Future Of War
An Educational Conference Looking at the Future of Warfare!
October 24th, 2023
The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC
1150 22nd Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
Powered by Rebellion Research
08.00 – Registration
08.45 – Opening Address from the Chairs: US Navy Rear Admiral Scott Sanders & Conference Host Rebellion Research CEO, Alexander Fleiss
08.50 – Opening Panel: Safeguarding our Oceans: Is the Carrier Obsolete? US Navy Rear Admiral Scott Sanders
Dr. Steven Wills, Navalist, Center for Maritime Strategy, Dr. Brad Martin, Captain, USN (ret), Director, Institute for Supply Chain Security, RAND Corporation
9:35 – PANEL DISCUSSION: What is the Future for Generative AI to Police the World?
Moderator: Johns Hopkins Professor Jim Liew
US Navy SEAL George Hodgin, Heather McMahon, Senior Director of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Report at the Department of Defense, White House, Deputy Director of UMD ARLIS & Bronze Star Winner, Harold Moss, Fmr IBM Watson Security Director
10.20 – PANEL DISCUSSION: Is there a Future to the Battleship?
Panelists: Ryan Szimanski, Director, Battleship New Jersey & Battleship Cove Executive Director Meghan Rathbun
11.00 – Break
11.15 – KEYNOTE Speech: General George Washington’s Transformation of Warfare, Yale Law School’s Professor Logan Beirne (Logan’s book Blood of Tyrants: George Washington and the Forging of the Presidency, won the Colby Award for best military history)
12.00 – LUNCH Keynote : China and Political Warfare/Corporate Warfare: how Beijing uses ‘war by other means’ to target American politicians, companies, investors, and citizens, and what to do about it. Isaac Stone Fish, CEO Strategy Risks & China Expert
12.55 – KEYNOTE Speech: Accelerated Cumulative Warfare at Sea & the Bi-model Navy Concept in Peace & War, Jeff Kline, Naval Postgraduate School Professor, fmr Director Naval Warfare Studies Institute, Deputy Operations & USS Cushing Commanding Officer
1.40 – PANEL DISCUSSION: Future of Special Operations Warfare, Professor Thomas Luginbill, University of Maryland Director of TechPort
Michael Pregent, Former US Army Intelligence Officer, Fellow, Huson Institute, Tara Maller, Fmr CIA Analyst, MIT Teacher & McKinsey Senior Risk Advisor, Vitaliy Goncharuk, Head of the “AI + Security/Defense” Working Group at the AI Committee of Ukraine, Dr. Alaina Rajagopal, Chief Medical Officer & Co-Founder, Esperto Medical
2:35 – PANEL DISCUSSION: What is the Future of the Tank & Ground Warfare?
Moderator: US Army Colonel & Paratrooper Dave Fivecoat
US Navy SEAL & MATBOCK CEO Sean Matson, Dr. Geoff Lindsell Assistant Professor United States Naval Academy, Leadership Instructor United States Marine Corp
3.15 – KEYNOTE SPEECH: What can we learn from Midway?
US Navy Rear Admiral Sam Cox
4.00 – CONCLUDING KEYNOTE : Learning Tactics From Battle
US Navy Rear Admiral Peg Klein
4.45 – Conference Concludes
Future Of War