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The Aspen Security Forum, an annual three-day conference in Aspen, CO presented by the Aspen Strategy Group, has provided a non-partisan public venue for global leaders to discuss the key national security issues of the day for the past eleven years. 

The 2021 Aspen Security Forum took place in-person in Washington, D.C. from November 2-4. We invite you to view footage from the 2021 in-person ASF and save the date for next year's Forum in Aspen, Colorado: July 19-22, 2022.

 

We are continuing our vital discussions online throughout the year. Please revisit this website or subscribe to our newsletter, the Weekly Leaf, to stay up to date on all of the Aspen Security Forum's upcoming events.

 
 
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The In-Person 2021

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November 2 - 4, 2021
The InterContinental - Wharf
Washington, D.C.

Condoleezza Rice
Condoleezza Rice

Former Secretary of State

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Mark Milley
Mark Milley

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

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Kathleen Sebelius
Kathleen Sebelius

Former Secretary of Health and Human Services

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Lester Holt
Lester Holt

Anchor and Managing Editor, NBC Nightly News

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Alejandro Mayorkas
Alejandro Mayorkas

Secretary of Homeland Security

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Dambisa Moyo
Dambisa Moyo

Author and Global Economist

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Paul Nakasone
Paul Nakasone

Commander, U.S. Cyber Command, and Director, National Security Agency

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Amy Walter
Amy Walter

Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Cook Political Report

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Ng Eng Hen
Ng Eng Hen

Minister of Defense of Singapore

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Gayle Smith
Gayle Smith

Coordinator for Global COVID Response and Health Security, Department of State

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David Ignatius
David Ignatius

Columnist and Associate Editor, The Washington Post

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Mike Froman
Mike Froman

Former U.S. Trade Representative

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Philippe Etienne
Philippe Etienne

Ambassador of France to the U.S.

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Todd Gloria
Todd Gloria

Mayor of San Diego

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Tom Bossert
Tom Bossert

Former Homeland Security Advisor

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Jane Holl Lute
Jane Holl Lute

Former Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security

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Richard Clarke
Richard Clarke

Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command

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Elissa Slotkin
Elissa Slotkin

Representative for Michigan’s 8th Congressional District

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Sam Visner
Sam Visner

Technical Fellow, The MITRE Corporation

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Arthur Brooks
Arthur Brooks

Professor of Practice, Harvard Kennedy School​

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Dame Karen Pierce
Dame Karen Pierce

Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the U.S.

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Daniel Eriksson
Daniel Eriksson

CEO, Transparency International

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Emily Haber
Emily Haber

Ambassador of Germany to the U.S.

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David Berger
David Berger

Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps

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Jane Harman
Jane Harman

Distinguished Fellow & President Emerita, The Wilson Center

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Michael Abramowitz
Michael Abramowitz

President, Freedom House

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Arnoldas Pranckevičius
Arnoldas Pranckevičius

Deputy Foreign Minister of Lithuania

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Ben Sasse
Ben Sasse

Senator from Nebraska

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Dan Poneman
Dan Poneman

Former Deputy Secretary of Energy

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Catharina Wrede Braden
Catharina Wrede Braden

Partner and Lead of Risk and Sustainability Group, McKinsey & Company

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Michael Brown
Michael Brown

Director, Defense Innovation Unit

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Mike McCaul
Mike McCaul

Representative for Texas’ 10th Congressional District

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Austan Goolsbee
Austan Goolsbee

Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics, University of Chicago

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Sadanand Dhume
Sadanand Dhume

Senior Fellow, AEI

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Erin Miller
Erin Miller

Executive Director, Space ISAC

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Juan Zarate
Juan Zarate

Chairman, Center on Economic and Financial Power, Foundation for Defending Democracy

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John Frank
John Frank

Vice President for UN Affairs, Microsoft

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Brendan Boyle
Brendan Boyle

Representative for Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional District

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Courtney Kube
Courtney Kube

National Security and Pentagon Correspondent, NBC News

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Doug Holtz-Eakin
Doug Holtz-Eakin

President, American Action Forum

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Theresa Shea
Theresa Shea

Vice President, Cyber Offense and Defense Experts, Raytheon Intelligence and Space

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Michèle Flournoy
Michèle Flournoy

former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

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Dan Porterfield
Dan Porterfield

President and CEO, Aspen Institute

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Anja Manuel
Anja Manuel

Director, Aspen Strategy Group

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The coronavirus pandemic and the global economic crisis are perhaps the greatest challenges to the U.S. since the Second World War.

Nicholas Burns, Executive Director, the Aspen Strategy Group

 

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