: 13 December 2022 Speaker Session Summary Forthcoming! Speaker Session Recording Also forthcoming! Briefing Materials Biography: Dr. Patrick Sullivan is a scientist, engineer, technologist, entrepreneur, businessman, author, public speaker, and futurist. He founded Oceanit in 1985, a self-funded “mind to market” company that produces technology from home-grown research, […]

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List of Upcoming SMA Speaker Sessions

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

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Modeling Exploitable Conditions in the 21st Century Strategic Environment

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Russia’s New Approach to Influence During the Special Military Operation (SVO) in Ukraine

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Speaker(s): Vartanova, O. (US Marine Corps Information Operations Center (MCIOC)) Date: 15 November 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Olga Vartanova (Visiting Scholar & Consultant, US Marine Corps Information Operations Center (MCIOC)) as part of its SMA EUCOM Speaker Series. Russia’s information operations (IO) are playing a pivotal role in its ongoing […]

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