Kalaris Conference

Shanahan Matheny

The 2019 George T. Kalaris Intelligence Conference was jointly organized by the Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET) and the Center for Security Studies; both are part of Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service. More than a dozen speakers provided insights on this year’s theme, “Artificial Intelligence and National Security.” Among the experts were keynote speakers Sue Gordon, who until the summer of 2019 was Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, and Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan, director of the U.S. Defense Department’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center. Their message was clear: national and international security are increasingly reliant on artificial intelligence, but U.S. security interests will suffer if the United States doesn’t work with its allies to invest wisely in AI capabilities.

If you missed the conference, check out the livestream recording to see video of fireside chats, interviews and panels:

Welcome Remarks

  • Ellen McCarthy, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Intelligence and Research
  • Keir Lieber, Director, Center for Security Studies

Keynote: Why AI Matters for Intelligence

  • Sue Gordon, Former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence

Panel 1: International Cooperation and Competition in AI

  • Tarun Chhabra, Center for Security and Emerging Technology
  • Fiona Cunningham, George Washington University
  • Matt Daniels, Department of Defense
  • Mike Horowitz, University of Pennsylvania
  • Stephanie O’Sullivan, Former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence and CSET Distinguished Fellow

Keynote Interview

  • Gen. Jack Shanahan, Director, DoD Joint Artificial Intelligence Center
  • Jason Matheny, Director, Center for Security and Emerging Technology

Panel 2: Should AI companies work with government?

  • Jack Clark, OpenAI and CSET Research Fellow
  • Richard Danzig, 71st Secretary of the Navy
  • Melissa Flagg, Center for Security and Emerging Technology
  • Raj Shah, Arceo.ai

Media Coverage

Learn more about the Kalaris Conference here.

Sue Gordon
Sue Gordon, Former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, delivered a keynote address at the conference.