At critical moments in our nation's history, philanthropy has been an essential enabler to our Armed Forces. During World War II, philanthropists banded together to fund the development of RADAR. Another critical moment for philanthropy and defense is now at hand. Global threats to freedom are advancing, while the Pentagon, government-sponsored private-sector industries, and academic research centers are starved for investments in research and development. Game-changing technological innovations are being abandoned because of short-sighted priorities, crowding out true innovation. Without a jump-start from philanthropy, the United States could be sacrificing significant competitive advantages, and putting her liberty at risk. The need for action has never been more pressing.
Join us, as our panel of experts explores the concept of philanthropy in defense, identifies areas where philanthropic investment is most needed, and discusses a framework for philanthropic defense research and development.
More About the Speakers
Colonel Richard J. Dunn III, USA (Ret.)
Consultant on International Security Affairs
Dr. Daniel Goure
Vice President, The Lexington Institute
Dr. Patrick Linehan
Chief Operating Officer, Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement (VISTA)
James Jay Carafano, Ph.D.
Vice President for the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, and the E. W. Richardson Fellow