Wednesday, July, 23, 2014

Aspen Security Forum, Aspen CO July 23-26


Registration for the 2014 Aspen Security Forum is now open!

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 fifth annual Aspen Security Forum, July 23-26, 2014.

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 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 and 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.

Aspen Security Forum Wednesday, July 23 – Saturday, July 26, 2014 Aspen, CO

Confirmed speakers to date for the 2014 Aspen Security Forum include:

  •   Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army General Ray Odierno
  •   Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole
  •   National Counterterrorism Center Director Matthew Olsen
  •   Commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern

    Command General Charles Jacoby

  •   Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Director Arati Prabhakar
  •   Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs

    Andrew Weber

  •   General Counsel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence Robert Litt
  •   National Security Agency General Counsel Raj De
  •   Department of Homeland Security Domestic Nuclear Detection Office Director Huban


  •   U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO and former Special Assistant to the President for Afghanistan and Pakistan Douglas Lute
  •   Ambassador of Pakistan to the U.S. Jalil Abbas Jilani
  •   Ambassador of Egypt to the U.S. Mohamed Tawfik
  •   Ambassador of Germany to the U.S. Peter Ammon
  •   CNN National Security Analyst Peter Bergen
  •   Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars Director, President, and CEO Jane Harman
  •   The European Union’s Counterterrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove
  •   Former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff
  •   Former Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency Director General

    Michael Hayden

  •   Former National Counterterrorism Center Director Michael Leiter
  •   Former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller
  •   Former Director of National Intelligence Admiral Dennis Blair
  •   Former Central Intelligence Agency Acting and Deputy Director John McLaughlin
  •   Former Director of National Intelligence Ambassador John Negroponte
  •   Former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley