Past Sessions

CENTCOM: Protecting American Allies and Interests in the Middle East

General Kenneth McKenzie, Commander of U.S. Central Command, joins us to share how his combatant command protects American interests and allies from enduring threats in the Middle East in the midst of a 

June 18, 2020
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET
A Conversation with Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates

Robert Gates examines the underlying causes of America's rapidly shifting global reputation and offers policy solutions from his latest book, Exercise of Power

July 1, 2020
1:00 - 2:00 PM ET
Ireland's Role in a Changing World

Join us as we host Foreign and Defence Minister Simon Coveney to discuss Ireland's seat on the UN Security Council, Brexit negotiations, and more

September 29, 2020
10:00 - 11:00 AM ET
Perfect Tools, Perfect Weapons: The Rise and Future of Digital Technologies

Rapid technological advancements and the proliferation of affordable digital devices have created enormous opportunity for communities worldwide. But it has also created unprecedented risk, as governments and malicious actors seek to exploit vulnerabilities created by tools intended to connect, inform, and improve the lives of billions around the globe. In this two-hour event, the Aspen Strategy Group will examine critical questions around the world’s past, present, and future relationship with technology

October 23, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
A Conversation with Madeleine Albright

In a co-produced dialogue by the Aspen Ideas Festival and the Aspen Strategy Group, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright joins Aspen Strategy Group Executive Director Nicholas Burns to discuss the most important foreign policy issues facing the U.S. today

June 30, 2020
A Conversation on U.S. - China Relations:
Where Do We Go From Here?

The Asia Group CEO Kurt Campbell and former World Bank President Robert Zoellick join us to discuss the future of U.S. - China Relations

July 16, 2020
1:15 - 2:15 PM ET
President Trump's National Security Agenda

Join us as we host Ambassador Robert O'Brien, President Trump's National Security Advisor, to discuss the White House's national security agenda.

October 16, 2020
9:00 - 10:00 AM ET
President Trump's National Security Agenda

Please join us for the launch of Domestic & International (Dis)Order: A Strategic Response, the Aspen Strategy Group's latest book distilling themes discussed at the 2020 Aspen Strategy Group Summer Workshop. Race, democracy, and political divisions in America; U.S.-China relations; and American foreign policy in 2021 will all be discussed by several chapter contributors.

October 29, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET
Aspen Strategy Group
Annual Book Launch
The View from Berlin:
A Conversation with Germany's Minister of Health

Germany’s response to the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic propelled Berlin into a global leadership role, with many nations emulating its testing and transparent messaging strategies.  As the second wave of the coronavirus rolls over Europe, Jens Spahn, Minister of Health of Germany, joins the Aspen Security Forum to discuss key questions about the pandemic and German policy.

November 24, 2020
12:00 - 1:00 PM ET

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