HARTFORD-The World Affairs Council of Connecticut and Military Officers Association of Americaâ€™s Charter Oak Chapter will host the â€śSecurity in a Shifting World: Global Security Forumâ€ť on Saturday, Sept. 30.
â€śThe Global Security Forum will bring some of the worldâ€™s top military and civilian experts together in Hartford to address the most critical global security challenges of our time â€“ from the future of cyber warfare to security in the Middle East. This will be an exciting and informative day,â€ť said Honorary Chair of the Global Security Forum Paul Bucha.
General George W. Casey Jr. â€“ the 36th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army â€“ will be the keynote speaker.
The Global Security Forum is sponsored by Stanley Security, Goodwin College, Kaman, the Hartford Business Journal, Military Officers Association of America, Reserve Officers Association and the United States Automobile Association
Stanley Security is a division of New Britain headquartered Stanley Black & Decker focused on providing electronic security solutions for consumers of all needs.
This past August Stanley Black & Decker announced the grand opening of its Stanley Security North America headquarters in Fishers, Ind.
As new alliances form, threats emerge and the global order continues to be redefined the global security landscape is changing.
The security forum will address the most current and critical issues impacting global security by offering a comprehensive view of the global security landscape with a specific exploration of five key global security trends and challenges to watch.
The featured topics include: â€śThe Escalating Threat of Cyber Warfare,â€ť â€śRegional Security: Middle East and AFRICOM,â€ť â€śSecurity in a Shifting World,â€ť â€śPower in the Pacific: Asserting Military Influence in the South China Sea and Beyondâ€ť and â€śThe New Arms Race.â€ť
â€śThese are the most important issues we can be talking about right now. In a state where we produce so much military hardware, what happens around the world impacts us here in Connecticut directly,â€ť Executive Director of World Affairs Council of Connecticut, Megan Torrey, said.
The forum will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Goodwin College.
Other speakers will include Major General Michael Jones, former chief of staff of U.S. Central Command; Major General James Lariviere of the U.S. Marine Corps; Chairman of the Mohegan Tribe Kevin Brown also known as â€śRed Eagleâ€ť; Director of the International Security program at the Schar School of Government and Public Policy at George Mason University, Ellen Laipson; Medal of Honor recipient Paul Bucha; Senior Vice President for Research and Director of the Washington, D.C. office at the National Bureau of Asian Research, Lt. Col. Roy Kamphausen; Chief Cypersecurity Risk Officer for the State of Connecticut Arthur House; Chair of the Department of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War College Dr. David A. Cooper; Senior Research Associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Dr. Jim Walsh; and Director of the UConn Entrepreneur Bootcamp for Veterans and author of â€śThe Ragged Edge,â€ť Lt. Col. Michael Zacchea.
The World Affairs Council is a non-profit, non-partisan organization founded in 1924 with the mission to promote public understanding of global affairs and world issues by sponsoring programs, discussion series and seminars on international politics, business and culture.