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Virtual Event | Powering Innovation: Advanced Batteries and Critical Supply Chains

Virtual Event | Powering Innovation: Advanced Batteries and Critical Supply Chains

Please be advised: This event will stream live on this page at 2:30 p.m. EDT, Thursday, October 14. Register for the event here.

In the Made in China 2025 Plan, the Chinese Communist Party outlined its bid for centrality in key technology supply chains, including renewable energy and electric vehicles (EVs). Changing consumer preferences and government policies have increased demand for EVs, driving up demand for advanced batteries. Batteries also have a variety of defense applications that can help enable distributed operational concepts, reducing reliance on legacy energy supply chains. What does this mean for America’s ability to secure its access to these crucial products at a time of rising tensions with China? Join the Hamilton Commission on Securing America’s National Security Industrial Base for this timely discussion.

Panel 1: Recharging DOD’s Energy Supply Chain: Distributed Operations and Advanced Batteries

Heather Penny

Senior Fellow at the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies

LTG Eric Wesley (Ret.)

Former Deputy Commanding General of Army Futures Command and Director of the Futures and Concepts Center

Bryan Clark

Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Defense Concepts and Technology, Hudson Institute

Nadia Schadlow (Moderator)

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Panel 2: The U.S. Government’s Role in Promoting Innovation

The Hon. Ellen Lord

Former Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment

The Hon. Kimberly Reed

Former Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and CEO of the Export-Import Bank of the United States

Mike Brown

Director of the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) at the U.S. Department of Defense

Arthur Herman (Moderator)

Senior Fellow and Director of the Quantum Alliance Initiative, Hudson Institute

Panel 3: China, Supply Chains, and Economic Coercion

Anthony Vinci

Adjunct Senior Fellow at CNAS

Pavneet Singh

Non-resident Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution

John Lee

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Nadia Schadlow (Moderator)

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

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