Global Security Forum 2023: Transatlantic Defense
The 2023 Global Security Forum, the CSIS International Security Program’s flagship annual conference, took place on April 5, 2023. This year’s conference theme was transatlantic defense and featured a keynote address by Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Christopher W. Grady.
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The Global Security Forum is the CSIS International Security Program’s flagship annual conference. The Forum convenes leaders from the defense and national security communities to discuss the top security challenges facing the country and the world.
This year's conference will feature a keynote address by Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Christopher W. Grady. The full program will explore the evolving threat landscape given Russia’s war in Ukraine, challenges in European defense, and opportunities for transatlantic defense cooperation.
There will be a specific focus on addressing the potential of collaboration with European allies to address challenges with munitions and other stockpiles, as well as interest in shaping the future force of tomorrow through technological modernization.
The conference will be held on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, at CSIS headquarters and virtually, and will feature three panels in addition to the keynote discussion.
Further details about the panels and the panelists are available at the links in the schedule below.
Global Security Forum Schedule
Introduction and Welcome Remarks
Dr. John J. Hamre, CSIS President and CEO
Mr. Alessandro Profumo, CEO, Leonardo S.p.A. (virtual)
Panel 1: The Evolving Threat Landscape in Europe
His Excellency Marek Magierowski, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to the U.S.
Mr. John McLaughlin, former Acting and Deputy Director of Central Intelligence
Rear Admiral Tim Woods, Defense Attaché, British Embassy Washington
Ms. Emily Harding, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, International Security Program
Admiral Christopher W. Grady, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Dr. Seth G. Jones, CSIS Senior Vice President and Director of the International Security Program
Panel 2: Challenges in European Defense
General Chris Badia, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, NATO; German Air Force
Vice Admiral Hervé Bléjean, Director General, European Union Military Staff
Ms. Heather A. Conley, President, German Marshall Fund of the U.S.
Mr. Max Bergmann, Director, CSIS Europe Program and Stuart Center
Panel 3: Opportunities for Defense Collaboration
Hon. Ellen Lord, former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment
Hon. William J. Lynn III, CEO, Leonardo DRS and former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense
Hon. Deborah G. Rosenblum, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs (ASD(NCB)), and Performing the Duties of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Base Policy (ASD(IBP))
Dr. Cynthia Cook, CSIS Senior Fellow and Director, Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group
Dr. Seth G. Jones, CSIS Senior Vice President and Director, International Security Program
This conference is made possible by the generous support of Leonardo DRS.
- Katy Buda
- Program Manager and Research Associate, Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group