List of Upcoming SMA Speaker Sessions

September 2022 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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Ukrainian Resilience in the Context of Conflict Dynamics and International Public Opinion

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Speaker(s): Polyak, M. (President, Ipsos, North America Analytics); Kagan, F. (Senior Fellow & Director of the Critical Threats Project, American Enterprise Institute) Date: 28 September 2022 Speaker Session Summary Forthcoming! Speaker Session Recording Also forthcoming! Briefing Materials

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Climate Change and Food Security in Africa: From the Continent to the Local

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Speaker(s): Galvin, K. (University Distinguished Professor, Department of Anthropology and Geography & Director, The Africa Center, Colorado State University) Date: 23 September 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Prof. Kathleen Galvin (University Distinguished Professor of Anthropology & Director of the Africa Center, Colorado State University) as part of its SMA “Anticipating the Future Operational […]

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Implications of a Coercive Quarantine of Taiwan by the People’s Republic of China

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Speaker(s): Martin, B. (Senior Policy Researcher & Director of the Institute for Supply Chain Security, RAND); Gunness, K. (Senior Policy Researcher, RAND) Date: 21 September 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Brad Martin (Senior Policy Researcher & Director of the Institute for Supply Chain Security, RAND) and Ms. Kristen Gunness (Senior Policy […]

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Capitalizing on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to Advance Mutual US-Africa Prosperity

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Speaker(s): Signé, L. (Associate International/Defense Researcher, RAND)  Date: 14 September 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Prof. Landry Signé (Executive Director & Professor, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University; Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution) as part of its SMA “Anticipating the Future Operational Environment” (AFOE) Speaker Series. Despite being considered economically hopeless during the mid-2000s, […]

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National Will to Fight Amid 2020s/30s Technologies

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Speaker(s): McNerney, M. (Senior Researcher, RAND); Sharpe, A. (Director, Centre for Historical Analysis and Conflict Research); Demus , A. (Associate International/Defense Researcher, RAND)  Date: 13 September 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Mr. Mike McNerney (Senior Researcher, RAND), Maj Gen (Rtd) Andrew Sharpe (Director, Centre for Historical Analysis and Conflict Research [CHACR]), and Ms. Alyssa […]

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Towards a Third Nuclear Age?

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Speaker(s): Futter, A. (Professor of International Politics, University of Leicester, UK) Date: 8 September 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Prof. Andrew J. Futter (Professor of International Politics, University of Leicester, UK) as part of its SMA STRATCOM Academic Alliance Speaker Series. The world is undergoing an era of nuclear transition while the mechanisms […]

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Voices of China: A Conversation with Matthew Tye

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Speaker(s): Tye, M. (Laowhy86 Media) Date: 7 September 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Mr. Matthew Tye (Laowhy86 Media) as part of its SMA INDOPACOM Speaker Series. China’s ruling government, led by President Xi Jinping, is becoming increasingly authoritarian and controlling over China’s media environment; however, China’s media and society was not always […]

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Russian Disinformation Strategies in Africa

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Speaker(s): Duerksen, M. (Research Associate, Africa Center for Strategic Studies) Date: 30 August 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Mark Duerksen (Africa Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University) as part of its SMA AFOE Speaker Series. Africa is a frequent target for Russian information operations (IO), keeping Russia from being […]

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The Berkeley Protocol as a New Guide for Strengthening Digital Investigation Methods

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Speaker(s): Koenig, A. (Executive Director, Human Rights Center, UC Berkeley School of Law; Lecturer, UC Berkeley School of Law; Co-founder, UC Berkeley Investigations Lab); Freeman, L. (Director of Technology, Law, and Policy, Human Rights Center, UC Berkeley School of Law) Date: 24 August 2022 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Alexa […]

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