2014 Aspen Security Forum

July 23 - 26, 2014 | Aspen, CO

“This We'll Defend:” The Army's Role in Defending the Nation Against Today's Security and Fiscal Challenges

Speaker: Ray Odierno, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army

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

U.S. Counterterrorism Tools from Diplomacy to Sanctions to Drones

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

Speaker: Mike Vickers, Under Secretary for Intelligence, Department of Defense

Speaker: Juan Zarate, Former Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Combating Terrorism

Moderator: Brian Ross, Chief Investigative Correspondent, ABC News

TSA: Toward a Risk-Based Approach to Aviation Security

Speaker: John Pistole, Administrator, Transportation Security Administration

Moderator: Catherine Herridge, Chief Intelligence Correspondent, Fox News

Rethinking the U.S. National Security Apparatus

Speaker: Michael Hayden, Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency; Former Director, National Security Agency

SpeakerMike Leiter, Former Director, National Counterterrorism Center

Speaker:John McLaughlin, Former Acting and Deputy Director, CIA; 

SpeakerEric Olson, Former Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command

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

Assessing the Department of Homeland Security

Speaker: Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security

Moderator: Dina Temple-Raston, Counterterrorism Correspondent, NPR

Striking the Right Balance between Security and Liberty

Speaker: Raj De, General Counsel, National Security Agency

Speaker: Robert Litt, General Counsel, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Speaker: John Rizzo, Former Deputy and Acting General Counsel, Central Intelligence Agency

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

Moderator: Greg Miller, National Security Correspondent, The Washington Post

The Future of Warfare

Speaker: Dawn Meyerriecks, Deputy Director, Directorate of Science and Technology, CIA

Speaker: Steve Chan, Director, Network Science Research Center, IBM

Speaker: Lynn Dugle, President, Raytheon Intelligence, Information, and Services; Vice President, Raytheon Company

Moderator: Kevin Baron, Executive Editor, Defense One

Bringing into Balance the Military Instrument of Power

Speaker: Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Moderator: Lesley Stahl, Correspondent, “60 Minutes,” CBS News

Intergovernmental Cooperation in Counterterrorism

Speaker: Matt Olsen, Director, National Counterterrorism Center

Speaker: Robert Mueller, Former Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Speaker: Ralph Boelter, Vice President, Corporate Security, Target; Former Assistant Director, Counterterrorism Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Moderator: Mike Isikoff, Chief Investigative Correspondent, Yahoo News

From Terrorism to Cold War-like Conventional Military Adventurism—Is Europe Up to the Test?

Speaker: Gilles De Kerchove, Counterterrorism Coordinator, European Union

Speaker: Douglas Lute, U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO

Speaker: Peter Westmacott, Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the U.S.

Moderator: Elise Labott, Foreign Affairs Reporter, CNN

Afghanistan & Pakistan: Lessons and Prospects

Speaker: Jeff Eggers, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Afghanistan and Pakistan, National Security Council

Speaker: Eklil Hakimi, Ambassador of Afghanistan to the U.S.

Speaker: Jalil Abbas Jilani, Ambassador Pakistan to the U.S.

Speaker: John Allen, Former Commander, International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan

Moderator: Kimberly Dozier, Contributing Writer, The Daily Beast

“National” Security and “Homeland” Security

Speaker: David Heyman, Former Assistant Secretary for Policy, Department of Homeland Security

Speaker: John Negroponte, Former Director of National Intelligence

Speaker: Frances Townsend, Former Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism

Moderator: Michael Crowley, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, TIME Magazine

WMD: The Nightmare Scenario

Speaker: Huban Gowadia, Director, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, Department of Homeland Security

Speaker: Laura Holgate, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism and Threat Reduction, National Security Council

Speaker: Andrew Weber, Assistant Secretary for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs, Department of Defense

Speaker: Michael Fey, Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, and General Manager of Corporate Products, Intel Security

Moderator: Yochi Dreazen, Managing Editor, Foreign Policy

“Pivoting” to Asia

Speaker: Daniel Russel, Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of State

Speaker: Ashok Kumar Mirpuri, Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore to the U.S.

Speaker: Christopher Hill, Former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs

Moderator: Josh Rogin, Senior Correspondent, The Daily Beast

Challenges Facing the U.S. Navy

Speaker: Jonathan Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy

Moderator: David Ignatius, Columnist and Associate Editor, The Washington Post

Does Politics Still Stop at the Water's Edge?

SpeakerJane Harman, Director, President and CEO, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Speaker: Michael McCaul, Chairman, House Committee on Homeland Security

Moderator: Josh Gerstein, Senior White House Reporter, POLITICO

Reflecting on the 9/11 Commission: Are We Safer Today?

SpeakerCharles Allen, Former Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Intelligence and Analysis

SpeakerJeremy Bash, Former Chief of Staff, Department of Defense; Former Chief of Staff, Central Intelligence Agency

SpeakerRichard Ben-Veniste, Former Commissioner, National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

SpeakerMichael Chertoff, Former Secretary of Homeland Security

Moderator: Ryan Lizza, Washington Correspondent, The New Yorker

Security Challenges in the Ever-Evolving Cyber Realm

Speaker: Richard Ledgett, Deputy Director, National Security Agency

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

The View from the West Wing

Speaker: Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism

Moderator: Margaret Warner, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, PBS NewsHour

The Mideast in Crisis, Again

Speaker: Mohamed Tawfik, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the U.S.

SpeakerRobert Ford, Former Ambassador of the U.S. to Syria; Senior Fellow, Middle East Institute

SpeakerDennis Ross, Former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for the Central Region, National Security Council; William Davidson Distinguished Fellow and Counselor, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Moderator: Margaret Brennan, Correspondent, CBS News

Defense Support of Civil Authorities — The Role of DOD in Homeland Security

Speaker: Charles Jacoby, Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command

Moderator: Ken Dilanian, Intelligence Writer, The Associated Press

The Global Threat Picture as the Defense Intelligence Agency Sees It

Speaker: Michael Flynn, Director, Defense Intelligence Agency

Moderator: Evan Pérez, Justice Reporter, CNN

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