List of Upcoming SMA Speaker Sessions

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How to Engage with China

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Speaker(s): Ashton, A. (Vice President of Government Affairs, US-China Business Council); Odell, R. (Research Fellow, East Asia Program, The Quincy Institute); Schake, K. (Director of China Policy, The American Enterprise Institute) Date: 22 June 2021 Speaker Session Summary Forthcoming! Speaker Session Recording Also forthcoming! Briefing Materials

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Moscow’s Digital Offensive: Building Sovereignty in Cyberspace

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Speaker(s): Pallin, C. (Swedish Defence Research Agency) Date: 23 June 2021 Speaker Session Summary Forthcoming! Speaker Session Recording Also forthcoming! Briefing Materials

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The Uyghurs of China: Cultural Genocide in the Name of Counterterrorism

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Speaker(s): Roberts, S. (George Washington University) Date: 15 June 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Sean R. Roberts (George Washington University) as a part of its SMA General Speaker Series. The Uyghur ethnic group comprises less than one percent of China’s overall population. However, the Uyghurs, who are majority Muslim, are […]

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Retransmitting the Caliphate

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Author(s): Ingram, H. (The George Washington University Program on Extremism); Whiteside, C. (US Naval War College Monterey); Winter, C. (International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation, ExTrac) Invited Perspective Preview The Islamic State’s complete loss of territorial control in Iraq and Syria in 2019 forced its central media unit to adapt in order to continue […]

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Algorithms of Armageddon: What Happens When We Insert AI Into Our Military Weapons Systems?

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Speaker(s): Galdorisi, G. (Director of Strategic Assessments and Technical Futures, Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC Pacific)); Tangredi, S. (Leidos Chair of Future Warfare Studies & Professor of National, Naval, and Maritime Strategy, U.S. Naval War College) Date: 3 June 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with CAPT George Galdorisi, USN (Ret) (Director […]

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China’s Global Media Footprint

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Speaker(s): Cook, S. (Freedom House) Date: 2 June 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Ms. Sarah Cook (Research Director for China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, Freedom House) as a part of its SMA IIJO Speaker Series. Ms. Cook began by stating that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has always been an authoritarian regime. […]

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A New Approach to Industrial Policy?

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Speaker(s): Atkinson, R. (Information Technology and Innovation Foundation); Thornhill, J. (The Financial Times) Date: 27 May 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted its first debate between Dr. Robert Atkinson (President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation) and Mr. John Thornhill (Innovation Editor, The Financial Times) as a part of its SMA NDU Speaker Series. Dr. Atkinson argued that […]

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The Three N Approach to Strategies for United States Government Information Operations

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Author(s): Kaltenthaler, K. (University of Akron/Case Western Reserve); Kruglanski, A. (University of Maryland) Invited Perspective Preview This paper seeks to answer the following question: What can we learn from the process ofradicalization into extremism that can be applied to information operations to make them moresuccessful? We contend that the 3 N model of radicalization applies […]

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Understanding Policy Responses to the National Disinformation Challenge

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Speaker(s): Montgomery, M. (U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission); Morgus, R. (U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission); Thompson, N. (U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission) Date: 26 May 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Mr. Mark Montgomery (Executive Director, US Cyberspace Solarium Commission), Mr. Robert Morgus (Senior Director, US Cyberspace Solarium Commission), and Ms. Natalie Thompson (Research Analyst, […]

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