Event: Economic Security

By Dan Dupont / July 15, 2010 at 7:36 PM

The National Defense University and the Institute for National Strategic Studies is sponsoring an event next month that's centered on the premise, as stated in the symposium's title, that "economic security is national security."

It's slated for August 24 and 25 at Ft. McNair in Washington.

From the event description:

National Security includes the strength of our nation’s infrastructure, the foundation upon which the continuous growth of our society depends. This includes its strong societal and moral codes, the rule of law, stable government and political institutions and leadership. Also included are our nation’s schools and educational programs to ensure a knowledgeable citizenry and life-long learning including science, engineering, R&D and technological leadership but most of all a strong economy -- all the things Americans take for granted. Understanding the complex systems nature of National Security and why the economy is a part of the equation is the impetus for this symposium.

And the confirmed speakers:

  • The Honorable David M. Walker, President and CEO, Peter G. Peterson Foundation
  • Professor Leon Fuerth, Research Professor of International Affairs, George Washington University
  • Ms. Carmen Medina, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency
  • Dr. Claude Canizares, Associate Provost & VP for Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Larry Johnson, Director, Center for Transportation Technology R&D, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Dr. Sheila R. Ronis, Director, MBA/Management Programs, Walsh College