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2010-2011 Rethinking Seminar Series

 In Rethinking the Future International Security Environment Seminar Series speakers explored possible future international environments including potential adversaries and threats to US National Security focusing on topics such as:

  • Regional areas of concern (i.e., the Middle East, China, Russia, and N. Korea)
  • Economics and National Security through examinations of potential economic threats to the US and her allies including:
    • The use of sovereign wealth funds to manipulate markets and currencies
    • Nation state economic collapse, sovereign default, and nation state instability
    • US and Allies’ budgets, deficits and their ability/inability to fund robust national security infrastructures
  • Resource Competition and Scarcity including issues of energy, water, agriculture and strategic minerals competition

About the Seminars: Throughout the entire run of the JHU/APL Rethinking Seminar Series no-cost, public seminars have been held approximately monthly in Arlington, VA, near the Pentagon. Since 2005 the Seminars were video-taped and posted on this website after each event. All video, audio, presentation, and bulletized notes files from previous years remain available. Additionally, videos from our 6th series (Rethinking US Grand Strategy and Foreign Policy) are currently available on the JHU/APL Seminars YouTube Playlist - Rethinking Seminar Series where you can easily comment on or share the videos.

NOTE: The opinions expressed by the speakers listed below are solely their own and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.

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April 28, 2011
The Honorable Michèle Flournoy
DoD in the Future Security Environment

Notes   Audio (17MB)  View Video     Download Video (249MB)

March 28, 2011
Mr. Vitaliy N. Katsenelson
China and the Global Economy

Presentation  Notes   Audio (24MB)  View Video     Download Video (411MB)

February 16, 2011
Dr. Martin Libicki
Cyber-Security and Cyber-Deterrence

Presentation  Notes   Audio (25MB)  View Video     Download Video (436MB)

January 20, 2011
GEN Michael Hayden
Future National Security

Notes   Audio (32MB)  View Video     Download Video (513MB)

December 7, 2010
Mr. James G. Rickards
Economics and National Security

Outline  Presentation  Notes   Audio (32MB)  View Video     Download Video (583 MB)

Dr. Geoffery Kemp November 1, 2010
Dr. Geoffrey Kemp
Rethinking Future US Involvement in the Middle East

Presentation   Notes    Audio (25MB)  View Video     Download Video (438 MB)

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