Keynote remarks by
Christopher Kojm
National Intelligence Council

Discussion with
Zachary Davis
Senior Fellow, Center for Global Security Research
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Ron Lehman
Counselor to the Director, Center for Global Security Research
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Michael Nacht
Thomas and Allison Schneider Professor for Public Policy
University of California, Berkeley

Moderated by
Mathew Burrows
Director, Strategic Foresight Initiative
Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security

Atlantic Council
The rapid, worldwide adoption of advances in computing, robotics, bioengineering, and more by state and nonstate actors is reshaping what future national security threats and opportunities will look like. If governments and other national security players want to remain ahead of the curve, they will have to reassess their national security strategy starting now.

To address these issues, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Center of Global Security Research drew on the expertise of top thinkers in national security and more for the new book, Strategic Latency and World Power: How Technology is Changing Our Concepts of Security. The book is the result of a collaboration between Livermore and Los Alamos National Labs with the US National Intelligence Council to assess the implications that rapidly developing emerging and disruptive technologies are having for national and international security. The chapter authors provide insights into the policies, individual country approaches, and specific technologies that are revolutionizing the global security environment.  

In addition, Dr. Frank D. Gac, consultant to LLNL and former deputy national intelligence officer for science and technology at the NIC, will discuss the intelligence community catalyst for strategic latency. Dr. Bruce Goodwin, LLNL associate director at large for national security and policy research, will provide comments on the national laboratory imperative for tackling emerging national security issues. We will also feature a special presentation on “Chinese Strategy for the Twenty-First Century” from one of the book’s many noted authors, Dr. Tai Ming Cheung, director of the Institute on global Conflict and Cooperation at the University of California, San Diego.

The book is available for download on the Center for Global Security Research's website and a limited number will be distributed on disc at the event.