The Virtual 2021

 

August 3 & 4, 2021

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Agenda
(*All times in EDT).

Day 1: August 3, 2021

8:00 – 8:10 AM

Welcome Remarks

Speaker: Nicholas Burns, Executive Director, Aspen Strategy Group

 

8:10 – 9:00 AM     

The View from Singapore

Speaker: Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore

Moderator: Evan Osnos, Contributor, The New Yorker

Introduced by: Nicholas Burns, Executive Director, Aspen Strategy Group

 

9:00 – 9:30 AM     

Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe    

Speaker: Niall Ferguson, Milbank Family Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution

Moderator: Gillian Tett, Chair, Editorial Board, and U.S. Editor-at-Large, The Financial Times

Introduced by: Nicholas Burns, Executive Director, Aspen Strategy Group

 

9:30 – 10:45 AM

Quint, Sext, or Bust: The Future of the Quad 

Speakers:

  • Michèle Flournoy, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

  • Julie Bishop, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Australia

  • C. Raja Mohan, Director, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore 

  • Tomiko Ichikawa, Director General, Japan Institute of International Affairs

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

Introduced by: Nicholas Burns, Executive Director, Aspen Strategy Group

10:45 – 11:15 AM

A Conversation with Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad

Speaker: Zalmay Khalilzad, Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation

Moderator: Amna Nawaz, Chief Correspondent, PBS NewsHour

Introduced by: Nicholas Burns, Executive Director, Aspen Strategy Group
 

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Two Decades On: Lessons from Afghanistan

Speakers:

  • David Petraeus, former Director, Central Intelligence Agency

  • Roya Rahmani, former Ambassador of Afghanistan to the U.S.

  • P. Michael McKinley, former Ambassador of the U.S. to Afghanistan

  • Meghan O'Sullivan, Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, Harvard University

Moderator: Amna Nawaz, Chief Correspondent, PBS NewsHour

Introduced by: Nicholas Burns, Executive Director, Aspen Strategy Group

12:15 – 1:15 PM

The View from the SEC: Cryptocurrencies and National Security

Speaker: Gary Gensler, Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission

Moderator: Paul Vigna, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

Introduced by: Anja Manuel, Director, Aspen Strategy Group

1:15 – 1:45 PM

The View from Riyadh

Speaker: HH Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah bin Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud,

Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia

Moderator: Richard Engel, Chief Foreign Correspondent, NBC News

Introduced by: Anja Manuel, Director, Aspen Strategy Group

 

2:15 – 3:15 PM

A Future Made in America? The Biden Administration’s Trade Agenda

Speakers:

  • Myron Brilliant, Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

  • Mike Froman, former U.S. Trade Representative

  • Susan Schwab, former U.S. Trade Representative

  • Robert Zoellick, former President, World Bank and former U.S. Trade Representative

Moderator: Shawn Donnan, Senior Writer, Bloomberg

Introduced by: Anja Manuel, Director, Aspen Strategy Group

3:15 – 3:45 PM

The View from Seoul: A Conversation with President Song

Speakers: Song Young-gil, President of the Democratic Party of Korea

Moderator: Josh Rogin, Columnist, The Washington Post

Introduced by: Anja Manuel, Director, Aspen Strategy Group

3:45 – 3:50 PM

Closing Remarks

SpeakerAnja Manuel, Director, Aspen Strategy Group

Day 2: August 4, 2021

8:45 – 8:50 AM

Welcome Remarks

Speaker: Anja Manuel, Director, Aspen Strategy Group

 

8:50 – 9:30 AM          

The View from the AIIB

Speaker: Jin Liqun, President, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Moderator: David Barboza, Co-Founder and Staff Writer, The Wire

Introduced by: Anja Manuel, Director, Aspen Strategy Group

9:30 – 10:15 AM

Two Sides of the Same Coin: The Promise and Peril of Cryptocurrency
Speakers:

  • Stuart Levey, CEO, Diem Association

  • Brad Garlinghouse, CEO, Ripple

  • Sigal Mandelker, former Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence

Moderator: Paul Vigna, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

Introduced by: Nicholas Burns, Executive Director, Aspen Strategy Group

10:15 – 11:00 AM

The View from the NSC: A Conversation with White House Deputy National Security Advisor Anne Neuberger
Speaker: Anne Neuberger, Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technologies
Moderator: David Sanger, White House and National Security Correspondent, The New York Times

Introduced by: Anja Manuel, Director, Aspen Strategy Group

11:00 – 11:45 AM    

Standing Together: Protecting Global Cyber Networks through Public - Private Partnerships
Speakers:

  • Ron Green, CSO, Mastercard

  • Robert Hannigan, former Director, GCHQ

  • Tucker Bailey, Partner and Cybersecurity Practice Leader, McKinsey & Company

Moderator: David Sanger, White House and National Security Correspondent, The New York Times

Introduced by: Anja Manuel, Director, Aspen Strategy Group

11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Not Your Father’s Space Race: UFOs, Billionaires, and Satellite Missiles

Speakers:

  • Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal, Cambridge University

  • Ankit Panda, Stanton Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

  • Kerry Buckley, Vice President, Air and Space Forces, MITRE National Security Sector

Moderator: Eric Berger, Senior Space Editor, Ars Technica

Introduced by: Niamh King, Deputy Director, the Aspen Strategy Group

12:15 – 12:45 PM

The View from Edinburgh 
Speaker: Nicola Sturgeon MSP, First Minister of Scotland
Moderator: Mary Louise Kelly, Co-Host, All Things Considered, NPR

Introduced by: Nicholas Burns, Executive Director, Aspen Strategy Group

12:45 – 1:15 PM

The View from the Eurogroup
Speaker: Paschal Donohoe, President, The Eurogroup
Moderator: Zanny Minton Beddoes, Editor-in-Chief, The Economist 

Introduced by: Nicholas Burns, Executive Director, Aspen Strategy Group

1:15 – 2:00 PM

Mind the Gap: A Transatlantic Strategy to Counter China

Speakers:

  • Joseph Nye, Dean Emeritus, Harvard Kennedy School

  • Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman, Munich Security Conference

Moderator: Anja Manuel, Director, Aspen Strategy Group

2:00 – 2:30 PM

The View from U.S. Indo-Pacific Command
Speaker: John Aquilino, Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command
Moderator: David Ignatius, The Washington Post

Introduced by: Anja Manuel, Director, Aspen Strategy Group

 

2:30 – 3:15 PM

Silk Road to Global Highway: China’s Rising Global Influence

Speakers:

  • Elizabeth Economy, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution

  • Susan Shirk, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State (East Asian Bureau)

  • Stephen Biegun, former Deputy Secretary of State

  • Matt Pottinger, former Deputy National Security Advisor

Moderator: Joseph Nye, Dean Emeritus, Harvard Kennedy School

Introduced by: Niamh King, Deputy Director, Aspen Strategy Group

3:15 – 3:45 PM

The Road to COP26

Speaker: Alok Sharma, President, COP26

Moderator: Al Roker, Co-Host, the Today Show

Introduced by: Nicholas Burns, Executive Director, Aspen Strategy Group

 

3:45 – 4:00 PM

A Conversation with Senator Lisa Murkowski

Speaker: Lisa Murkowski, U.S. Senator from Alaska

Moderator: Peter Baker, Chief White House Correspondent, The New York Times

Introduced by: Nicholas Burns, Executive Director, Aspen Strategy Group

4:00 – 4:15 PM

Conversation with Senator Dan Sullivan

Speaker: Dan Sullivan, U.S. Senator from Alaska

Moderator: Peter Baker, Chief White House Correspondent, The New York Times

Introduced by: Nicholas Burns, Executive Director, Aspen Strategy Group

4:15 – 4:20 PM

Closing Remarks

Speakers

  • Nicholas Burns, Executive Director, Aspen Strategy Group

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