Wednesday, September, 18, 2019

Global SOF Forum, New America DC

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Special Operations Policy Forum

Washington, D.C. / Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Special Operations Policy Forum 2019
New America, the Center on the Future of War and McCain Institute of Arizona State University (ASU), the Global SOF Foundation, and the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College are pleased to extend to you an invitation to attend the Special Operations Policy Forum, to be held at New America’s offices in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 beginning at 8:45AM.

The purpose of the invitation-only Forum is to convene senior U.S. government leaders, leading academics, and national security policy professionals on how to confront the unconventional threats facing Special Operations Forces and how the U.S. military and U.S. government should respond to these threats as well as the provision of SOF in support of foreign nations’ forces.

Confirmed speakers this year include, but are not limited to: H.E. Roya Rahmani, Afghan Ambassador to the United States; Admiral (Ret.) William McRaven, Former Commander, United States Special Operations Command; Representative Adam Smith, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and representative of Washington’s 9th district; Brigadier General Matt Easley, Director of Army Artificial Intelligence, Army Futures Command; Azadeh Moaveni, author and 2018 ASU Future of War Fellow at New America; Nicholas Rasmussen, Senior Director of the McCain Institute’s Counterterrorism Program and former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center; David Spirk, Chief Data Officer, Special Operations Command;  Nelly Lahoud, Senior Fellow, New America; Linda Robinson, Senior International/Defense Researcher at RAND Corporation; and Peter W. Singer, Strategist & Senior Fellow, New America.

A formal invitation with our schedule will follow in the coming weeks.

Special Operations Policy Forum 2019

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
8:45 AM – 5:00 PM ET
740 15th Street NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005