EVENTS ARCHIVE

Monday, April, 29, 2019

Future Security Forum ASU/New America DC

About the Event

New America and Arizona State University invite you to the fifth annual Future Security Forum (formerly the Future of War Conference) on April 29, 2019 in Washington, D.C. At this conference, leaders from government, academia, journalism, the military, and the private sector will explore pressing issues in international security and defense. Panel topics include:

  • What will the military be doing in space in 2030?
  • What is the future of proxy warfare?
  • How do we defend ourselves against the cyber warriors of the future?

This conference is one of the signature events of the Future of War project—a New America and Arizona State University partnership working to develop new paradigms for understanding and addressing the changing nature of armed conflict and systematic violence.

To request an invitation, please email events@newamerica.org with your full name, organizational affiliation, and title.

Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

Speakers

Adam Baron

Fellow, International Security Program, New America

Kevin Baron

Executive Editor, Defense One

Don Bray

Director of Cyber Initiatives of Global Training Solutions, Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services

Carissa Bryce Christensen

CEO, Bryce Space and Technology

Sharon Burke

Senior Advisor, International Security Program and Resource Security Program, New America

Christopher Costa

Executive Director, International Spy Museum

Dr. Michael Crow

President, Arizona State University; Board Member, New America

Jen Easterly

Managing Director and Global Head of the Cybersecurity Fusion Center, Morgan Stanley

Erica Gaston

Fellow, International Security Program, New America; Fellow, Global Public Policy Institute

Joshua Geltzer, PhD

Executive Director, Georgetown University Law; ASU Future of War Fellow, New America

Masha Gessen

Staff Writer, New Yorker; Vice President, PEN America; Eric and Wendy Schmidt Fellow, New America

Karen J. Greenberg

Director of the Center on National Security, Fordham Law School

Sarah Holewinski

Senior Fellow, Center for Civilians in Conflict; Professor of Practice, Arizona State University

Heather Hurlburt

Director, New Models of Policy Change, New America

Azmat Khan

Contributing Writer, New York Times Magazine; ASU Future of War Fellow, New America

Wallis Laughrey

Vice President of Space Systems, Raytheon

Tyra A. Mariani

President and COO, New America

Rep. Seth Moulton

U.S. Representative, 6th District of Massachusetts

Gen. Robert B. Neller

Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps

Louie Palu

Photographer and Filmmaker

Christopher J. Pehrson

Vice President for Strategic Development, General Atomics-ASI

Nicholas Rasmussen

Senior Director for National Security and Counterterrorism Programs, McCain Institute for International Leadership

ADM John M. Richardson

Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy

Candace Rondeaux

Professor of Practice, Arizona State University; Senior Fellow, International Security Program, New America

Dr. Daniel Rothenberg

Co-Director, Center on the Future of War; Professor of Practice, Arizona State University; Senior Fellow, New America

Inna Rudolf

Research Fellow, International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation

Lt. Gen. (ret.) Robert Schmidle

Professor of Practice, Arizona State University

Luke Shabro

Deputy Director, Army Mad Scientist Initiative

Dr. Peter W. Singer

Strategist and Senior Fellow, New America

Dr. Kiron Skinner

Director of Policy Planning, U.S. Department of State

Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter

CEO, New America

Matt Spence

Fellow, International Security Program, New America; Professor of Practice, ASU; Managing Director, Guggenheim Partners

John Spencer

Chair of Urban Warfare Studies and Co-Director of Urban Warfare Project at the Modern War Institute, U.S. Military Academy

Lt. Gen. David D. Thompson

Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command

Kelly Uribe

County Director for Spain, Portugal, and Malta, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense and Policy, Department of Defense

LTC Natalie Vanatta

U.S. Army Cyber Officer; Academy Professor, Army Cyber Institute

Nick Waters

Senior Open-Source Investigator, Bellingcat

COL Dennis Wille

U.S. Army Fellow, New America

COL Isaiah (Ike) Wilson III (Ret.)

Director of the Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College; Fellow, International Security Program, New America

Dr. Heather Wilson

Secretary, U.S. Air Force

Schedule

07:45AM – 08:35AM

Registration

08:35AM – 08:45AM

Welcome Remarks

Speakers

Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter

CEO, New America

Dr. Michael Crow

President, Arizona State University; Board Member, New America
08:45AM – 08:55AM

Army Mad Scientist Science Fiction Writing Contest Winner Announcement

Speakers

Luke Shabro

Deputy Director, Army Mad Scientist Initiative
08:55AM – 09:40AM

What are the Challenges the Navy Will Face in 2030 and Beyond?

Introductory remarks by Tyra Mariani, President & COO, New America

Speakers

ADM John M. Richardson

Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy

Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter

CEO, New America
09:40AM – 10:00AM

What Will Conflict in the Arctic Look Like in 2030?

Speakers

Sharon Burke

Senior Advisor, International Security Program and Resource Security Program, New America

Louie Palu

Photographer, National Geographic; former New America Fellow
10:00AM – 10:40AM

What Are the Challenges the Air Force Will Face in 2030 and Beyond?

Speakers

Dr. Heather Wilson

Secretary, U.S. Air Force

Dr. Michael Crow

President, Arizona State University; Board Member, New America
10:40AM – 10:50AM

How Should Industry Adjust to the Air Force of the Future?

Speakers

Chris Pehrson

Vice President for Strategic Development, General Atomics-ASI
10:50AM – 11:05AM

Coffee and Networking Break

11:05AM – 11:45AM

How do we Rebuild Cities after War?

Speakers

Sarah Holewinski

Senior Fellow, Center for Civilians in Conflict; Professor of Practice, Arizona State University

Major (ret.) John W. Spencer

Chair of Urban Warfare Studies, Modern War Institute; Co-Director of Urban Warfare Project, West Point

Kelly Uribe

County Director for Spain, Portugal, and Malta, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense and Policy at the U.S. Department of Defense
11:45AM – 12:30PM

Defeating ISIS: What Are The Lessons For the Future?

Speakers

Karen J. Greenberg

Director, Center on National Security, Fordham Law School

Joshua A. Geltzer, PhD

Executive Director, Georgetown University Law; ASU Future of War Fellow

COL Christopher P. Costa (Ret.)

Executive Director, International Spy Museum

Jen Easterly

Managing Director and Global Head of the Cybersecurity Fusion Center, Morgan Stanley; Senior Fellow, International Security Program, New America

Nicholas Rasmussen

Senior Director, McCain Institute Counterterrorism Program, Arizona State University
12:30PM – 01:15PM

What is the Future of Proxy Warfare?

Speakers

Matt Spence

Managing Director, Guggenheim Partners; Professor of Practice, Arizona State University

Erica Gaston

Fellow, International Security Program at New America

Adam Baron

Visiting Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations; Fellow, International Security Program at New America

Candace Rondeaux

Professor of Practice, Arizona State University; Senior Fellow, International Security Program at New America

Inna Rudolf

Research Fellow, International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation
01:15PM – 02:00PM

Lunch

02:00PM – 02:40PM

How Do We Defend Ourselves Against the Cyber Warriors of the Future?

Speakers

Lieutenant General (ret.) Robert Schmidle

Professor of Practice, Arizona State University

Lieutenant-Colonel Natalie Vanatta

National Cyber Protection Team Leader, U.S. Army; Deputy Chief of Research, Army Cyber Institute

Dr. Peter W. Singer

Strategist and Senior Fellow, New America

Donald Bray

Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.); Director of Cyber Initiatives of Global Training Solutions, Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services
02:40PM – 03:20PM

What Will the U.S. Military Be Doing in Space in 2030?

Speakers

COL Dennis Wille

U.S. Army Fellow, New America

Lt. Gen. David D. Thompson

Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command

Carissa Christensen

Founder and CEO, Bryce Space and Technology

Wallis Laughrey

Vice President of Space Systems, Raytheon
03:20PM – 04:00PM

What Is the Future of Reporting From Conflict Zones?

Speakers

Kevin Baron

Executive Editor, DefenseOne

Azmat Khan

Contributing Writer, New York Times Magazine; ASU Future of War Fellow

Masha Gessen

Staff Writer, New Yorker; Vice President, PEN America; Eric and Wendy Schmidt Fellow, New America

Nick Waters

Open Source Analyst, Bellingcat
04:00PM – 04:40PM

What Does the Future of the Marine Corps Look Like Beyond 2030?

Speakers

General Robert B. Neller

Commandant, Marine Corps

Colonel Isaiah (Ike) Wilson III (Ret)

Director of the Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College; Fellow, International Security Program at New America
04:40PM – 05:00PM

Coffee and Networking Break

05:00PM – 05:30PM

How Should Congress Shape the U.S. Military to be Prepared For Future Conflicts?

Speakers

Heather Hurlburt

Director, New Models of Policy Change at New America

Rep. Seth Moulton

U.S. Representative, Massachusetts 6th District
05:30PM – 06:00PM

What Does the State Department Think Will be the Challenges of 2030?

Speakers

Dr. Kiron Skinner

Director of Policy Planning, U.S. State Department

Anne-Marie Slaughter

CEO, New America
06:00PM – 06:10PM

Closing Remarks

Sponsors & Partners

Venue

Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Pavilion Room
Washington, D.C. 20004

Directions

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