Roberta Wohlstetter Forum on National Security

Roberta Wohlstetter Forum on National Security

Event Details


Wednesday, October 24, 2018


8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Eastern
Program begins at 8:30 a.m.


Continental breakfast and lunch will be served


RAND Corporation
1200 South Hayes Street
Arlington, Virginia 22202-5050

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Forum Program

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Registration and coffee
8:30 – 8:45 a.m.
Opening Remarks
8:45 – 9:45 a.m.
First Panel: Fighting a Disinformation War
  • Elise Labott, CNN Global Affairs Correspondent (Moderator)
  • Jennifer Kavanagh, RAND, "Truth Decay as National Security Threat"
  • Elizabeth Bodine-Baron, RAND, "Disinformation and the United States"
  • Susan Hennessey, Brookings Institute, "Free Speech and National Security"
9:45 – 10:00 a.m.
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Second Panel: Technology as a Battlefield Game Changer
  • Sylvie Lanteaume, National Security Correspondent, Agence France Presse (Moderator)
  • Cortney Weinbaum, RAND, "Assessment of the Latest Emerging Technologies"
  • Elsa B. Kania, Center for a New American Security, "The Operational Impact of Artificial Intelligence"
  • Stacie Pettyjohn, RAND, "Lessons from Multi-Domain Operations"
11:00 – 11:15 a.m.
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Third Panel: The Uncertain Future of Warfare
  • Nadia Bilbassy, Washington Bureau Chief, Al Arabiya (Moderator)
  • Yuna Wong, RAND, "Wargaming as a Preparatory and Pedagogical Tool"
  • Lara Schmidt, RAND, "Cyber Preparedness"
  • Cherie Emerson, Army G3/5/7 Strategic Analysis Division, "Strategies for an Uncertain Future"
12:15 – 12:30 p.m.
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Keynote Conversation and Lunch
  • Christine Wormuth, Director, International Security and Defense Policy Center, RAND
  • Kimberly Kagan, Founder and President, Institute for the Study of War