The Aspen Institute Homeland Security Program has released its agenda for the third annual forum on homeland security and counterterrorism – the Aspen Security Forum.
Held from July 25-28 in Aspen, Colo., the forum is co-presented by CNN.com’s “Security Clearance” and the New York Times.
A full schedule is available on the forum website, but the following are a selection of the forum’s highlights, all in Mountain Time:
· July 25:
o Admiral William McRaven, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, in conversation with Wolf Blitzer, host of CNN’s “The Situation Room:” At the Point of the Spear: the Role of Special Operations Forces in America’s Post-9/11, Post-Iraq/Afghanistan Defense Strategy at 6:00 P.M.
· July 26:
o Matthew Olsen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, and Michael Leiter, former director of the National Counterterrorism Center, in conversation with David Ignatius, Washington Post Associate Editor and Columnist: The National Counterterrorism Center’s Role in Counterterrorism at 9:00 A.M.
o Michael Sheehan, assistant secretary of defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict, Paul Stockton, assistant secretary of defense for Homeland Defense and Americas' Security Affairs, Admiral (Ret.) Eric Olson, former commander of US Special Operations Command in conversation with New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent David Sanger: The Department of Defense's Role in Counterterrorism at 10:15 AM
o General Keith Alexander, National Security Agency Director and Commander of US Cyber Command in conversation with NBC News correspondent Pete Williams: Cybersecurity at 12:45 PM
o The hit Showtime series "Homeland" will be screened at 8:00 PM. Following the screening, the show's executive producer, Alex Cary, will be joined by former Director of Intelligence Analysis at NYPD Mitch Silber and former Commissioner of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (9/11 Commission) Richard Ben-Veniste to discuss the role that Hollywood plays and should play in the national security debate, especially as it pertains to terrorism. CNN Intelligence Correspondent Suzanne Kelly will moderate the discussion.
· July 27
o John Pistole, administrator of the Transportation Security Administration In conversation with ABC News' "Nightline" co-anchor Terry Moran: Aviation Security at 9:00 AM
o Sean Joyce, deputy FBI Director, Timothy Williams, director of INTERPOL Washington William Webster, former FBI and CIA Director, Bart Johnson, former principal deputy undersecretary for intelligence and analysis at the Department of Homeland Security, Brad Brekke, VP for assets protection at Target, in conversation with NPR's Dina Temple-Raston: Law Enforcement and Homeland Security at 10:30 AM
o American Wars and Foreign Policy will feature discussions on Iraq, Afghanistan, and European partners and international organizations.
o Paul Wolfowitz, former deputy Secretary of State Christopher Hill, former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Jabir Habeb Jabir, Ambassador of Iraq to the U.S. in conversation with the Associated Press's Kimberly Dozier: The Iraq War at 2:45 PM
o Lieutenant General (Ret.) Douglas E. Lute, special assistant to the President for Afghanistan and Pakistan Sherry Rehman, ambassador of Pakistan to the U.S., Eklil Hakimi, afghan Ambassador to the U.S., Lieutenant General (Ret.) Karl Eikenberry, former US Ambassador to Afghanistan in conversation with CBS News' "60 Minutes" Correspondent Steve Kroft: The war in Afghanistan at 4:15 PM
· July 28
o Lisa Monaco, assistant attorney general for national security at the Department of Justice Alberto Mora, former general counsel of the Navy, Ali Soufan, former FBI special agent In conversation with Newsweek special correspondent Dan Klaidman: The Rule of Law and the War on Terrorism at 9:15 AM
o Raymond Kelly, New York City Police Department Commissioner In conversation with Walter Isaacson, president & CEO of The Aspen Institute: Securing the Nation's Largest City at 11:30 AM
o Colin Kahl, former deputy assistant secretary of Defense for the Middle East (President Obama supporter)Douglas Feith, former undersecretary of Defense for Policy (Governor Romney supporter) In conversation with Politico White House correspondent Josh Gerste in Decision 2012 and National Security at 12:45 PM
o Jane Holl Lute, deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, former Secretary of Homeland Security Jim Loy, former acting and deputy Director of Homeland Security in conversation with TIME magazine's Editor-at-Large Bart Gellman: The Department of Homeland Security: Past, Present, and Future at 4:15 PM
o Admiral Robert S. Harward, deputy commander, U.S. Central Command in conversation with Wolf Blitzer, host of CNN's "The Situation Room:” CENTCOM's Front and Center Role in Combating Threats to America's Interests at 5:30 PM
Additional topics discussed will include maritime security; mass transit security; critical infrastructure protection and "soft targets" security; cyber-security; legal issues in the war on terrorism; and the role and responsibilities of the media in reporting on sensitive homeland security/counterterrorism-related issues.