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4th ANNUAL WEST COAST AEROSPACE FORUM, Nov 30, 2018, Santa Monica, CA, 8:55 am – 3:30 pm Pacific Standard Time

The 4th Annual West Coast Aerospace Forum will take place at the RAND Corporation, 1776 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm Pacific Standard Time (the program begins at 8:55 am PST).  It is sponsored by RAND, the Aerospace Corporation, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies.

The theme is “Creating the Future Aerospace Force.”

More information and a link to register are on the event’s website.  As of November 16, it lists the following speakers:


General John W. Raymond, Commander, Air Force Space Command (Keynote Speaker)

Mr. Chris Brose, Aspen Strategy Group Member

Mr. Brad Carson, Professor of Public Policy, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

Maj Gen Clinton E. Crosier, Director, Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability (AFWIC)

Ms. Mackenzie Eaglen, Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute

Lt Gen, USAF, ret. Dave Deptula, Dean, Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies

Mr. Todd Harrison, Director, Aerospace Security Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Dr. Ted Harshberger, Vice President and Director, RAND Project AIR FORCE

Dr. James Hasik, Associate Professor of the Practice of Industrial Studies, the Eisenhower School, National Defense University

Mr. Andrew Hunter, Director, Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group and Senior Fellow, International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Dr. Radha Iyengar Plumb, Economist, The RAND Corporation

Ms. Tina Jonas, Senior Adviser (Non-resident), International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Dr. Timothy Kane, JP Conte Fellow in Immigration Studies at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University

Dr. William LaPlante, Senior Vice President and General Manager for MITRE National Security Sector (MNS)

Dr. Thomas Mahnken, President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

Dr. Jamie Morin, Executive Director, Center for Space Policy and Strategy, The Aerospace Corporation

Dr. Kori Schake, Deputy Director-General of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

Dr. Greg Spanjers, Chief Scientist, Air Force Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation (SDPE) Directorate

Col Frederick Thaden, Director, Talent Management Innovation Cell

Maj Gen Stephen C. Williams, Director of Air and Cyberspace Operations, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces


November 30, 2018
11:00 am - 11:00 pm