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

Thursday, December 7

8:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Registration Open for Participants 
8:00 — 9:00 AM
Breakfast for Participants 
9:00 — 9:10 AM
Welcoming Remarks

Dan Porterfield, President and CEO, Aspen Institute
Anja Manuel, Executive Director, Aspen Strategy Group and Aspen Security Forum

9:10 — 9:45 AM

Transforming for Future Challenges 
Doug Beck, Director, Defense Innovation Unit; Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense 
General Bryan Fenton, Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command
Michèle Flournoy, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, WestExec Advisors; Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, U.S. Department of Defense 
Courtney Kube, NBC News Pentagon Correspondent, NBC News 

9:45 — 10:15 AM

The Changing Strategic Environment: Lessons and Opportunities
General Anthony Cotton, Commander, U.S. Strategic Command 
Jim Risch, U.S. Senator for Idaho

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

10:15 — 10:45 AM

Fireside Chat with David Cameron

David Cameron, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Affairs, United Kingdom

Moderator: Jennifer Griffin, Chief National Security Correspondent, Fox News

10:45 — 11:15 AM

Fireside Chat with John Podesta

John Podesta, Senior Advisor to the President for Clean Energy Innovation and Implementation

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

11:15 — 11:45 AM
Fireside Chat with
Katherine Tai
Katherine Tai, 19th U.S. Trade Representative

Moderator: David Westin, Wall Street Week Anchor, Bloomberg

11:45 AM — 12:45 PM
Lunch for Participants


12:45 — 1:15 PM
The China Challenge: Competition and Coexistence

Elizabeth Economy, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University 
Admiral Linda Fagan, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard
Rob Wittman, U.S. Representative for Virginia’s First District
Moderator: Peter Spiegel, U.S. Managing Editor, Financial Times

1:15 — 1:45 PM
The China Response: Integrated Deterrence, A Sum Greater Than Its Parts

Keoki Jackson, Senior Vice President, National Security, MITRE
Mara E. Karlin, Assistant Secretary for Strategy, Plans, and Capabilities, U.S. Department of Defense 
Elizabeth Rosenberg, Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes, U.S. Department of the Treasury 

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

1:45 — 2:15 PM
Fireside Chat with 
Sameh Shoukry

Sameh Shoukry, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Egypt

Moderator: Steve Clemons, Founding Editor at Large, Semafor

2:15 — 2:45 PM

Israel-Hamas War: America's Role and the Strategic Landscape
Aaron David Miller, Senior Fellow, American Statecraft Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development, University of Maryland
Moderator: Mary Louise Kelly, Host, All Things Considered, NPR

2:45 — 3:15 PM
Fireside Chat with
Jon Finer

Jon Finer, Principal Deputy National Security Advisor, National Security Council

Nick Schifrin, Foreign Affairs and Defense Correspondent, PBS NewsHour

3:15 — 3:35 PM
On the Rise: Perspectives on Foreign Policy

A Panel with Aspen Strategy Group Rising Leaders

Megan Ristine Bellingham, Business Information Security Associate, Bridgewater Associates 
Matthew Peppers, Security Data Analyst

Kelly Piazza, Associate Professor of Political Science, U.S. Air Force Academy  
Keome Rowe, Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State 
Carissa Smith, Vice President of Government Relations, FOX
Moderator: Niamh King, Director, Aspen Strategy Group and Aspen Security Forum

3:35 — 4:05 PM

Fortifying a Coalition: Will the West Sustain Ukraine?

Brendan Boyle, U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's Second District
Paula Dobriansky, Senior Fellow, Harvard University Belfer Center; Vice Chair, Scowcroft Center for Strategy & Security, Atlantic Council 
Constanze Stelzenmüller, Director, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institution
Moderator: Susan Glasser, Staff Writer, The New Yorker

4:05 — 4:35 PM
Tech, AI, and Competitiveness in American Industry
Anne Neuberger, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technologies
Anja Manuel, Executive Director, Aspen Strategy Group and Aspen Security Forum

Moderator: Ryan Heath, Global Technology Correspondent, Axios

4:35 — 4:40 PM
Closing Remarks 

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

Please join us for the closing reception immediately following programming.

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