Natsec Nightcap with Amb. Paul Wolfowitz



Thanks for joining us for a conversation with former U.S. Ambassador Paul Wolfowitz, former Deputy Secretary of Defense and President of the World Bank, about what national security challenges the next presidential administration faces.



  • Amb. Paul Wolfowitz, Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense
  • Jamil N. Jaffer, Founder and Executive Director, National Security Institute




Speaker Bios: 


Paul Wolfowitz is a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) where he works on development and national security issues.  Before joining AEI, Mr. Wolfowitz spent more than three decades in public service and higher education, working in the administrations of seven different presidents.   Most recently, he served as president of the World Bank and deputy secretary of defense.  At the World Bank he focused on the problem of corruption and the challenges of sub-Saharan Africa.  As ambassador to Indonesia and assistant secretary of state for East Asia in the Reagan administration, Mr. Wolfowitz was an advocate of reform and political openness.  He was involved in Persian Gulf security for almost 30 years during three different tours at the Department of Defense.  Mr. Wolfowitz has a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago.



Jamil N. Jaffer is the Founder and Executive Director of the National Security Institute, and an Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the National Security Law & Policy Program at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University.  Jamil is also Senior Vice President for Strategy, Partnerships & Corporate Development at IronNet Cybersecurity, a technology products startup founded by Gen (ret.) Keith B. Alexander, the former Director of the National Security Agency and Founding Commander of U.S. Cyber Command.  In addition, Jamil is an advisor to Beacon Global Strategies, a strategic advisory firm; 4iQ, a deep and dark web intelligence startup; Duco, a technology platform startup that connects corporations with geopolitical and international business experts; and Amber, a digital authentication and verification startup.




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