Panelists at APL Research Frontiers Forum

APL Research Frontiers Forum

The Laboratory brings together diverse thought leaders to discuss the state of technology, cutting-edge research, and the technological challenges ahead, as well as ideas for shaping a world in which these technologies are ubiquitous. The forums feature panels consisting of leaders from government, industry, and academia. Below are a selection of recordings of past forum panels.

Research Frontiers Forum 2023: Climate Change and National Security - Goals. Gaps. Game Changers.

Keynote Address: Admiral James Stavridis

At the 2023 Research Frontiers Forum, the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory assembled diverse thought leaders to discuss Climate Change and National Security: Goals. Gaps. Game Changers. 

The forum revealed a strong alignment and commitment to achieving national goals, provided firsthand account of critical gaps that we face, and offered a glimpse of promising technologies that can provide the necessary climate intelligence, operational resilience, and green systems to enable a climate-ready force.

Panel 1: Goals

Panelists: The Honorable James Miller, Assistant Director, Policy and Analysis, Johns Hopkins APL, Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy; Jennifer Walsh, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Hemispheric Affairs; General John Allen, United States Marine Corps, Retired, Former Commander, Intl Security Assistance Force-Afghanistan; The Honorable Sherri Goodman, Former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense- Environmental Security; The Honorable Meredith Berger, United States Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations, and Environment

Panel 2: Gaps

Panelists: The Honorable Christine Fox, Former Assistant Dir for Policy and Analysis, Johns Hopkins APL, Former Dir, Cost Assess. and Program Evaluation, DoD; Rob McHenry, Deputy Director, DARPA; Joe Bryan, Chief Sustainability Officer & Senior Advisor to the Secretary, United States Department of Defense; Admiral Sam Locklear, United States Navy, Retired, Former Commander, United States Pacific Command; Admiral John Richardson, United States Navy, Retired, Former Chief of Naval Operations; Eric Letvin, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Mitigation, FEMA

Panel 3: Game Changers — Climate Intelligence

Panelists: Bart Paulhamus, Chief of Intelligent Systems Center, Johns Hopkins APL; Marisa Hughes, Environmental Resilience Research Lead, Johns Hopkins APL; Steve Thur, Assistant Administrator for Research at NOAA: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration; Erin Sikorsky, Director, The Center for Climate and Security; Jonny Dyer, CEO, Muon Space

Panel 4: Game Changers — Operational Resilience

Panelists: Robert Armiger, Exploratory Science Branch Supervisor, Johns Hopkins APL; Kerri Dugan, Director, DARPA Biological Technologies Office; Molly Jahn, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Leslie Hamilton, Assistant Program Manager, Science of Extreme and Multifunctional Materials, Johns Hopkins APL; Dr. Joseph Corriveau, Director, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development

Panel 5: Game Changers — Green Force

Panelists: Ben Schafer, Director of the Ralph S. O’Connor Sustainable Energy Institute (ROSEI), JHU; Konstantinos Gerasopoulos, Assistant Program Manager, Johns Hopkins APL; Priyanka Hooghan, Chief of Staff, Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, Department of Energy; Kate Pfeiffer, Director of Public Sector Strategy, Our Next Energy; Avi Shultz Deputy Director, Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office, Department of Energy

Research Frontiers Forum 2018: Biotechnology for the Nation

BioFuture Team Debate: BioUtopia or BioDystopia?

Panelists: James Miller, Geoff Ling, Patrick Boyle, Megan Palmer, Jason Matheny, Gigi Gronvall, Pete Carr

Research Frontiers Forum 2017: Future of Humans and Machines

Future of Humans and Machines

Keynote: Adm. James Stavridis and Reid Hoffman

Panel 1: Machines with Us?

Panelists: Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work, David Hanson, Geoff Ling, Anders Sandberg

Panel 2: Machines & Us

Panelists: Jason Matheny, Matt Johnson, Suchi Saria