List of Upcoming SMA Speaker Sessions

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GeoEconomics and the Emerging World Order: The Power of the U.S. Dollar

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Speaker: Lew, J. (Former United States Secretary of the Treasury, White House Chief of Staff, and Director of the Office Management and Budget) Date: 23 September 2020 Speaker Session Summary Forthcoming! Speaker Session Recording Also forthcoming! To view Hon. Lew’s biography, please visit https://www.sipa.columbia.edu/faculty-research/faculty-directory/jacob-j-lew.

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Alternative Futures of Geopolitical Competition in a Post-COVD-19 World (Part II of II)

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Speakers: McGurk, S. (Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability, Strategic Foresight and Futures Branch); Sotiriadis, J. (US Air Force AF/A5AC); Zakem, V. (Technology for Global Security) Date: 16 September 2020 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a panel discussion as a part of its SMA UK MoD Speaker Series, entitled “Alternative Futures of Geopolitical Competition in a Post-COVID-19 […]

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China 2050: Preparing for an Ascendant China

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Speakers: Scobell, A. (RAND); Cooper, C. (RAND) Date: 15 September 2020 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session as a part of its SMA INDOPACOM Speaker Series, entitled “China 2050: Preparing for an Ascendant China.” The speakers included Dr. Andrew Scobell (RAND) and Mr. Cortez Cooper (RAND). Dr. Scobell began his portion of the brief by […]

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Post-COVID Scenarios – and What Data & Tech Choices Can Steer Us to a Better Future?

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Speakers: Bray, D. (The Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center); Burrows, M. (Strategic Foresight Initiative); Chander, D. (The Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center); Matheny, J. (Center for Security and Emerging Technology) Date: 10 September 2020 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a panel discussion as a part of its SMA UK MoD Speaker Series. The panelists included Dr. David Bray, Dr. […]

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The Future of Warfare in 2030

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Speakers: Cohen, R. (RAND); Shatz, H. (RAND) Date: 11 September 2020 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Raphael Cohen (RAND) and Dr. Howard Shatz (RAND) as a part of its SMA General Speaker Series. This brief focused on what the future of conflict looks like. Dr. Cohen, Dr. Shatz, and their report coauthors examined […]

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Germany: A Focal Point of Post-COVID Global Order, but How Will It Decide?

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Speakers: Bagger, T. (Office of the German Federal President); Koch, M. (Handelsblatt); Speck, U. (German Marshall Fund); Stelzenmüller, C. (Brookings Institution) Date: 9 September 2020 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a panel discussion as a part of its SMA UK MoD Speaker Series. The panelists included Thomas Bagger (Director of Foreign Policy, Office of the German Federal President), Moritz Koch (Senior Correspondent, […]

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Alternative Futures of Geopolitical Competition in a Post-COVD-19 World (Part I of II)

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Speakers: Cunzeman, K. (The Aerospace Corporation); Maziad, M. (University of Washington); Schenker, J. (The Futurist Institute & Prestige Economics); Sotiriadis, J. (US Air Force AF/A5AC) Date: 2 September 2020 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a panel discussion as a part of its SMA UK MoD Speaker Series. The panelists included Lt Col Jake Sotiriadis (US Air Force […]

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From Pain to Possibility: What Can Neuroscience, Design, and Disruptive Technology Teach Us Today About Transforming Leaders and Organizations for Tomorrow’s Unknowns?

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Speakers: Courtney, A. (Frontier Design); DiGangi, J. (NeuroHealth Partners); Myers, J. (Strategic Link Partners) Date: 27 August 2020 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a panel discussion as part of its SMA UK MoD Speaker Series. The panelists included Ms. Alexa Courtney (Frontier Design), Dr. Julia DiGangi (NeuroHealth Partners), and Ms. Joanie Myers (Strategic Link Partners). Ms. Courtney […]

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Spoiler Alert: Managing the Threat of the Islamic State During Great Power Competition

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Speakers: Whiteside, C. (US Naval War College); Ingram, H. (George Washington University) Date: 25 August 2020 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker series with Dr. Craig Whiteside (US Naval War College) and Dr. Haroro Ingram (George Washington University) as a part of its SMA CENTCOM Speaker Series. Dr. Whiteside began by discussing the global influence and resilience […]

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