The Changing Character of War?
While the nature of war is enduring, its character depends on the context within which wars occur. Contemporary politics, technology, societal norms, and military objectives and strategies directly influence the character of war. This year's strategy conference will examine political, technological, and social trends of the emerging operating environment and consider the implications of these trends for the character of war, U.S. security policies and strategies, and the future of our Army.
The U.S. Army War College's Annual Strategy Conference for 2017 will take place on 26-27 April 2017. The full conference will available via real-time broadcast on the internet to ensure the broadest access for military, government, and public audiences. This virtual audience will have the opportunity to interact (Q&A) with speakers and panelists in real-time via e-mail and twitter. The USAWC resident class and invited guests will comprise the on-site audience.
|Day 1 - Wednesday, April 26, 2017|
|0830-0845||Welcome and Administrative Remarks
Major General William E. Rapp
|0845-0945||Keynote: The Changing Character of War
Opening Address: Sir Hew Strachan, Professor of International Relations, University of St Andrews
Moderator: Professor Howard C. Taylor, National Security Agency Visiting Professor, U.S. Army War College
Panelists: Dr. Emily Goldman, Director of US Cyber Command / National Security Agency Combined Action Group; Dr. Robert W. Sadowski, Senior Research Scientist, Directorate of Research, Technology and Integration, U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC); Brigadier General Randolph J. Staudenraus, Director, Plan and Programs, Air National Guard Readiness Center
|1300-1400||Keynote: The Changing Character of War
Military Address: Lieutenant General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Director, J-5, Strategic Pans and Policy, Joint Staff
|Day 2 - Thursday, April 27, 2017|
|0835-1040||International Perspectives Panel
Moderator: Ambassador Daniel Shields, U.S. Army War College
Panelists: Dr. Graham Allison, Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Douglas Dillon Professor of Government at Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government; Major General Roger Noble, Deputy Commanding General (North) for United States Army Pacific; Mr. Leonid I. Polyakov, Chairman, Expert Council for the Center for Armament, Disarmament, and Conversion Studies (CADCS); Admiral Manfred Nielson, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (ACT), NATO; Dr. Larry M. Wortzel, President, Asia Strategy and Risks, LLC
|1100-1215||Social Change Panel
Moderator: Dr. Steven K. Metz, Director of Research, U.S. Army War College
Panelists: Dr. Christopher Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy, Cato Institute; Mr. John Robb, Author, Militay Analyst, Contributor to â€œGlobal Guerrillasâ€�; Dr. Tammy Schultz, Director of National Security and Joint Warfare and Professor of Strategic Studies at the U.S. Marine Corps War College
|1330-1445||Strategy and Policy Implications Panel
Moderator: Dr. Antulio (Tony) J. Echevarria, Editor, U.S. Army War College Quarterly - Parameters
|1445-1450||Conference Closing Remarks
- About the Conference
- There is no registration needed to view conference events via the internet or to access videos after the event. The USAWC resident class and invited guests will comprise the on-site audience. There is no general public registration for the event.
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