Enrollment: Unlimited: No advance sign-up
Attendance: Participants welcome at individual sessions
Contemporary Military Topics (series of three sessions)
Sponsor(s): Center for International Studies, MIT Security Studies Program
Contact: Elina Hamilton, email@example.com
|Jan/23||Tue||01:30PM-03:30PM||E40-496, Lucian Pye Conf Rm|
Of Starships & Tallships: Human Spaceflight Exploration in US Grand Strategy: The history of the military's role in human spaceflight sheds great insight on how spaceflight features in attainment of state grand strategy goals. US, Russian & Chinese spaceflight cases offer lessons of conquest & military power. We'll explore the basis of a viable US spacepower strategy that leverages today¿s human spaceflight industry.
LTC Randy Gordon, USAF - PhD
|Jan/25||Thu||01:00PM-03:00PM||E40-496, Lucian Pye Conf Rm|
Recent actions by U.S. competitors, the proliferation of advanced technology once only available to the U.S. military, and the changing character of the future operating environment imply that the U.S. Army must adapt to anticipate the demands of future armed conflict. This seminar will discuss anticipated changes to future warfare and implications for U.S. Army doctrinal, operational and technological innovation.
LTC Warren Sponsler, USA, LTC Doug Copeland, USA
|Feb/01||Thu||01:00PM-03:00PM||E40-496, Lucian Pye Conf Rm.|
The Navy and Marine Corps need a strategic view of the future operating environment to guide future fleet design & architecture for US maritime superiority thru 2045. The future fleet will include new ship, submarine & aircraft design, manned & unmanned systems, & use of AI. Other areas for ethics & policy-related discussion include the use of synthetic biology, CRISPR technology & tech-enhanced humans in defense.
Lt. Col. Shannon Brown USMC, Captain Peter T. Mirisola, USN