Highlights from the Roberta Wohlstetter Forum on National Security

A forum on national security honors the legacy of Roberta Wohlstetter, a military analyst who worked at RAND from its creation in 1948 until 1965. Panelists discuss the events, capabilities, technologies, and methodologies that demand new concepts for national security and defense.

Speakers and Moderators

  • Caroline Baxter, Senior Policy Analyst, RAND
  • Nadia Bilbassy-Charters, Washington Bureau Chief, Al Arabiya
  • Elizabeth Bodine-Baron, Engineer; Associate Director, Force Modernization and Employment Program, Project Air Force; Co-Director, Center for Applied Network Analysis and System Science, RAND
  • Cherie Emerson, Army G3/5/7 Strategic Analysis Division
  • Susan Hennessey, Fellow in National Security in Governance Studies; Executive Editor, Lawfare, Brookings Institution
  • Elsa B. Kania, Adjunct Fellow, Technology and National Security Program, Center for a New American Security
  • Jennifer Kavanagh, Associate Director, Strategy, Doctrine, and Resources Program, RAND Arroyo Center; Political Scientist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School, RAND
  • Sylvie Lanteaume, National Security Correspondent, Agence France Presse
  • Elise Labott, Global Affairs Correspondent, CNN
  • Stacie Pettyjohn, Co-Director, Center for Gaming; Senior Political Scientist; Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School, RAND
  • Melissa Rowe, Vice President, Global Research Talent, RAND
  • Lara Schmidt, Director, Strategy, Policy, and Operations Program, Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC); Senior Statistician, RAND
  • Cortney Weinbaum, Management Scientist, RAND
  • Yuna Wong, Policy Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School, RAND
  • Keynote Conversation

    • Kimberly Kagan, Founder and President, Institute for the Study of War
    • Christine Wormuth, Director, International Security and Defense Policy Center; Senior Fellow, RAND

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    RAND Hosts Forum on 21st-Century Warfare Honoring Roberta Wohlstetter

    Nov 26, 2018

    National security experts, flag officers, and decisionmakers attended the Roberta Wohlstetter Forum on National Security at RAND's Washington office on October 24. The featured speakers, moderators, organizers, donor, and namesake for the event were all women.