GNSI Tampa Summit Series

The Global and National Security Institute has established the GNSI Tampa Summit as a platform to bring together scholars, researchers, and practitioners with policymakers to ensure that decision-makers can access the most current and complete knowledge possible.  This year's events are:

7th Great Power Competition Conference (March 8-9) // Signature Event

Recognizing that integrated deterrence is not constrained by geography, the 7th Great Power Compeitition Conference (GPC7)  will focus on the specific threats and challenges confronting U.S. national security and foreign policy emanating from China. China's aggressive posture affects global economics and influences strategic policy issues. Efforts to expand their influence through the One Belt One Road initiative and their exploits to shape global perceptions by dominating the information and cyber domains directly affect the U.S. and allied influence and relationships globally. GPC7 will explore critical questions facing the U.S. in the wake of China's growing expansion, such as how different stakeholders perceive China's rise and how they have reacted to it, and what the U.S can do to counter China's rapid influence and power in the Central Region. 

The signature, Great Power Competition Conference,  is sponsored by the University of South Florida (USF), in partnership with the USF College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), the National Defense University's Near East and South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies and the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM)

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2023 U.S. Central Command Central and South Asia DMI Conference (March 7)

The Summit is extended an additional day this Spring, as we've added an additional event: the U.S. Central Command Central and South Asia Directors of Military Intelligence Conference 2023. This highly sought-after event will be open to the public (but not live-streamed) and will enable GNSI Tampa Summit to look at implications for the Central Region from the perspective of two Great Powers, not just one. The DMI Conference on March 7 will examine Russia's increasingly complex and assertive actions in the Central Region, as it seeks to challenge the U.S. and China for influence among the 21 member nations of the Central Region.


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