GMF Announces Global Security Dialogues
GMF is proud to announce a partnership with the NATO Public Diplomacy Division to curate a series of dialogues on pressing transatlantic issues for leadership communities across the United States. The Global Security Dialogues will convene senior lawmakers, diplomats, and defense practitioners from Europe and the United States to discuss policy challenges and potential solutions with alumni of GMF’s Transatlantic Leadership Initiatives. Each dialogue will take place at a seated dinner, during which a GMF expert will moderate. Conversation will abide by the Chatham House Rule, allowing information to be shared, but not attributed to any particular source.
Register for the Global Security Dialogues at the fee of $50 per seat, or $200 for the complete series. Registration covers the cost of a three-course meal at a restaurant of excellent repute. Below is the list of dialogues together with locations and dates.
Who is Backing Whom in the Middle East and Why?
Location: Dallas, TX
Date: October 21, 2014
Fluency with Middle East politics is increasingly important for leaders as the U.S. continues to play an active role in the region and to rely on foreign energy supplies. “Who is Backing Whom in the Middle East and Why?” will examine the fault lines of secularism and faith in the Middle East, the role of regional actors in Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria, and strategies available to the United States and Europe to address security threats in the making and secure greater stability for a region of global importance.
Leading a Multinational Workforce: The NATO Experience in Afghanistan
Location: Atlanta, GA
Date: November 18, 2014
Workforce development is no longer domestic in nature, but requires an informed and engaged international perspective. “Leading a Multinational Workforce: The NATO Experience in Afghanistan” will closely examine leadership strategies for a multinational workforce from the perspective of two senior NATO commanders with experience in Afghanistan. The International Security Assistance Force has brought 48 nations together to provide security across Afghanistan and help Afghanistan develop a modern security force of its own. Practical lessons from these two momentous tasks are not only valuable to those who might work on similar undertakings in the future, but are of universal value to all who operate in multinational environments and implement projects abroad.
Who Says this is a State? – The Volatility of Borders in the 21st Century
Location: Chicago, IL
Date: December 9, 2014
Insights regarding border issues are essential for leaders who negotiate the complexities of today’s global supply chains and interstate relations. “Who Says this is a State? – The Volatility of Borders in the 21st Century” will examine the implications of recent shifts in national borders for the stability of the international system, as well as the extent to which the transatlantic community is able to guarantee a permanence of borders. Recent developments in the Balkans, the Black Sea region, and the Middle East have implications regarding borders, international security, and trade.
Intensifying Cyber Security through Partnerships
Location: San Francisco, CA
Date: February 10, 2015
Every major organization today depends on cyberspace. Commerce, transportation, communication, energy generation and distribution, and finance can all suffer major disruption from cyber intrusion and attack. Practical experience from cyber-attacks on states in the Baltics and major corporations serves to inform the building of new cyber defenses. “Intensifying Cyber Security through Partnership” will examine the nature of known threats to cyberspace and ways in which governments and business are partnering to address these and other potential cyber threats, offering important leadership lessons that may be translated across institutions.
Transatlantic Cooperation and the Rise of Asia
Location: Seattle, WA
Date: March 10
The fifth and final global security dialogue, “Transatlantic Cooperation and the Rise of Asia,” will examine the cooperation between Europe and the United States in regards to East Asia. China has been the source of global economic growth for almost two decades now. It is not surprising that both Europe and the United States pay close attention to developments in the East and South China Seas and the possible impact these developments may have on global supply chains and future growth. Leaders in organizations with an interest in global strategic planning will benefit by taking into account possible trajectories in relations with China.
Access to the Global Security Dialogues is available to alumni and associates of the Marshall Memorial Fellowship, the Manfred Wörner Seminar, the Transatlantic Inclusion Leaders Network, and the Asmus Policy Entrepreneurs Fellowship.