The Outbreak of the Next Great War

A discussion with:
James Stavridis
Dean, The Fletcher School
Tufts University

Ryan Evans
CEO and Editor-in-Chief
War on the Rocks

Siobhan Gorman
Brunswick Group

Nikolas Katsimpras
Adjunct Lecturer
Columbia University

Moderated by:
Steven Grundman
M.A. and George Lund Fellow

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Please join the Atlantic Council's Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security for an Art of Future Warfare Project panel discussion exploring how art and the creative process can shed light on the outbreak of a global conflict.

Just over 100 years since the outbreak of World War I, where and when might a 21st Century's 'Great Power' war begin? Who will fight, and why? What will be the decisive technologies of a great power war? What will be the role of narrative both before and during such a conflict?

Answering these questions will be ADM James Stavridis, USN (Ret.), Dean of the Fletcher School at Tufts University and former Supreme Allied Commander Europe; Ryan Evans, Editor-in-Chief at War On The Rocks; Nikolas Katsimpras, a former Hellenic Navy officer and lecturer at Columbia University who won the project's first short story contest; and Siobhan Gorman, former intelligence reporter with The Wall Street Journal and a Director at Brunswick Group. As well, Katsimpras will read from his contest-winning story, "Coffee, Wi-Fi, And The Moon."

The Art of Future Warfare project's core mission is to cultivate a community of interest in works and ideas arising from the intersection of creativity and expectations about how emerging antagonists, disruptive technologies, and novel warfighting concepts may animate tomorrow's armed and social conflicts.

Please join us for a small reception after the event concludes.