Apr 3, 2024

Fincantieri CEO Pierroberto Folgiero on transatlantic defense industrial innovation and cooperation

By Atlantic Council

Pierroberto Folgiero, chief executive officer of Fincantieri, Italy’s leading shipbuilding company that works closely with the US Navy and has several shipbuilding sites in the United States, joined the Atlantic Council for an interview with Matthew Kroenig, vice president and senior director of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. Folgiero shared his perspective on […]

Defense Industry Defense Technologies

Past events

Dec 7, 2023

TRENDS – Atlantic Council 3rd annual conference on sustainable security: The soft and hard implications of climate action

By Alex Elnagdy

This year’s Conference at COP28 explored how climate change is shaping the global orders of conflict and finance—all to elicit insights from practitioners and experts from the region and beyond to formulate recommendations for policymakers.

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Commanders Series

Sep 19, 2023

Flying high with Europe and Africa: A conversation with General James B. Hecker

By Atlantic Council

Hecker outlined his top five priorities for NATO to ensure that it is ready should it need to invoke Article Five.

Conflict Defense Policy


Feb 23, 2023

Leonardo CEO Alessandro Profumo on Italy’s role in unifying Europe and ‘selective decoupling’ from China

Profumo joins the Atlantic Council to share his perspective on the implications of Russia’s war in Ukraine for Europe, Italy, and the continent’s defense sector, how Leonardo has responded to the ongoing invasion, and its most recent expansion within the space sector.

China Defense Industry

Past events

Oct 6, 2022

Out in Energy featuring Puesh Kumar

Out in Energy hosts Puesh Kumar, Director of the Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response at the US Department of Energy.

foreign leaders at the Negev Summit

Event Recap

Aug 24, 2022

“An analogous gold spike”: Harnessing the space industrial base for twenty-first century prosperity

By Delharty Manson

A panel of space experts and report authors discuss with Forward Defense how the US government can work with private companies to expand the United States' competitive edge in the space domain.

Defense Industry Defense Technologies

Event Recap

Jun 17, 2022

Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2022

The Freedom and Prosperity Center, the Atlantic Council’s newest center, had its public launch at the Copenhagen Democracy Summit on Thursday, June 9. Dan Negrea, the Center’s Senior Director, and Matt Kroenig, Deputy Director of the Scowcroft Center, participated in a panel that discussed their report entitled “Do Countries Need Freedom to Achieve Prosperity?”  The […]

Economy & Business

Event Recap

May 31, 2022

Secretary Christine Wormuth on how the US Army will support Biden’s forthcoming National Defense Strategy

By Juliette Renaut

Secretary Wormuth discusses the Army’s role in implementing the Biden administration's strategic priorities, particularly amid an intensifying war in Ukraine and a sustained China threat in the Indo-Pacific theater.

Defense Policy Defense Technologies
James Taiclet at the FD Forum

Event Recap

May 26, 2022

Lockheed Martin CEO James D. Taiclet on 21st century security and the Russia-Ukraine war

By Caroline Steel

At the inaugural Forward Defense Forum, Lockheed Martin CEO James Taiclet breaks down 21st century security, the war in Ukraine, and new frontiers for defense innovation.

China Conflict

Event Recap

May 18, 2022

Viva la space: Why the commercial small satellite revolution matters for the US government

By Madison Littlepage

A panel of space experts and practitioners discuss with Forward Defense how the US government can leverage commercial small satellite technology to secure the space domain.

Defense Industry Defense Technologies