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2018 Aspen Security Forum

July 18 - 21, 2018 | Aspen, CO

A Chat with the Director of the FBI

Speaker: Christopher Wray, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Moderator: Lester Holt, Anchor, NBC Nightly News

Securing the Homeland

Speaker: Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security

Moderator: Peter Alexander, National Correspondent, NBC News

Defending Democratic Institutions: Election 2018 and Beyond

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

Speaker: Tom Burt, Corporate Vice President for Customer Security and Trust, Microsoft

Speaker: Michael Chertoff, former Secretary of Homeland Security

Speaker: Jeanette Manfra, Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Cybersecurity and Communications

Speaker: Kim Wyman, Secretary of State, Washington State

Moderator: Michael Isikoff, Chief Investigative Correspondent, Yahoo News

America First

Speaker: Thomas Friedman, Foreign Affairs Columnist, The New York Times

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

Speaker: Hugh Hewitt, Host, the Hugh Hewitt Show

Speaker: Peter Westmacott, former Ambassador of the U.K. to the U.S.

Moderator: William Kristol, Editor-at-Large, The Weekly Standard

A Look Over My Shoulder: The DNI Reflects and Foreshadows

Speaker: Daniel Coats, Director of National Intelligence

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

"There's a War Coming"

Speaker: Yousef Al Otaiba, Ambassador of the UAE to the U.S.

Speaker: Antony Blinken, former Deputy Secretary of State

Speaker: Wendy Sherman, former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs

Speaker: Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, former Deputy Secretary of Energy

Moderator: Jim Sciutto, Chief National Security Correspondent, CNN 

Confronting Global Cyber Threats

Remarks: Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General

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

Speaker: Greg Clark, CEO, Symantec

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

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

Taking Fate Into Our Own Hands

Speaker: Emily Haber, Ambassador of Germany to the U.S.

Speaker: John McLaughlin, former Acting and Deputy Director, CIA

Speaker: Michael Murphy, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs

Speaker: David O'Sullivan, Ambassador of the EU to the U.S.

Moderator: Terry Moran, Chief Foreign Correspondent, ABC News

Cold War Redux

Speaker: Nina Khruscheva, Professor of International Affairs, the New School

Speaker: Victoria Nuland, former Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs

Speaker: Andrew Weiss, former Director, Russian, Ukrainian, and Eurasian Affairs, National Security Council

Moderator: Julia Ioffe, Correspondent, GQ

A New Nuclear Arms Race

Speaker: Bonnie Jenkins, former Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs, U.S. Department of State

Speaker: Frank Klotz, former Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration 

Speaker: Franklin Miller, former Senior Director for Defense Policy and Arms Control, National Security Council

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

Moderator: Michael Gordon, National Security Correspondent, The Wall Street Journal

Taking Fate Into Our Own Hands: Part II 

Speaker: William Browder, Head, Global Magnitsky Justice Campaign

Speaker: Vadym Chernysh, Minister for Temporarily Occupied Territories and IDPs of Ukraine

Speaker: Mikk Marran, Director General, Estonian Foreign Intelligence

Speaker: Andy Pike, Director of International Communications, 10 Downing Street

Moderator: Courtney Kube, National Security & Military Correspondent, NBC News

Emerging Technologies

Speaker: Teresa Carlson, Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services

Speaker: Stacey Dixon, Deputy Director, IARPA

Speaker: Will Hurd, Member, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Speaker: Samuel Visner, Director, National Cybersecurity FFRDC, MITRE

Moderator: Cecilia Kang, Technology Reporter, The New York Times

"Victory" in Afghanistan and Iraq

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

Speaker: Thomas Shannon, former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs

Speaker: Samantha Vinograd, former Senior Advisor to the National Security Advisor

Speaker: Juan Zarate, former Deputy National Security Advisor

Moderator: Kim Dozier, Contributing Writer, the Daily Beast

And the Army Goes Rolling Along

Speaker: Mark Esper, Secretary of the Army

Moderator: Catherine Herridge, Chief Intelligence Correspondent, Fox News

China Rising

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

Speaker: Marcel Lettre, former Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence

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

Speaker: Susan Thornton, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs

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

Pentagon Policy

Speaker: John Rood, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

Moderator: Barbara Starr, Pentagon Correspondent, CNN

Southern Discomfort

Speaker: Sergio Silva do Amaral, Ambassador of Brazil to the U.S.

Speaker: Cynthia Arnson, Director, Latin American Program, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Speaker: Roberta Jacobson, former Ambassador of the U.S. to Mexico

Speaker: Nestor Mendez, Assistant Secretary General, OAS

Moderator: Enrique Acevedo, News Anchor, Univision

The "New" Mideast and Regional Counterterrorism

Speaker: Michael Ngata, Director of Strategic Operational Planning, NCTC

Speaker: Nathan Sales, Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Department of State

Speaker: Ali Shihabi, Founder, the Arabia Foundation

Moderator: Dina Temple-Raston, Counterterrorism Correspondent, NPR

Is Peace Possible on the Peninsula? 

Speaker: Vincent Brooks, Commander, U.S. Forces Korea and Commander, ROK-US Combined Forces Command

Speaker: Suzanne DiMaggio, Senior Fellow and US-Iran Initiative Director, New America

Speaker: Woongsoon Lim, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of South Korea to the U.S.

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

Speaker: Sue Mi Terry, Senior Fellow and Korea Chair, CSIS

Moderator: Gordon Chang, Columnist, the Daily Beast

Countering Threats Old and New

Speaker: Paul Nakasone, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency

Moderator: Gordon Corera, BBC News

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