Global Strategic Situation Awareness: Economy

December 2020 No Comments

Speaker: Steen, P. (US Joint Staff, J5) Date: 10 December 2020 Speaker Session Summary Forthcoming! Speaker Session Recording To access a recording of the session, please email Ms. Nicole Peterson (npeterson@nsiteam.com). Download Briefing Materials Our speaker’s briefing materials will be posted here on Wednesday 9 December 2020.

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Protection’s Price: Reassurance and Burden-Sharing in U.S. Alliances

December 2020 No Comments

Speaker: Blankenship, B. (University of Miami) Date: 9 December 2020 Speaker Session Summary Forthcoming! Speaker Session Recording Also forthcoming! Download Briefing Materials Our speaker’s briefing materials will be posted here on Tuesday 8 December 2020.

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Russian Military Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Developments: An Assessment

November 2020 No Comments

Speaker: Bendett, S. (CNA) Date: 4 December 2020 Speaker Session Summary Forthcoming! Speaker Session Recording Also forthcoming! Download Briefing Materials

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List of Upcoming SMA Speaker Sessions

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The Development of Communication Models

November 2020 No Comments

Authors | Editors: Kuznar, L. (NSI, Inc.); Yager, M. (NSI, Inc.) Quick Look Preview Introduction In July 2019, the Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC) endorsed a list of specific actions for the Operations in the Information Environment (OIE) DOTMLPF-P Change Recommendation (DCR). A requested action under item 1b asks for a “process to develop a baseline […]

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Influencing Public Behavior: Takeaways From Public Communication Scholarship

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Authors | Editors: Cooley, A. (Oklahoma State University); Cooley, S. (Oklahoma State University); Hinck, R. (Monmouth College); Kitsch, S. (Monmouth College) Quick Look Preview Summary Effective communication is a complex and fragile human process that requires strategic design, careful monitoring, and responsive adaptation (Kreps & Neuhauser, 2010). This report reviews scholarship on public communication campaigns and […]

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American Businesses and Great Power Competition

November 2020 No Comments

Speaker: Votel, J. (Former Commander, USSOCOM and USCENTCOM; President and CEO, Business Executives for National Security (BENS))  Date: 18 November 2020 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session as a part of its SMA INDOPACOM/AFRICOM Speaker Series. The speaker was GEN (Ret.) Joseph Votel (Former Commander, USSOCOM and USCENTCOM; President and CEO, Business Executives for National Security (BENS)). GEN […]

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India and Post-COVID Global Competition: Everything You Need to Know

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Speakers: Vaishnav, M. (South Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment); Madan, T. (The India Project, Brookings Institution); Chaudhuri, R. (Carnegie India); Ladwig, W. (Senior Lecturer, King’s College, London) Date: 17 November 2020 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a panel discussion as a part of its SMA UK MoD Speaker Series. The panelists included Dr. Milan Vaishnav (Director, South Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment), Dr. Tanvi […]

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Evaluation of Counter Violent Extremism Campaigns in Nigeria, Indonesia, and the Philippines

November 2020 No Comments

Speakers: Helmus, T. (RAND); Bodine-Baron, E. (RAND); Marrone, J. (RAND) Date: 13 November 2020 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session as a part of its SMA INDOPACOM/AFRICOM Speaker Series. The panelists included Dr. Todd Helmus (RAND), Dr. Elizabeth Bodine-Baron (RAND), and Dr. James Marrone (RAND). Dr. Helmus began the presentation by emphasizing the importance of counter violent […]

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Artificial Intelligence, COVID, and Global Democratic-authoritarian Competition

October 2020 No Comments

Speakers: Chen Weiss, J. (Cornell University); Feldstein, S. (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace); Nemitz, P. (Directorate General for Justice and Consumers at the European Commission); Wright, N. (Georgetown University) Date: 10 November 2020 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a panel discussion as a part of its SMA UK MoD Speaker Series. The panelists included Mr. Paul Nemitz (Principal […]

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