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AGENDA
 

*Speakers and times are subject to change*
All session times in MST

Day 1: Tuesday, July 18

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration Open for Attendees in Doerr-Hosier Building, Aspen Meadows

 

Opening Program in the Greenwald Pavilion

5:00 - 5:05 PM

Welcoming 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

5:05 - 5:35 PM

Fireside Chat with Admiral John C. Aquilino

Admiral John C. Aquilino, Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command

Moderator: Courtney Kube, NBC News Correspondent, NBC News

 

5:35 - 6:05 PM

Fireside Chat with Monica Juma 

Monica Juma, National Security Advisor to the President of the Republic of Kenya

Moderator: Sarah Smith, North America Editor, BBC News

6:05 - 6:35 PM

Fireside Chat with Linda Thomas-Greenfield

Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Representative of the United States to the United Nations, U.S. Permanent Mission to the United Nations 

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

 

6:35 - 6:40 PM

Closing Remarks

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

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

6:45 - 7:30 PM 

Opening Reception in Doerr-Hosier Building, Aspen Meadows

Day 2: Wednesday, July 19

McNulty Room, Doerr-Hosier Building

9:00 - 9:10 AM

Welcoming Remarks

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

 

9:10 - 9:40 AM

Fireside Chat with General James H. Dickinson

General James H. Dickinson, Commander, U.S. Space Command 

Moderator: David Ignatius, Columnist, The Washington Post 

 

9:40 - 10:10 AM
Fireside Chat with
James Cleverly

James Cleverly, Secretary of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, United Kingdom

ModeratorMartha MacCallum, Anchor and Executive Editor of The Story and Co-Anchor of Fox News Election Coverage with Bret Baier, Fox News

 

10:10 - 10:40 AM

Semiconductors and National Security: The CHIPS Challenge

Pat Gelsinger, CEO, Intel

Penny Pritzker, Founder and Chairman, PSP Partners, and 38th U.S. Secretary of Commerce

Moderator: Steve Clemons, Founding Editor at Large, Semafor

 

10:40 - 11:15 AM

Addressing Today’s Threat & Ensuring Tomorrow’s Edge: Accelerating Capabilities for the DoD

Douglas A. Beck, Director, Defense Innovation Unit and Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Defense

Christian Brose, Chief Strategy Officer, Anduril Industries 

Heidi Shyu, Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, U.S. Department of Defense

ModeratorGordon Lubold, White House & National Security Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

 

11:15 - 11:45 AM

U.S. Competitiveness: Challenges and Opportunities

Zoë Baird, Senior Counselor to the Secretary for Technology and Economic Growth, U.S. Department of Commerce

Yll Bajraktari, President and CEO, Special Competitive Studies Project

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

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Fireside Chat with Xie Feng, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the U.S.

Moderator: Steve Clemons, Founding Editor at Large, Semafor

12:15 - 1:30 PM
Lunch

1:30 - 2:10 PM

Shifting Tides: A New Middle East?

Goli Ameri, Co-Founder, StartItUp and Former United States Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State 

Tzipi Livni, Former Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Justice of Israel 

Farah Pandith, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations and Former Special Representative to Muslim Communities, U.S. Department of State

Dina Powell McCormick, Vice Chairman & President of Global Client Services, BDT-MSD; Former Deputy National Security Advisor of the United States

Moderator: Steve Clemons, Founding Editor at Large, Semafor

 

2:10 - 2:45 PM

Final Frontier: Space Strategy for the Future

Salvatore 'Tory' Bruno, CEO, United Launch Alliance

John Plumb, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy, U.S. Department of Defense

Ezinne Uzo-Okoro, Assistant Director for Space Policy, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Moderator: David Ignatius, Columnist, The Washington Post 

2:45 - 3:20 PM

Sanctions, Scams, and Schemes: Cross-Sector Collaboration to Combat Financial Crime

Aaron Karczmer, EVP, Chief Enterprise Services Officer, PayPal

Brian Nelson, Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, U.S. Department of the Treasury 

Matt Olsen, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, U.S. Department of Justice
Moderator: Mary Louise Kelly, Co-Host, All Things Considered, NPR 

 

3:20 - 3:50 PM

Fireside Chat with Christo Grozev 

Christo Grozev, Lead Russia Investigator, Bellingcat Productions

Moderator: Sharon Weinberger, National Security Editor, The Wall Street Journal

3:50 - 4:35 PM

Denver Dialogue on Democracy – The Global Democracy Agenda 

María Eugenia Brizuela de Ávila, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, El Salvador

Mariano-Florentino 'Tino' Cuéllar, President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Francis Fukuyama, Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

Jane Harman, Chair, Commission on the National Defense Strategy, and Former Member of Congress

Moderator: Matthew Kaminski, Editor-in-Chief, POLITICO

 

4:35 - 5:20 PM
The Promise and Peril of Artificial Intelligence 

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

Kent Walker, President, Global Affairs, Google

Heidi Heitkamp, Director, University of Chicago Institute of Politics; Former U.S. Senator for North Dakota

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

Moderator: Ryan Heath, Global Technology Correspondent, Axios

5:20 PM
Closing Remarks

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

Day 3: Thursday, July 20

7:45 - 8:45 AM
Breakfast and Program for all Attendees in the Google Pavilion

Safer With Google Breakfast

Laurie Richardson, Vice President, Trust & Safety, Google

Royal Hansen, Vice President, Privacy, Safety and Security, Google

Robert Silvers, Under Secretary for Strategy, Policy, and Plans, DHS

ModeratorVivian Schiller, Executive Director, Aspen Digital

McNulty Room, Doerr-Hosier Building

8:50 - 9:00 AM

Opening Remarks

Dan Porterfield, President and CEO, The Aspen Institute

 

9:00 - 9:35 AM

Fireside Chat with Alejandro N. Mayorkas

Alejandro N. Mayorkas, 7th U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security

ModeratorFareed Zakaria, Host, Fareed Zakaria GPS, CNN

 

9:35 - 10:05 AM
Fireside Chat with
Christine Wormuth

Christine Wormuth, 25th Secretary of the Army, U.S. Army 

Moderator: Courtney Kube, NBC News Correspondent, NBC News

 

10:05 - 10:50 AM

The China Challenge: Is the U.S. Getting China Right?

Michael Froman, President, Council on Foreign Relations

Naima Green-Riley, Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University 

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

Kristen Silverberg, President & COO, Business Roundtable, and Former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union

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

10:50 - 11:30 AM

Inflection Point: India and the Changing World Order

Rana Ayyub, Global Opinions Contributing Writer, The Washington Post

Shivshankar Menon, Visiting Professor of International Relations at Ashoka University
Joseph Nye, Co-Chair, Aspen Strategy Group and Dean Emeritus, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University

Nirupama Rao, Former Foreign Secretary of India

Moderator: Amna Nawaz, Co-Anchor, PBS NewsHour

 

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Lunch

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1:00 - 1:35 PM

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Critical Minerals and National Security

Heidi Heitkamp, Director, University of Chicago Institute of Politics; Former U.S. Senator for North Dakota

Meghan L. O’Sullivan, Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Mike Pompeo, Distinguished Fellow, Hudson Institute, and 70th U.S. Secretary of State 

Moderator: Misha Glenny, Journalist and Rector, Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna 
 

1:35 - 1:55 PM

Fireside Chat with Ahmad Massoud (VIRTUAL)

Ahmad Massoud, Leader of the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan 

Moderator: Fareed Zakaria, Host, Fareed Zakaria GPS, CNN

1:55 - 2:40 PM

What’s Next for Ukraine?

Andriy Yermak, Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine (VIRTUAL)

Colin Kahl, Senior Fellow, Stanford University, Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, U.S. Department of Defense

Oleksandra Matviichuk, Head, Centre for Civil Liberties, Ukraine and Nobel Peace Laureate

Philip Zelikow, White Burkett Miller Professor of History, University of Virginia; Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Moderator: Susan Glasser, Staff Writer, The New Yorker

2:40 - 2:55 PM
Update on the Vilnius Summit: Fireside Chat with
Mircea Geoană

Mircea Geoană, Deputy Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organization

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

2:55 - 3:30 PM
The Future of European Defense and Security

Mircea Geoană, Deputy Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organization

G.E.W. van Leeuwen, Foreign Affairs and Defense Advisor to the Prime Minister of the Netherlands 

Tom Tugendhat, Minister of State (Minister for Security) of the United Kingdom

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

3:30 - 4:00 PM

Fireside Chat with Emmanuel Bonne 

Emmanuel Bonne, Diplomatic Advisor and G20-G7 Sherpa for the President of the French Republic

Moderator: Jim Sciutto, Anchor and Chief National Security Correspondent, CNN

4:00 - 4:30 PM

Democracy, Security, and Artificial Intelligence 

Rob Joyce, Director of Cybersecurity, National Security Agency

Brad Smith, Vice Chair and President, Microsoft 

Moderator: Susan Glasser, Staff Writer, The New Yorker

4:30 - 5:00 PM
Re-Engineering American Security: Cultivating Talent for Competitiveness 

Romy Drucker, Director, Education Program, Walton Family Foundation
Chris Howard
, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Arizona State University 

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

Moderator: Stephanie Ruhle, Host, “The 11th Hour with Stephanie Ruhle” and NBC News Senior Business Analyst, MSNBC

5:00 - 5:45 PM

Fireside Chat with William Burns

William Burns, Director, Central Intelligence Agency

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

 

5:45 PM
Closing Remarks 

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

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

Day 4: Friday, July 21

McNulty Room, Doerr-Hosier Building

8:50 - 9:00 AM
Opening Remarks 

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

 

9:00 - 9:45 AM
Fireside Chat with
Antony J. Blinken

Antony J. Blinken, 71st U.S. Secretary of State

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

 

9:45 - 10:35 AM
A View From the Hill

Chris Coons, U.S. Senator for Delaware

John Cornyn, U.S. Senator for Texas 

James E. Risch, U.S. Senator for Idaho 

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

 

10:35 - 11:10 AM

Fireside Chat with Chrystia Freeland

Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Canada  

Moderator: Matthew Kaminski, Editor-in-Chief, POLITICO

 

11:10 - 11:30 AM

Fireside Chat with Volodymyr Zelenskyy (VIRTUAL)

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine

Moderator: Fareed Zakaria, Host, Fareed Zakaria GPS, CNN

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
On Thin Ice? Navigating the New North  

Esther D. Brimmer, James H. Binger Senior Fellow in Global Governance, Council on Foreign Relations

Dan Sullivan, U.S. Senator for Alaska

Vice- Admiral Frank 'Trey' Whitworth, Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Moderator: Jim Sciutto, Anchor and Chief National Security Correspondent, CNN

 

12:00 - 12:30 PM
New Technologies and Old Treaties: Are International Limits on Weapons Still Possible?

Mark T. Esper, Partner and Board Member, Red Cell Venture Capital, and 27th U.S. Secretary of Defense

Bonnie D. Jenkins, Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, U.S. Department of State 

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

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

 

12:30 - 1:15 PM
Fireside Chat with
Jake Sullivan

Jake Sullivan, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, National Security Council

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

 

1:15 PM
Concluding Remarks 

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

Lunch for all Attendees in the Google Pavilion

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