Global Security Forum

A forum on the top challenges facing U.S. and global security. Made possible with the generous support of Leonardo DRS

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.

The theme of the 2024 Global Security Forum is "Gathering Strength in a Gathering Storm." Speakers will address how the United States can muster its strengths to counter multiple global challenges, posture for uncertainty, and prepare U.S. forces to deter and defeat aggression.

This year's conference will feature keynote discussions with General Charles Q. Brown, Jr., Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Honorable Avril Haines, Director of National Intelligence.

It will also include conversations with the Honorable Dr. William A. LaPlante, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (A&S) and the Honorable Heidi Shyu, Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (R&E).

The conference will be held at CSIS headquarters and virtually. See the event page for further details.

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