Monday, Sept. 13 // 4–5:30pm (ET)
Most scholars have focused on diplomacy and warfare, so much so that “grand strategy” has become almost an equivalent of “military history.” The traditional attention paid to military affairs is understandable, but in today’s world it leaves out much else that could be considered political, and therefore strategic. It is in fact possible to consider, and even reach, a more capacious understanding of grand strategy, one that still includes the battlefield and the negotiating table while expanding beyond them.
Tuesday, Sept. 14 // 9–10:15am (ET)
China lies at the heart of the East Asian-Australasian flyway, the largest and most threatened of the world’s nine migratory flyways, supporting up to 50 million birds on their migratory journeys from as far away as Australia and Alaska. Speakers at this panel will share stories of bird conservation successes and outline the challenges and opportunities to secure the long-term future of China’s birds.
Tuesday, Sept. 14 // 10–11am (ET)
The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) issued its final report earlier this year. A key recommendation was that despite significant advantages, the United States cannot create AI systems alone. We need to collaborate with allies, especially in the Indo-Pacific region, to improve capabilities and promote interoperability. Why do these recommendations matter? How can the U.S. work with allies to implement them? Why single out AI? To answer these questions and more, join the Commission and the Wilson Center’s Asia and Science and Technology Innovation Programs for a public conversation.
Tuesday, Sept. 14 // 1–3pm (ET)
Join the Wilson Center’s Polar Institute as we welcome ICC Alaska leaders to share their perspectives on the Utqiaġvik Declaration, reflections on its implementation since 2018, and goals in the final year of the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) Chair, Dr. Dalee Sambo Dorough. This gathering will feature Inuit priorities across the four membership regions of ICC Alaska and how they relate to the overarching objectives of the ICC.
Thursday, Sept. 16 // 9–10:30am (ET)
Join us for a discussion on how competition between the United States and China is redefining the political, economic, and security landscape of the Indo-Pacific.