Ukraine: One Year Later – Session II: The Tools of War and the Effects of War on Health

VIDEO March 20, 2023

Speaker / Author

Brian Barnier

Head of Analytics, ValueBridge Advisors

Brian Barnier is focused on growing companies, investments and countries, bringing practical insight to investors, boards and management to help them bridge from strategy to execution. He accelerates improvement in business results through a "risk lens" that incorporates both growth and turnaround lessons learned across industries, professional disciplines and countries. Director/Head of Analytics at ValueBridge Advisors (U.S.)/Burnt Oak Capital (UK), he brings a unique synthesis on change ranging from global economics to technology that is reshaping time-space. This synthesis stems from his experience in both business model investing, and general and product management. These perspectives are why his accomplishments have tended ... Read More

Bob Delaney

Author, Heroes are Human: Lessons in Resilience, Courage, and Wisdom from the COVID Front Lines

Bob Delaney’s life story has been told in his two books – Covert: My Years Infiltrating the Mob (named one of USA Today’s Best Books of 2008) and Surviving the Shadows: A Journey of Hope into Post-Traumatic Stress – as well as on HBO Real Sports, ESPN, ABC Sports, CNN and numerous other TV, radio and press media outlets. His unique experiences will entertain and educate – from the landmark New Jersey State Police undercover operation infiltrating the Mafia to his days as an NBA referee running the courts to his insights into Leadership, Post-Traumatic Stress Management and Self Care. He is also the host of The Play – a ... Read More

Lt. Gen. David A. Deptula

First Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force

Lt. Gen. David A. Deptula is the first Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. He is responsible to the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force for policy formulation, planning, evaluation, oversight, and leadership of Air Force intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. As the Air Force's Senior Official of the Intelligence Community he is directly responsible to the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. General Deptula completed ROTC at the University of Virginia as a distinguished graduate in 1974, and remained to complete a master's degree in 1976. Earning his ... Read More

Colonel Brendan Dunne

Global Analytics Platform Director, U.S. Special Operations Command

Colonel Brendan Dunne is an Active Duty Cyber Warfare officer from Washington, DC.  A longtime member of the 75th Ranger Regiment and other special operations units, he is currently the Director of the Global Analytics Platform (GAP), United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).  As a critical technology and innovation platform, the GAP is USSOCOM’s core software development and data science platform chartered with “employing data as a weapon system” in support of special operations forces globally.  ... Read More

Major General Scott Gray

U.S. Air Force (Ret), Chair, President, and CEO of the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge

Major General Scott Gray, USAF, (Ret) has held numerous staff positions at the numbered air force, major command, Air Staff, Secretary of the Air Force and Joint Chiefs of Staff levels, and has commanded in support and operational organizations. The general's operational commands include tactical, strategic airlift and air refueling organizations.  General Gray also commanded the 89th Airlift Wing at Andrews AFB, Md., overseeing worldwide special airlift, logistics and communications support for the President, Vice President, Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense and other senior leaders of the United States. Awarded his wings in 1978, General Gray is a command ... Read More

Mark Grzegorzewski, Ph.D.

Senior Academic Instructor at Joint Special Operations University

Dr. Mark Grzegorzewski is a Senior Academic Instructor in the Department of Strategic Intelligence and Emerging Technology at Joint Special Operations University. He is also a non-Resident Army Cyber Institute Fellow. His recent publications include: "Cybersecurity and Strategic Deterrence: Changing Adversary’s Risk Versus Reward Calculations,” “In Search of Security: Understanding the Motives Behind Iran’s Cyber-Enabled Influence Campaigns,” “Why the United States Must Win the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Race,” "Technology Adoption in Unconventional Warfare,” and “Incorporating the Cyberspace Domain: How Russia And China Exploit Asymmetric Advantages in Great Power Competition.” Dr. Grzegorzewski holds a Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. in Political Science ... Read More

Karen Holbrook, Ph.D.

Regional Chancellor, USF Sarasota-Manatee

Karen A. Holbrook, Ph.D., is the Regional Chancellor at USF Sarasota-Manatee, following a year as the Interim President for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Before assuming the position at Embry-Riddle she worked as a higher education consultant and the Senior Advisor to the President at the University of South Florida, where she was, until recently, the Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation then Senior Vice President for Global Affairs and International Research.  Dr. Holbrook served as the President of The Ohio State University from 2002-2007 and was previously the senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of ... Read More

David Kotok

Chief Investment Officer of Cumberland Advisors

David Kotok co-founded Cumberland Advisors in 1973 and has been its Chief Investment Officer since inception. David’s articles and financial market commentaries have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, and other publications. During his career, he has been a frequent contributor to Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg Radio, Yahoo Finance TV, and other media. He has authored or co-authored four books, including the second edition of "From Bear to Bull with ETFs" and "Adventures in Muniland". He holds a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an M.S. in organizational dynamics from ... Read More

Jody L. McBrien, Ph.D.

Professor, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee

Jody L. McBrien is a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus. She received her doctorate from Emory University in May 2005. She has received numerous awards for her research, including a 2021-22 Council on Foreign Relations Fellowship to work at the OECD in Paris, France, 2019 Fulbright Award to New Zealand, 2017 USF Global Engagement Award, 2014 Ian Axford (New Zealand) Fellowship in Public Policy, 2012 Florida Campus Compact Community Engaged Researcher Award, and ... Read More