ASF 2021

2021 Aspen Security Forum

August 3 & 4, 2021 | Virtual

Opening Remarks

Speaker: Nicholas Burns, Executive Director, Aspen Strategy Group

The View from Singapore

Speaker: Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore

Moderator: Evan Osnos, Contributor, The New Yorker

Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe

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

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

A Conversation with Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad

Speaker: Zalmay Khalilad, U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation

Moderator: Amna Nawaz, Senior National Correspondent, PBS NewsHour

The View from the SEC: Cryptocurrencies and National Security

Speaker: Gary Gensler, Chair, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Moderator: Paul Vigna, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

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

Day Two Opening Remarks

Speaker: Anja Manuel, Director, Aspen Strategy Group

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

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, Senior National Correspondent, PBS NewsHour

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

The View from Seoul: A Conversation with President Song

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

Moderator: Josh Rogin, Columnist, The Washington Post

The View from the AIIB

Speaker: Jin Liqun, President, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Moderator: David Barboza, Co-Founder and Staff Writer, The Wire

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 Financial Intelligence and Terrorism

Moderator: Paul Vigna, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

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

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

Speakers:

  • Ron Green, CSO, Mastercard

  • Robert Hannigan, former Director, GCHQ

  • Tucker Bailey, Partner, McKinsey & Company

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

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 & Space Forces Center, MITRE National Security Sector

Moderator: Eric Berger, Senior Space Editor, Ars Technica

The View from Edinburgh 

Speaker: Nicola Sturgeon MSP, First Minister of Scotland

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

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

The View from the Eurogroup

Speaker: Paschal Donohoe, President, The Eurogroup

Moderator: Zanny Minton Beddoes, Editor-in-Chief, The Economist 

The View from U.S. Indo-Pacific Command

Speaker: John Aquilino, Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command

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

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

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

The Road to COP26

Speaker: Alok Sharma, President, COP26​

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

Conversation with Senator Dan Sullivan

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

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

Closing Remarks

Speaker: Nicholas Burns, Executive Director, Aspen Strategy Group