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Jake Sotiriadis
Head of Foresight, US Air Force

Dr. Jake Sotiriadis is a global futurist and expert in intelligence and geopolitical risk. He is currently the United States Air Force's senior futurist at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, where he leads a team that advises the department's senior leaders in developing anticipatory thinking and breakthrough innovations. He has served nearly two decades as an Air Force officer, with strategic portfolios that include: advisor to the US Ambassador to Germany, Deputy Chief of the Weapons & Space Division at National Security Agency Hawaii, and lead China planner in the Air Force’s strategy directorate.  

He holds a Ph.D. in political science and geopolitical futures from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, a Master of Arts in international affairs from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University, a Master of Philosophy in military strategy from the US Air Force’s School of Advanced Air & Space Studies, a Master of Military Operational Art & Science from the Air Command and Staff College, and a Bachelor of Arts in international studies from Norwich University. 

His work as a thought leader has been featured internationally in: The National Interest, The Diplomat, Defense News, C4ISR Journal, China-US Focus, Greece's Kathimerini, the Middle East Institute, MIT Political Science News, the Futurist Institute, and the Future Today Institute. He is a regular speaker on strategic foresight, global affairs, and national security.