POSC Major Jacob Sandstrom recently attended the 58th Air Force Academy Assembly. Read about his experience below!
Serving as a student delegate at the 58th Air Force Academy Assembly, entitled “Inside the Wire: American Security and Cyber Warfare,” was a phenomenal opportunity to discuss the future of defense in the Information Age. Air Force Cadets and student delegates from top US universities engaged in roundtables, forums, simulations, and panel discussions with high-ranking officials, including the NSA’s Director and General Counsel, as well as private sector leaders, including executives from AT&T and BakerHostetler, among many others. Each session explored varying technical and political topics, attempting to strike a balance between liberty and security in an increasingly connected world. From the Assembly, I take away that even in an increasingly polarized world, civil discourse on critical issues such as cyber security leads to increased knowledge among our nation’s current and future leaders.
I sincerely thank the Department of Political Science for making it possible for me to represent Case Western Reserve at such a prestigious, pertinent conference.