2023 Summit

Summit on Modern Conflict and Emerging Threats


Thank you for joining us at Vanderbilt University's second annual Summit on Modern Conflict and Emerging Threats.

A written recap of the Summit can be found here.
Contact modernconflict@vanderbilt.edu with any questions.

2023 Summit Livestream – Day 1 (May 4) 1:25pm – 5pm

2023 Summit Livestream – Day 2 (May 5) All Day


Modern conflict has created a global problem that is moving at the speed of innovation and technology. The Vanderbilt Summit on Modern Conflict and Emerging Threats on May 4-5, 2023 will bring together internationally recognized leaders and experts in the military and intelligence community to examine the subjects of cyber conflict, artificial intelligence, peer competition and emerging threats.

The summit will explore the complexities of our world, such as threats from state actors and violent extremist organizations, and the realities of the need for cyber defense and infrastructure. The interdisciplinary gathering convenes experts in defense, intelligence, computer science, infrastructure engineering, political science, law, policy and human behavior with the goal of creating an approach that furthers understanding of and response to some of the most pressing issues our nation faces today.

Hosted by Vanderbilt's Office of the Chancellor.

2023 Summit Highlights