Intelligence Challenges and Military Threats in the 21st Century

The Matthew B. Ridgway Center will host "Intelligence Challenges and Military Threats in the 21st Century" at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 15 in the Kurtzman Room at the William Pitt Union. Lunch provided. RSVP: sjp89@pitt.edu.

Political, technological, economic and social changes are undermining governance, driving instability around the globe, and presenting new challenges for U.S. military forces and the intelligence agencies that support them.

Join the Ridgway Center as participants of this one-day seminar seek to identify the key features of the environment and the challenges facing military forces operating in what is called the grey zone; to examine what the intelligence community can do to facilitate such operations; and to identify some new tools, methods, and approaches that can facilitate intelligence assessments.

Presentations include:

  • Intelligence Support to Military Strategy, Plans, and Operations by JD Williams, National Intelligence Officer for Military Issues, ODNI
  • Campaigning in the Grey Zone by Nathan P. Freier, Associate Professor SSI, US Army War College
  • Exploiting Social Media Intelligence by David Abruzzino, Director, Open Source Intelligence Exchange, Fairmont State University
  • The Challenges to Intelligence Analysis Posed by an Ever More Complex Strategic Environment by Josh Kerbel, Chief Analytic Methodologist, DIA/DI-RD
  • Assessing ISIS Governance by Jennifer C. Brooks, Nicholas Caskey, John J. Richard, Olivia A. Mundy, Jonathon W. Saucier, and Sean M. Williams
  • Intelligence and Military Contingencies in Urban Areas by Werner Selle, Alex Halman and Phil WilliamsĀ 

Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies
3930 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260