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Join Kathleen Hicks, senior vice president, Henry A. Kissinger Chair, and director of the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, as she speaks with experts on the most important defense debates in the 2020 U.S. election cycle.

Defense 2020 Center for Strategic and International Studies

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Join Kathleen Hicks, senior vice president, Henry A. Kissinger Chair, and director of the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, as she speaks with experts on the most important defense debates in the 2020 U.S. election cycle.

    The Transition: Process and Implications

    The Transition: Process and Implications

    Guest host Beverly Kirk discusses the process and timeline of the presidential transition and its implications for national security under the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden with David Marchick, director of the Center for Presidential Transition at the Partnership for Public Service.

    • 20 min
    Meanwhile, Back at the Pentagon: Innovation in DoD

    Meanwhile, Back at the Pentagon: Innovation in DoD

    Kathleen Hicks hosts a discussion on innovation in the Department of Defense. She is joined by Todd Harrison, director of Defense Budget Analysis and the Aerospace Security Project at CSIS; Morgan Dwyer, deputy director for policy analysis in the Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group at CSIS; and Lindsey Sheppard, a fellow in the CSIS International Security Program.

    • 39 min
    National Security Topics in the 2020 Election

    National Security Topics in the 2020 Election

    Kathleen Hicks hosts a discussion on national security and defense issues in the 2020 election cycle and debates. She is joined by Sam Brannen, director of the Risk and Foresight Group and senior fellow in the International Security Program at CSIS, and Mackenzie Eaglen, resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.

    • 30 min
    National Security Issues in the Party Conventions and Platforms

    National Security Issues in the Party Conventions and Platforms

    Kathleen Hicks hosts a discussion on national security issues in the 2020 Democratic and Republican party conventions and platforms. She is joined by Tom Karako, director of the Missile Defense Project and senior fellow in the International Security Project at CSIS, and Loren DeJonge Schulman, adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security.

    • 25 min
    An Interview with HASC Vice Chair Anthony Brown

    An Interview with HASC Vice Chair Anthony Brown

    Kathleen Hicks hosts a conversation with Congressman Anthony Brown (D-MD), Vice Chair of the House Armed Services Committee, on building diversity and combating prejudice in the U.S. military. The discussion was previously recorded during a CSIS event held in July 2020.

    • 30 min
    An Interview with HASC Ranking Member Mac Thornberry

    An Interview with HASC Ranking Member Mac Thornberry

    Kathleen Hicks hosts a conversation with Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-TX), ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, on the FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act and his career shaping U.S. defense policy.

    • 31 min

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