What Does it Mean to be Secure in an Age of Revolution?
The security challenges presented by today’s interconnected world require policymakers to go beyond traditional “nation-centric” analyses. The rise of transnational terrorism, the increasing ease of global communication and travel, and the ability of governments to use technological means to monitor private activities, all make it clear that we need to apply new thinking to the area of security. Senator Hart presented an overview of these security issues, and then led a group discussion on what it means to be safe in the 21st century, and what actions governments and private citizens should take to keep the world safe and secure.
When: February 12, 2015, at 5:30-6:30 pm (Registration begins at 5 pm), followed by a cocktail hour until 7:30 pm
Where: SherpaFoundry, 800 Market Street, 8th Floor, San Francisco, CA
Topic Leader: Senator Gary Hart
The Winter 2015 topic leader was Senator Gary Hart, the American diplomat, politician, professor, and author. Senator Hart spoke on the topic, “What Does Security Mean in the 21st Century?”
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Selected Reading List
Bending the Arc of Military History Gary Hart, James Fallows, Andrew J. Bacevich, John Arquilla, & Norman R. Augustine The Tragedy of the American Military James Fallows
Road Map for National Security: Imperative for Change : the Phase III Report of the U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century Gary Hart, Warren B. Rudman Worst Enemy: The Reluctant Transformation of the American Military John Arquilla Matters of Principle Gary Hart America Can Win Gary Hart and William S. Lind Shield and the Cloak Gary Hart The Fourth Power Gary Hart The Leading Global Thinkers of 2014 Foreign Policy Magazine A Pretty Good Year for Government George Packer Dis Town – The dumbing down of smart — and Washington David Rothkopf
The event was held at SherpaFoundry, 800 Market Street, 8th Floor, San Francisco, CA. SherpaFoundry is an incubator that provides strategic advice and guidance to select corporations and entrepreneurs. SherpaFoundry’s other half is SherpaVentures, a nearly-stage venture fund founded by two early backers of car service Uber.