Panel Discussion on the "Geopolitical Implications for National Security"

by University of North Georgia

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Back to Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic on National Security

Wed, Apr 7, 2021

9:45 AM – 11 AM EDT (GMT-4)

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Panelist abstracts, biographies, and photos are in the "Panels" tab on the symposium web site 


Cadet Nikoloz Gvalia, Republic of Georgia National Defense Academy - Topic: "U.S. Helps West Deter COVID-19: Implications of National Security"
Dr. C. Anthony Pfaff, Army War College Strategic Studies Institute Research professor for Strategy, the Military Profession and Ethic: Topic - "Disaster Diplomacy and COVID-19"
Dr. Jose de Arimateia da Cruz, Georgia Southern University professor of International Relations and Comparative Politics - Topic: "Why the Brazil 'Unwritten Alliance' Matters During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Its National Security Implications"

Linda Curika, Communications Officer at the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence, "The Case for Teaching Digital Literacy in the Armed Forces"


Panel Moderator:

Dr. Daniel S. Papp

Consultant, Pendleton Group & Scholar of International Affairs and Policy, Former President of Kennesaw State University

Dr. Daniel S. Papp retired as President of Kennesaw State University (KSU) in 2016.  Since his retirement, he has served as President of Papp Consulting LLC.

During his 10 years as president, Papp led the consolidation of KSU and Southern Polytechnic State, making KSU one of the 50 largest U.S. universities; initiated its first doctoral programs; led KSU’s first capital campaign; added over $500 million of facilities; guided KSU into NCAA Division I athletics including intercollegiate football; expanded KSU’s external funded research; and doubled KSU’s study abroad program, including opening KSU’s first international campus.

Before becoming KSU President, Papp was Senior Vice Chancellor for Academics and Fiscal Affairs of the University System of Georgia (USG); Interim President of Southern Polytechnic; Executive Assistant to the President of Georgia Tech; Founding Director of Tech’s Sam Nunn School of International Affairs; and Director of Tech’s School of Social Sciences.

Papp has been Senior Research Scholar at both the Center for Aerospace Doctrine of the Air War College and the Strategic Studies Institute of the Army War College.  The Army twice awarded him the “Outstanding Civilian Service” medal.  He also has been Visiting Professor at Western Australia Institute of Technology in Perth; Visiting Professor at Fudan University in Shanghai; and led study abroad programs to the Soviet Union, France, Germany, and Italy.   

A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Dartmouth CollegeDr. Papp earned his Ph.D. in International Affairs from the University of Miami.  He is the author, co-author, or editor of 14 books and over 80 articles on U.S. and Soviet/Russian foreign policy and international relations, including former Secretary of State Dean Rusk’s autobiography, As I Saw It.

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