November 20 – 21, 2002
Transforming Defense: A Current Assessment and the Road Ahead
CNA hosts annual conferences to stimulate discussion and debate on important national security issues. Recent CNA conferences have made important contributions to dialogue on such issues as military readiness, major security concerns facing the incoming Bush administration, and U.S. security strategy in East Asia.
This year's conference, Transforming Defense: A Current Assessment and the Road Ahead, focused on defense transformation two years into the Bush administration and one year after the start of Operation Enduring Freedom. The conference examined recent progress and the road ahead in defense transformation. Our goal was to achieve a better understanding of what transformation entails, what challenges lie in the future, and how we might meet those challenges.
CNA to host Roundtable on Strategic Decisions Facing Gulf Countries During the Next Decade
CNA hosts bioterrorism workshop for the District of Columbia's Department of Health (DoH) managers and representatives from other city agencies.
The workshop will include presentations on the status of the DoH bioterrorism preparedness plan and the National Pharmaceutical Stockpile (NPS) distribution plan - both of which were developed by CNA. Chips Stewart analyst will participants through a session on a hypothetical deployment of the NPS.
The Emergency Health and Medical Services Administration (EHMSA) sponsored this workshop, and includes a focused discussion and overviews of two of the District of Columbia Department of Health's bioterrorism plans.
June 4, 2002
General Jack Sheehan, USMC (Ret.) to launch the series with remarks entitled "About Central Asia and the Caspian: So What?". Following his retirement from the U.S. military in 1997, General Sheehan served as the Secretary of Defense's Special Advisor for Central Asia.
April 4, 2002
Two speakers from Iran to discuss Iranian national security interests and perspectives. Dr. Homeira Moshirzadeh and Dr. Gholamali Chegnizadeh are visiting the United States under the auspices of the Stanley Foundation, an Iowa-based non-profit organization.
April 2 – 5, 2002
CNA President Robert J. Murray lead a delegation of CNA analysts to Beijing to engage in academic exchanges with Chinese analysts on U.S.-China relations as well as the issue of Taiwan. The CNA delegation also met with Vice Minister Zhou Mingwei from the State Council's Taiwan Affairs Office.
March 25 – 29, 2002
Focus is on Islam in the southern Philippines and the complex environment for the military effort that is being supported and assisted by U.S. forces in Mindanao against the Abu Sayyaf criminal/terrorist organization. Speakers include Professor Thomas McKenna, the leading U.S. academic on the region; Bob Scher, OSD/ISA Director for Maritime Southeast Asia; and CNA analyst Lyall Breckon.
February 14, 2002
Focus is on recent activities among national leadership in Beijing, Singapore, and Seoul