On September 24 we have an especially great event lined up in London. The war in Afghanistan has now lasted three times the length of World War I and cost more than the Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe after World War II. PS21 presents a discussion with America’s Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction, the man tasked with finding where the money went. John F. Sopko is one of America’s most outspoken inspector generals and his team have probed everything from local Afghan corruption to multimillion dollar international fraud.
The moderator will be Katherine Dixon, director of Transparency International UK’s Defence and Security Programme.
In DC this Monday 21st September we have what will be a really interesting discussion on the risk on nuclear war. The discussion will be off the record as it is based on PS21’s survey of national security experts, which is yet to be published, so we encourage you to attend in person.
As the longest running and one of the most expensive wars in U.S. history winds down, just where did the money go? PS21 is delighted to present a discussion with the man looking into that very question, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John F. Sopko. After a successful PS21 event in DC this July, the Special Inspector General will be speaking in London at a PS21 event hosted by the UK Cabinet Office.
Moderator: Katherine Dixon, Programme Director, Transparency International UK
Join Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) and Project for the Study of the 21st Century (PS21) for a discussion about the upcoming Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR). Our panelists will discuss the international implications of the SDSR, including the UK’s future in NATO.
Confirmed panelists include:
Moderator: Tom Bruxner, former British Army officer, PS21 Global Fellow
James Bergeron, Political Advisor to the Commander, Allied Maritime Command in Northwood.
John Bassett OBE, Associate Fellow for Cyber Security at RUSI.
Gwenn Laine, former French Navy Officer, now documentary filmmaker
Guests are required to wear a jacket and tie and ladies to conform to the same standard.
Is great power nuclear war back on the agenda? Ahead of the publication of PS21’s landmark survey of national security experts on conventional and nuclear conflict risk, we bring together a panel to discuss just how real the risks might be. This discussion — which comes ahead of the survey’s publication in the first week of October — will where the greatest risk of superpower conflict might lie and how it might be avoided.
Because the survey is not yet published, this discussion will be off the record.
Moderator: Milena Rodban: independent political risk consultant, PS21 global fellow
Elbridge Colby: former Pentagon nuclear strategist, senior fellow, Center for a New American Security
Scott Cheney-Peters: founder, Center for International Maritime Security (CIMSEC)
Rachel Rizzo: Program Assistant, Strategy Program, Brett Shawcroft Center, Atlantic Council
Just Securityare hosting an event in Washington DC on September 21: “The Going Dark Debate”, a discussion on encryption, technology and the future of privacy. It’s sure to be an interesting discussion. More details and RSVP here.