NatSec Nightcap with Mike Waltz
Congressman Mike Waltz, U.S. Representative for Florida’s 6th Congressional District, who shared his insight on critical national security issues ranging from China’s growing threat as a military, economic, and space power to its complicated ties to Wall Street and its treatment of the Uyghurs. Rep. Waltz also explored other important issues with NSI Director and Executive DirectorJamil N. Jaffer, such as U.S efforts to halt Iran’s nuclear ambitions and the impact of the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan for peace and stability in the region.
NSI 2020: Is Conflict with China Inevitable?
As tensions between Washington and Beijing continue to rise, geopolitical competition remains the focal point of U.S. foreign and defense policy. Join us for a timely conversation withAdmiral James Stavridis and Elliot Ackerman, authors of2034: A Novel About the Next World War, as they discuss with NSI Advisory Board member, Carmen Medina the political, economic, andmilitary ramificationsof the future conflict.
Sources of Conflict in Mozambique and the Path Forward
A surge of insurgent activity from ISIS Mozambique has the potential to deepen famine conditions in the country, hurt investment in a burgeoning natural gas sector, and destabilize the region. The United States has sent in special forces to help support the military in Mozambique and the terrorist designation has drawn increasing interest from national security leaders on Capitol Hill. In order to better understand the conflict and determine whether and how the United States should get involved, we've brought together a group of experts who have worked on this issues in both the Obama and Trump administrations and in Congress to discuss.Speakers include:Lester Munson, NSI Senior Fellow and former Staff Director of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (@lestermunson)Morgan Viña, NSI Visiting Fellow and former Chief of Staff to Ambassador Nikki HaleyNicole Wilett, Chief of Staff at Open Society Foundations and former Director of African Affairs at the National Security Council
The Cyberspace Solarium Commission: A Year After The Report
It has been a little over a year since the release of the blockbuster Cyberspace Solarium Commission Report. A significant number of the Commission's over 50 legislative proposals were adopted in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2020. We've brought together an esteemed group of NSI's emerging technologies and cybersecurity experts to discuss the impact of the Commission, the implementation of its recommendations, and what there is left to do to protect Americans in cyberspace.Featured Experts Include:Matt Hayden, NSI Visiting Fellow and former Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Cyber, Infrastructure, Risk and Resilience PolicyJC Herz, NSI Visiting Fellow and COO of Ion ChannelKiersten Todt, NSI Visiting Fellow, Managing Director of the Cyber Readiness Institute, and CEO of Liberty Group Venturesand Moderator Megan Brown, NSI Senior Fellow, Co-Director of NSI's Emerging Technologies and Cybersecurity working group, and Partner at Wiley Rein LLPBe sure to subscribe to NSI Live to get all of these conversations and more!
NSI 2020: Technology Innovation and American National Security — Should the U.S. Have an Industrial Policy for Rare Earths?
On February 24, President Biden signed an executive order focused on protecting America's supply chains with a specific section on rare earth elements.In early March, the House Armed Services Committee stood up a taskforce focused on examining and identifying vulnerabilities and threats facing the defense industrial base which includes the threat posed by China over access to rare earth elements.America’s national security and technological leadership is directly tied to our access to rare earth elements.NSI Founder and Executive Director Jamil N. Jaffer held a fireside chat with Jeff Green, President and Founder of J. A. Green and Company, to discuss what America can do to secure our rare earth supply chain and what the government can do to bolster U.S. production.Tune in to find our about:The impact of President Biden's Executive Orderon America’s Supply ChainsHow Congress can take steps to incentivize private sector investment in rare earth elementsHow the Defense Production Act can be used to protect the defense industrial base from Chinese captureBe sure to subscribe to NSI Live to get all of these conversations and more!
NatSec Nightcap with Leon Panetta
Join us for a conversation with Secretary Panetta, who will share insight from his storied career in national security and intelligence, and cover topics such as Great Power Competition and global flashpoints, threats and opportunities presented by cyber space, and the importance of public service.Featuring:Secretary Leon Panetta,former U.S. Secretary of Defense and former Director of the CIAJamil N. Jaffer,Founder and Executive Director,National Security Institute
NSI 2020: China's Rise - Competition in Cyberspace
The National Security Institute was excited to host the latest event in ourChina’s Rise: Confronting China’s Challenge to the World Orderproject onWednesday, March 3 at 1 PM.As near-peer competition intensifies, China continues to develop its technological capabilities to gain influence and project power in the Indo-Pacific region and across the globe. Join Fox News National Security Correspondent, Jennifer Griffin, and Vice Admiral T.J. White (ret.), former Commander of the United States Fleet Cyber Command, United States Tenth Fleet, to discuss China’s military modernization and how the United States can adapt its strategy to deter and defend against China’s cyber capabilities that threaten the international- rules-based order.
Attack on the Capitol: Responding to Domestic Terrorism
As part of NSI's response to the attack on the Capitol on January 6th, we are hosting a series of podcast conversations on different aspects of the attack.We wrap up this mini-series with an episode focused on how law enforcement should work to combat domestic terrorism, whether new legal tools are necessary, and the threat moving forward.Speakers included:Matt Olsen, NSI Advisory Board member and former Director of the National Counterterrorism CenterOlivia Troye, former Homeland Security, Counterterrorism and White House Coronavirus Task Force Advisor to Vice President PenceRob Walker, NSI Visiting Fellow and Executive Director, Homeland Security Experts Group
Attack on the Capitol: America's Standing in the World
As part of NSI's response to the attack on the Capitol on January 6th, we are hosting a series of podcast conversations on different aspects of the attack. This episode features a discussion of the impact of the events on January 6th on America's image, soft power, and standing in the world.Speakers included:Dmitri Alperovitch, NSI Advisory Board member and Co-Founder and Chairman of the Silverado Policy AcceleratorStewart Baker, NSI Advisory Board member and first Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for PolicyCarmen Medina, NSI Advisory Board member and former Deputy Director for Intelligence of the Central Intelligence AgencyLester Munson, NSI Senior Fellow and former Staff Director of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee