Learning From Crises Like COVID-19 at Multiple Speeds of Relevance

May 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): O’Donnell, G. (UK Cabinet Secretary 2005-2011, the UK’s highest Official and Head of the Civil Service); Freedman, L. (King’s College London) Date: 25 May 2021 Speaker Session Summary Forthcoming! Speaker Session Recording Also forthcoming! Briefing Materials

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Their Silent Intentions

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Speaker(s): Mandia, K. (FireEye) Date: 19 May 2021 Speaker Session Summary Forthcoming! Speaker Session Recording Also forthcoming! Briefing Materials

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The United States, China, and Russia: An Innovation Net Assessment

May 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): Atkinson, R. (President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation); Graham, L. (Professor Emeritus of the History of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology & Harvard University); Hudson, W. (COL, US Army (Ret.)) (Associate Professor, Eisenhower School, National Defense University; Global Fellow, Wilson Center); Mulvenon, J. (Director, Intelligence Integration, Intelligence Solutions Group) Date: 18 May 2021 Speaker Session […]

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List of Upcoming SMA Speaker Sessions

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Delaying Doomsday: The Politics of Nuclear Reversal

May 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): Mehta, R. (University of Nebraska, Lincoln) Date: 12 May 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Prof. Rupal Mehta (University of Nebraska–Lincoln) as a part of its SMA STRATCOM Academic Alliance Speaker Series.   Prof. Mehta focused on her book project during her brief. The book’s overall thesis is that external pressure can […]

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On the New War Ecology

May 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): Ford, M. (University of Sussex) Date: 11 May 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Matthew Ford (University of Sussex) as a part of its SMA IIJO Speaker Series. Dr. Ford began his presentation by emphasizing that a changing information environment (IE) has affected how governments and their civilians participate in radical […]

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Improving Capabilities for Operations in the Information Environment: Information Forces and Intelligence Support

April 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): Paul, C. (RAND); Schwille, M. (RAND) Date: 5 May 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Christopher Paul (RAND) and Mr. Michael Schwille (RAND) as a part of its SMA IIJO Speaker Series. This presentation was based on two recent RAND reports, which detail how information operations (IO) can be more effectively […]

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Slow Anti-Americanism: Evidence from Central Asia

April 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): Schatz, E. (University of Toronto) Date: 4 May 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Edward Schatz (University of Toronto) as a part of its SMA General Speaker Series. Dr. Schatz began by stating that the current practice of examining mostly extreme cases of anti-Americanism can lead to a misrepresentation of the overall sentiment […]

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What Deters and Why in Taiwan, Korea, and the Gray Zone

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Speaker(s): Mazarr, M. (RAND); Heath, T. (RAND) Date: 28 April 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a panel discussion with Dr. Michael Mazarr (Senior Political Scientist, RAND) and Mr. Timothy Heath (Senior International Defense Researcher, RAND) as a part of its SMA General Speaker Series.  RAND’s study on deterrence focused on two phases: interstate and gray zone aggression. […]

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What Does China Want?

April 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): McMaster, H. R. (Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Former National Security Advisor of the United States) Date: 23 April 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with LTG (Ret.) H. R. McMaster (Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Former National Security Advisor of the United States) as a […]

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