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A Conversation with Clint Watts on the Intersection of Technology and National Security

Please join the Stimson Center Alfred Lee Loomis Innovation Council Co-Chair France Hoang in a conversation with Clint Watts on some of the critical challenges facing the U.S. and the world at the intersection of technology and national security. The discussion will include the impact of state and non-state actors’ use of information, private military force, and alternative finance; climate change and cybersecurity; and the internet’s role in shaping perceptions and the resulting consequences for democracy.

The Alfred Lee Loomis Innovation Council is a forum for America’s technology leaders and policymakers to share expertise, build innovative solutions to 21st century problems, and consider the future of U.S. technology policy. Learn more about the Council.


Clint Watts is a Distinguished Research Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, Non-Resident Fellow at the Alliance for Securing Democracy, national security contributor for NBC News/MSNBC and the Founder of Miburo, a strategic analysis and consulting company specializing in the detection and countering of malign influence and extremism.

France Hoang is a veteran entrepreneur who has been on the founding teams of companies that have generated over $600 million of combined sales and employed over 1,200 professionals across the fields of law, aerospace, defense, government services, and technology.

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