The Future of Unknown Conflict

October 1, 2014 - 3:30 pm

1030 15th Street, NW, 12th Floor (West Tower)
Washington, DC
Featuring the Writer and Director 
of Call of Duty: Black Ops II

A discussion with:
Dave Anthony
Nonresident Fellow,  Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
Atlantic Council

Moderated by:
August Cole
Director, Art of Future War
Atlantic Council

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Please join the Atlantic Council's Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security to welcome our newest fellow, Dave Anthony, director of the major military-themed computer game series Call of Duty. Anthony will help advance the Center's work on discerning the future of warfare by using unorthodox and innovative perspectives and approaches.

As challenging as global events are already proving, these problems could still get even harder. Power is diffusing from states to nonstate actors. Geopolitically, the locus of power is shifting from the West to the East and South. Accelerating this diffusion is the continuous spread of disruptive technologies that not only change daily life, but also could transform the conduct of war. But these are just the things we know. After spending years creating scenarios of current and future warfare based upon the trends we see today-and some we miss-Mr. Anthony will use his unique skillset to lay out a vision of the threats for which we must prepare, even if we do not see them coming. His remarks and subsequent conversation will focus on how the US government, along with allies and partners, can leverage the skillset of visionary thinkers to gain an edge in military planning as well as on the battlefield. He also will provide solutions to how global powers might mitigate the issues they face.

October 1, 2014
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Program
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Meet and Greet

Atlantic Council
1030 15th Street NW
12th Floor (West Tower Elevator)
Washington, DC

Follow along with @ACScowcroft using #ACFutureWar!

This event is open to press and on-the-record.

VISITING THE COUNCIL: Metro and parking info


Dave Anthony is an English writer, director, and producer best known for his pioneering work on the blockbuster Call of Duty video game franchise. Dave moved to Los Angeles in 2004 to produce Call of Duty games on the Sony Playstation and Microsoft Xbox consoles. In 2010 he wrote the screenplay for, and directed, Call of Duty: Black Ops which as of 2014 remains the bestselling video game of all time, grossing almost $2 billion in sales. As a director of the franchise, Anthony was tasked with leading a large team with a major budget, focusing solely on the future of warfare and how to make it real and comprehensible for a general audience.

See the press release of Mr. Anthony's affiliation with the Atlantic Council!