Though years have passed since 9/11 without another terror attack on our soil, America is not yet safe. The Christmas Day plot shows that Al Qaeda remains determined to strike the homeland again. To answer critical questions about America's preparedness for terrorism, the Aspen Institute's Homeland Security Program, in partnership with The New York Times and GSN: Government Security News, presents the Aspen Security Forum. The Forum will bring together top-level government officials, industry leaders, and leading thinkers for two days of in-depth discussions at our Aspen Meadows campus in Aspen, Colorado.
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- Exactly how prepared are we for the next attempted attack, and how much more prepared should we be? Where should the line be drawn between security and liberty, and in the years since 9/11 have we erred too much on the side of security?
- What role should government play in preparing the nation for terrorism and what role can and should the average citizen play?
- How can we strike the right balance between being appropriately concerned about the threat of terrorism and yet not terrorized by it?
- Is the “war on terror” metaphor an accurate one or does it do us more harm than good?
To answer these and other critical questions, the Aspen Institute Homeland Security Program presents the Aspen Security Forum. The Forum will bring together top-level government officials, industry leaders, and leading thinkers for two days of in-depth discussions, at our Aspen Meadows campus in Aspen, on the state of:
- aviation security
- maritime security
- border security
- mass transit security
- critical infrastructure protection
- emergency preparedness
- counterterrorism strategy
- and much more.