The Aspen Security Forum releases 2016 agenda

Aspen inst 112More than 80 leading experts will discuss the most critical questions about national and homeland security at the seventh annual Aspen Security Forum, presented by the Aspen Institute’s Homeland Security Program. The Forum will take place July 27 to 30 in Aspen, CO. The full agenda is available now at Featured panel discussions include:

Wednesday, July 27

Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Department of Defense
Moderator: Thom Shanker, Pentagon Correspondent, The New York Times
A Chat with the Chairman, 6 PM MT

Thursday, July 28

Heather Conley, Senior Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic; Director, Europe Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Sergey Kislyak, Ambassador of Russia to the United States
Elissa Slotkin, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
Moderator: Massimo Calabresi, Deputy Washington Bureau Chief and Senior Correspondent, Time Magazine
The Russian Bear on the Prowl
, 9:45 AM MT

William Bratton, Commissioner, New York City Police Department
Bob Griffin, General Manager, Safer Planet, IBM Analytics
Peter Neffenger, Deputy Assistant Director for Africa, Central Intelligence Agency
Michael Steinbach, Executive Assistant Director, National Security Branch, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Moderator: Shane Harris, Senior Intelligence and National Security Correspondent, The Daily Beast
The New Normal?, 3:00 PM MT

Frank Klotz, Director, Under Secretary of Energy for Nuclear Security; Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration
Cliff Kupchan, Chairman and Eurasia Practice Head, Eurasia Group
Bernadette Meehan, Former Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and National Security Council Spokesperson
Danielle Pletka, Vice President for Foreign and Defense Policy, American Enterprise Institute
Moderator: Margaret Warner, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, PBS NewsHour
Pacta Sunt Servanda, 4:00PM MT

Curtis Scaparrotti, Supreme Allied Commander Europe, NATO; Commander, United States European Command
Moderator: David Ignatius, Associate Editor and Columnist, The Washington Post
From Pyongyang to Brussels—Frying Pan to Fire?, 5:00PM MT

Friday, July 28

Ryan Crocker, Former Ambassador of the United States to Afghanistan and Iraq
Hina Rabbani Khar, Former Foreign Minister of Pakistan
Hamdullah Mohib, Ambassador of Afghanistan to the United States
Moderator: Kim Dozier, Contributor, CNN and The Daily Beast
The Continuing Counterterrorism Fight in Afghanistan/Pakistan: War Without End, 9:45AM MT

Michael Lumpkin, Director, Global Engagement Center, Department of State
Ed Royce, Chairman, House Committee on Foreign Affairs; US Representative (R-CA)
George Selim, Director, Office for Community Partnerships, Department of Homeland Security
Jessica Stern, Fellow, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health; Co-Author, ISIS: The State of Terror
Moderator: Noah Shachtman, Executive Editor, The Daily Beast
Countering Violent Extremism, 10:45AM MT

Brett McGurk, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL
Nick Rasmussen, Director, National Counterterrorism Center
Moderator: David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent, The New York Times
ISIL and Al Qaeda: Lethal One-Upmanship
, 1:15PM MT

Staffan de Mistura, United Nations Special Envoy for Syria
Michael Ratney, United States Special Envoy for Syria
Moderator: Margaret Brennan, Foreign Affairs Correspondent, CBS
Syria: Past the Point of No Return?, 2:00PM MT

Jane Harman, President, Director, and CEO, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Jean H. Lee, Global Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Katharine Moon, SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies and Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Moderator: Gordon Chang, Columnist,
Peril on the 38th Parallel, 4:00PM MT

John Brennan, Director, Central Intelligence Agency
Moderator: Dina Temple-Raston, Counterterrorism Correspondent, NPR
A Candid Conversation with the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, 5PM MT

Saturday, July 29

Michael Rogers, Director, National Security Agency; Commander, United States Cyber Command
Moderator: Fred Kaplan, Columnist, Slate
The View from the Fort and Cyber Command, 9AM MT

Lisa Monaco, Deputy National Security Advisor and Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism
Moderator: TBD
Memo to the President, 1:15PM MT

Jonathan Pollack, Senior Fellow, Center for East Asia Policy Studies, Brookings Institution
David Shear, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs
Cui Tiankai, Ambassador of China to the United States
Moderator: TBD
The Fight for Geopolitical Supremacy in the Asia Pacific, 3:45PM MT

David Goldfein, Vice Chief of Staff, United States Air Force
Mark Milley, Chief of Staff, United States Army
Robert Neller, Commandant, United States Marine Corps
Moderator: Bret Stephens, Deputy Editor and Foreign Affairs Columnist, The Wall Street Journal
The Thinking from the Tank, 4PM MT

All sessions will be streamed live at and available to view after at Join the conversation on social media at #AspenSecurity. Follow the Security Forum on Twitter @AspenSecurity.

Sponsors for the 2016 Aspen Security Forum are IBM, Intel Security, iSIGHT Partners, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, and Target.

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