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ISRM’s virtual global conference: day two

by Mark Rowe

The retired General Stanley McChrystal is a speaker tomorrow on day two of the three-day Institute of Strategic Risk Management’s (ISRM) virtual conference, “Learning from Covid-19: Old Lessons, New Lessons – The Future Starts Now”. Day two is due to discuss business resilience under the headline “What we need to learn to be resilient against future shocks”.

As CEO and founder of the McChrystal Group, Stanley McChrystal specialises in innovative and strategic solutions that help businesses in challenging environments. A retired four-star general, he is the former commander of US and International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) Afghanistan and the former commander of the United States’ premier military counter-terrorism force. He is best known for developing a counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan and revolutionising the interagency operating culture.

Dr David Rubens, CEO and founder of ISRM is chair of the event. He said: “We are delighted to welcome Stanley McChrystal, a keynote speaker for our conference. Not only is he a global leader with a wealth of knowledge to share, he has a unique and diverse range of experience gained both from his military years and from working with senior multinational corporations. His approach to developing leaders, empowering people and implementing strategy will provide a fascinating insight for all our attendees.”

The Institute of Strategic Risk Management (ISRM) has organised a virtual global conference to explore some of the strategic issues associated with the global response to Covid-19, as well as helping businesses address the challenges and opportunities that exist within the post Covid-19 environment. Besides McChrystal panel members are Dr Robert MacFarlane, Deputy Director of the UK Cabinet Office; and David Horobin, Head of Crisis Management of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, with the overall event chaired by Dr David Rubens. David was interviewed in the June 2020 print edition of Professional Security magazine.

The virtual conference is free to attend and takes place daily between noon and 2pm (GMT) to Wednesday, July 29. Register here –

For a flavour of day one visit

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