Competition In The Pacific

Event details

Date & Time
December 02, 2021
9:00am - 12:00pm
Pacific Time
Location
Virtual
Abstract view of earth with digital networks

Event details

A virtual event co-sponsored by The Aerospace Corporation's Center for Space Policy & Strategy and MITRE's Center for Data-Driven Policy.

The Department of Defense’s 2021 report on China’s military and security developments details the pacing challenge presented by China’s increasingly capable military. The People’s Republic of China’s military modernization and pursuit of new threat systems could affect regional security dynamics. This event brings together a collection of experts discuss how the United States should grapple with and respond to these challenges, including recent Chinese military developments.

Keynote Speaker: Vice Admiral Jon Hill, Director, Missile Defense Agency

Panel 1: “Maintaining the Technological Advantage in the Pacific”
Moderator: Kori Schake, American Enterprise Institute

Panelists:

  • Dr. Dana "Keoki" Jackson, Senior Vice President and General Manager, MITRE National Security
  • Thomas Shugart, Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security
  • Brigadier General Steven Butow, Director, Space Portfolio, Defense Innovation Unit

Panel 2: "Competing in the Pacific in an Evolving Missile Environment” 
Moderator: Aaron Mehta, Editor-in-Chief, Breaking Defense

Panelists:

  • Patty-Jane Geller, Policy Analyst, Nuclear Deterrence and Missile Defense, Heritage Foundation
  • Laura Grego, Staunton Nuclear Security Fellow, MIT, and Research Director, Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Craig Lindsay, General Manager, Space Systems Architect Division, The Aerospace Corporation