April 23, 2023

The Hon Elbridge Colby
Co-Founder and Principal
The Marathon Initiative

former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development
US Department of Defense

to address

Asia, Indo-Pacific and US National Security

ICAS Spring Symposium Veritas
Humanity, Liberty, Peace and Security

May 4 2023 700 PM – 830 PM EDT Washington DC
May 5 2023 800 AM - 930 AM Seoul Tokyo
May 5 2023 800 AM - 930 AM Beijing

On-line Registration
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Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that Elbridge Colby will address the virtual ICAS Spring Symposium Veritas on May 4 2023 700 PM - 830 PM EDT Washington DC.

Elbridge Colby is co-founder and principal of The Marathon Initiative, a policy initiative focused on developing strategies to prepare the United States for an era of sustained great power competition. He is the author of The Strategy of Denial: American Defense in an Age of Great Power Conflict (Yale University Press, 2021), which The Wall Street Journal selected as one of the top ten books of 2021.

Earlier in his career, Bridge served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development from 2017-2018. In that role, he served as the lead official in the development and rollout of the Department’s preeminent strategic planning guidance, the 2018 National Defense Strategy (NDS). The 2018 NDS shifted the Department of Defense’s focus to the challenges to US security interests posed first and foremost by China, followed by Russia; emphasized restoring the Joint Force’s warfighting edge against these major power competitors; and stressed the importance of clearly focusing on these priorities over lesser interests. Bridge also served as the primary Defense Department representative in the development of the 2017 National Security Strategy.

He publishes widely both in the United States and abroad. In the United States, his articles have appeared in outlets such as Foreign Affairs, The Wall Street Journal, Time, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The National Interest. Abroad, he has published articles or been extensively interviewed in prominent outlets world-wide. Bridge also regularly appears on television, radio, podcasts, and online programs in both the United States and abroad. He has testified a number of times before Congress and the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

Bridge is a recipient of the Distinguished and Exceptional Public Service Awards from the Department of Defense and of the Superior and Meritorious Honor Awards from the Department of State. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute of Strategic Studies, he is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School.

Thank you.