2016 Aspen Security Forum

July 27 - 30, 2016 | Aspen, CO

A Chat with the Secretary

Speaker: Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security

Moderator: Thom Shanker, Assistant Washington Editor, The New York Times

Central Command: At the Center of the Action

Speaker: Joseph Votel, Commander, U.S. Central Command

Moderator: Richard Engel, Chief Foreign Correspondent, NBC News

The Russian Bear on the Prowl

Speaker: Heather Conley, Senior Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic, CSIS

Speaker: Elissa Slotkin, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs

Moderator: Massimo Calabresi, Deputy Washington Bureau Chief and Senior Correspondent, TIME Magazine

Cyber's Role in America's Security Arsenal

Speaker: John Carlin, Assistant Attorney General for National Security

Speaker: Michael Daly, Chief Technology Officer, Cybersecurity and Special Missions, Raytheon

Speaker: Steve Grobman, Chief Technology Officer, Intel Security Group

Speaker: Vinny Sica, Vice President, Defense and Intelligence Space Ground Solutions, Lockheed Martin

Moderator: Evan Perez, Justice Correspondent, CNN

The Great Mideast Crackup: the Inevitable Comes to Pass

Speaker: Lukman Faily, Ambassador of Iraq o the U.S.

Speaker: Shibley Telhami, Nonresident Senior Fellow, the Brookings Institution

Moderator: Peter Bergen, National Security Analyst, CNN

Pacta Sunt Servanda

Speaker: Frank Klotz, Under Secretary of Energy for Nuclear Security and Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration

Speaker: Cliff Kupchan, Chairman and Eurasia Practice Head, Eurasia Group

Speaker: Bernadette Meehan, former Spokesperson, National Security Council

Speaker: Danielle Pletka, Senior Vice President for Foreign and Defense Policy, AEI

Moderator: Michael Isikoff, Chief Investigative Correspondent, Yahoo News

War Without End: Counterterrorism in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Speaker: Ryan Crocker, former Ambassador of the U.S. to Afghanistan

Speaker: Hamdullah Mohib, Ambassador of Afghanistan to the U.S.

Speaker: Rizwan Sheikh, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Pakistan in Washington, D.C.

Moderator: Kim Dozier, Contributing Writer, the Daily Beast

The Security State

Speaker: Karen Greenberg, Director, Center on National Security, Fordham University School of Law

Speaker: Elisa Massimino, President and CEO, Human Rights First

Speaker: John Negroponte, former Director of National Intelligence

Speaker: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Moderator: Ken Dilanian, Intelligence and National Security Reporter, NBC News

Seeing Around Corners: the Intelligence Professional's Challenge

Speaker: S. Leslie Ireland, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Intelligence and Analysis

Speaker: John Scarlett, former Chief, British Secret Intelligence Service

Speaker: Gregory Treverton, Chairman, National Intelligence Council

Moderator: Brian Bennett, National Security and Intelligence Reporter, The Los Angeles Times

A Candid Conversation with the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

Speaker: John Brennan, Director, CIA

Moderator: Dina Temple-Raston, Counterterrorism Correspondent, NPR

Intelligence-Led Cyber Security: Operating Globally While Balancing Risk and Speed

Speaker: Jay Healey, Senior Research Scholar, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Atlantic Council

Speaker: Sean Roche, Associate Deputy Director for Digital Innovation, Central Intelligence Agency

Speaker: Patrick Walsh, Senior Vice President, iSight Partners; General Manager, ThreatSPACE

Moderator: Ryan Lizza, Washington Correspondent, The New Yorker

Congress and the War on Terror

Speaker: Adam Schiff, Ranking Member, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; US Representative (D-CA)

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

Africa: the Next Hotbed of Terrorism

Speaker: Jennifer Cooke, Director, Africa Program, CSIS

Speaker: Carter Ham, President, Association of the U.S. Army

Speaker: Cyril Sartor, Deputy Assistant Director for Africa, CIA

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

Directing National Intelligence

Speaker: James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence

Moderator: Jim Sciutto, Chief National Security Correspondent, CNN

The New Normal?

Speaker: William Bratton, Commissioner, New York City Police Department

Speaker: Robert Griffin, General Manager, Safer Planet, IBM Analytics

Speaker: Peter Neffenger, Administrator, Transportation Security Administration

Speaker: Michael Steinbach, Executive Assistant Director, National Security Branch, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Moderator: Shane Harris, Senior Intelligence and National Security Correspondent, the Daily Beast

From Pyongyang to Brussels -- Frying Pan to Fire?

Speaker: Curtis Scaparrotti, Supreme Allied Commander Europe and Commander, U.S. European Command

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

Countering Violent Extremism

Speaker: Monika Bickert, Head of Global Policy Management, Facebook

Speaker: Ed Royce, Chairman, House Committee on Foreign Affairs

Speaker: George Selim, Director, Office for Community Partnerships, Department of Homeland Security

Speaker: Jessica Stern, Fellow, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health

Moderator: Noah Shachtman, Executive Editor, the Daily Beast

Peril on the 38th Parallel

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

Speaker: Jean H. Lee, Global Fellow, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Speaker: Katharine Moon, SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies, the Brookings Institution

Moderator: Gordon Chang, Columnist, the Daily Beast

ISIL and Al Qaeda: Lethal One-Upmanship

Speaker: Brett McGurk, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL

Speaker: Nicholas Rasmussen, Director, National Counterterrorism Center

Moderator: David Sanger, National Security Correspondent and Senior Writer, The New York Times

Europe in Crisis

Speaker: Gilles de Kerchove, Counterterrorism Coordinator, European Union

Speaker: Marie Harf, Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Strategic Communications, Department of State

Speaker: Peter Westmacott, Former Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the United States

Speaker: Peter Wittig, Ambassador of Germany to the United States

Moderator: Michael Crowley, Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent, POLITICO

The Fight for Geopolitical Supremacy in the Asia Pacific

Speaker: Jonathan Pollack, Senior Fellow, Center for East Asia Policy Studies, Brookings Institution

Speaker: David Shear, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs

Moderator: Gordon Lubold, Pentagon Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

The View from the West Wing

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

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

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