NEAR EARTH OBJECTS: ADDRESSING THE CURRENT THREAT LEVEL. 7/8, Noon-1:30pm. Sponsors: Secure World Foundation (SWF); American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Center for Science, Technology, and Security. Speakers: Dr. Irwin Shapiro, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics; Dr. Mark Boslough, Principle Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories; Lindley Johnson, NASA's Headquarters Program Executive for NASA's Near Earth Object Program; Victoria Samson, SWF Washington Office Director.
TALKING TO THE TALIBAN: HOPE OVER HISTORY? 7/8, 12:15-1:45pm. Sponsor: New American Foundation. Speakers: Amb. Omar Samad, Senior Central Asia Fellow, National Security Studies Program, New America Foundation; Ryan Evans, Assistant Director, Center for the National Interest, Co-author; Peter Neumann, Director, International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation, Co-author; Moderator Ben Connable, International Policy Analyst, RAND Corporation.
HOW DOES OUR NEED FOR FOREIGN ENERGY RESOURCES IMPACT OUR NATIONAL SECURITY? A Conversation With Former CIA Director Ambassador James Woolsey. 7/8. 6:30-8:30pm. Sponsor: Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Speaker: James Woolsey, former Central Intelligence director and chair of the board of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and a venture partner with Lux Capital Management.