2022 Panels

Summit Session: The Complexities of Cyber Attribution

Chaired by cybersecurity advisor and investor Niloofar Razi Howe, the Vanderbilt Summit on Modern Conflict and Emerging Threats session convened a discussion of the complexities of cyber attribution with Rob Joyce, director, National Security Agency, Cybersecurity Directorate; Kevin Mandia, CEO and director, Mandiant; Vanderbilt University's Jules White, associate professor of computer science and computer engineering and Ethan Bueno de Mesquita, Sydney Stein Professor at the University of Chicago. Learn more about each speaker.

Summit Session: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Modern Conflict

Session chair Gillian Tett, chair of the Editorial Board and editor-at-large, US for Financial Times, leads a panel of interdisciplinary scholars and experts to discuss the value of breaking down silos among disciplines in academics, policymaking and business to collaboratively solve for the world's most pressing issues. Featuring Vanderbilt Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, Joyce Corell from the Office of the National Cyber Director, Executive Office of the President and Vanderbilt faculty members Xenofon Koutsoukos, chair of the department of Computer Science and Michael Bess, Chancellor's Professor of History. Learn more about each speaker.

Summit Session: Entering the Gray Zone: The Changing Face of Conflict

Vanderbilt welcomes Sean McFate of the National Defense University to join a panel of Vanderbilt University social scientists to discuss the origins of Gray Zone conflict in the 20th century, the changing face of it in the information age and how we can approach solutions in partnership with private sector, public sector, academics and larger society. Moderated by Douglas Schmidt, director of the Vanderbilt Data Science Institute and featuring Vanderbilt political scientists Katherine Blue Carroll, Andrew Coe and Peter Schram. Learn more about each speaker.

Summit Media Session: Complexities of Coverage in Modern Conflict and Emerging Threats

Vanderbilt welcomes tenured journalists Rana Foroohar (Financial Times, CNN), Suzanne Smalley (Cyberscoop, former Newsweek, Boston Globe) and Dina Temple-Raston (The Record and Click Here podcast, former NPR) to discuss the proliferation of disinformation in modern conflict and the complexities of coverage of emerging threats. Moderated by Vanessa Beasley, Vanderbilt University Vice Provost of Academic Affairs. Learn more about each speaker.

Summit Session: Leveraging AI and Bio Surveillance to Prevent the Next Pandemic

Vanderbilt welcomes science and technology experts Ethan Jackson from Microsoft Healthcare,  Ltc. John Williams II of Army Futures Command’s USINDOPACOM, Niels Olson, chief medical officer of the Defense Innovation Unit and Janos Sztipanovits, chair of Vanderbilt Institute for Software Integrated Systems to discuss how we leverage AI and biosurveillance to assess, prioritize and respond to emerging threats. Moderated by Padma Raghavan, Vanderbilt University vice provost for research and professor of computer science.
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