Competition in the Gray Zone: Countering China’s Coercion Against US Allies and Partners in the Indo-Pacific

May 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Garafola, C. (RAND) Date: 24 May 2022 Speaker Session Summary Forthcoming! Speaker Session Recording Also forthcoming! Briefing Materials

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List of Upcoming SMA Speaker Sessions

May 2022 No Comments
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The Myanmar Army’s Assault on Democracy and China’s Strategic Interests in Southeast Asia

May 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Tower, J. (United States Institute of Peace [USIP]) Date: 19 May 2022 Speaker Session Summary Forthcoming! Speaker Session Recording Also forthcoming! Briefing Materials

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DARPA Director Stefanie Tompkins Kick-off for the New SMA Series on the Mind-tech Nexus

May 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Tompkins, S. (Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency [DARPA]) Date: 26 May 2022 Speaker Session Summary Forthcoming! Speaker Session Recording Also forthcoming! Briefing Materials

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Avoiding a Climate Arms Race: Why We Need the Baruch Plan 2.0 for Climate Geoengineering

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Speaker(s): Chalecki, E. (Associate Professor of International Relations, University of Nebraska Omaha; 2022 Fulbright Research Chair, Fulbright Canada) Date: 18 May 2022 Speaker Session Summary Forthcoming! Speaker Session Recording Briefing Materials

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The Exploitable Conditions Framework: Anticipating Exploitation of the Operational Environment

April 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Laster, N. (US Army TRADOC G-2, Global Cultural Knowledge Network (GCKN)); Johnson, A. (US Army TRADOC G-2, GCKN) Date: 5 May 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Nicole M. Laster (Lead Social Scientist, US Army TRADOC G-2, Global Cultural Knowledge Network (GCKN)) and LTC (Ret) Andrew M. Johnson (Senior Sociocultural Analyst, U.S. […]

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How America Can Seize Its Great-Power Opportunity

April 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Wyne, A. (Eurasia Group) Date: 4 May 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Mr. Ali Wyne (Senior Analyst, Eurasia Group) as part of its SMA General Speaker Series. Past US foreign security policies primarily focused on adversaries’ capabilities and objectives rather than its own ability to project its desired messages and worldview. This […]

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Multi-Actor Deterrence: Why Multiple Perceptions Matter

April 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Black, M. (Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Nebraska Omaha; Director for Workforce Development and Education, National Counterterrorism, Innovation, Technology and Education (NCITE); Research Fellow, National Strategic Research Institute, University of Nebraska; Co-Editor, Space and Defense Journal) Date: 26 April 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Michelle […]

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The Evolving Requirements for Extended Deterrence and Allied Assurance in the Indo-Pacific

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Speaker(s): Smith, S. (Air Force Institute for National Security Studies, US Air Force Academy); Anderson, J. (Senior Policy Fellow, Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction, National Defense University) Date: 27 April 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Shane Smith (Director, Air Force Institute for National Security Studies, […]

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The Future of European Security

April 2022 No Comments

Speaker(s): Goldgeier, J. (Stanford University; The Brookings Institution; American University) Date: 20 April 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. James Goldgeier (Visiting Scholar, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University; Visiting Fellow, The Brookings Institution; & Professor of International Relations, School of International Service, American University) as part of its SMA […]

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