November 13, 2020
Contact: Wendy Robinson
National Security Institute Hosts Ambassador Paul Wolfowitz To Discuss National Security Challenges For The Next Presidential Administration
Arlington, VA – Yesterday, the National Security Institute (NSI) at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School hosted Ambassador Paul Wolfowitz for a discussion with NSI Founder and Executive Director Jamil Jaffer to discuss the upcoming transition of power and the national security challenges facing the next presidential administration.
Hot quotes include:
- “It’s hard to see how we can be effective abroad if we are so divided at home. I am sure that’s something that the Chinese in particular and a lot of other people are figuring out,” Ambassador Paul Wolfowitz, former Deputy Secretary of Defense, Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and NSI Advisory Board member.
- “Don’t view Taiwan in a vacuum. Take a look at what is happening in Xinjiang and the concentration camps. Take a look at what is happening in Hong Kong,” Ambassador Paul Wolfowitz, former Deputy Secretary of Defense, Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and NSI Advisory Board member.
- “I don’t know whether Putin was taking sides in our last election, I sure as heck believe that he wanted to make our elections look as disreputable as possible. He must be really staying up at night drinking extra vodka to celebrate what’s going on here now,” Ambassador Paul Wolfowitz, former Deputy Secretary of Defense, Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and NSI Advisory Board member.
- “I think we can do a much better job probably of trying to penetrate that great Chinese firewall and get some facts to the Chinese people,” former Deputy Secretary of Defense, Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and NSI Advisory Board member.
Ambassador Paul Wolfowitz’s bio can be found here.
Jamil Jaffer’s bio can be found here.
For a recording of the event, please click here.
About NatSec Nightcap
NatSec Nightcap is NSI’s monthly webinar series where experts share insights into a wide range of pressing policy challenges while enjoying their nightcap of choice. NatSec Nightcap is hosted by NSI Founder and Executive Director Jamil N. Jaffer and features candid conversations with leading national security and foreign policy experts.
About the National Security Institute
The National Security Institute serves as a platform for research, teaching, scholarship, and policy development that incorporates a realistic assessment of the threats facing the United States and its allies, as well as an appreciation of the legal and practical challenges facing U.S. intelligence, defense, law enforcement, homeland security, and cybersecurity communities. NSI draws on the experience of its fellows, as well as its highly distinguished advisory board and faculty, to produce timely research and policy materials that deliver insightful analysis and actionable recommendations to senior policymakers in the White House and key departments and agencies, as well as those on Capitol Hill.
About the Scalia Law School
The Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University is defined by three words: Learn. Challenge. Lead. Students receive an outstanding legal education (Learn), are taught to critically evaluate prevailing orthodoxy and pursue new ideas (Challenge), and, ultimately, are well prepared to distinguish themselves in their chosen fields (Lead). It has been one of America’s top-ranked law schools for the last fifteen years.
About George Mason University
George Mason University is Virginia’s largest public research university. Located near Washington, D.C., Mason enrolls more than 33,000 students from 130 countries and all 50 states. Mason has grown rapidly over the past half-century and is recognized for its innovation and entrepreneurship, remarkable diversity, and commitment to accessibility.