8th Great Power Competition Conference
The next event in the ongoing Great Power Competition Conference Series is scheduled for September 27-28, 2023. GPC8: The Future and Ethics of Uncrewed and Autonomous Warfare will be the theme for this premier, 2-day event. More information.
The Premier Ongoing Conference Series
on the Great Power Competition
The Great Power Competition Conference is the marquee event in the GNSI Tampa Summit, presented in partnership with the USF College of Arts and Sciences, U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) and the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies. The GPC is one of the nation's premier ongoing conferences focused on the Great Power Competition.
Once a central point of competition in the 19th Century "Great Game" between the Russian and British Empires, with Afghanistan as the "pull-and-tug" buffer zone, the Greater Central and South Asia regions have once again become the theater for a Great Power Competition for influences, resources, and interests with the new actors involving the Global Powers: the United States, China, and Russia along with the Regional Powers: Iran, Iraq, India, Pakistan, Turkey, and the Central Asia and Arab countries. Read more...
The Great Power Comeptition Series provides military and civilian policy-makers and thought leaders a broader understanding of the various national security challenges facing the United States in the 21st Century from near-peer global powers, i.e., China and Russia, as well as regional powers, such as Iran and North Korea, through a forum that brings together strategic thinkers, scholars, leaders, and subject matter experts. They explore diverse perspectives on the most pressing issues for U.S. national security at the tactical, strategic, and policy levels.
This is the fourth year of the GPC Series, which has tackled such topics as:
• Radicalization in the Central Region and around the globe
• the COVID pandemic
• the lead up to 9/11 and how U.S. policies changed in the wake those attacks
• the Russian invasion of Ukraine
Some of the luminaries who've spoken at previous GPC events:
For more information about previous GPC Conference, please visit the GPC Archives.