On June 28th, 2017, the Center for New American Security (CNAS) held it’s Annual Conference. Individuals gathered at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. to tune into several different National Security industry leaders delivering sessions on security-related topics. This year, the annual conference’s theme was “Navigating the Divide.” Among the hundreds of different conference goers, recently appointed CNAS Board of Director member Robert Roche, attended with his son.
To begin the day’s debates, CNAS Co-Founder and CEO Michèle Flournoy delivered welcoming remarks. She was followed by 40 different individuals who delivered their sessions in both individual and group presentations. Their discussions ranged in topic from “The Future of the West and the Transatlantic Cooperation” to “National Security in a Distracted World.” The annual conference is one of the many ways CNAS looks to further its goal of informing and preparing the national security leaders of today and tomorrow.
The goal of CNAS in holding events such as the Annual Conference is to elevate the overall U.S. national security debate by engaging policymakers, experts and the public. They will continue to facilitate national security conversations by uncovering innovative, fact-based research, ideas, and analyses in an attempt to continue to influence the national security discussion.
CNAS has thoughtfully integrated itself into the network of the United States’ policymaking community. CNAS utilizes its unique research agenda to impact the decisions leaders make in National Security to further advance U.S. interests and strategy. By performing unprecedented research and analyses, they have attracted industry thought leaders to head their research programs, deepening their ability to shape the nation’s security.