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The Week That Will Be

Cody M. Poplin
Monday, February 23, 2015, 12:00 AM

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Monday, February 23rd: At the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, the New America Foundation will host a conference on Cybersecurity for a New America: Big Ideas and New Voices. In addition to featuring keynote remarks by Admiral Mike Rogers, Director of the National Security Agency, this event will convene experts and practitioners from the public and private sector, military, media, academia, non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations for a series of discussion panels and first person “pop-up” style speeches on a wide range of cybersecurity issues. For more information on panels and speakers, visit the event announcement.

Tuesday, February 24th and Wednesday, February 25th: Arizona State University and the New America Foundation will launch its Future of War Project with a two-day Future of War Conference. The theme of the conference is "How is Warfare Changing?" and throughout the two days, panelists will explore three sub-themes: "How are emerging technologies and strategies redefining the practice of war?"; "Are we living in a forever war?"; and "Can we better understand how warfare is evolving by reflecting on history?" CNN will live-stream panels on RSVP.

Wednesday, February 25th at 11:30 am: The House Committee on Homeland Security will host a hearing entitled Examining the President's Cybersecurity Information Sharing Proposal. Department of Homeland Security Under Secretary Suzanne Spaulding, DHS Deputy Under Secretary Phyllis Schneck, and Congressional Research Service Senior Specialist Eric Fischer will testify. More information is available at the committee website.

Thursday, February 26th at 10 am: The House Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing to gather Outside Perspectives on the President's Proposed Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Benjamin Wittes, General Jack Keane (Ret.), and Bobby Chesney will testify. More information is available at the committee website.

Friday, February 27th at 9 am: The Brookings Institution will host a two-part seminar entitled China's Security and Foreign Policies: Comparing American and Japanese Perspectives. Over two sessions, leading China specialists from the United States and Japan will examine the factors that drive China's policies and outline the implications those actions will have on the policies of the United States and Japan. For a full list of panelists and the agenda, visit the Brookings event announcement.

Cody Poplin is a student at Yale Law School. Prior to law school, Cody worked at the Brookings Institution and served as an editor of Lawfare. He graduated from the UNC-Chapel Hill in 2012 with degrees in Political Science & Peace, War, and Defense.

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