James “Jim” Lewis is set to speak at the net Potomac Officers Club Luncheon.
Thursday March 25
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Tyson’s Ritz Carlton – Salon 1
$75.00 – Members
$95.00 – Guests
James A. Lewis is a senior fellow at CSIS and directs its Technology and Public Policy Program. His research involves innovation and economic change; Internet policy and cyber security; space programs; and intelligence reform. Before joining CSIS, he was a member of the U.S. Foreign Service and Senior Executive Service, where he worked on national security and technology-related issues. The policies he helped to develop include counterinsurgency in Asia and Central America, military basing in Asia, conventional arms transfers, commercial remote sensing, high-tech exports to China, and Internet security. Lewis led the U.S. delegation to the Wassenaar Arrangement Experts Group for advanced civil and military technologies. He was also assigned to the U.S. Southern Command (for Operation Just Cause), the U.S. Central Command (for Operation Desert Shield), and to the U.S. Central American Task Force.
Lewis has authored numerous publications since coming to CSIS, including Securing Cyberspace in the 44th Presidency; Building an Information Technology Industry in China; Waiting for Sputnik: Basic Research and Strategic Competition; Globalization and National Security; Spectrum Management for the 21st Century; Assessing the Risk of Cyber Terrorism; China as a Military Space Competitor; and Preserving America’s Strength in Satellite Technology. He appears frequently in the press and serves on several advisory boards. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1984.