Scanning the Horizon for 2018: What’s Next in Cyber and Space?

Hosted ByThe International Institute for Strategic Studies
Event Details
DateJanuary 30, 2018
Time2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Address2121 K Street NW, Suite 801, Washington, D.C. 20037Map

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Join us at the International Institute for Strategic Studies for a strategic retrospective on the most salient events of 2017, followed by analytic forecasts for the new year. Military and commercial developments in both cyberspace and outer space are posing new foreign policy challenges. The two presenters will highlight potentially destabilizing trends and assess their likely impact on the future of international peace and security.

The discussion will be chaired by IISS-Americas Executive Director Mark Fitzpatrick. After the presentations and Q&A, a reception will take place from 4:30-5:30pm. Attendees are encouraged to invite guests who may be interested in the work of the Institute.

Sean Kanuck is Director of Future Conflict and Cyber Security at the IISS, where he leads the programme that assesses advanced technologies and forecasts the evolution of strategic risk. He also currently serves as Chair of the Research Advisory Group for the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace and is a co-organizer of the Roundtable on Military Cyber Stability between China, Russia, and the US. From 2011-2016, he served as the first US National Intelligence Officer for Cyber Issues after a decade in the Central Intelligence Agency’s Information Operations Center.

Todd Harrison is Director of the Aerospace Security Project and Director of Defense Budget Analysis at CSIS. As a Senior Fellow in the International Security Program, he leads the Center’s efforts to provide in-depth, nonpartisan research and analysis of space security, air power, and defense funding issues. He previously worked at Booz Allen Hamilton, where he consulted for the Air Force on satellite communications systems and supported a variety of other clients evaluating the performance of acquisition programs.

Mark Fitzpatrick is Executive Director of IISS–Americas, responsible for representing the institute in the Western Hemisphere. He also heads the IISS Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy Programme.