On March 10th the New America Foundation and Arizona State University will host their second annual Future of War Conference. The conference is streamed live, so it’s a great opportunity to take a brief pause in the work week and think about the challenges presented by the future of war and the opportunities we have now to prepare to address them. I’ve included a link to their website and a brief summary of the conference below.
Check out their website for more information!
The Future of War Conference brings together a collection of experts to address key issues and challenges arising from the changing nature of conflict and war. The conference is a part of initiative linking New America, a nonpartisan research public policy institute and civic enterprise, and Arizona State University, one of the nation’s largest public research universities.
The event will explore a variety of topics, including sessions on such topics as:
- What is the Future of Land Warfare? Air? Sea? Space and Cyberwarfare?
- Where will the innovation that shapes the future military come from?
- How will Human Performance Modification shape the future of war?
- What are the key lessons for war from the latest Social Science research?
- What is the future of Hybrid Warfare?
- How is Open Source Intelligence + Citizen Journalism shaping our understanding of war?
- What lessons does Syria have for how the wars of the future will begin and end?
- How will the integration of women in combat role shape the US military of 2025?
- How will war be reported in the future, and by whom?
The attendees will include military officers and government policymakers, as well as experts in fields that range from history and international affairs to human rights and law. The confirmed speakers include General Mark A. Milley, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army; Admiral John M. Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations; Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster, Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center and Deputy Commanding General, Futures, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command; Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO, New America and former Director of Policy Planning, U.S. State Department; Sir Lawrence Freedman, Emeritus Professor of War Studies, King’s College London; Peter W. Singer, New America Strategist and Senior Fellow and author, Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War; Sharon Burke, New America Fellow and former Assistant Secretary of Defense; Douglas Ollivant, ASU and New America Future of War Senior Fellow, former Director for Iraq at the National Security Council, and Partner, Mantid International; Janine di Giovanni, Middle East Editor, Newsweek; David Kilcullen, Founder and Chairman, Caerus Global Solutions and New America Future of War Senior Fellow; Tom Ricks, New America Senior Advisor for National Security and Contributing Editor, Foreign Policy; Stathis Kalyvas, Professor and Director of the Program on Order, Conflict, and Violence, Yale University; Michael Semple, former Deputy Director to the EU Special Representative for Afghanistan; Nir Rosen, Special Advisor, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue and journalist; Peter Bergen, New America Vice President, Professor of Practice, Arizona State University, and author of the new book United States of Jihad; Sharon Weinberger, National Security Reporter, The Intercept; Vivian Salama, U.S. Political Editor and former Baghdad Bureau Chief, Associated Press; Major Joe Byerly, U.S. Army blogger, The Green Notebook and Founding Member, The Military Writers Guild; and T. Gibbons Neff, Staff Writer, Washington Post and former infantryman, U.S. Marine Corps.