2013 Aspen Security Forum

July 17 - 20, 2013 | Aspen, CO

Off We Go into the Wild Blue Yonder: The Air Force’s Role in Countering Terrorism and Advancing America’s Interests in the World

Speaker: General Mark Welsh, Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force

Moderator: John King, Chief National Correspondent, CNN

Doing More with Less—Simply an Oxymoron or Also an Imperative: Refashioning Today's Pentagon to Fight the Wars of the Future

Speaker: Dr. Ashton B. Carter, Deputy Secretary of Defense

Moderator: David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent, The New York Times

Mission Accomplished? Has the Intelligence Community Connected All the Dots?

Speaker: Adm. Dennis Blair (Ret.), Former Director of National Intelligence

Speaker: Amb. John Negroponte, Former Director of National Intelligence; Vice Chairman, McLarty Associates

Moderator: Barton Gellman, Contributing Editor At Large, TIME

Counterterrorism, National Security, and the Rule of Law

Speaker: Raj De, General Counsel, National Security Agency

Speaker: Neil MacBride, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia

Speaker: Anthony Romero, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union

Speaker: Jeh Charles Johnson, Former General Counsel, Department of Defense; Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison

Speaker: Jane Harman, Director, President, and CEO, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars

Moderator: Mike Isikoff, National Investigative Correspondent, NBC News

Through a Glass Darkly: What Security Threats Does the Future Hold and What Can We Do Now to Protect Ourselves from Them?

Speaker: Dr. Mathew Burrows, Counselor, National Intelligence Council

Speaker: Charles Allen, Former Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Intelligence and Analysis; Principal, The Chertoff Group

Speaker: John McLaughlin, Former Acting and Deputy Director, Central Intelligence Agency; Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

Speaker: Maurice Sonnenberg, Co-Chairman, National Commission for the Review of the Research and Development Programs of the United States Intelligence Community

Moderator: Dina Temple-Raston, Counterterrorism Correspondent, NPR

MANHUNT: The Search for Osama Bin Laden

Speaker: Peter Bergen, Author, Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad; National Security Analyst, CNN; Director, National Security Studies Program, New America Foundation

Speaker: Greg Barker, Director and Producer, MANHUNT, Passion Pictures

Moderator: Dan Raviv, National Correspondent, CBS News

The Threat Matrix: How is the Terrorism Threat Evolving in the Post-Bin Laden Era?

Speaker: John Ashcroft, Former U.S. Attorney General; Member, Board of Directors, ACADEMI; Chairman, The Ashcroft Group, LLC

Speaker: Gen. Michael Hayden (Ret.), Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency; Former Director, National Security Agency; Principal, The Chertoff Group

Speaker: Philip Mudd, Author, Takedown: Inside the Hunt for Al Qaeda; Director of Global Risk, SouthernSun Asset Management; Senior Research Fellow, New America Foundation; Senior Global Adviser, Oxford Analytica

Speaker: Judge William Webster, Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency; Former Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Speaker: Juan Zarate, Former Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Combating Terrorism; Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Moderator: Catherine Herridge, Chief Intelligence Correspondent, Fox News

TSA: Rethinking Aviation Security in the Post-Bin Laden Era

Speaker: John Pistole, Administrator, Transportation Security Administration

Moderator: Brian Ross, Chief Investigative Correspondent, ABC News

Industry’s Role in Cybersecurity

Speaker: Michael Chertoff, Chairman and Co-Founder, The Chertoff Group; Former Secretary of Homeland Security

Speaker: Scott Charney, Corporate Vice President, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft

Speaker: Mati Kochavi, Founder and CEO, AGT International

Speaker: Kevin Mandia, Founder and CEO, MANDIANT

Speaker: Suzanne Spaulding, Acting Under Secretary, National Protection and Programs Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Moderator: Robert O'Harrow, Staff Writer, The Washington Postt

AFRICOM: The Next Afghanistan?

Speaker: Gen. Carter Ham (Ret.), Former Commander, U.S. Africa Command

Moderator: Eric Schmitt, National Security Correspondent, The New York Times

Unrest in the Arab World and its Implications for our Security

Speaker: Dr. Abderrahim Foukara, Washington Bureau Chief, Al Jazeera Media Network

Speaker: Robin Wright, United States Institute of Peace Senior Fellow - Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar

Speaker: Dr. Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development, University of Maryland; Non-Resident Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

Speaker: Ambassador Jim Jeffrey, Philip Solondz Distinguished Visiting Fellow, The Washington Institute

Moderator: Christopher Isham, Vice President and Washington Bureau Chief, CBS News

The Military and Intelligence: Out of the Shadows

Speaker: David Shedd, Deputy Director, Defense Intelligence Agency

Moderator: Siobhan Gorman, Intelligence Correspondent, The Wall Street Journal

Iran: Crossing the “Red Line?”

Speaker: Joseph Cirincione, President, Ploughshares Fund

Speaker: Amb. Joseph DeTrani, President, Intelligence and National Security Alliance; Former Director, National Counter Proliferation Center, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Speaker: Dr. Gary Samore, Former White House Coordinator for Arms Control and Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism; Executive Director of Research, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Speaker: Ray Takeyh, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Moderator: Massimo Calabresi, Senior Correspondent, TIME

At the Center of the Action: The National Counterterrorism Center and its Role in Securing the Homeland

Speaker: Matthew G. Olsen, Director, National Counterterrorism Center

Speaker: Mike Leiter, Former Director, National Counterterrorism Center; Senior Counsel, Palantir Technologies

Moderator: Ryan Lizza, Washington Correspondent, The New Yorker

Clear and Present Danger: Cyber-Crime; Cyber-Espionage; Cyber-Terror; and Cyber-War

Speaker: Gen. Keith Alexander, Director, National Security Agency; Commander, U.S. Cyber Command

Moderator: Pete Williams, Chief Justice Correspondent, NBC News

International Perspectives on Terrorism and Counterterrorism

Speaker: Gilles de Kerchove, European Union Counter-Terrorism Coordinator

Speaker: Richard Barrett, Former Coordinator, United Nations Al-Qaida Taliban Monitoring Team; Senior Vice President for Special Projects, The Soufan Group; Director, The Qatar International Academy of Security Studies

Moderator: Edward McBride, Washington Bureau Chief, The Economist

Putting Out Fires Before They Spread: The US’s Role in Preventing Conflict

Speaker: Amb. Rick Barton, Assistant Secretary of State for Conflict and Stabilization Operations

Speaker: Adm. Bill H. McRaven, Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command

Speaker: Michael Sheehan, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict

Speaker: Maj. Gen. Raymond "Tony" Thomas, Former Commander, Special Operations Joint Task Force Afghanistan; Former Commander, NATO Special Operations Component Command Afghanistan; Former Deputy Commander, Joint Special Operations Command

Moderator: Josh Gerstein, Reporter, POLITICO

Iraq and AfPak: Now and Then

Speaker: Gen. John Rutherford Allen (Ret.), Former Commander, International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan; Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Defense on Middle East Security

Speaker: Amb. Lewis Paul Bremer III, Former Administrator, Coalition Provisional Authority of Iraq; President and CEO, Bremer Enterprises

Speaker: Amb. Husain Haqqani, Former Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States; Director for South and Central Asia, Hudson Institute; Director and Professor, Center of International Relations, Boston University

Moderator: Lesley Stahl, Correspondent, CBS News

Counterterrorism and the Media

Speaker: P.J. Crowley, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs; Fellow and Professor of Practice, Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication, The George Washington University

Speaker: Dan Klaidman, Author, Kill or Capture: The War on Terror and the Soul of the Obama Presidency; National Political Correspondent, Newsweek and The Daily Beast

Speaker: Mark Mazzetti, Author, The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth; National Security Correspondent, The New York Times

Moderator: Kimberly Dozier, Author, Breathing the Fire: Fighting to Report and Get Back to the Fight

Law Enforcement and National Security

Speaker: John Carlin, Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security, National Security Division, Department of Justice

Speaker: David S. Cohen, Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, Department of the Treasury

Speaker: Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, Former Assistant Director, Office of Strategic Intelligence and Information, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; CEO, Kiernan Holdings Group; Advisor, Network Science Research Center, IBM

Moderator: Michelle Cottle, Washington Correspondent, Newsweek and The Daily Beast

Looking East: The Pacific Pivot

Speaker: Gordon Chang, Columnist, Forbes.com; Author, Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes on the World and The Coming Collapse of China

Speaker: Tom Culligan, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Raytheon Company; CEO, Raytheon International, Inc.

Speaker: Amb. Christopher Hill, Dean, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver; Former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Former Ambassador to the Republic of Korea

Speaker: Adm. Patrick Walsh (Ret.), Former Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet; Senior Fellow, Southern Methodist University

Moderator: Susan Glasser, Former Editor in Chief, Foreign Policy; Editor, POLITICO

CENTCOM Review: Turmoil in the Mideast and Southwest Asia and its Implications for American Security

Speaker: Gen. James N. Mattis (Ret.), Former Commander, U.S. Central Command; Former Commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command; Former Commander, NATO Supreme Allied Command Transformation

Moderator: Wolf Blitzer, Host, "The Situation Room," CNN

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