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Maritime Security Dialogue: A Discussion with the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps [Video]

Join the CSIS International Security Program and the U.S. Naval Institute for a Maritime Security Dialogue event with General Eric Smith, USMC, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps on Monday, July 18, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. ET. Dr. Seth G. Jones will moderate a discussion on Force Design 2030 and Talent Management 2030 within the Marine Corps, featuring an introduction by VADM Pete Daly, USN, (Ret.), Chief Executive Officer and Publisher, United States Naval Institute.The Maritime Security Dialogue series brings together CSIS and the U.S. Naval Institute, two of the nation’s most respected non-partisan institutions. The series highlights the particular challenges facing the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, from national level maritime policy to naval concept development and program design. Given budgetary challenges, technological opportunities, and ongoing strategic adjustments, the nature and employment of U.S. maritime forces are likely to undergo significant change over the next ten to fifteen years. The Maritime Security Dialogue provides an unmatched forum for discussion of these issues with the nation’s maritime leaders.General Smith is currently serving as the 36th Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps. General Smith graduated from Texas A&M University and was commissioned in 1987. He has commanded at every level, including Weapons Company, 2d Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment during Operation Assured Response in Monrovia, Liberia; 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment during Operation Iraqi Freedom; and 8th Marine Regiment/ Regimental Combat Team 8 during Operation Enduring Freedom. He also served in Caracas, Venezuela as part of the U.S. Military Group. As a General Officer, he commanded U.S. Marine Corps Forces Southern Command, 1st Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, and Marine Corps Combat Development Command. General Smith’s staff assignments as a General Officer include serving as the Director of Capability Development Directorate, Combat Development and Integration; Senior Military Assistant to both the Deputy Secretary of Defense and Secretary of Defense; and Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration.This event is made possible by support from HII. ———————————————A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/

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U.S.-India Clean Energy and Climate Action and Collaboration: A Subnational Perspective [Video]

Please join the CSIS Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies and the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) for an event (both in-person and online).In the United States as in India, state governments play a critical role in addressing climate change, whether by advancing clean energy technologies, demonstrating the viability of innovative policy and regulatory approaches, or engaging stakeholders to manage the impacts of the transition. This meeting will bring together policy leaders in both countries to explore opportunities for continued subnational and international cooperation and best practice exchange in financing, technology, and policy innovation.Opening Remarks and Welcome8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.Speaker:Katherine Hedda, Center for Strategic and International StudiesKeynote: U.S. Department of Energy Leadership in America and Abroad9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.In this opening keynote, the U.S. Department of Energy will highlight key priorities and strategies for advancing America’s security, economic competitiveness, and energy systems through collaboration, partnership, and capacity-building from the subnational to the international levels. Speaker:David Turk, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of EnergyHarnessing State-Federal Decision Making and Coordination in the United States and India9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.The long-standing partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy and India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy represents a commitment from top levels of government to drastically scale clean energy technologies in pursuit of shared climate goals. Achieving impact through this bilateral engagement will require not only mobilization within the U.S. federal government and Indian central government, but support and implementation at the state and local levels. This opening panel session will explore how national and state policymaking and innovation can be effectively harnessed for impactful and meaningful climate action. Panel Speakers:Representative, Office of International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy (invited)Dinesh Jagdale, Joint Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India (invited)David Terry, Executive Director, NASEOJeevan Kumar Jethani, Executive Director, AREASModerated by:Joseph Majkut, Director, Energy Security and Climate Change Program, CSIS (invited)State Clean Energy Leadership: Informing Policy Innovation through best practices and Stakeholder Engagement10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.U.S. and Indian states are in the crucial position of navigating climate goals in the context of their unique economic, market, and political landscapes. In this session, state policy leaders from both countries will highlight their successes, lessons learned, and future plans for advancing clean energy and climate solutions in their states, economies, and communities. Speakers:Representative, Government of JharkhandNikunja Bihari Dhal, Principal Secretary, Energy, Government of OdishaRepresentative, Government of Madhya PradeshDr. Will Toor, Executive Director, Colorado Energy OfficeRepresentative, U.S. State Energy OfficeRobert Jackson, Director, Energy Office, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and EnergyAvinash Kumar, Principal Secretary, Energy, Government of JharkhandModerated by Sandy Fazeli, Senior Managing Director, National Association of State Energy OfficialsKeynote: Catalyzing Connections through Philanthropic Investment11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.This keynote presentation will highlight the significant projects supported by the SED Fund, whose mission is to catalyze resources and leadership for an equitable energy transition and climate action, in cultivating U.S.-India subnational clean energy collaboration and partnership.Speaker:Vikas Mehta, SED FundModerated by a Representative from a U.S. State Energy OfficeThis event is made possible with generous support from SED Fund.———————————————A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/

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Surveying the US-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC) State of Play [Video]

Please join the Scholl Chair in International Business and the Strategic Technologies Program for a public event featuring European Commission Director General of Communication, Networks, Content and Technology (CONNECT) Roberto Viola and Director General for Trade Sabine Weyand. This session provides an opportunity to discuss the state of play of the US-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC) and transatlantic cooperation on competitiveness and innovation.The TTC agenda has been designed to focus on emerging issues, where the dividing lines between the European Union and the United States are not so clearly drawn and where agreement on common approaches might be more easily reached. This includes building standards for critical and emerging technologies, creating guidelines for human-centric artificial intelligence (AI), and reaffirming the transatlantic commitment to combating climate change. While the TTC itself signals an improvement in transatlantic relations, long-term differences in approaches to policy remain.CSIS experts Bill Reinsch and Jim Lewis will lead a conversation on the TTC featuring Roberto Viola and Sabine Weyand as panelists. This event is made possible with general funding to CSIS.———————————————A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/

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A Time for Antitrust Reform in the United States and European Union [Video]

After a decades-long trend of consolidation in digital markets, the United States and European Union have both reached a pivotal moment in antitrust legal reform. The European Parliament and Council are in the final stages of approval of the Digital Markets Act, a new framework to prevent anticompetitive practices by “gatekeepers,” or select dominant digital platforms. Meanwhile, the U.S. House and Senate are considering a handful of bills to mitigate similar competition concerns related to large technology platforms, proposing new rules related to self-preferencing, network effects, data accumulation, interoperability, and more.Join CSIS for a panel discussion on the unique competition issues associated with large technology platforms, as well as the privacy, security, and content moderation questions that surround pending U.S and EU antitrust legislative frameworks. The panel will feature Bill Baer, Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Krisztian Katona, Vice President of Global Competition and Regulatory Policy at CCIA, Ana Malheiro, Professional Staff Member at the Secretariat of the European Parliament’s Internal Market Committee (IMCO), and Charlotte Slaiman, Competition Policy Director at Public Knowledge.This event is made possible through general support to CSIS.———————————————A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/

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What’s Happening with U.S. Policy Toward Taiwan [Video]

Recent remarks by President Biden about Taiwan have raised high-stakes questions about changes in U.S. policy towards the island. Bonny Lin, director of the China Power Project and Senior Fellow for Asian Security at CSIS gives context for President Biden’s remarks, explains the current U.S. policy of strategic ambiguity, and what has and hasn’t changed in US relations with both Taiwan and China. This is what’s happening with U.S. policy toward Taiwan.———————————————A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/

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The Future of Economic Order in the Asia-Pacific Region [Video]

The CSIS Japan Chair, CSIS Economics Program, and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) cordially invite you to “The Future of Economic Order in the Asia-Pacific Region.”9:00 – 10:30am Eastern TimeDuring his inaugural trip to Asia as president in May 2022, President Biden stressed the importance of U.S. economic engagement and a commitment to shaping economic rules and norms in the world’s most dynamic region. Please join the CSIS Japan Chair, CSIS Economics Program, and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) for our annual conference about the future of economic order in the region with experts from the United States, Japan, China, and Singapore. Agenda9:00 – 9:05am | Welcoming RemarksJohn J. Hamre, CSIS President and CEO, and Langone Chair in American Leadership9:05 – 9:15am | Opening RemarksMarisa Lago, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade9:15 – 9:30am | Keynote AddressNobuhiko Sasaki, Chairman and CEO, JETRO9:30 – 10:15am | Panel DiscussionXinquan Tu, Dean and Professor, China Institute for WTO Studies, University of International Business & Economics, Beijing (virtual)Mie Oba, Professor, Faculty of Law, Kanagawa University (virtual)Simon Tay, Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs Matthew P. Goodman, Senior Vice President for Economics, CSISModerator: Christopher B. Johnstone, Senior Adviser and Japan Chair, CSIS10:15 – 10:25am | Question and Answer Session10:25 – 10:30am | Closing RemarksChristopher B. Johnstone, Senior Adviser and Japan Chair, CSIS10:30am | Adjourn This event is made possible with support from JETRO.———————————————A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/

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Assessing Russia’s War in Ukraine [Video]

Following Russia’s unsuccessful initial invasion and attempt to seize the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, the Russian military has reoriented its offensive to Ukraine’s east, attempting to seize the Donbas and annex portions of the country. Please join the CSIS International Security Program for a discussion on Russia’s military efforts, Ukraine’s military resistance, and opportunities for the United States and its allies and partners to assist Ukraine.Seth G. Jones, Senior Vice President, Harold Brown Chair, and Director of the International Security Program at CSIS will be joined by Eliot A. Cohen, Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy at CSIS; Emily Harding, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow in the International Security Program at CSIS; and the Honorable Michael Vickers, former Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and CIA operations officer.This event is made possible by general support to CSIS.———————————————A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/

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Building a Blue Pacific Agenda for the 21st Century [Video]

The CSIS Pacific Partners Initiative is pleased to host an event on Building a Blue Pacific Agenda for the 21st Century on June 23, 2022 at 3:00 pm EDT. This event will feature opening comments from Kurt Campbell (Deputy Assistant to the President and Coordinator for Indo-Pacific Affairs, National Security Council), and a panel discussion featuring Ambassador Satyendra Prasad (Permanent Representative of Fiji to the United Nations), Ambassador Fatumanava-o-Upolu III Pa’olelei Luteru (Permanent Representative of Samoa to the United Nations), and Ambassador Gerald M. Zackios (Ambassador of the Republic of the Marshall Islands to the United States of America).In recent years, the Pacific region has grown in strategic significance to the United States within the broader Indo-Pacific region. Join the CSIS Pacific Partners Initiative as we assess recent developments in the region and U.S. relations with Pacific Islands Countries, and explore how the Pacific views the role of the region in the world today in an increasingly contested geopolitical landscape.This event is made possible by support from the Embassy of New Zealand and the Embassy of Australia.———————————————A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/

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Boost-Phase Missile Defense: Interrogating the Assumptions [Video]

The CSIS Missile Defense Project is pleased to rollout our new report, Boost-Phase Missile Defense: Interrogating the Assumptions. The study provides a fresh assessment of key issues related to boost-phase defense, including the ways missile threats are evolving and broader technological trends. It examines prior boost-phase programs for lessons learned and review prior studies, with particular attention to the assumptions underlying their conclusions.Our panel features the authors of the report, Ian Williams and Masao Dahlgren, as well as Lt. Gen. (ret.) Trey Obering, former Director of the Missile Defense Agency, and Dr. Dean Wilkening, former senior staff scientist at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. Tom Karako will moderate the conversation. This event is sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.———————————————A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/

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National Security and Artificial Intelligence: Global Trends and Challenges [Video]

Much of the research, development, application, and testing of artificial intelligence technologies is taking place separately from international efforts to define suitable norms, guidance, and ethics to govern these technologies. Bridging these two lines of effort—innovation and governance—is an urgent necessity, particularly in the ongoing pursuit of AI technologies with applications for national security and public safety.To explore this issue, CSIS Intelligence Fellow Jake Harrington will host a panel discussion examining how the United States, its allies, and its partners must lead in the development of comprehensive norms and standards that will allow democratic states to harness the potential of emerging technology and data without undermining core democratic principles, such as privacy, transparency, fairness, and due process.This event is made possible by support from CalypsoAI.———————————————A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/

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The Future of Quantum – Powering the Innovation Ecosystem from the Private Sector [Video]

In November 2021, IBM announced its development of one of the most powerful quantum computers to date and in 2019, Google created the first computer to claim quantum supremacy. The private sector now leads in creating breakthroughs in quantum applications. Exploring the possibilities for technological change and innovation from the private sector is vital to understanding the future impact of quantum.Join CSIS for an event to closer examine the role of the private sector in quantum innovation. The event will include a panel discussion with Robert Liscouski, President, CEO, and Chairman of Quantum Computing, Inc (QCI) and Jay Gambetta, Fellow and Vice President, Quantum Computing at IBM.This event is made possible through general support to CSIS.———————————————A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/

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Business and Trade are in Our National Interest [Video]

Please join the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in welcoming key insights from Chubb Chairman and CEO, Evan Greenberg. With Chubb’s extensive global operations including throughout Asia, Greenberg will provide the case in defense of the economic benefits to America of international trade and investment, including with China. President and CEO of CSIS, John Hamre, will offer opening remarks. Following Greenberg’s keynote there will be moderated Q&A with PIIE President, Adam Posen.This event is made possible by general support to CSIS.———————————————A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/