Transforming Security and Defence: A 21st Century Model

As part of a panel discussion, the keynote speakers will discuss the rapid changes facing European security and defence, in light of new technology and unconventional threats.
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Elisabeth Braw, Director, Modern Deterrence Programme, RUSI General Sir Richard Barrons, Distinguished Fellow, RUSI

Transforming Security and Defence: A 21st Century Model

September 13 | 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Elisabeth Braw and General Sir Richard Barrons will discuss how the strategic context for Europe’s security and defence is rapidly changing. In the modern defence environment, states face a significant transformation of military capacity through new technology. More broadly, liberal democracies face state-actor aggression, including against their civil societies. This discussion will focus on the revitalisation of collective security and the use of modern deterrence, involving the defence forces, the wider government, industry and population.

About the Speakers:

Elisabeth Braw directs the Modern Deterrence project at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), which focuses on how governments, businesses and civil society can work together to strengthen countries’ defence against existing and emerging threats. Prior to RUSI, she worked at Control Risks following a career as a journalist. Previously, Ms Braw was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford.

General Sir Richard Barrons served as Commander of the Joint Forces Command, one of the six Chiefs of Staff leading the UK Armed Forces. He led military operations in Bosnia, Kosovo, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan. He joined the Army via Sandhurst in 1977 and read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford.

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