Upcoming NDU Seminar: The Battle of Ideas: Messages, Mediums and Methods

If you’re not going to Italy, or even if you are, go to DC at the end of September. I may be at this seminar pending other scheduling issues.

In cooperation with the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Forces Transformation and Resources (OUSD-P), The Center for Technology and National Security Policy is delighted to announce our upcoming seminar on Transforming National Security: The Battle of Ideas: Messages, Mediums and Methods. The seminar will be held September 25-26, 2007 in Eisenhower Hall, Room 101, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, DC.

New technologies and practices are transforming every facet of this new battlespace. Transforming National Security: The Battle of Ideas: Messages, Mediums and Methods will examine the impact that this new kind of war is having on the overall war on terror. The reaction to the formal Executive Branch report to the Congress on the military and political progress as a result of the “surge” will certainly help to focus our discussions. Confirmed presenters include Marc Lynch, author of Voices of the New Arab Public, John Robb, author of Brave New War, TX Hammes, author of The Sling and the Stone, Todd Helmus and Christopher Paul, coauthors of Enlisting Madison Avenue, and Kyle Teamey, coauthor of the US Counterinsurgency Field Manual.

The conference is free and members of the public are encouraged to attend. To register, please send an email to CTNSP-NCO@ndu.edu, making sure to give your name, affiliation, and what dates/hours you’ll be attending. Registration will close on Friday, September 21, 2007. Everything at this conference is not for attribution. There is no charge to attend this seminar.

Directions to Ft McNair can be found here.