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Tue, Jul 28, 2020

Is the United States already losing the military tech race to China?

On June 30, Forward Defense hosted a panel of distinguished speakers to discuss the opportunities for, and challenges of, integrating autonomous technologies into the US military to better prepare it for great-power competition.

Event Recap by Andrew Farnsworth

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Thu, Jul 23, 2020

The future of global supply chains post COVID-19

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is reverberating throughout economies across the globe. As states begin to recover, a key question for the post-pandemic order is to what extent existing high-tech supply chains will be reshuffled or uprooted, particularly amid intensifying strategic competition between the United States and China.

Blog Post by Asia Security Initiative and Global Business and Economics Program

China Economy & Business

Wed, Jul 22, 2020

Event recap: Identifying and fixing disruptions to the global food system

On Thursday, July 16, 2020, the GeoTech Center a discussion about food security and creating a disruption-proof agricultural industry. The panel, moderated by Dr. David Bray, Director of the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center, considered the current weaknesses in the global food landscape, both within developing countries and more developed economies as well as what could be done to fix such issues.

Event Recap by Henry Westerman

Entrepreneurship Future of Work

Tue, Jul 21, 2020

Event recap: “The role of victims in Afghanistan’s peace process”

On July 20, 2020 the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center hosted a panel discussion on the role of victims in Afghanistan’s peace process. Marika Theros, a nonresident senior fellow at the South Asia Center, moderated the discussion which was paneled by Shaharzad Akbar, Chairperson of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission; Sergio Jamarillo Caro, Former High Commissioner for Peace for Colombia; and Hadi Marifat, Executive Director of the Afghanistan Human Rights and Democracy Organization.

Event Recap by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Democratic Transitions

Tue, Jul 14, 2020

Event recap: Making space available for everyone

On Wednesday, July 8, 2020, the GeoTech Center and Amazon Web Services (AWS) jointly hosted a public live event, "Space Salon: Making Space Available for Everyone." In a panel discussion co-moderated by Dr. David Bray, Director of the Geotech Center, and Shayn Hawthorne, Senior Manager at AWS, specialists from across the space industry discussed approaches to making tools and data in space accessible to players of all sizes.

Event Recap by Henry Westerman

Digital Policy Space

Mon, Jul 13, 2020

Event recap: Increasing resilience by assuring trust in medicine, credentials, and supply chains

On Thursday, June 18, 2020, the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center hosted Mr. Yves Daccord, Former Director General of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Dr. Philippe Gillet, Chief Scientific Officer of SICPA, Mr. Toomas Hendrik Ilves, The former President of the Republic of Estonia, Dr. Idris Guessous, Head of the Division of Primary Care Medicine at the University Hospitals of Geneva, Mr. Peter Rashish, Senior Fellow and Director of the Geoeconomics Program at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, Ms. Danielle Tavino, VP and Co-Founder of Code-X, and Dr. Divya Chander, Faculty Chair Neuroscience at Singularity University.

Event Recap by Henry Westerman

Coronavirus Digital Policy

Mon, Jul 13, 2020

Event recap: Actionable steps in turbulent times

On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center hosted a panel discussion moderated by David Bray, PhD, to discuss potential solutions to the supply chain threat.

Event Recap by Henry Westerman

Digital Policy Resilience & Society

Fri, Jul 10, 2020

Dr. Dambisa Moyo, panel reinvigorate debate on a Marshall Plan for Africa

On Friday, July 10, the Africa Center hosted a panel discussion on whether the time has come for a Marshall Plan for Africa. The panel featured Global Economist and Author Dr. Dambisa Moyo, former US Congressman Dr. David Brat, and Africa Center Senior Fellow Ms. Aubrey Hruby. The virtual conversation was moderated by Africa Center Senior Fellow Mr. Gabriel Negatu, with opening and concluding remarks given by the Center’s Director of Programs and Studies Ms. Bronwyn Bruton.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Corruption

Fri, Jul 10, 2020

El dilema electoral y la desinformación en Venezuela

La discusión se centró en un análisis sobre operaciones de manipulación en redes sociales dentro del contexto de crisis humanitaria compleja que vive Venezuela y sus posibles repercusiones en eventuales elecciones parlamentarias.

Event Recap by Alfredo Graffe

Disinformation Spanish

Fri, Jul 10, 2020

Trust in elections and disinformation in Venezuela

Area kicked-off the conversation by summarizing the recent actions of the Nicolás Maduro regime to promote parliamentary elections slated for later this year after the Venezuelan Supreme Court unconstitutionally appointed a new board to the Electoral Council and replaced the leaders of the two main opposition with regime-friendly politicians.

Event Recap by Alfredo Graffe

Disinformation Venezuela