This event will be held in a hybrid format, and the Potomac Institute will welcome a limited number of individuals to attend in-person at their Arlington Headquarters (901 N. Stuart Street, Arlington, VA 22203). Participants will have to opportunity to indicate their interest in the registration form. The Institute adheres to the most current CDC recommendations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, and all in-person attendees will be required to attest to their vaccination status.
About the Event
Every household across the US has been affected by the supply chain challenges, disruptions, and shortages over the past year. Lack of product, increasing prices, and decreasing profit margins are impacting every American from CEOs to line workers and even school children. During times of crisis, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, the significance of securing critical supply chains to uphold national security and quality of life becomes evident. However, microelectronics have been the source of many of these headaches, and the issue was building even before March 2020.
Join the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies for a conversation with leadership of major microelectronics user corporations and field experts to hear from their perspective what is happening and what should be done about it. Dr. Michael Fritze, Vice President and responsible for the Microelectronics Portfolio of the Institute, will facilitate the discussion asking pertinent questions for critical manufacturing and distribution capabilities. How can the US protect it interests when manufacturing has increasingly shifted to offshore product sourcing? How might we create profitable, sustainable, and dependable access to the services and materials vital to our economy and security from within? What should be the role of government and policymakers?
About the Project
The Global Competition Project (GCP) commissions a spectrum of experts from diverse fields to present insights as to the primary challenges/opportunities associated with societal level competition in the Information Age. The Potomac Institute will host a series of seminars to foster animated discussion on a variety of topics important to the Institute’s work – and global societal interaction – and publish associated articles on the topics.