September 21–24 2020

Online, via Cisco Webex or Youtube

Future Security Forum 2020

Reimagining National Security in the Age of COVID-19

About the Event

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New America and Arizona State University invite you to join an online Future Security Forum, focused on reimagining national security in the age of COVID-19. Top policymakers, practitioners from government, the private sector, and academia will convene a four-day virtual forum to analyze and debate the most pressing global security issues of the 21st century.

Future Security Forum is one of the signature events of the Future of War project—a New America and Arizona State University partnership analyzing emerging global threats, new technological applications, and the changing nature of warfare in an increasingly interconnected world.

Future Security Forum 2020—Four-Day Virtual Program

Monday, September 21 - 12:10-3:00pm ET

  • How can more diverse views make us more secure?
  • Preparedness, resilience, and global energy security during the pandemic
  • Reinventing national security post-COVID-19
  • COVID-19 and implications for the defense industrial base

Tuesday, September 22 - 1:00-3:15pm ET

  • How do we combat disinformation in the age of the coronavirus?
  • Burn-In: A Novel About AI and the Power of "Useful Fiction"
  • As the coronavirus spreads, what are the implications for the U.S. and the world?

Wednesday, September 23 - 12:30-2:05pm ET

  • Strategy in the era of coronavirus
  • So you think you can improve U.S. security? New voices on new policy ideas
  • How does Chinese espionage work?
  • U.S.-China relations post COVID-19: Is conflict inevitable?

Thursday, September 24 - 12:30-3:00pm ET

  • Why the pandemic has exposed the weakness of the West, and how to fix it
  • Political violence in the United States: What does the data show?
  • Far-right terrorism in the age of COVID-19
  • Deradicalization: Lessons from the field
  • How is proxy warfare reshaping the world?

Additional information, including agenda times and speakers, can be found below.



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Future Security Forum 2020 Will be Held Online

The 2020 Future Security Forum will take place via Webex. If this is the first time you've joined a Webex event, you can download the Webex Meetings software here. The link will be shared via email to registered attendees, and will also be posted on the Future Security Forum conference page. If you need to leave the live event at any time, you can rejoin using the same link. 

Click here for an instructional video on how to use Webex.

If you are not able to join the event via Webex, you can also watch the Forum live on our YouTube channel. Videos from the conference will also be made available after the conference. If you have any questions or experience any difficulties joining the conference sessions, please email