2010 Aspen Security Forum

July 27 - 30, 2010 | Aspen, CO

Afghanistan/Pakistan: The National Security Challenge

Speaker: Michael Mullen, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

Moderator: David Sanger, The New York Times

Opening Address

Speaker: Jane Holl Lute, Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security

Moderator: Jeanne Meserve, CNN

Aviation Security

Speaker: Christopher Bidwell, Vice President, Security and Facilitation, Airport Council International

Speaker: Erroll Southers, Former Nominee, TSA Administrator; Managing Director of Counter-Terrorism and Infrastructure Protection, TAL Global

Speaker: James May, President and CEO, Air Transport Association of America, Inc. ​

Moderator: Thomas Frank, USA Today

Maritime Security

Speaker: Todd Owen, Executive Director, Cargo and Conveyance Security, Office of Field Operations, Customs and Border Protection, US Department of Homeland Security

Speaker: Christopher Koch, President and CEO, World Shipping Council

Speaker: Kurt Nagle, President and CEO, American Association of Port Authorities

Moderator: Rob Margetta, Congressional Quarterly

Luncheon Address

Speaker: Fran Townsend, former Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism

Moderator: Walter Isaacson, CEO and President, The Aspen Institute

Mass Transit Security

Speaker: John O'Connor, Vice President and Chief of Police, Amtrak Police Department

Speaker: Jeffrey Delinski, Deputy Chief, Homeland Security and Investigation Bureau, Metro Transit Police, Washington, DC

Speaker: William Millar, President, American Public Transportation Association

Moderator: Shaun Waterman, The Washington Times


Speaker: Richard A. Clarke, former Special Advisor to the President for Cybersecurity; former National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism

Speaker: Rod Beckstrom, former Director, National Cybersecurity Center, US Department of Homeland Security; President and CEO, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

Speaker: Daniel Prieto, Vice President and Practice Lead, Public Sector Strategy & Innovation, IBM

Moderator: David Ignatius, The Washington Post

The Terror Threat Picture and Counterterrorism Strategy

Speaker: Michael E. Leiter, Director, National Counterterrorism Center

Moderator: Michael Isikoff, NBC

Luncheon Address

Speaker: Husain Haqqani, Pakistani Ambassador to the United States

Moderator: Massimo Calabresi, TIME Magazine

How Prepared Are We for the Next 9/11

Speaker: Gary Hart, Co-Chair, "Hart-Rudman" US Commission on National Security/21st Century; former US Senator

Speaker: Richard Ben-Veniste, Former 9/11 Commission member

Speaker: Jim Talent, Vice-Chair, Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism; former US Senator

Speaker: Mati Kochavi, Chairman, AGT International

Moderator: Steve Abbot, Former Deputy Director, White House Office of Homeland Security

The View from Abroad

Speaker: Richard Barrett, Coordinator, Al-Qaida/Taliban Monitoring Team, United Nations

Speaker: Henry Crumpton, former Ambassador-at-Large, Coordinator for Counterterrorism, US Department of State

Moderator: Robert Siegel, NPR

Innovation, Research & Development in Security

Speaker: Richard Cooper, Chair of the Homeland Security Division, National Industrial Defense Association; Catalyst Partners, LLC

Speaker: Devin Talbott, Vice President, D.E. Shaw

Speaker: Matthew McCooe, Founder, Chart Venture Partners

Speaker: Roger London, Chair, American Security Challenge

Speaker: James Beldock, President, International, ShotSpotter

Moderator: Jacob Goodwin, Editor-in-Chief, GSN: Government Security News

Closing Talk

Speaker: Michael Chertoff, former Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security

Moderator: Catherine Herridge, Fox News

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