Success and the Ethics of Operations In the Information Environment

April 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): Omand, D. (Kings College London; Former Director, GCHQ; First UK Security and Intelligence Coordinator); Rid, T. (Professor of Strategic Studies, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies); Casebeer, W. (Director, Riverside Research); Wright, N. (Intelligent Biology, Georgetown University Medical Center, University College London, and New America) Date: 21 April 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a panel […]

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Russian Influence Operations (IPb) In 2021: Status and Expectations Through Geopolitical Assessment

April 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): Vartanova, O. (Marine Corps Information Operations Center (MCIOC)) Date: 14 April 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Olga Vartanova (Marine Corps Information Operations Center (MCIOC)) as a part of its SMA IIJO Speaker Series. Dr. Vartanova emphasized that while Russia is enigmatic and seems erratic in its information operations (IO), its actions […]

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Transitioning to COVID-19’s Next Phase: National Security Risks and Opportunities Now

April 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): Wessely, S. (King’s College London; Former President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists); Omand, D. (Former Director, GCHQ; First UK Security and Intelligence Coordinator); Wright, N. (Intelligent Biology, Georgetown University Medical Center, University College London, and New America) Date: 13 April 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a panel discussion with Sir Simon Wessely (King’s […]

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Geoeconomics Revisited

April 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): Luttwak, E. (Strategist & Historian) Date: 8 April 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker series session with Dr. Edward Luttwak (Strategist & Historian) as a part of its SMA INSS/PRISM Speaker Series. During his brief opening remarks, Dr. Luttwak stated that China is one of only a few countries who truly practice geoeconomics, […]

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Deepfakes: The National Security Threat in Context

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Speaker(s): Bateman, J. (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Cyber Policy Initiative); Hwang, T. (Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET)); Wright, N. (Intelligent Biology, Georgetown University Medical Center, University College London, and New America) Date: 7 April 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker series session with Mr. Jon Bateman (Carnegie Endowment for […]

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Challenges and Opportunities of Advances in Satellite Technologies: A National Security Perspective

March 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): Rubin, L. (Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology); Borowitz, M. J. (Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology); Stewart, B. (Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia institute of Technology); Lightsey, G. (School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology) Date: 2 April 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a […]

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Disrupting China’s Digital Silk Road

March 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): Hillman, J. (Center for Strategic and International Studies [CSIS]) Date: 31 March 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker series session with Mr. Jonathan Hillman (CSIS) as a part of its SMA General Speaker Series. Mr. Hillman explained that China is expanding its influence in both its near and far abroad in a similar manner […]

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Can Democracy Survive in an Age of Information War?

March 2021 No Comments

Speaker(s): Pomerantsev, P. (Johns Hopkins University) Date: 30 March 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker series session with Mr. Peter Pomerantsev (Johns Hopkins University) as a part of its SMA IIJO Speaker Series. Mr. Pomerantsev began by highlighting a phrase that he believes relates well to Russia’s concept of information: “The most dangerous idea in information […]

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Rector Federica Mogherini Reprise

March 2021 No Comments

Speakers: Mogherini, F. (College of Europe) Date: 24 March 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a special one-hour session with 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.  Rector Federica Mogherini fielded questions related to her prior presentation, […]

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Realities, Imperatives, & Principles of Great Power Competition (GPC): Today & Into the Biden Administration

March 2021 No Comments

Speakers: Lynch, T. (Institute of National Strategic Studies (INSS), National Defense University) Date: 18 March 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session, presented by Dr. Thomas F. Lynch III (Institute of National Strategic Studies (INSS), National Defense University), as a part of its SMA General Speaker Series. Dr. Lynch stated that we are entering a new […]

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