Despite the recently enacted two-year budget deal that raises the budget caps for defense, many long-term challenges remain unresolved in DoD’s budget: a looming bow wave of modernization programs, a dependence on supplemental war funding, higher personnel costs, and increasing demands for readiness funding.
Dr. Fatih Birol
Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA)
Director and Senior Fellow, Energy and National Security Program, CSIS
Join us to hear perspectives from the Asia-Pacific region on the prospects for emerging U.S. security partnerships in Southeast Asia.
Opening remarks by:
Daniel F. Runde
Director, Project on Prosperity and Development, and William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis, CSIS
Panel discussion featuring:
Chairman, CEO, and President, Ethan Allen Interiors, Inc.
This event will focus on the implications of the budget caps on the defense industrial base and what the future of funding and competition will look like. With today’s constrained and unpredictable budget environment, DoD must take into account the effects on firms and how to best support them during these times.
In early 2015, the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) convened an Independent Panel to analyze the major weaknesses in the global health system exposed by the Ebola outbreak, and offer concrete recommendations for reform in several areas: leadership, coordination, and advocacy; international rules; financing; operational response and operational research; and health technology research and development. Please join us for the Washington D.C. rollout of the final report of the Harvard-LSHTM Independent Panel on the Global Response to Ebola and a discussion of its main recommendations.
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Development Opportunities in Supply Chain Localization
Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, Hess Corporation
The Russian annexation of Crimea has led to over two years of debate regarding Washington’s strategy towards Moscow. Today, with Ukraine somewhat quieter and seeming progress towards cooperation on Syria, are more cooperative approaches possible? What should be Washington’s goals in engaging with Russia, or responding to it on the global stage?
A discussion of key issues affecting the future scope of missile defense efforts, including prospects for countering missiles “left-of-launch,” reengagement decisions, alternate means of engagement, integration with offensive forces, and improving the missile defense cost curve.
This event will focus on the implications of the fact that defense-focused firms depend on capital markets for resources and confront choices about how to deploy their capital.