Wednesday, July, 25, 2012

Aspen Security Forum, Aspen

About ASF 2012

  • To answer critical questions about homeland security and counterterrorism, the Aspen Institute’s Homeland Security Program, in partnership with The New York Times and CNN’s Security Clearance website, presents the third annual Aspen Security Forum. The Forum starts on Wednesday, July 25 at 6:00 PM and ends on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 7:30 PM.

The Forum is an annual summer gathering at our signature “Aspen Meadows” campus in Colorado of top-level present and former government officials from all relevant homeland security/counterterrorism agencies (the White House; Departments of Homeland Security, Defense, State, Justice, and Treasury; the intelligence community; and Congress); industry leaders (large and small homeland security/counterterrorism-related companies, as well as private equity investors, merchant and investment bankers, venture capitalists, and other financiers); leading thinkers (in other think tanks and academe); nationally noted print and broadcast journalists; and concerned citizens. During three days of in-depth conversation, participants explore various aspects of aviation security; maritime security; border security; mass transit security; critical infrastructure protection; “soft targets” security; cyber-security; intelligence; counterterrorism strategy; terrorism finance; and more.

2012 Speakers

BrPlease click on the image or name to see the ASF 2012 Speakers’ biographies:
Supreme Allied Commander, Europe;
Commander, U.S. European Command

Adm. William H. McRaven
U.S. Special Operations Command

Gen. Keith B. Alexander
National Security Agency 

John S. Pistole
TSA Administrator 
Matthew Olsen
National Counterterrorism Center
Sean M. Joyce
Deputy Director
Jane Holl Lute
Deputy Secretary
Department of Homeland Security
Lt. Gen. Douglas E. Lute
Special Assistant to the President and Senior Coordinator for Afghanistan and Pakistan
David S. Cohen
U.S. Treasury Under Secretary
Terrorism and Financial Intelligence
Paul N. Stockton
Assistant Secretary
Department of Homeland Security

Lisa Monaco
Assistant Attorney General for National Security
National Security Division
U.S. Department of Justice
Gen. Michael Hayden
Former Director
Central Intelligence Agency;
National Security Agency
Michael A. Sheehan
Assistant Secretary for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflicts
Department of Defense
Harold H. Koh
Legal Adviser
Department of State
John E. McLaughlin
Former Deputy & Acting Director
Central Intelligence Agency  
John D. Negroponte
Former Deputy Secretary of State; Former Director of National Intelligence
Adm. Dennis C. Blair
Former Director
National Intelligence
Michael Chertoff
Former Secretary
Department of Homeland Security 

William H. Webster
Homeland Security Advisory Committee
Charles E. Allen
Former Under Secretary for
Intelligence and Analysis
Department of Homeland Security
Michael Leiter
Former Director
National Counterterrorism Center

 Juan Carlos Zarate
Former Deputy Assistant to the
President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Combating Terrorism
Jane Harman
Former Representative
36th Congressional District of
President, CEO, & Chair
Woodrow Wilson International
Center for Scholars
Philip Mudd
Former Deputy Director of National Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation; Former Deputy Director, Counterterrorist Center, Central Intelligence Agency; Senior Research Fellow, Counterterrorism Strategy Initiative, New America Foundation

Zalmay M. Khalilzad
Former Ambassador to the United Nations; Iraq; Afghanistan
Scholar at AEI; Former President of the World Bank; Former Deputy Secretary of Defense
James M. Loy
Senior Counselor, The Cohen Group;
Former Deputy & Acting Secretary, DHS;
Former Administrator, TSA

Frances F. Townsend
Former White House Homeland Security Advisor
R. James Woolsey, Jr.
Former Director
Central Intelligence Agency;
Chairman, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies
Cofer Black
Former Director
Counterterrorist Center
Central Intelligence Agency

Karl W. Eikenberry
Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan

Sherry Rehman
Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States
Christopher R. Hill
Former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq

Hank Crumpton
Chairman & CEO
Crumpton Group LLC
Gilles de Kerchove
Coordinator for Counterterrorism for the European Union

United Nations Al Qaeda and Taliban Monitoring Team

Ali Soufan
CEO, Soufan Group;
Author, “The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al Qaeda”
Peter Bergen
National Securities Studies Program
New American Foundation
Richard Ben-Veniste
Former 9/11 Commissioner;
Partner, Mayer Brown, LLP

Jabir Habeb Jabir
Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to the United States
Eklil Hakimi
Ambassador of Afghanistan to the United States
John D. Harris II
Raytheon Technical Services Company, LLC 


Peter Ammon
Ambassador of Germany to the United States
Alberto J. Mora
Former General Counsel of the Navy
Christopher Ahlberg
CEO & Co-founder
Recorded Future
Maurice Sonnenberg
Senior International Advisor
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Paula Broadwell
Author of “All In: The Education of General David Petraeus”
Michael Isikoff
Investigative Journalist
NBC News
 Josh Meyer
Author of “The Hunt for KSM”;
Education & Outreach
Northwestern University
Roger A. Krone
President, Network and Space Systems
The Boeing Company
Kevin P. DeSanto
Managing Director
KippsDeSanto & Co.
Timothy Williams
INTERPOL Washington
Brad Brekke
Vice President, Assets Protection
Target Corporation 
Rajiv Chandrasekaran
National Editor
The Washington Post
Devin Talbott
Managing Partner
Enlightenment Capital  
Kenneth Wainstein
former Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism; former Assistant Attorney General for National Security
Brad Buswell
CEO & President
Morpho Detection, Inc. 
Abderrahim Foukara
Washington, DC Bureau Chief
Al Jazeera
Colin Kahl
Former Adviser, The Obama Administration
Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security
Karen Betts
Counselor, Foreign and Security Policy Group
British Embassy
Bart Johnson
Executive Director
International Association of Chiefs of Police
Michael Steed
Chairman, Founder, and Managing Partner
Paladin Capital Group
Alex Cary
Executive Producer
Showtime’s “Homeland”
Christopher Kojm
Chairman, National Intelligence Council, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Thomas Sass
HFR Group, LLC
Thomas Grumbly
Vice President, Civil Government Programs, Washington Operations, Lockheed Martin
 Mitch Silber
Director, Intelligence Analysis, NYPD Intelligence Division