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Monday, April, 09, 2018

Future of War conference, ASU and New America, Reagan Building, DC

April 9, 2018 Washington, D.C.
Future of War Conference 2018
About

April 9, 2018 Washington, D.C.
Future of War Conference 2018
About

About the Event

New America and Arizona State University invite you to the 2018 Future of War Conference on April 9 in Washington, D.C. Leaders from government, military, journalism, academia, and the private sector will explore pressing issues in international security and defense, including:

What would a war with North Korea look like?
Do future conflicts require new Geneva Conventions?
How can the U.S. make sure it wins the cyber war of 2028?
After ISIS, what comes next in the Middle East?

This conference is one of the signature events of the Future of War project—a partnership between New America and Arizona State University—which brings together interdisciplinary experts working to develop new paradigms for understanding and addressing the changing character of war and systematic violence.

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

Note: schedule is subject to change.
Speakers
Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster
Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster

U.S. National Security Advisor

General Mark A. Milley
General Mark A. Milley

Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army

Gen. Stephen Wilson
General Stephen W. Wilson

Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force

Peter Bergen
Peter Bergen

Vice President and Director, International Security and Future of War Programs

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Sharon Burke

Senior Advisor, International Security Program and Resource Security Program

Matt Cavanaugh
Maj. Matt Cavanaugh

Fellow, Modern War Institute at West Point

Eliot Cohen
Dr. Eliot A. Cohen

Robert E. Osgood Professor of Strategic Studies, School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University

Davidson
Dr. Janine A. Davidson

President, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Davulcu
Hasan Davulcu

Associate Professor, School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering at Arizona State University

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Suzanne DiMaggio

Leader, Track 2 Initiative

Easterly
Jen Easterly

Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

Freakley
Lt. Gen. Benjamin C. Freakley

Professor of Practice of Leadership and Special Advisor to the President, Arizona State University

Hathaway
Oona A. Hathaway

Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law and Counselor to the Dean, Yale Law School

Kilcullen
Dr. David Kilcullen

ASU Future of War Senior Fellow

Gianni Koskinas
Gianni Koskinas

Senior Fellow, International Security Program, New America

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Robert M. Lee

Cybersecurity Policy Fellow, New America

Magsamen
Kelly Magsamen

Vice President for National Security, Center for American Progress

Nurkin
Tate Nurkin

CEO and Founder, OTH Intelligence Group LLC

O’Brien
James O’Brien

Senior Vice President of University Affairs and Chief of Staff, Arizona State University

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Douglas A. Ollivant

ASU Future of War Senior Fellow

Oweidat
Nadia Oweidat

Assistant Professor, Kansas State University

Ricks
Tom Ricks

Senior Columnist, Task & Purpose

Rosen
Nir Rosen

Special Adviser for Syria and Iraq, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue

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Daniel Rothenberg

Professor of Practice, School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University

Schake
Dr. Kori Schake

Deputy Director-General, International Institute for Strategic Studies

Shapiro
Dr. Scott Shapiro

Charles F. Southmayd Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy, Yale Law School

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Peter W. Singer

Strategist & Senior Fellow, New America

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Anne-Marie Slaughter

President and CEO, New America

Terry
Dr. Sue-Mi Terry

Senior Fellow for Korea at the Center for Strategic and International Studies

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Ian Wallace

Co-Director, Cybersecurity Initiative, New America

Watts
Clint Watts

Robert A. Fox Fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute

Yasseen
H.E. Ambassador Fareed Yasseen

Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to the United States

Schedule

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Registration
8:30 AM – 8:40 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Anne-Marie Slaughter President and CEO, New America
James O’Brien Senior Vice President of University Affairs and Chief of Staff to President Michael Crow, Arizona State University
8:40 AM – 9:25 AM
What Does the Army of the Future Look Like?
General Mark A. Milley Chief of Staff, U.S. Army
9:25 AM – 10:10 AM
How Can the United States Ensure It Wins the Cyber War of 2028?
Jen Easterly Managing Director and Head of the Cybersecurity Fusion Center, Morgan Stanley
Peter W. Singer Strategist and Senior Fellow, New America; Author, “Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War”
Robert M. Lee Founder and CEO, Dragos Inc.; Cybersecurity Fellow, New America
10:10 AM – 10:20 AM
Break
10:20 AM – 11:05 AM
How Will the Air Force Fight in Future Space, Air and Cyber Domains?
General Stephen W. Wilson Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force
Peter W. Singer Strategist and Senior Fellow, New America; Author, “Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War”
11:05 AM – 11:25 AM
Is Afghanistan Already Lost?
Gianni Koskinas CEO, the Hoplite Group; Senior Fellow, International Security program, New America
Candace Rondeaux Professor of Practice and Center on the Future of War Senior Fellow, ASU
11:25 AM – 11:35 AM
How to Harness Big Data to Respond to Violent Extremism?
Hasan Davulcu Co-director, ASU Center for Assured and Scalable Data Engineering; Creator, LookingGlass
11:35 AM – 12:15 PM
Do U.S. Generals Have Too Much Power?
Kori Schake Deputy Director-general, International Institute for Strategic Studies
Eliot A. Cohen Robert E. Osgood Professor of Strategic Studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS
Janine A. Davidson President, Metropolitan State University of Denver
MAJ Matt Cavanaugh Fellow, Modern War Institute at West Point
LTG (Ret.) Ben Freakley Professor of practice of Leadership and Special Adviser to the President, ASU
12:15 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch
1:00 PM – 1:40 PM
After ISIS: What Is Next in the Middle East?
H. E. Ambassador Fareed Yasseen Ambassador of Iraq to the United States
David Kilcullen ASU Future of War Senior Fellow, New America; President and CEO, Cordillera Applications Group
Nir Rosen Journalist and Author, “Aftermath: Following the Bloodshed of America’s Wars in the Muslim World”
Nadia Oweidat Assistant Professor, Kansas State University; Senior Fellow, New America
1:40 PM – 1:50 PM
#War: Tracking Russian Influence Operations on Twitter
Clint Watts Robert A. Fox Fellow, Program on the Middle East, Foreign Policy Research Institute
1:50 PM – 2:30 PM
How Does North Korea See the Future of War?
Sue Mi Terry Senior Fellow for the Korea Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Sharon Burke Director, Resource Security program, New America
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
How Should the Pentagon Use Artificial Intelligence?
Michael D. Griffin Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, Department of Defense
Evanna Hu Technologist and Founding Partner, Omelas
Stephen Rodriguez Senior Fellow, New America
3:00 PM – 3:20 PM
Are North Korean Decision Makers Rational?
Suzanne DiMaggio Leader, U.S.-North Korea Track 1.5 and Track 2 Diplomacy Initiatives; Fellow, New America
Anne-Marie Slaughter President and CEO, New America
3:20 PM – 3:30 PM
Break
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
What is the Future of U.S. National Security?
Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster National Security Advisor
Peter Bergen Director, International Security program, New America; National Security Analyst, CNN
4:30 PM – 4:50 PM
Can International Law Prevent Future Wars?
Oona Hathaway Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law and Counselor to the Dean, Yale Law School
Scott J. Shapiro Charles F. Southmayd Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy, Yale Law School
Daniel Rothenberg Professor of practice, School of Politics and Global Studies and Co-director, Center on the Future of War, ASU
4:50 PM – 5:30 PM
How Does China See the Future of War?
Kelly Magsamen Vice President for National Security and International Policy, Center for American Progress
Tate Nurkin Former Executive Director for Strategic Assessments, Jane’s by IHS Markit
Tom Ricks Senior Columnist, Task & Purpose; Author, Churchill and Orwell; and ASU Future of War Senior Fellow, New America
Venue

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

Future of War 2018 will be held in the Pavilion Room of the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.
Directions
By Car

Enter parking garage from any of the three entrance ramps
Follow posted GREEN signs for the Atrium elevator banks
Take Atrium North or Atrium South elevator to “G” Ground level
Exit the Atrium elevator and turn right
Walk to the intersection near the Environmental Protection Agency office lobby (in the Ronald Reagan Building) and make a right
Follow the corridor to the Pavilion elevator banks on the right hand side
Take the Pavilion elevators to the Second “2” Floor

By Cab or Metro from Metro Center (Red Line)

Enter the Moynihan Plaza at the corner of 13th and Pennsylvania Avenue
Walk towards ARIA Restaurant (orange awning)
Enter the building through the door on your right just before the restaurant
Once you are through the security checkpoint walk to the Pavilion elevator banks on your left
Take the Pavilion elevator to the Second “2” Floor

By Cab or Metro from Federal Triangle (Blue, Orange and Silver Lines)

Follow signs inside station to Ronald Reagan Building
Once inside the building, walk straight down the corridor to the ATM and turn right
Follow the directional signage toward the Conference Center
Once you reach the Business Center turn left
Walk to the Pavilion elevator bank and take the elevator to the 2nd floor

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