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2022 D.C. Edition

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Thursday, December 8
The InterContinental Hotel – The Wharf
801 Wharf St SW, Washington, DC 20024

Speakers and Moderators Included

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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Arati Prabhakar
Arati Prabhakar

Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

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Kathleen Hicks
Kathleen Hicks

35th U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense

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David Turk
David Turk

21st U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy

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Kurt Campbell
Kurt Campbell

Deputy Assistant to the President and Coordinator for Indo-Pacific Affairs, National Security Council

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Zbigniew Rau
Zbigniew Rau

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Poland

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Tobias Billström
Tobias Billström

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sweden

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Pekka Haavisto
Pekka Haavisto

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Finland

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Tobias Lindner
Tobias Lindner

Minister of State, Federal Foreign Office, Germany

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Mark Warner
Mark Warner

U.S. Senator for Virginia

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Todd Young
Todd Young

U.S. Senator for Indiana

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Martha Koome
Martha Koome

Chief Justice and President, Supreme Court of Kenya

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Enrique Mora
Enrique Mora

Deputy Secretary General, European External Action Service, European Union

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Kent Walker
Kent Walker

President, Global Affairs, Google LLC

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David Pekoske
David Pekoske

Administrator, Transportation Security Administration

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Zoë Baird
Zoë Baird

Senior Counselor to the Secretary of Commerce for Technology and Economic Growth

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Karen Pierce
Karen Pierce

Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the United States

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Arthur Sinodinos
Arthur Sinodinos

Ambassador of Australia to the United States

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Dennis Ross
Dennis Ross

Distinguished Fellow, Washington Institute for Near East Policy

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Mona Yacoubian
Mona Yacoubian

Senior Advisor, Executive Office and Middle East and North Africa Center, U.S. Institute of Peace

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Abbas Milani
Abbas Milani

Director of the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies, Stanford University

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Niamh King
Niamh King

Director, Aspen Strategy Group

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Dafna Linzer
Dafna Linzer

Executive Editor, POLITICO

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Peter Spiegel
Peter Spiegel

U.S. Managing Editor, Financial Times

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Amna Nawaz
Amna Nawaz

Chief Correspondent, PBS NewsHour

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Tom Costello
Tom Costello

NBC News Correspondent

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Katty Kay
Katty Kay

U.S. Special Correspondent, BBC News

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Steve Clemons
Steve Clemons

Founding Editor at Large, Semafor

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Edward Luce
Edward Luce

U.S. National Editor, Financial Times

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Brian Mongeau
Brian Mongeau

Principal, First In Ventures

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Mary Brooks
Mary Brooks

Public Policy Fellow, The Wilson Center

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Anand Raghuraman
Anand Raghuraman

Director, Global Public Policy, Mastercard

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Yanique Campbell
Yanique Campbell

Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State

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Geo Saba
Geo Saba

Chief of Staff, Office of U.S. Representative Ro Khanna

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AGENDA

Agenda
 

Thursday, December 8, 2022

9:00 – 9:10 AM
Opening Remarks

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

 

9:10 – 9:45 AM
Fireside Chat with Kurt Campbell 

Kurt Campbell, Deputy Assistant to the President and Coordinator for Indo-Pacific Affairs, National Security Council

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

 

9:45 10:25 AM
An Integrated World? AUKUS and Developments Across the Indo-Pacific    

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

Karen Pierce, Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the United States

Arthur Sinodinos, Ambassador of Australia to the United States

Moderator: Amna Nawaz, Chief Correspondent, PBS NewsHour
 

10:25 10:55 AM

Fireside Chat with Zoë Baird and Kent Walker

Zoë Baird, Senior Counselor to the Secretary for Technology and Economic Growth, U.S. Department of Commerce
Kent Walker, President, Global Affairs, Google

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

 

10:55 11:30 AM

On the Rise: Perspectives on Foreign Policy

A Panel with Aspen Strategy Group Rising Leaders

Introduction by Dan Porterfield, President and CEO, Aspen Institute

Mary Brooks, Public Policy Fellow, The Wilson Center 
Yanique Campbell, Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State 
Brian Mongeau, Principal, First In Ventures
Anand Raghuraman, Director, Global Public Policy, Mastercard
Geo Saba, Chief of Staff, Office of U.S. Representative Ro Khanna 

Moderator: Niamh King, Director, Aspen Strategy Group and Aspen Security Forum

 

11:30 AM 12:00 PM

Fireside Chat with David Pekoske

David Pekoske, Administrator, Transportation Security Administration
Moderator: 
Tom Costello, NBC News Correspondent

 

12:00 12:30 PM

Lunch

12:30 1:30 PM

Winter Is Here: Defense and Security in a Europe at War

Tobias Billström, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sweden

Pekka Haavisto, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Finland

Tobias Lindner, Minister of State, Germany

Zbigniew Rau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Poland

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

 

1:30 2:00 PM  

Fireside Chat with Martha Koome

Martha Koome, Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court of Kenya

Moderator: Steve Clemons, Founding Editor at Large, Semafor

 

2:15 2:45 PM

U.S. Competitiveness and National Security

Arati Prabhakar, Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Chris Coons, U.S. Senator for Delaware

Todd Young, U.S. Senator for Indiana     

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

 

2:45 3:15 PM

Fireside Chat with David Turk

David Turk, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy
Moderator: 
Katty Kay, U.S. Special Correspondent, BBC News

 

3:15 4:00 PM

Beyond the World Cup: Triumphs and Challenges in the Middle East

Abbas Milani, Director of the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies, Stanford University

Enrique Mora, Deputy Secretary General, European External Action Service

Dennis Ross, Former Ambassador of the U.S. to Israel, and Distinguished Fellow, Washington Institute of Near East Policy

Mona Yacoubian, Senior Advisor, Executive Office and Middle East and North Africa Center, U.S. Institute of Peace

Moderator: Dafna Linzer, Executive Editor, POLITICO

 

4:00 4:30 PM     

Fireside Chat with Kathleen Hicks

Kathleen Hicks, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Defense
Moderator: 
Anja Manuel, Executive Director, Aspen Strategy Group and Aspen Security Forum

 

4:30 4:35 PM         

Closing Remarks

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

4:35 5:30 PM

Closing Cocktail Reception

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