Author Elliot Ackerman

Elliot Ackerman

Elliot Ackerman served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, receiving the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for Valor, and the Purple Heart.His new novel, 2054, co-written with Admiral James Stavridis, follows their best-selling novel, 2034: The Next World War.

2054 is a thrilling glimpse into a not-so-distant future where technology and humanity collide in a high-stakes battle for control. In this gripping tale, a brilliant group of renegade hackers discovers a sinister conspiracy that threatens to reshape the world as we know it. 

In addition to discussing his new book, Ackerman joins us in Sonoma to analyze the dizzying array of national security threats the US has confronted in recent years: from the protracted war in Afghanistan to Russia’s incursion into Ukraine to the threat of a Chinese invasion of Taiwan. He will discuss how these challenges are interrelated and what might be the most significant challenges we face in the years ahead. 

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