MARCH 21, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C.
New America and Arizona State University invite you to the Future of War Conference 2017 on March 21 in Washington, D.C. The event will feature leaders from government, military, journalism, academia, and the private sector exploring questions of international security and defense, including:
- How will military innovations change the future force structure?
- What lessons can social sciences teach us about what comes next for post-ISIS areas of Iraq and Syria?
- How big should the U.S. military be?
- What will U.S. relations with Russia and China look like in four years?
- With the weaponization of social media, what is the future of war online?
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 nature of armed conflict and systematic violence.
8:45 AM – 9:00 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
Tomorrow’s Army: A Conversation with General Mark Milley
10:10 AM – 10:55 AM
Tomorrow’s Air Force: A Conversation with General David Goldfein
10:55 AM – 11:15 AM
What are the Lessons of Colombia’s Peace Deal with the FARC for Ending Other Civil Wars?
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Keynote: Eric Schmidt
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
12:30 PM – 12:40 PM
Social Media Jihad 2.0: Inside ISIS’ Global Recruitment and Incitement Campaign
12:40 PM – 1:20 PM
War Goes Viral: What Does It Mean When Social Media is Weaponized
1:20 PM – 2:05 PM
What’s Next for Iraq and Syria
2:05 PM – 2:15 PM
2:15 PM – 2:45 PM
Can We Stop War Before It Starts?
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM
3:00 PM – 3:20 PM
The Future of Afghanistan: A Conversation with H.E. Dr. Hamdullah Mohib
3:20 PM – 3:45 PM
Moral Injury: What Are The Future Costs of Today’s Wars?
3:45 PM – 3:55 PM
How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon
3:55 PM – 4:30 PM
Can We Move Beyond Buzzwords? Can Innovation Actually Hack The Acquisition Cycle?
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
The Bear and the Dragon: What Will The Future Bring in US-China-Russia Relations?
5:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Closing Remarks & Reception
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Exclusive Screening of LEGION OF BROTHERS followed by Cast & Crew Q&A Session