Implementing Innovation: The 21st Century National Security Innovation Partnership Conference

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The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and Northeastern University invite you to attend a half-day public conference titled Implementing Innovation: The 21st Century National Security Innovation Partnership Conference on September 23 at the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ headquarters-- located at 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. 

The half-day conference will include a discussion between Northeastern University’s President, Dr. Joseph E. Aoun, and Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Dr. Steven Walker, followed by an expert panel. Please see the agenda below for more details on speakers. 

The conference will include discussion topics related to the 21 century national security innovation partnership, and bring together leaders from government, academia, and industry to discuss how to deliver a lasting culture of innovation in support of national security. This partnership between national security leadership, technology developers in industry, and the nation’s academic research institutions promises to continue producing decades of advancements applicable to defense and the broader economy, and is recognized as a major U.S. advantage in the most recent national security strategy.

The event’s speakers will address four specific issues:

Please join us on September 23 for this timely conversation. Follow the conversation on social media: @NationalSecurityInnovation, @Northeastern, @CSIS, @CSIS_ISP and @PresidentAoun.

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM - Registration
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM - Introduction

Hon. Sean O'Keefe,
Syracuse University Maxwell School; Senior Adviser at CSIS
Mr. Andrew P. Hunter,
CSIS Director, Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group & Senior Fellow, International Security Program

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM - Session 1: Keynote Discussion on The 21st Century National Security Innovation Partnership 

Dr. Joseph E. Aoun,
President, Northeastern University
Dr. Steven H. Walker,
Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency     

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM -  Coffee Break
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM - Session 2: Panel Discussion
This panel will focus on how the 21 Century National Security Innovation Partnership supports the development of STEM talent for national security, incubates promising technological firms, fosters technology and process innovation, enables human-machine teaming, and supports cyber and supply chain security.

Dr. Lisa Porter,
Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering, U.S. Department of Defense
Dr. David E. Luzzi,
Senior Vice Provost for Research & Vice President of the Innovation Campus, Northeastern University
Dr. Robie I. Samanta Roy,
Vice President, Technology, Government Affairs, Lockheed Martin
Dr. William LaPlante,
Senior Vice President & General Manager, MITRE National Security Sector
12:30 PM – 12:40 PM...

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