The Future of War Conference brought together a collection of experts to address key issues and challenges arising from the changing nature of conflict and war on March 10, 2016, in Washington, D.C. 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, in conjunction with Defense One.
Catch the event’s full agenda here.
Or watch the following conference discussions below:
Opening remarks from James O’Brien, Senior Vice President of University Affairs and Chief of Staff to President Michael Crow, Arizona State University; and Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and Chief Executive Officer, New America.
The Future Of War On Land with U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley and CNN’s Barbara Starr.
What Will Define Future Conflict? A View From the Flag Officers with Maj. Gen. Maggie Woodard, Retired, Former Director of the Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office of the Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force and former Commander of 17th Air Force and U.S. Air Forces Africa; Lt. Gen. Robert Schmidle, Principal Deputy Director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation, Office of the Secretary of Defense and former Deputy Commandant for Aviation, U.S. Marine Corps; Lt. Gen. Rusty Findley, Retired, Former Vice Commander, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base and former Director of Strategy, Plans and Policy, U.S. Central Command; Lt. Gen. Ben Freakley, Retired, Former Commanding General, United States Army Accessions Command and former Commanding General, 10th Mountain Division; and moderated by Kevin Baron, Executive Editor, Defense One.
The End of Secrets: How Open Source Intelligence Identified the Brigade that Shot Down MH-17 Over Ukraine with Aric Toler, Contributing Writer, RuNet Echo, Global Voices.
From the Streets of Raqqa to the Beltway: How Will The Wars Of The Future Be Reported? with Abdalaziz Alhamza, Co-founder, Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently; Joe Byerly, Founding Member, Military Writer’s Guild; Vivian Salama, Deputy U.S. Political Editor and former Baghdad Bureau Chief, Associated Press; Sharon Weinberger, National Security Reporter, The Intercept; moderated by Tom Ricks, Senior Advisor to the International Security Program, New America and Contributing Editor, Foreign Policy magazine.
Living in the Era of Future War: How Will Persistent Conflict Shape Our Society? with Rosa Brooks, Senior Future of War Fellow, New America/ASU; Dr. Rob Johnson, Director, Oxford Changing Character of War Programme; moderated by Daniel Rothenberg, Co-Director ASU/New America Future of War Program.
How Will Strategy Shape the Future of War? with Sir Lawrence Freedman, Emeritus Professor of War Studies, King’s College London; moderated by Peter Bergen, Vice President, New America.
How Will Marines Fight in the Future? with Gen. Robert B. Neller, Commandant of the Marine Corps; moderated by Peter Singer, Strategist and Senior Fellow, New America.
Going Viral: What Are the Risks of Emerging Infectious Diseases? with Dr. George Poste, Chief Scientist, Complex Adaptive Systems and Regents’ Professor and Del E. Webb Chair in Health Innovation at Arizona State University.
The Future Of War At Sea with Adm. John M. Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations; moderated by Jim Sciutto, Chief National Security Correspondent, CNN.