DHS Sec. Jeh Johnson, CIA’s Caroline Krass, Gen. John Allen, NSA Dir. Michael Rogers among Aspen Security Forum speakers

Aspen inst 112The 2015 Aspen Security Forum is presented by the Aspen Institute Homeland Security Program in partnership with CNN. The Aspen Institute announced July 23 that upcoming live video from the 2015 Aspen Security Forum, as well as video and transcripts from previously recorded sessions, are as follows:

Wednesday, July 22
The Complexity of Today’s Global Threat Environment
James Comey,
 Director, Federal Bureau of Investigations
Moderated by: Wolf Blitzer, Anchor, “The Situation Room,” CNN
Transcript: http://aspensecurityforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/The-Complexity-of-Todays-Global-Threat-Environment.pdf
Video: https://youtu.be/7RyVXLKO0DM

Thursday, July 23
Homeland Security in the Age of ISIL
Jeh Johnson,
 Secretary of Homeland Security
Moderated by: Ryan Lizza, Washington Correspondent, The New Yorker
Video: https://youtu.be/lfyUibbHQ3g

Pivot to Europe?
Gérard Araud
, Ambassador of France to the US
Paula Dobriansky, Senior Fellow, JFK Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University; Former Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs
Ramón Gil-Casares, Ambassador of Spain to the US
Moderator: Kim Ghattas, Correspondent, BBC; Author, The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power
Video: https://youtu.be/sVXDTqKimrI

Special Operators and Intelligence Analysts: the 21st Century’s Lead Warriors
Kathleen Hicks
, Senior Vice President, Henry A. Kissinger Chair, and Director, International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Eric Olson, former Commander of US Special Operations Command (SOCOM)
Michael Vickers, Former Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence
Moderator: Kim Dozier, Contributing Writer, The Daily Beast; Global Analyst, CNN
Video: https://youtu.be/Q9S_lJeOKuM

The Role of Law and Law Enforcement in Securing the Nation
12:45 – 1:45pm MT, 2:45 – 3:45pm ET
LIVE here: https://youtu.be/A9ZWdTjYYPQ
John Carlin, Assistant Attorney General for National Security
Caroline Krass, General Counsel, Central Intelligence Agency
Moderator: Ken Dilanian, Intelligence Writer, The Associated Press

Iraq/Syria: Worse Now than Before?
1:45 – 2:45pm MT, 3:45 – 4:45pm ET
LIVE here: https://youtu.be/vN7uePaY9nE
John Allen, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL; Former Commander, International Security Assistance Force and US Forces Afghanistan
Lukman Faily, Ambassador of Iraq to the US
Daniel Glaser, Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing, Department of the Treasury
Moderator: Eric Schmitt, Senior Correspondent, The New York Times

Cyber Policy at National & International Levels
3:00 – 4:00pm MT, 5:00 – 6:00pm ET
LIVE here: https://youtu.be/tc71GCUaYyE
Keith Alexander, CEO and Co-Founder, IronNet Cybersecurity; Former Director, National Security Agency; Former Commander, US Cyber Command
Suzanne Spaulding, Under Secretary of Homeland Security for the National Protection and Programs Directorate
Chris Young, General Manager, Intel Security Group, Intel Corporation
Moderator: John Markoff, Senior Writer, The New York Times

Iran and the Bomb
4:00 – 5:00pm MT, 6:00 – 7:00pm ET
LIVE here: https://youtu.be/YU6elHw8wL4
Ellen Laipson, President and CEO, Stimson Center; Former Vice Chair, National Intelligence Council
John McLaughlin, Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; Former Acting and Deputy Director, Central Intelligence Agency
Matthew Spence, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Middle East Policy; Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute for International Affairs, Yale University
Moderator: Michael Crowley, Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent, POLITICO

Beyond the Build: Leveraging the Cyber Mission Force
5:15 – 6:15pm MT, 7:15 – 8:15pm ET
LIVE here: https://youtu.be/KopyWcBUBPw
The head of the National Security Agency and Cyber Command discusses cyber warfare, cyber terrorism, and cybercrime and how we can best defend ourselves against what most experts believe will be the cyber equivalent someday soon of Pearl Harbor.
Michael Rogers, Director, National Security Agency; Commander, US Cyber Command
Moderated by: David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent, The New York Times

For a complete list of currently confirmed speakers and moderators and the agenda, please visit www.aspensecurityforum.org.

Source: The Aspen Institute