DAY ONE: THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2023
Vanderbilt Summit: Welcome from Tennessee Senators, Representatives, and the Governor
U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn and U.S. Senator Bill Hagerty, U.S Representative Mark Green, and Governor Bill Lee welcome attendees to Vanderbilt University's inaugural Summit on Modern Conflict and Emerging Threats on May 4, 2023.
Summit Opening: Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University Chancellor Daniel Diermeier sets the stage for this year's Summit on Modern Conflict and Emerging Threats, highlighting the most pressing issues surrounding modern conflict as well as framing the discussions that will occur over the course of the two-day Summit.
Summit Keynote: General Tod Wolters (Ret.), Supreme Allied Commander Europe and Commander, U.S. European Command, 2019-2022
Keynote address from General Tod Wolters (Ret.), Supreme Allied Commander Europe and Commander, U.S. European Command, 2019-2022 with Q&A session moderated by Lieutenant General Charlie "Tuna" Moore (Ret.)
Summit Session: Russia and the Shifting Security Landscape of Eurasia
Session Chair Roya Talibova, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University, leads this panel discussing new and potential emerging threats facing Europe and Asia. Featuring Jonathan "Jon" Darby, Former Director of Operations, National Security Agency, Ambassador Kristjan Prikk, Estonian Ambassador to the United States, Eugene Rumer, Director and Senior Fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Lt. Col. Kurt Sanger, USMC (Ret.) Director of Integrated Cybersecurity Partners, LLC, and John Dewey Distinguished Service Professor Konstantin Sonin, University of Chicago.
Summit Fireside Chat with David Marlowe, Deputy Director of Operations, Central Intelligence Agency
A fireside chat featuring Deputy Director David Marlowe, Deputy Director of Operations, Central Intelligence Agency, and chaired by Tom Schwartz, Distinguished Professor of History and Professor of Political Science and European Studies at Vanderbilt University.
Summit Session: Is Misinformation the New Malware?
Niloofar Razi Howe, Senior Operating Partner at Energy Impact Partners, chairs this panel discussion on the growing role and threat that misinformation plays in issues of modern conflict. Panelists include Samar S. Ali, Research Professor of Political Science and Law at Vanderbilt University, Chris Krebs, Founding Partner of the Krebs Stamos Group, and Lieutenant General Charlie "Tuna" Moore (Ret.), Distinguished Visiting Professor at Vanderbilt University; Former Deputy Commander, U.S. Cyber Command.
Summit Session: Future of Cybersecurity Education in Higher Education
Douglas Adams, Vice Dean of Engineering, Associate Provost, and Daniel F. Flowers Professor of Engineering at Vanderbilt University, leads a panel on the future of US Cyber Education and the growing threats and trends it must adapt to. Panelist perspectives include Colonel Chad Bates, Associate Professor in the Center for Strategic Leadership (CSL), U.S. Army War College, Jean R.S. Blair, EECS Distinguished Professor for Innovation and Professor of Computer Science, United States Military Academy, CAPT Joseph Benin, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Cyber Systems, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Colonel Judson C. Dressler, Permanent Professor and Head of the Department of Computer and Cyber Sciences, U.S. Air Force Academy, and CDR Ike R. Stutts, USN, Permanent Military Professor and Chair of the Cyber Science Department, U.S. Naval Academy.
Summit Keynote: Fighting with Bad Math, Implications for Cybersecurity at the Tactical Edge
Major General Lorna Mahlock, Cybersecurity Directorate's Deputy Director for Combat Support at the National Security Agency, closes the first day of the Summit on Modern Conflict and Emerging Threats with a keynote address and Q&A session moderated by Lieutenant General Charlie "Tuna" Moore (Ret.)
DAY TWO: FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2022
Day Two Welcome: Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, Vanderbilt University
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier welcomes speakers and the audience for the second day of the Summit on Modern Conflict and Emerging Threats.
Summit Keynote: Director Jen Easterly, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
An opening keynote address from Jen Easterly, Director of the United States Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) pivoting into a one-on-one fireside chat with Session Chair Niloofar Razi Howe, Senior Operating Partner at Energy Impact Partners.
Summit Session: Taking on Tomorrow's Threats Today
A panel dedicated to the exploration of upcoming and relevant potential threats. Panelist perspectives include the principal cyber advisor to the Secretary of the Army, Michael Sulmeyer, Chief Information Officer to the U.S. State Department Kelly Fletcher, Chief of Staff for CISA Kiersten Todt, and VP of Technology for In-Q-Tel as well as academic expertise from Jules White, Associate Dean of Strategic Learning Programs in the School of Engineering at Vanderbilt.
Summit Keynote: Modern Conflict and the Future of Research
Director Gil Herrera, Director of Research, NSA, shares his perspective on future research requirements surrounding the issue of upcoming and emerging threats in his keynote address.
Summit Session: AI and the Future of National Security
An Interdisciplinary lunch panel that will hone its discussion on the role of AI in and the potential threats and opportunities it poses to national security. Perspectives will include industry and non-profit R&D leaders Thomas A. Campbell, Co-Director, LEAP Manufacturing; Founder & CEO, FutureGrasp, Eric Chewning, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Development, HII, and Charles Clancy, Senior Vice President, General Manager, MITRE Labs, Chief Futurist. The panel will be rounded out by the expertise of Sarah Shoker, a research scientist from OpenAI, the creators of ChatGPT.
Closing Keynote: General Paul Nakasone, United States Army, Commander, United States Cyber Command, Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service
General Paul Nakasone, United States Army, Commander, United States Cyber Command, Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service, closes the two-day Summit on Modern Conflict and Emerging Threats with a keynote address and Q&A session moderated by Lieutenant General Charlie "Tuna" Moore (Ret.)