The In-Person 2021

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November 2 - 4, 2021
The InterContinental - Wharf
Washington, D.C.

Condoleezza Rice
Condoleezza Rice

Former Secretary of State

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Mark Milley
Mark Milley

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

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Kathleen Sebelius
Kathleen Sebelius

Former Secretary of Health and Human Services

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Lester Holt
Lester Holt

Anchor and Managing Editor, NBC Nightly News

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Alejandro Mayorkas
Alejandro Mayorkas

Secretary of Homeland Security

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Dambisa Moyo
Dambisa Moyo

Author and Global Economist

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Paul Nakasone
Paul Nakasone

Commander, U.S. Cyber Command, and Director, National Security Agency

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Amy Walter
Amy Walter

Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Cook Political Report

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Ng Eng Hen
Ng Eng Hen

Minister of Defense of Singapore

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Gayle Smith
Gayle Smith

Coordinator for Global COVID Response and Health Security, Department of State

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David Ignatius
David Ignatius

Columnist and Associate Editor, The Washington Post

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Mike Froman
Mike Froman

Former U.S. Trade Representative

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Philippe Etienne
Philippe Etienne

Ambassador of France to the U.S.

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Todd Gloria
Todd Gloria

Mayor of San Diego

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Tom Bossert
Tom Bossert

Former Homeland Security Advisor

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Jane Holl Lute
Jane Holl Lute

Former Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security

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Richard Clarke
Richard Clarke

Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command

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Elissa Slotkin
Elissa Slotkin

Representative for Michigan’s 8th Congressional District

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Sam Visner
Sam Visner

Technical Fellow, The MITRE Corporation

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Arthur Brooks
Arthur Brooks

Professor of Practice, Harvard Kennedy School​

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Karen Pierce
Karen Pierce

Ambassador of the U.K. to the U.S.

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Daniel Eriksson
Daniel Eriksson

CEO, Transparency International

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Emily Haber
Emily Haber

Ambassador of Germany to the U.S.

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David Berger
David Berger

Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps

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Jane Harman
Jane Harman

Distinguished Fellow & President Emerita, The Wilson Center

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Michael Abramowitz
Michael Abramowitz

President, Freedom House

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Arnoldas Pranckevičius
Arnoldas Pranckevičius

Deputy Foreign Minister of Lithuania

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Dan Poneman
Dan Poneman

Former Deputy Secretary of Energy

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Catharina Wrede Braden
Catharina Wrede Braden

Partner and Lead of Risk and Sustainability Group, McKinsey & Company

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Michael Brown
Michael Brown

Director, Defense Innovation Unit

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Austan Goolsbee
Austan Goolsbee

Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics, University of Chicago

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Sadanand Dhume
Sadanand Dhume

Senior Fellow, AEI

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Erin Miller
Erin Miller

Executive Director, Space ISAC

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Juan Zarate
Juan Zarate

Chairman, Center on Economic and Financial Power, Foundation for Defending Democracy

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John Frank
John Frank

Vice President for UN Affairs, Microsoft

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Brendan Boyle
Brendan Boyle

Representative for Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional District

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Doug Holtz-Eakin
Doug Holtz-Eakin

President, American Action Forum

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Dan Porterfield
Dan Porterfield

President and CEO, Aspen Institute

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...and more to be confirmed.

The Aspen Strategy Group and Aspen Security Forum team are delighted to announce that registration is now open for the in-person 12th Annual Aspen Security Forum, which will be held November 2 - 4 in Washington, D.C. at the InterContinental Hotel (The Wharf).

The in-person Forum will feature perspectives from global leaders and discuss the most pressing national security and foreign policy issues of the day, such as: the current global cyberthreat landscape; bilateral and multilateral trade and defense cooperation; combatting global and domestic extremism; growing tensions between democracy and illiberalism; supply chain security; and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic; and more.

Agenda
*Speakers and times are subject to change.

Day 1: Wednesday, November 3rd

9:00 AM

Introductory Remarks

  • Aspen Strategy Group Leadership

  • Dan Porterfield, President and CEO, Aspen Institute

 

 

Morning Programming

Keynote | A Conversation with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

  • Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

  • Moderator: Lester Holt, Anchor and Managing Editor, NBC Nightly News

 

Keynote | Cyber Command’s Role in Strategic Competition

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

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

 

Panel | Defeating the Virus: The Biden Administration’s Global Vaccination Pledge

*Co-Presented with the Aspen Institute Health, Medicine, and Society Program.

  • Gary Edson, CEO, COVID Collaborative

  • Kathleen Sebelius, former Secretary of Health and Human Services

  • Gayle Smith, Coordinator for Global COVID Response and Health Security, Department of State

 

Panel | Space as Critical Infrastructure

  • Erin Miller, Executive Director, Space ISAC

  • Sam Visner, Director, National Cybersecurity FFRDC, MITRE

 

 

Afternoon Programming

Keynote | A Conversation with Condoleezza Rice

  • Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State

 

Panel | Special Climate Programming Live from Glasgow

  • Plus a live look at COP26.

 

Panel | Democracy and Authoritarianism: The Global Struggle

  • Mike Abramowitz, President, Freedom House

  • Sadanand Dhume, Senior Fellow, AEI

  • John Frank, Vice President for UN Affairs, Microsoft

 

Keynote | A Conversation with the Minister of Defense of Singapore

  • Ng Eng Hen, Minister of Defense of Singapore

 

Panel | Follow the Money: Corruption and National Security

  • Daniel Eriksson, CEO, Transparency International

  • Jane Harman, Distinguished Fellow and President Emerita, The Wilson Center

  • Juan Zarate, Chairman, Center on Economic and Financial Power, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies

 

Panel | The Future of Europe and the Transatlantic Alliance 

  • Brendan Boyle, Rep. for PA’s 2nd Congressional District

  • Philippe Etienne, Ambassador of France to the U.S.

  • Emily Haber, Ambassador of Germany to the U.S.

 

Keynote | A Conversation with the Deputy Foreign Minister of Lithuania

  • Arnoldas Pranckevičius, Deputy Foreign Minister of Lithuania

 

Day 2 Agenda To Be Announced Soon.

The 2021 Aspen Security Forum is Produced in Partnership with

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