Video On Demand

The Federated Defense Project Launch

December 16 – 17, 2013

Featuring a discussion with

The Honorable Richard L. Armitage
President, Armitage International and
former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State


Sir Peter John Westmacott
British Ambassador to the United States
Moderated by

Dr. John J. Hamre
President and CEO, and The Pritzker Chair, CSIS

Followed by a panel discussion with

Dr. Jon B. Alterman
Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy and
Director, Middle East Program, CSIS

Mr. David J. Berteau
Senior Vice President and Director, National Security
Program on Industry and Resources, CSIS

Dr. Michael J. Green
Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair, CSIS and
Associate Professor, Georgetown University

Mr. Scott Miller
Senior Adviser and Scholl Chair in International Business, CSIS

Moderated by

Dr. Kathleen H. Hicks
Senior Vice President, Henry A. Kissinger Chair, and
Director, International Security Program, CSIS

Monday, December 16, 2013
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
2nd Floor Main Hall
CSIS 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036

Drawdowns in defense spending by the United States and many of its security partners have increased the urgency of leveraging and synthesizing national defense capabilities in support of shared interests. Please join us for a discussion on how the United States can build federated defense and security architectures with key allies and partners across the globe. A federated approach to security architectures can knit together a community that understands each other and works more closely and professionally every day. It is distinct from an integrated approach in that it respects the legitimate sensibilities of the United States and its partners regarding their sovereignty. This is a strategy that leans forward in a cost-effective way, building on the natural interest of allies and partners to have closer working ties with the United States while managing the various challenges that the economic and geostrategic environment present.

The event will kick off the Federated Defense Project, a multi-year effort that will draw on CSIS's broad range of expertise in U.S. and regional defense concepts, capabilities, posture, and relationships; regional security dynamics; U.S. and global trade and economic policy; and the global defense industry.


John J. Hamre
CSIS President and CEO, and Langone Chair in American Leadership
Scott Miller
Senior Mentor (Non-resident), Executive Education
Jon B. Alterman
Senior Vice President, Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy, and Director, Middle East Program

Kathleen H. Hicks