2017 Deterrence Education
& Research Symposium
Presented by AFCUWS
July 11 - 13, 2017
*July 13 is invite only
Maxwell AFB, Alabama
Deterrence in a Complex World
The U.S. Air Force has identified deterrence as a strategic vector in its 2015 Strategic Master Plan, to include contributing capabilities to nuclear and non-nuclear deterrence of adversarial actors. Given new types of strategic threats, we need to develop new capabilities and concepts as well as improving current capabilities. While the nuclear mission remains the top priority, deterring the use of chemical and biological weapons, cyber weapons, and attacks in space will require additional capabilities to respond accordingly while minimizing the risk of escalation or wider conflict.
The Air Force Center for Unconventional Weapons Studies invites you to participate in a unique opportunity to discuss strategic deterrence education and research issues and network with some of the Air Force’s leading deterrence experts on:
Matthew Kroenig is an Associate Professor in the Department of Government and the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a Senior Fellow in the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security at The Atlantic Council. His work has covered a wide range of topics in international relations and national security.
Dr. Kroenig is the author or editor of six books, including The Logic of American Nuclear Strategy (Oxford University Press, forthcoming). His articles have appeared in many publications, including: American Political Science Review, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, International Organization, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. He was a senior national security adviser on the 2016 Marco Rubio presidential campaign and a foreign policy adviser on the 2012 Mitt Romney campaign. He has served in several positions in the U.S. Department of Defense and Central Intelligence Agency and regularly consults with a wide range of U.S. government entities. In 2005, he was the principal author of the first-ever U.S. government-wide strategy for deterring terrorist networks.
He has previously worked as a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Harvard University, and Stanford University. Dr. Kroenig provides regular commentary for major media outlets, including PBS Newshour, NPR Talk of the Nation, BBC, CNN, Fox News, NPR, and C-SPAN. He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and holds an MA and PhD in political science from the University of California at Berkeley.
Follow him on Twitter: @kroenig.
Web site: matthewkroenig.com