The 13th Annual

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July 19-22, 2022
Aspen, CO

 

The Aspen Strategy Group was delighted to host the 13th Aspen Security Forum in Aspen, Colorado on July 19 – 22, 2022.

 

Our flagship Forum featured an array of decision-makers and thought leaders from Washington, D.C. and around the world. Domestic and foreign government officials, business executives, leading academics, and noted journalists convened for three and a half days to discuss solutions to the most pressing national security and foreign policy challenges of our time.  

Speakers and Moderators Included

Condoleezza Rice
Condoleezza Rice

66th U.S. Secretary of State Co-Chair, Aspen Strategy Group

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Joseph Nye
Joseph Nye

Dean Emeritus, Harvard Kennedy School Co-Chair, Aspen Strategy Group

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Anja Manuel
Anja Manuel

Partner, Rice, Hadley, Gates, & Manuel Executive Director, Aspen Strategy Group

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Jake Sullivan
Jake Sullivan

Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs

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Alejandro Mayorkas
Alejandro Mayorkas

7th U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security

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Gina Raimondo
Gina Raimondo

40th U.S. Secretary of Commerce

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William Burns
William Burns

Director, Central Intelligence Agency

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Adewale "Wally" Adeyemo
Adewale "Wally" Adeyemo

Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury

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Lisa Monaco
Lisa Monaco

Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice

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Anne Neuberger
Anne Neuberger

Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber & Emerging Technology

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Victoria Nuland
Victoria Nuland

Under Secretary for Political Affairs, U.S. Department of State

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Matthew Olsen
Matthew Olsen

Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice

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Joni Ernst
Joni Ernst

U.S. Senator for Iowa

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Mark Warner
Mark Warner

U.S. Senator for Virginia

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Frank Kendall
Frank Kendall

26th U.S. Secretary of the Air Force

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GEN Charles Q. Brown, Jr.
GEN Charles Q. Brown, Jr.

Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force

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GEN John "Jay" Raymond
GEN John "Jay" Raymond

Chief of Space Operations, U.S. Space Force

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GEN Richard Clarke
GEN Richard Clarke

Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command

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GEN Laura Richardson
GEN Laura Richardson

Commander, U.S. Southern Command

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GEN Glen VanHerck
GEN Glen VanHerck

Commander, NORAD and USNORTHCOM

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GEN Charles Flynn
GEN Charles Flynn

Commanding General, U.S. Army Pacific

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RADM Lorin C. Selby
RADM Lorin C. Selby

Chief of Naval Research, Office of Naval Research

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Eric Schmidt
Eric Schmidt

Former CEO and Chairman, Google

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Reid Hoffman
Reid Hoffman

Co-Founder, LinkedIn and Partner, Greylock

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Benjamin Gantz
Benjamin Gantz

Minister of Defense, Israel

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Inia Seruiratu
Inia Seruiratu

Minister of Defence, National Security and Policing, Fiji

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Mikk Marran
Mikk Marran

Director-General, Estonian Foreign Intelligence Service

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Marcin Przydacz
Marcin Przydacz

Deputy Foreign Minister, Poland

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Abdulla Al Khalifa
Abdulla Al Khalifa

Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Kingdom of Bahrain

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Qin Gang
Qin Gang

Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the United States

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Ashok Mirpuri
Ashok Mirpuri

Ambassador of Singapore to the United States

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Martin Kimani
Martin Kimani

Permanent Representative of Kenya to the United Nations

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Robert Gates
Robert Gates

22nd U.S. Secretary of Defense

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Lawrence Summers
Lawrence Summers

71st U.S. Secretary of the Treasury

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Penny Pritzker
Penny Pritzker

38th U.S. Secretary of Commerce

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Mark Esper
Mark Esper

27th U.S. Secretary of Defense

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Michèle Flournoy
Michèle Flournoy

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, WestExec Advisors

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Ertharin Cousin
Ertharin Cousin

Former Executive Director, UN World Food Programme

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Tom Donilon
Tom Donilon

22nd U.S. National Security Advisor

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Stephen Hadley
Stephen Hadley

20th U.S. National Security Advisor

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Agenda
 

Day 1: Tuesday, July 19

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Registration Open for Guests at the Google Cloud Pavilion

 

5:00 PM

Opening Program in the Greenwald Pavilion

Introductory Remarks

Dan Porterfield, President and CEO, The Aspen Institute 

Anja Manuel, Executive Director, Aspen Strategy Group and Aspen Security Forum

5:10 PM

Fireside Chat with General John W. “Jay” Raymond, Chief of Space Operations, United States Space Force

Moderator: Mary Louise Kelly, Co-Host, All Things Considered, NPR

 

5:50 PM

Fireside Chat with Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas, 7th Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security 

Moderator: Trymaine Lee, MSNBC Correspondent

 

6:30 – 7:45 PM 

Opening Reception at Doerr-Hosier Building, Meadows Resort 

Day 2: Wednesday, July 20

8:45 AM

Opening Remarks

Anja Manuel, Executive Director, Aspen Strategy Group and Aspen Security Forum

Joseph Nye, Co-Chair, Aspen Strategy Group and Dean Emeritus, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University 

 

8:50 AM

China’s Backyard? U.S. Strategy in the Indo-Pacific 

Elizabeth Economy, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution 

Admiral Linda L. Fagan, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard

General Charles Flynn, Commanding General, U.S. Army Pacific

Keoki Jackson, Senior Vice President and General Manager, MITRE National Security Sector

Inia Seruiratu, Minister of Defence, National Security, and Policing, Fiji *no longer able to attend

Moderator: Joseph Nye, Co-Chair, Aspen Strategy Group and Dean Emeritus, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University 

 

9:45 AM

Fireside Chat on Cyber, Crypto, and Quantum with Anne Neuberger, Deputy National Security Advisor, Cyber & Emerging Technology, National Security Council 

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

 

10:15 AM

Cyber, Domestic Terrorism, and Spies Inside the System  

*In Collaboration with Aspen Digital

Jane Holl Lute, Former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security 

Matthew Olsen, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, U.S. Department of Justice

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

 

10:45 AM

Fireside Chat with General Charles Q. Brown, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, U.S. Air Force

Moderator: Courtney Kube, Pentagon Correspondent, NBC News

 

11:20 AM

Fireside Chat on Latin America with General Laura Richardson, Commander, U.S. Southern Command

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

 

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

Fireside Chat with Ambassador Qin Gang, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the U.S.

Moderator: Edward Luce, U.S. National Editor, Financial Times

1:40 PM

The Future of Resilient Supply Chains

Bruce Andrews, Corporate Vice President and Chief Government Affairs Officer, Intel Corporation 

Stephen E. Biegun, Former Deputy Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State

Mara Motherway, Senior Vice President of Government and Customer Relations, Peraton

Moderator: Peter Spiegel, U.S. Managing Editor, Financial Times

2:20 PM

Fireside Chat on Modernization and the Future of Warfare with Secretary Frank Kendall, 26th Secretary, U.S. Air Force

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

2:55 PM

Turning the Titanic: Is the U.S. Military Innovating Enough?

Reid Hoffman, Partner, Greylock Partners

Lorin Selby, Chief of Naval Research, Office of Naval Research

Moderator: Mary Louise Kelly, Co-Host, All Things Considered, NPR

 

3:40 PM

Fireside Chat with Director William J. Burns, Director, Central Intelligence Agency

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

 

4:25 PM

Closing Remarks

Anja Manuel, Executive Director, Aspen Strategy Group and Aspen Security Forum

4:30 – 5:15 PM

Break

 

5:15 – 6:45 PM

Wednesday Evening in Collaboration with Aspen Community Programs

Greenwald Pavilion

 

The New Russian Empire?

Representative Ruben Gallego, Chairman, Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations, House Armed Services Committee

Fiona Hill, Senior Fellow, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institution

Mikk Marran, Director-General, Foreign Intelligence Service of Estonia

Moderator: Susan Glasser, Staff Writer, The New Yorker

Fireside Chat with Vladimir Ashurkov, Executive Director, Anti-Corruption Foundation

Moderator: Susan Glasser, Staff Writer, The New Yorker

 

Freezing, Seizing, and More: Behind the Sanctions on Russia

Wally Adeyemo, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Lisa Monaco, Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice 

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

 

6:45 – 8:00 PM

Reception hosted by Google

Google Cloud Pavilion 

Day 3: Thursday, July 21

8:45 AM

Opening Remarks

Anja Manuel, Executive Director, Aspen Strategy Group and Aspen Security Forum

 

8:50 AM

Fireside Chat with Richard Moore, Chief of MI6, UK Secret Intelligence Service

Moderator: Jim Sciutto, Chief National Security Correspondent, CNN

9:30 AM

A New, Stronger NATO?

Kay Bailey Hutchison, Former U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO

Representative Brendan Boyle, Member, House Committee on Ways and Means

Ivo Daalder, Former U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO

Marcin Przydacz, Deputy Foreign Minister, Poland

Moderator: Dafna Linzer, Executive Editor, POLITICO

10:15 AM

Afghanistan: A Year On 

Douglas Lute, Former U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO

Adela Raz, Former Ambassador of Afghanistan to the U.S.

Mikie Sherrill, Member, House Committee on Armed Services *no longer able to attend

Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO, New America

Moderator: Peter Spiegel, U.S. Managing Editor, Financial Times

 

11:00 AM

Who Cares? How the World Views Conflict with Russia and Competition with China

María Eugenia Brizuela de Ávila, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, El Salvador *no longer able to attend

Jendayi Frazer, Former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Martin Kimani, Permanent Ambassador of Kenya to the UN

Ashok Mirpuri, Ambassador of Singapore to the U.S. 

Moderator: Amy Walter, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief​, The Cook Political Report 

 

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Lunch

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12:45 PM

The Abraham Accords Two Years On: A New Middle East?

Fireside Chat with Benjamin Gantz, Minister of Defense, Israel

Fireside Chat with Abdulla Al Khalifa, Undersecretary for Political Affairs, Bahrain

Moderator: Jeffrey Goldberg, Editor-in-Chief, The Atlantic 

1:30 PM

Fireside Chat with Robert Gates, 22nd Secretary, U.S. Department of Defense and Jane Harman, Distinguished Fellow and President Emerita, Wilson Center

2:00 PM

Food Security Is National Security

Ertharin Cousin, Former Executive Director, UN World Food Programme

Michael Froman, Vice Chairman and President of Strategic Growth, Mastercard

Eileen O'Connor, Senior Vice President, The Rockefeller Foundation 

Moderator: Sarah Smith, North America Editor, BBC News 

 

2:40 PM

The New Geopolitics of Energy

*In Collaboration with the Aspen Energy and Environment Program

Jason Bordoff, Founding Director, The Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University 

Meghan O’Sullivan, Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University 

Daniel Poneman, Former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy

Moderator: Joseph Nye, Co-Chair, Aspen Strategy Group and Dean Emeritus, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University 

3:20 PM

Technology and National Security 

Michèle Flournoy, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, WestExec Advisors 

Jane Harman, Distinguished Fellow and President Emerita, Wilson Center

Kent Walker, President, Global Affairs, Google LLC

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

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4:05 PM

Fireside Chat with General Glen D. VanHerck, Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command

Moderator: Steve Clemons, Founding Editor at Large, Semafor

 

4:35 PM

Imagining the Next 9/11: What Future Scenario Should Scare Us Most and What Can We Do to Prevent It from Coming True?

Miriam Krieger, Permanent Professor, U.S. Air Force Academy 

P.W. Singer, Strategist and Senior Fellow, New America

Daniel H. Wilson, Author and Screenwriter, Iron Cloud Entertainment

Moderator: Steve Clemons, Founding Editor at Large, Semafor 

5:05 – 5:30 PM

Break 

5:30 – 6:40 PM

Thursday Evening in Collaboration with Aspen Community Programs

Greenwald Pavilion

 

5:30 PM

Virtual Fireside Chat with Secretary Gina Raimondo, 40th Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce led by

Penny Pritzker, 38th Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce  

5:50 PM

Global Economy: Recovery or Recession Bound?

*In Collaboration with the Aspen Economic Strategy Group 

Zoë Baird, CEO and President, Markle Foundation

Penny Pritzker, 38th Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce 

Lawrence H. Summers, 71st Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury  

Robert B. Zoellick, Former U.S. Trade Representative 

Moderator: Edward Luce, U.S. National Editor, Financial Times

 

6:40 PM

Close 

Day 4: Friday, July 22

9:00 AM

Opening Remarks

Niamh King, Director Aspen Strategy Group and Aspen Security Forum 

 

9:05 AM 

National Security Today: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities 

General Richard Clarke, Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command

Representative Jason Crow, Member, House Committee on Armed Services and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Senator Joni Ernst, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, Senate Armed Services Committee

Moderator: Courtney Kube, Pentagon Correspondent, NBC News

 

9:45 AM

The 21st Century Nuclear Arms Race 

Emma Belcher, President, Ploughshares Fund

Rose Gottemoeller, Former Deputy Secretary General, NATO

Moderator: Dafna Linzer, Executive Editor, POLITICO

 

10:25 AM

A New Frontier: National Security, Artificial Intelligence, and Misinformation

Eric Schmidt, Chairman, National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence

Brad Smith, President and Vice Chair, Microsoft

Senator Mark Warner, Chairman, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

Moderator: Anja Manuel, Executive Director, Aspen Strategy Group and Aspen Security 

 

11:15 AM

American Foreign Policy Challenges: Russia and Beyond 

Victoria Nuland, Under Secretary for Political Affairs, U.S. Department of State 

Moderator: Jim Sciutto, Chief National Security Correspondent, CNN

11:45 AM

Fireside Chat on the Future of Taiwan with Mark Esper, 27th Secretary, U.S. Department of Defense 

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

 

12:15 PM

Former U.S. National Security Advisors Reflect on the State of the World 

Thomas Donilon, 22nd U.S. National Security Advisor 

Stephen Hadley, 20th U.S. National Security Advisor 

Condoleezza Rice, 66th Secretary, U.S. Department of State, and 19th U.S. National Security Advisor 

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

 

1:00 PM

Closing Fireside Chat with Jake Sullivan, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs 

Moderator: Jeffrey Goldberg, Editor-in-Chief, The Atlantic 

1:45 PM

Closing Remarks

Anja Manuel, Executive Director, Aspen Strategy Group and Aspen Security Forum 

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