The World Affairs Council of Austin is a partnering with the World Affairs Council of Connecticut to present the annual Global Security Forum 2021. From space to cyber, the Forum will explore the changing currency of power and ask: how will decisions made today come to define the future? Are U.S. battle systems prepared to meet the threats and challenges of the future? With a new U.S. administration, what role will the United States play on the global stage? Ultimately, what transformations must occur today in national and global security in order to realize a stable and secure world in the future?
Featured speakers include: General Charles W. Hooper, former director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency; Admiral Kenneth Braithwaite, the 77th Secretary of the Navy; Admiral Michelle Howard, former commander of United States Naval Forces Europe, United States Naval Forces Africa, and Allied Joint Force Command Naples; General Lori Robinson, former commander of United States Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command; Secretary Ryan McCarthy, Former Secretary of the United States Army, among others.