The Johns Hopkins University / Applied Physics Laboratory announced the 7th year of its Rethinking Seminar Series. This year’s theme is Rethinking the Future International Security Environment and the objective is the “exploration of possible future international environments including potential adversaries and threats to US National Security.” Topics to be covered include:
- Regional areas of concern (i.e., the Middle East, China, Russia, and N. Korea)
- Economics and National Security through examinations of potential economic threats to the US and her allies including:
- The use of sovereign wealth funds to manipulate markets and currencies
- Nation state economic collapse, sovereign default, and nation state instability
- US and Allies’ budgets, deficits and their ability/inability to fund robust national security infrastructures
- Resource Competition and Scarcity including issues of energy, water, agriculture and strategic minerals competition
The free events will occur about every month near the Pentagon. Video, audio, and usually the presentation and even notes are posted to the web about one week after each meeting.