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Experts agree that the future of modern defense will be built on key advances in science and technology, from robotics and artificial intelligence to high-energy lasers and electromagnetic spectrum applications, as well as advances in the cyber and space domains. No two countries can work together more effectively on these developing technologies than the United States and Japan.
On December 19, Hudson Institute is honored to host the first-ever international symposium with engineers and policy experts from both countries who will discuss opportunities for U.S.-Japan collaboration on emerging technologies, military strategy, and defense innovation.
Moderated by Hudson Executive Vice President Lewis Libby and Hudson Senior Fellow Dr. Arthur Herman, the symposium's keynote speakers will include Dr. Andrew Krepinevich, former Director of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments; Vice Admiral (Ret.) Yoji Koda, Japanese Maritime Self Defense Forces; and Dr. Hirokazu Hokazono, Deputy Commissioner of the Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Agency (ATLA) for the Japanese Ministry of Defense.
Doors open and registration begins at 8:30 am.
Opening Remarks | Vice Admiral (Ret.) Yoji Koda
9:00 am — 9:30 am
The Third Offset Strategy: The Role of Science and Technology | Dr. William Schneider and Dr. Andrew Krepinevich
9:45 am — 10:30 am
The Role of Science and Technology for Japan’s Self Defense | Dr. Hirokazu Hokazono, Dr. Len Caveny, Brigadier General (Ret.) Paul McGillicuddy, Rajeev Sharma, and Joshua Goldsberry
10:30 am — 11:30 am
Beyond A2/AD: China’s Use of Science and Technology in Military Strategy | Bruce Krapovicky, Dr. Michael Pillsbury, and Dr. Arthur Herman
11:45 am — 12:30 pm
12:30 pm — 1:30 pm
The Promising Frontiers of U.S.-Japan Cooperation in Defense Trade and Joint Development | James Schoff, Pierre Chao, Farhad Jalinous, Adele Ratcliff, and James Armington
1:45 pm — 3:00 pm
Protecting the Technological Base: Industrial Security and Cybersecurity in the Defense Sector | Norman Pashoian and Steve Ganyard
3:15 pm — 4:15 pm
4:15 pm — 4:30 pm
This event will be live streamed on Hudson's homepage.