Joint Air and Space Power Conference 2023

Panel 3

Developing Joint Air & Space Power capabilities for Collective Defence

The third panel shall emphasize modern and future capabilities that help NATO maintain its technological superiority. What are tomorrow’s key technologies on which we should focus and spend our limited budgets? Should we rely mainly on civilian research and development, or are military proprietary developments better? Do we need new approaches to multinational defence planning, more jointly funded solutions, or better incentives to strengthen industrial cooperation?

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Gregory Alegi

LUISS University
Historian, Department of Political Science at LUISS University
Professor Gregory Alegi is a writer and historian. He teaches History and Politics of the USA at LUISS University and Strategic Studies at UNINT, both in Rome. He also taught Aviation history at the ITAF Academy for about 20 years and frequently comments on these topics on TV and radio.
Lieutenant General

David J. Julazadeh

Supreme Allied Command Transformation
Deputy Chief of Staff, Capability Development
Lt. Gen. Dave Julazadeh is the Deputy Chief of Staff, Capability Development, Headquarters Supreme Allied Command Transformation, Norfolk, Virginia. He is responsible for developing operational and strategic capability requirements on behalf of 30 North Atlantic Treaty Organization nations.

Jill Long

Senior Professor of Leadership and Strategic Studies
Prof. Dr Jill Long has over 30 years’ professional experience in the national and international security environment. Jill is a retired Colonel and experienced aviator who flew the O/A-10 and KC-135R in multiple combat missions.
Brigadier General

Chris Sage

United States Air Force
Director Joint Air Power Capabilities, NATO IMS
Brig. Gen. Christopher S. Sage is Head, Joint Air Power and Space Staff Element, serving as the single point of contact for all Joint Air Power and Space issues across the International Military Staff at NATO Headquarters.

Juliana Süß

Research Analyst and Policy Lead on Space Security at RUSI
Juliana holds an MA in Conflict, Security and Development from King’s College London and a BA in Politics and International Relations from the University of Reading. She is also the host of the podcast War in Space.


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