CNAS Live Events

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Special Event: Law Enforcement, Homeland Security and Intelligence in the Biden Administration

On November 23, 2020, CNAS CEO Richard Fontaine hosted a conversation with Sec. Jeh Johnson, Member of the CNAS Board of Directors and former Secretary of Homeland Security, Susan M. Gordon, former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, and Carrie Cordero, CNAS Robert M. Gates Senior Fellow, about the intelligence, law enforcement, and homeland security challenges facing the incoming Biden administration.

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Virtual Panel Discussion with Congressman Jim Himes on Investment and Innovation in the Intelligence Community

On November 18, 2020, CNAS hosted a virtual discussion featuring Congressman Jim Himes, Michael Brown of the Defense Innovation Unit, Corin Stone of American University's Washington College of Law, Martijn Rasser, and Carrie Cordero about the future of innovation and investment in the intelligence community (IC). Congressman Himes, Chairman of the Strategic Technologies and Advanced Research (STAR) Subcommittee of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, discussed the Subcommittee's new report, Rightly Scaled, Carefully Open, Indefinitely Agile: Reconfiguring to Win the Innovation Race in the Intelligence Community. This report details the need for investment and innovation in the intelligence community in order to retain America's global competitiveness.

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Special Event: The Biden Pentagon and the Future of U.S. Defense

The Department of Defense has seen a series of high-level resignations and departures, including the dismissal of former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, which will have an immediate impact on the Pentagon and the transition. Beyond the current tumult, the world is looking ahead to see how President-elect Biden and his administration will set and implement defense priorities over the next four years.

To unpack these developments and their implications for American defense policy, CNAS CEO Richard Fontaine hosted a conversation with Robert O. Work, CNAS Senior Counselor for Defense and former Deputy Secretary of Defense, on November 17, 2020.

Mr. Fontaine and Mr. Work were joined by Eric Sayers, Adjunct Senior Fellow in the CNAS Asia-Pacific Security Program, Diem Salmon, Adjunct Senior Fellow in the CNAS Defense Program, and Becca Wasser, Fellow in the CNAS Defense Program, for an interactive panel discussion featuring live polling and Q&A from the online audience.

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Special Event: The Biden Administration and the Future of U.S. National Security

As President-Elect Joseph Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris begin to form their administration, the United States will soon turn its gaze to the next four years of foreign policy and national security. The new administration will face an enormous range of military, economic, and diplomatic challenges that will test—but also provide opportunities for—U.S. competitiveness at home and abroad.

To assess these challenges and the national security implications of the 2020 election, CNAS CEO Richard Fontaine hosted a conversation with Dr. Kurt Campbell, Chairman of the CNAS Board of Directors and author of Difficult Transitions: Why Presidents Fail in Foreign Policy at the Outset of Power, on November 9, 2020.

Immediately following the conversation, Mr. Fontaine was joined by Carrie Cordero, CNAS Robert M. Gates Senior Fellow, Loren DeJonge Schulman, CNAS Adjunct Senior Fellow, Kara Frederick, CNAS Fellow for Technology and National Security, and other CNAS experts for an interactive panel discussion featuring live polling and Q&A from the online audience.

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Virtual Fireside Chat with Congressman Adam Smith

On October 29, 2020, Congressman Adam Smith, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, joined the CNAS Defense Program for a conversation moderated by Richard Fontaine.

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Virtual Conversation With Director of the Defense Digital Service Brett Goldstein

On October 21, 2020, the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) hosted a webinar with Director of the Defense Digital Service Brett Goldstein. Susanna Blume and Paul Scharre moderated the conversation.

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Common Code: An Alliance Framework for Democratic Technology Policy

On October 21, 2020, the Center for a New American Security hosted the launch of the Technology and National Security Program's new report, "Common Code: An Alliance Framework for Democratic Technology Policy."

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Asia-Pacific Security

Richard Fontaine and Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian Discuss America and the Post-Pandemic World

At the launch of the CNAS 2020 National Security Conference, CNAS CEO Richard Fontaine and Axios China Reporter Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian discussed challenges and opportunities...

Defense

Virtual Panel Discussion: Serious Games: How the Pentagon Uses Wargames to Develop Ideas and Inform Decisions

Jun 16, 2020

Asia-Pacific Security

Virtual Report Launch: Countering Chinese and Russian Digital Influence Operations

May 7, 2020

Energy, Economics, & Security

Virtual Report Launch: Coercive Economic Measures in the U.S.-China Relationship

Apr 24, 2020

Energy, Economics, & Security

Virtual Roundtable: U.S. Sanctions Policy and COVID-19

Apr 17, 2020

Defense

Fireside Chat with General David H. Berger

Mar 10, 2020

Washington, D.C.

Live Events

CNAS 2018 Annual Conference: Strategic Competition

Jun 21, 2018

Washington, DC

Defense

Evolving the Future Force

Mar 29, 2018

Washington, DC

Michael J. Zak Grand Strategy Lecture Featuring Robert D. Kaplan

Mar 7, 2018

Washington, DC