YPFP Events

YPFP DC: Driving in the Dark - a Discussion with Dr. Richard Danzig

September 27, 2012 07:00 pm


Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
1800 K Street NW
20036 Washington, DC
United States

Thursday, September 27 | 7pm

1800 K Street NW
Washington, DC

Dr. Danzig will discuss his new paper, “Driving in the Dark: Ten Propositions About Prediction and National Security,” where he examines the nature of prediction in national security and offers strategic recommendations for how the U.S. Department of Defense can improve its predictive capabilities while also preparing for predictive failure. Come join us for this exciting opportunity.

Richard Danzig is Chairman of the Center for a New American Security, a Trustee of The RAND Corporation, a member of the Defense Policy Board and The President’s Intelligence Advisory Board, and a director of Saffron Hill Ventures (a European venture capital fund). In recent years his other activities have included service as The Chairman of the Board of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments and as a member of the Boards of Public Agenda, the Partnership for Public Service, The National Semiconductor Corporation (a NY Stock Exchange Company sold to Texas Instruments in 2011) and Human Genome Sciences Corporation (a NASDAQ Company sold to Glaxo, Smith Klein).


From the spring of 2007 through the Presidential election of 2008, Dr. Danzig was a senior advisor to Senator Obama on national security issues. Dr. Danzig served as the 71st Secretary of the Navy from November 1998 to January 2001.  He was the Under Secretary of the Navy between 1993 and 1997.  


Dr. Danzig is a senior advisor at the Center for New American Security, the Center for Naval Analyses, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC. His primary activity is as a consultant to the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security on terrorism. 


Dr. Danzig and his wife, Andrea, reside in Washington, DC where Mrs. Danzig has an active practice as a psychotherapist.  They have two adult children, David and Lisa.  Mr. Danzig’s recent publications include “Driving in the Dark: Ten Propositions About Prediction” and as co-author of “Aum Shinrikyo: Insights into How Terrorists Develop Biological and Chemical Weapons,” both published in 2011 by The Center for a New American Security.

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