Lessons Learned with Esther Dyson
This meeting is part of our Lessons Learned series, which provides an opportunity for distinguished members to share wisdom gained over the course of their careers with members aged forty-five and younger.
Currently focused on the areas of private aviation, space, and health care, Ms. Dyson was the founding chairman of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. During her career, she has also served as a journalist and Wall Street technology analyst with investment experience in information technology start-ups. Please join Ms. Dyson as she shares her perspective attained throughout her career.
Imagine President Franklin Roosevelt announcing at the end of 1944, after the liberation of France but before the final defeat of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, that World War II was over and that U.S. forces were ending combat operations. Instead we would support our allies, from Britain to China, in their fight against the Axis powers.
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon discusses the U.S. publicís relative inattention to military conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan and its effect on foreign policy.
Congress is now debating President Obamaís proposed Authorization for the Use of Limited Military Force to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Yet the presidentís request for this action from Congress comes more than six months after U.S. aircraft began bombing ISIS positions in Iraq and Syria, and even if passed it is merely an authorization for the use of force, not a full-fledged state of war, which Congress has not passed since World War II.