Gen. Timothy D. Haugh to deliver opening keynote address at 2024 Vanderbilt Summit on Modern Conflict and Emerging Threats

Gen. Timothy D. Haugh, commander for the U.S. Cyber Command, director of the National Security Agency and chief of the Central Security Service, will deliver the opening keynote address at the third Vanderbilt University Summit on Modern Conflict and Emerging Threats scheduled for April 17–18.

“It is an honor to host Gen. Haugh, and we know he will bring invaluable insight from his extensive service in national security,” Chancellor Daniel Diermeier said. “The participation of key thinkers and leaders like General Haugh is what makes this annual summit such a rich and relevant experience.”

The U.S. Senate recently confirmed Haugh as commander of CYBERCOM, director of the NSA and chief of the CSS. Haugh has previously served as deputy commander, U.S. Cyber Command. Before that assignment he was the commander, Sixteenth Air Force; commander, Air Forces Cyber, and commander, Joint Force Headquarters-Cyber, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, where he was responsible for more than 44,000 personnel conducting worldwide operations.

The 2024 Vanderbilt Summit on Modern Conflict and Emerging Threats will bring together internationally recognized leaders in the military and intelligence communities to examine the subjects of cyber conflict, artificial intelligence, peer competition and emerging threats. The interdisciplinary gathering convenes experts in defense, intelligence, computer science, infrastructure engineering, political science, law, policy and human behavior with the goal of creating an approach that furthers understanding of and response to some of the most pressing issues our nation faces today.

Vanderbilt University welcomes the community to engage in these vital conversations on modern conflict and emerging threats, fostering a collaborative approach to addressing the complex challenges of our time.

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