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Beyond Exigency: Insights on Supply Chain Vulnerabilities and Building Global Resilience

Wilson Center President & CEO, Ambassador Mark Green was joined by Mike Gallagher (WI-08), a leader of the House Armed Services Committee’s Defense Supply Chains Task Force. 

Date & Time

Monday
Apr. 12, 2021
1:00pm – 2:00pm ET

Beyond Exigency: Insights on Supply Chain Vulnerabilities and Building Global Resilience

The COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, trade disputes, and increased great-power competition highlight risks specific to the supply chains of products crucial to national security, environmental sustainability, and economic prosperity. Rather than jumping from one crisis to the next, the United States must work with its international partners to mitigate critical supply chain vulnerabilities through cohesive, sustained action. 

Wilson Center President & CEO, Ambassador Mark Green was joined by Mike Gallagher (WI-08), a leader of the House Armed Services Committee’s Defense Supply Chains Task Force. This conversation also featured Wilson Center experts providing regional insights on pathways for international collaboration on building resilient, global supply chains.

Event Snapshots

  • The line between military alliances and trading partnerships is disappearing as the pandemic persists.
  • The Chinese Communist Party has weaponized key supply chains from rare earth elements to those integral to companies acknowledging genocide in Xianjing today.
  • There are diverse solutions for supply chains of critical materials and advanced technologies.

Key Quote

Congressman Mike Gallagher (WI-08)

"We cannot afford to have our defense industrial base experience the kind of supply chain disruptions that our medical sector experienced during the early days of the pandemic. We can’t afford to leave potential hostile foreign competitors with the ability to turn off and turn on the supply of critical supply chains that our national defense relies upon."


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