2017 Aspen Security Forum

July 19 - 22, 2017 | Aspen, CO

Securing the Homeland in the Post-9/11 Era

Speaker: John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security

Moderator: Pete Williams, Justice Correspondent, NBC News

No Room for Error: Advising the President on Homeland Security and Counterterrorism

Speaker: Thomas Bossert, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism

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

One Off or Turning Point: the Airstrike in Syria

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

Speaker: Stuart Jones, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs

Speaker: Dina Kawar, Ambassador of Jordan to the U.S.

Speaker: Andrew Tabler, Martin J. Gross Fellow, Washington Institute for Near Eastern Policy

Moderator: Tobin Harshaw, Editorial Writer, Bloomberg View

Putting Humpty-Dumpty Together Again: Is Iraq Finally Winning the War Against ISIS?

Speaker: Mary McCord, former Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security

Speaker: Brett McGurk, Special Presidential Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS

Speaker: Robin Wright, Distinguished Scholar, USIP

Speaker: Fareed Yasseen, Ambassador of Iraq to the U.S.

Moderator: Kim Dozier, Contributing Writer, the Daily Beast

Active Measures: The Kremlin Plan to Beat the West Without Firing a Shot

Speaker: Evelyn Farkas, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia/Ukraine/Eurasia

Speaker: Julia Ioffe, Columnist, The Atlantic

Speaker: Ned Price, former Special Assistant for National Security to the President

Moderator: Jim Sciutto, Chief National Security Correspondent, CNN

Is NATO Up to the Challenge of the New World Order?

Speaker: Arndt Freytag von Loringhoven, Assistant Secretary-General for Intelligence and Security, NATO

Speaker: Piotr Wilczek, Ambassador of Poland to the U.S.

Speaker: Peter Wittig, Ambassador of Germany to the U.S.

Moderator: Gordon Corera, Security Correspondent, BBC

War By Other Means

Speaker: Jeff Greene, Senior Director, Global Government Affairs and Policy, Symantec

Speaker: Bob Griffin, CEO, Ayasdi

Speaker: Joshua Skule, Executive Assistant Director for Intelligence, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Speaker: Clint Watts, Senior Fellow, George Washington University for Cyber and Homeland Security 

Moderator: Shane Harris, Senior National Security Writer, The Wall Street Journal

The View from Langley

Speaker: Mike Pompeo, Director, CIA

Moderator: Bret Stephens, Columnist, The New York Times

Tour d'Horizon

Speaker: Michael Chertoff, former Secretary of Homeland Security

Speaker: Avril Haines, former Deputy National Security Advisor

Speaker: Michael Hayden, former Director, National Security Agency

Speaker: Nicholas Rasmussen, Director, National Counterterrorism Center

Moderator: Michael Isikoff, Chief Investigative Correspondent, Yahoo News

A Deal is a Deal?

Speaker: Antony Blinken, former Deputy Secretary of State

Speaker: Joseph Cirincione, President, Ploughshares Fund

Speaker: Kori Schake, Research Fellow, Stanford University Hoover Institution

Speaker: Alex Vatanka, Senior Fellow, Middle East Institute

Moderator: Elise Labott, Global Affairs Correspondent, CNN

The Longest War

Speaker: James Cunningham, former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan

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

Speaker: Robin Raphel, former Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia

Moderator: Margaret Brennan, White House and Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent, CBS News

SOCOM: Policing the World

Speaker: Raymond "Tony" Thomas, Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command

Moderator: Catherine Herridge, Chief Intelligence Correspondent, Fox News

Under Assault

Speaker: John Brennan, former Director, CIA

Speaker: James Clapper, former Director of National Intelligence

Moderator: Wolf Blitzer, Anchor, the Situation Room, CNN

Congress' Role in the Making and Execution of National Security Policy in the Trump Era

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

Speaker: Stephanie Murphy, U.S. Representative for Florida's 7th Congressional District

Speaker: Adam Schiff, Ranking Member, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Speaker: Mac Thornberry, Chairman, House Armed Services Committee

Moderator: Ryan Lizza, Washington Correspondent, The New Yorker

At the Helm of the Intelligence Community

Speaker: Daniel Coats, Director of National Intelligence

Moderator: Lester Holt, Anchor, NBC Nightly News


Speaker: Robert Hannigan, former Director, U.K. Government Communications Headquarters

Speaker: Mike Rogers, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency

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

That Was Then

Speaker: Michael Collins, Deputy Assistant Director, East Asia Mission Center, CIA

Speaker: Bonnie Glaser, Senior Advisor for Asia and Director, China Power Project, CSIS

Speaker: Kenichiro Sasae, Ambassador of Japan to the U.S.

Moderator: Michael Crowley, Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent, POLITICO

Fight Tonight

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

Speaker: Ahn Ho-young, Ambassador of South Korea to the U.S.

Speaker: Mark Lippert, former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea

Moderator: Gordon Chang, Columnist, the Daily Beast

Security v. Liberty

Speaker: Walter Isaacson, former President and CEO, the Aspen Institute

Speaker: Monika Bickert, Head of Product Policy and Counterterrorism, Facebook

Speaker: Dana Boente, Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security

Moderator: Ellen Nakashima, National Security Writer, The Washington Post

One State/Two State

Speaker: Aaron David Miller, Vice President for New Initiatives and Distinguished Scholar, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Speaker: Natan Sachs, Director, Center for Middle East Policy, the Brookings Institution

Speaker: Edward Walker, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel

Speaker: Husam Zomlot, Strategic Advisor to the President of the State of Palestine

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

Tank Talk

Speaker: Joseph Dunford, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

Moderator: Andrea Mitchell, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, NBC News

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