Wednesday, July, 17, 2013

Aspen Security Forum Wednesday, July 17 – Saturday, July 20, 2013 Aspen, CO

Aspen Security Forum
Wednesday, July 17 – Saturday, July 20, 2013
Aspen, CO

Please join us for the fourth annual Aspen Security Forum, presented by the Aspen Institute Homeland Security Program.

The Aspen Security 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 national security agencies (the White House; Departments of Homeland Security, Defense, State, Justice, and Treasury; the intelligence community; and Congress); industry leaders (large and small defense-related companies, as well as private equity investors, merchant and investment bankers, and venture capitalists in this space); leading thinkers (in other think tanks and academe); nationally noted print and broadcast journalists; and concerned citizens. For three days, participants explore various aspects of cyber security; intelligence; counterterrorism strategy; aviation security; maritime security; border security; mass transit security; critical infrastructure protection; “soft targets” security; and more.

For those who are not familiar with the forum, among our notable speakers over the last three years have been:

  • Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano
  • Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Jane Holl Lute
  • TSA Administrator John Pistole
  • Former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff
  • Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen
  • Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command Admiral Bill McRaven
  • Former Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command Admiral Eric Olson
  • Former Commanding General, U.S. Army North, General Guy Swan
  • Special Assistant to the President for Afghanistan and Pakistan Douglas Lute
  • State Department Ambassadors at Large for Counterterrorism Daniel Benjamin, Hank Crumpton, and Cofer Black
  • Former Directors of National Intelligence Admiral Dennis Blair and Ambassador John Negroponte
  • NSA Director General Keith Alexander
  • Former CIA and NSA Director General Michael Hayden
  • Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Matt Olsen
  • Former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Michael Leiter
  • Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism Finance and Intelligence David Cohen
  • Former White House Homeland Security Counterterrorism Adviser Fran Townsend
  • New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly
  • Former New York City Police Commissioner and Los Angeles Police Chief Bill Bratton
  • The Ambassadors of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Germany to the United States
  • The UN’s top terror expert, Richard Barrett
  • The European Union’s Counterterrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove.

Each session is moderated by a noted print or broadcast journalist, and the range of journalists spans the ideological spectrum. Among our moderators have been CNN’s Wolf Blitzer; The New York Times’ David Sanger; The Washington Post‘s David Ignatius; The Wall Street Journal‘s Siobhan Gorman; The New Yorker‘s Ryan Lizza; The LA Times’ Ken Dilanian; The New Republic‘s Michelle Cottle; ABC News’ Terry Moran from “Nightline” and Martha Raddatz; NBC News’ Pete Williams and Mike Isikoff; CBS’ Steve Kroft and Lesley Stahl from “60 Minutes”; CNN’s Jeanne Meserve and Erin Burnett; Fox News’ Catherine Herridge; TIME Magazine‘s Massimo Calabresi; Newsweek‘s Dan Klaidman< /strong>; the AP’s Kimberly Dozier; and NPR’s Dina Temple-Raston. The New York Times and CNN’s Security Clearance Website are our media partners.

Confirmed speakers to date for the 2013 Aspen Security Forum include Hayden; Townsend; and CNN terrorism analyst Peter Bergen.

For more information about the Aspen Security Forum, including videos and photographs from last year’s forum, and to register, please visit www.aspensecurityforum.org.