Speaker series announced for Autumn 2018

08 Aug 2018 3:10 PM | Jeremy Lewis (Administrator)

Three speakers are announced for Fall 2018, in a series on current and futuristic topics in world affairs. This is a timely departure from our past series exploring regions of the world. 

Tuesday 11 September 2018: Dr. Pano Yannakogeorgos, “A World at War With Itself: The Cyber Threat and Globalization”.  

The aim of this talk is to familiarize the audience with conflict that takes form in cyberspace. It is always evolving, the terrain is blurred between public and private entities, the weaponry is in a constant state of upgrade, and adversaries are indistinct and ubiquitous.  

Dr. Pano Yannakogeorgos (Ph. D. Rutgers University) is the founding Dean of the Air Force Cyber College at Air University. His expertise includes the intersection of cyber power, national security, and military operations; international cyber policy; and Eastern Mediterranean security. His most recent publication is The Cyber Threat and Globalization: The Impact to National and International Security (Rowman Littlefield, 2018). 

Tuesday 16 October 2018: Ambassador Roy, resident fellow at Troy University, "Modern Diplomacy".

Tuesday 13 November 2018: Dr. Grant Hammond, “The Revolution in Security Affairs”

We are in an era of “unrestricted warfare” declared by China in 1999 in which we are in competition, conflict and combat 24/7/365 around the globe, in space and cyber space. This presentation will examine how and why this has happened as it has and the implications, now and in the future.

Dr. Grant Hammond (PhD SAIS, Johns Hopkins University) recently retired from the USAF Center for Strategy and Technology after 29 years of federal service and as President of ALWAC. He is the author of 3 books (Countertrade Offset and Barter in International Political Economy; Plowshares into Swords: Arms Races in International Politics; The Mind of War: John Boyd and American Security), editor of a fourth (John Boyd’s Discourse on Winning and Losing) and has two more in progress. 

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