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On the 4th anniversary of the strike that killed Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani, General (Ret) Frank McKenzie writes for the Wall Street Journal that the time has come for the United States to once again match will with capabilities in the battle to deter Iran and its proxies.
A key element of the ongoing success of GNSI will be an extensive network of scholars and practitioners who will collaborate within the security environment and subsequently provide actionable solutions to 21st-century security challenges.
In the first full calendar year for GNSI, 2023 brought many of the world's leading experts to USF and the Tampa Bay region. Dynamic and insightful conversations were had regarding some of the most vexing issues facing the world today. We're proud to say: "Here's what we did in 2023 (and just wait until you see what's in store for '24).
December 27, 2023GNSI News
National Media Outlets Turn to GNSI Executive Director General (Ret) Frank McKenzie for Middle East Analysis
With the escalating conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Middle East, some of the world's largest media outlets sought out GNSI Executive Director, General (Ret) Frank McKenzie for authentic analysis of the situation.
Dr. Stefanie Tompkins, Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) addressed students, faculty and staff of USF at the Marshall Student Center. She explained DARPA's role in driving breakthrough technologies for the country's national security and explained the best ways for the USF community to connect with her agency.
Former FBI agent and prosecutor for the U.S. State Department, Christopher Hunter, analyzes the questions posed and the challenges met at GNSI Tampa Summit 2, featuring the 8th Great Power Competition conference: The Future and Ethics of Uncrewed and Autonomous Warfare
GNSI is celebrating our first birthday! It's been one year since USF President Rhea Law recruited retired Marine Corps General Frank McKenzie to lead a new organization at USF: the Global and National Security institute.
The first-ever GNSI Policy Dialogues focused on "Hunger as a Weapon" at the Patel Center for Global Solutions on May 24, 2023 on the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida
GNSI Board of Advisors member, Lieutenant General (Ret) Vincent Stewart Passes Away at 64.
The first GNSI Tampa Summit was an eye-opening collection of speakers, dignitaries, academics, strategists, analysts and intelligence leaders, all gathered to examine the problems presented by the growing struggle between Russia and China in their fight for influence in the Greater Middle East.
The University of South Florida is now ranked #42 (its highest rank in history!) among all public universities in the United States according to US News & World Report College Rankings
March 1, 2023GNSI News
Tampa's ABC affiliate, WFTS-TV, spoke with our Executive Director, General (Ret) Frank McKenzie, about the ongoing situation with the Chinese Spy Balloon and the US response.