Seminars at Steamboat announces 2 more speakers |

Seminars at Steamboat announces 2 more speakers

Michael Schrantz

— Two more speakers were announced for the Seminars at Steamboat schedule this summer.

Rounding out the slate of four scheduled seminars are Matthew Rojansky, an expert on U.S. relations with former Soviet Union states such as Ukraine, and Richard Danzing, former secretary of the Navy and chair of the board at the Center for New American Security.

The two previously announced events include a talk by Arthur Caplan, director of medical ethics at New York University Langone Medical Center, and a dialogue about income inequality between Timothy Smeeding and Charles Murray.

Rojansky will deliver a July 28 presentation titled “Troubled Waters: U.S. Relations with Russia, Ukraine, and the former Soviet Region.”

Seminars at Steamboat Chairwoman Kate Hawk said the organization booked Rojansky before the events that led to Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region in March.

"He has spent a great deal of time in the region," Hawk said about Rojansky's experience with Ukraine. "He knows it from personal and academic standpoints."

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Danzing is a member of three national security advisory boards in President Barack Obama's administration: the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board, the Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee and the Homeland Security Advisory Council.

His talk, “Cyber Insecurity: What It Means for National Security and What We Can Do About It,” is scheduled for Aug. 14.

Hawk said Danzing is exceptionally well qualified to speak on the subject of "where our vulnerabilities are from hackers from other governments or malicious individuals."

Rojansky and Danzing should be able to give attendees of their seminars up-to-date and comprehensive information about two topics that continue to evolve, Hawk said, as well as generate conversation within the community.

"We try very hard to have speakers who are experts and will give a very balanced view of the policy issues we deal with," she said.

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