Rewiring the Pentagon: Charting a New Path on Innovation and Cybersecurity



Ashton Carter, United States Department of Defense

Date and Time

April 23, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM



Open to Stanford faculty, students, staff, and visiting scholars.

RSVP required by 5PM April 20.


Cemex Auditorium

655 Knight Way

Stanford University

The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, the Center for International Security & Cooperation, and the Hoover Institution are honored to co-sponsor the 2015 Drell Lecture with The Honorable Ashton B. Carter, 25th U.S. Secretary of Defense, who will speak on "Rewiring the Pentagon: Charting a New Path on Innovation and Cybersecurity."

Secretary Carter was the 2014-2015 Payne Distinguished Visitor at the Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies until he left upon his nomination by the White House.

The event will include welcoming remarks by Stanford University President John Hennessy. The talk will be followed by a Q&A session with Carter moderated by Amy Zegart, co-director of the CISAC and senior fellow at Hoover. Questions will be collected from the audience as well as from Twitter, using the hashtag #SecDefAtStanford. 

The Drell Lecture is an annual public event sponsored by CISAC. By tradition, the Drell speaker addresses a current and critical national or international security issue that has important scientific or technical dimensions. The lecture is named for Sidney Drell, CISAC's founding science co-director. Albert and Cicely Wheelon generously endowed the lectureship.

This is a free, but ticketed event. Tickets can be obtained through the Stanford Ticket Office website starting on April 16 at 12 PM. Tickets are limited to one (1) free ticket per person. A Stanford ID or government-issued ID will be required at check-in. The registrant's name will appear on the ticket and must match the ID used. Doors to Cemex will open at 10:15 to allow for check-in. The lecture will be livestreamed on the CISAC website

Please note that there will be considerable traffic congestion on campus due to Stanford Admit Weekend and other high-volume events.