The Role of Europe in the New Great Power Competition

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Speakers: Mogherini, F. (College of Europe) Date: 17 March 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session, presented by Rector Federica Mogherini (College of Europe; Former High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy), as a part of its SMA INSS/PRISM Speaker Series.  To begin, Rector Mogherini stated that many European leaders believe […]

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The Global Struggle for Strategic Advantage in ICT

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Speakers: Montgomery, M. (US Cyberspace Solarium Commission); Morgus, R. (US Cyberspace Solarium Commission) Date: 16 March 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session, presented by Mr. Mark Montgomery (US Cyberspace Solarium Commission) and Mr. Robert Morgus (US Cyberspace Solarium Commission), as a part of its SMA UK MoD Strategic Advantage Speaker Series.  Mr. Montgomery began the group’s presentation […]

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What Antifa Is, What It Isn’t, and Why It Matters

March 2021 No Comments

Speakers: Clarke, C. (The Soufan Center & International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague); Kenney, M. (University of Pittsburgh) Date: 10 March 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session, presented by Dr. Michael Kenney (University of Pittsburgh) and Dr. Colin Clarke (The Soufan Center & International Centre for Counter-Terrorism–The Hague), as a part of […]

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Mitigating Disinformation in a Contested Environment: Frontline Experience from the Western Balkans

March 2021 No Comments

Speakers: Cappello, J. (Balkan Security Network) Date: 9 March 2021 Speaker Session Summary Forthcoming! Speaker Session Recording Note: We are aware that many government IT providers have blocked access to YouTube from government machines during the pandemic in response to bandwidth limitations. We recommend viewing the recording on YouTube from a non-government computer or listening to […]

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Nord Stream 2: Implications and Outcomes for US-German Relations and the NATO Alliance

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Speakers: Dorondo, D. (Western Carolina University); other panelists TBA Date: 3 March 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session, presented by Dr. David Dorondo (Western Carolina University), Dr. Arnold Dupuy (NATO Science and Technology Organization’s Systems Analysis and Studies (SAS)-163 and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)), Dr. Ion Iftimie (Central European University, Vienna, Austria), Dr. Daniel Nussbaum (NATO Science […]

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Using Messaging and Communication to Influence and Inform: Insights from the Private Sector – An Integrating Information in Joint Operations (IIJO) Virtual Think Tank Report

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Authors | Editors: Popp, G. (NSI, Inc.); Kuznar, E. (NSI, Inc.); Stokes, S. (NSI, Inc.); Jafri, A. (NSI, Inc.) Subject Matter Expert Contributors Paul Astorino (Senior Vice President, Global Merchandizing, Clarks), Catherine Chapman (Founder and CEO, Parenthetic), Cyndi Coon (CEO and Founder, Labratory5 Inc.), John DeBello (President and Chief Creative Officer, Loma Media), Bill Heater (Creative Executive, Real Life […]

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Beyond Decoupling: Biological Tech, Innovation, and Global Rivalry

February 2021 No Comments

Speakers: DiEuliis, D. (National Defense University); Giordano, J. (Georgetown University, US Naval War College); Wright, N. (Georgetown University, University College London, and New America) Date: 2 March 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session, presented by Dr. Nicholas Wright (Georgetown University, University College London, and New America), Dr. James Giordano (Georgetown University and US Naval War […]

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The Role of Political Islam in COVID Times and Regional Developments

February 2021 No Comments

Speakers: Alrasheed, R. (Richardson Institute, Lancaster University); Ardovini, L. (Middle East and North Africa Programme, Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI)); Mabon, S. (Sectarianism, Proxies & De-sectarianisation (SEPAD));Zaccara, L. (Gulf Studies Center, Qatar University) Date: 23 February 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session, presented by Prof. Simon Mabon (Sectarianism, Proxies & De-sectarianisation (SEPAD)), […]

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Innovating for National Security

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Speakers: Brown, M. (Director, Defense Innovation Unit & Former CEO of Symantec Corporation) Date: 24 February 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session, presented by Mr. Michael Brown (Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)), as a part of its SMA NDU/PRISM Innovation Series.  Mr. Brown began his presentation by stating that technology has been a leading driver […]

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Masspersonal Social Engineering: Manipulative Communication at the Intersections of Cyber and Information Operations

February 2021 No Comments

Speakers: Gehl, R. (Louisiana Tech University); Lawson, S. (University of Utah & Marine Corps University) Date: 18 February 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session, presented by Dr. Sean Lawson (University of Utah & Marine Corps University) and Dr. Robert Gehl (Louisiana Tech University), as a part of its SMA IIJO Speaker Series. Dr. […]

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