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Video from the Aspen Security Forum will be broadcast live between July 17-20, 2019. All times indicated below are Mountain Time. Watch video from previous events.


5:00 – 6:00 PM
NATO at 70: An Alliance in Crisis?
Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General, NATO
Moderator: Courtney Kube, Pentagon and Defense Department Correspondent, NBC News


9:15 – 10:15 AM
Trump’s Tariffs and Trade Wars
William Reinsch, Senior Advisor and Scholl Chair in International Business, CSIS
Susan Schwab, Professor of Public Policy, University of Maryland; Strategic Advisor, Mayer Brown LLP
Rufus Yerxa, President, National Foreign Trade Council
Moderator: Stephanie Ruhle, Anchor, MSNBC; Correspondent, NBC News

10:15 – 11:15 AM
Can American Business Succeed in China?
Anja Manuel, Principal, RiceHadleyGates LLC
Stephen Orlins, President, National Committee on US-China Relations
Tom Pritzker, Executive Chairman, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Moderator: Edward Luce, U.S. National Editor, The Financial Times

11:15 – 11:30 AM
Defeating Extremism: How We Win
Farah Pandith, Non-Resident
Senior Fellow, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University Moderator: Susan Glasser, Staff Writer, The New Yorker

12:45– 1:45 PM
A New Era of Great Power Competition
Jane Harman, Director, President, and CEO, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Robert Kagan, Stephen & Barbara Friedman Senior Fellow, the Brookings Institution
Joe Nye, Co-Chair, the Aspen Strategy Group
Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO, New America
Moderator: Peter Baker, Chief White House Correspondent, The New York Times

2:00 – 3:00 PM
A Resurgent Russia: Implications for European Security
Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Former President of Estonia
Victoria Nuland, Former Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs
Kathleen Hicks, Senior Vice President and Director, International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
John McLaughlin, Former Deputy and Acting Director, Central Intelligence Agency
Moderator: Nicholas Burns, Executive Director, the Aspen Strategy Group

3:15 – 4:00 PM
Democracy Under Siege: The Rise of Extreme Nationalism
Madeleine Albright, Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group
Moderator: Susan Glasser, Staff Writer, The New Yorker

4:00-5:00 PM
Great Powers Clash in the Arctic: The Struggle for the Northern Frontier

Matti Anttonen, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Finland
Elizabeth Economy, C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies, the Council on Foreign Relations
Sherri Goodman, Former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Environmental Security)
Karl Schultz, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard
Moderator: Jeanne Meserve, Member, Transatlantic Commission on Election Security

5:30 – 6:30 PM
Military Competition with China: Maintaining America’s Edge
Philip Davidson, Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command
Moderator: Nicholas Burns, Executive Director, the Aspen Strategy Group

FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2019

8:50 – 9:20 AM
U.S. Strategy in an Unstable Middle East
Chris Murphy, U.S. Senator from Connecticut
Moderator: Samantha Vinograd, National Security Analyst, CNN

9:20 – 10:05 AM
Containing Iran
Jeremy Bash, Founder and Managing Director, Beacon Global Strategies
Sigal Mandelker, Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence
Wendy Sherman, Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
Moderator: Samantha Vinograd, National Security Analyst, CNN

10:05 – 10:55 AM
Technology and National Security: A New Era of Innovation
Tucker Bailey, Partner and Cybersecurity Practice Leader, McKinsey & Company
Mike Brown, Director, Defense Innovation Unit
Edward Screven, Chief Corporate Architect, Oracle
Moderator: Kara Swisher, Co-Founder, Recode

10:55 AM – 11:45 PM
New Threats from Old Adversaries: Democracy, Misinformation, and Cyber Campaigns
Tom Burt, Corporate Vice President, Consumer Security and Trust, Microsoft
Michael Chertoff, Former Secretary of Homeland Security
Laura Rosenberger, Senior Fellow and Director, Alliance for Securing Democracy, the German Marshall Fund of the United States
Suzanne Spaulding, Former Under Secretary of Homeland Security for National Protection and Programs Directorate
Moderator: Shane Harris, Intelligence and National Security Reporter, The Washington Post

11:45 –12:30 PM
A Conversation with Susan Rice
Susan Rice, Former Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs
Moderator: Andrea Mitchell, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, NBC News

1:30 – 2:15 PM
A Conversation with the Defense Intelligence Agency Director
Robert Ashley, Director, Defense Intelligence Agency
Moderator: Jim Sciutto, Chief National Security Correspondent, CNN

2:30 – 3:15 PM
Is Peace Possible in the Forever War?
Roya Rahmani, Ambassador of Afghanistan to the U.S.
Douglas Lute, Former U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO
Moderator: Nick Schifrin, Foreign Affairs and Defense Correspondent, PBS NewsHour

3:30 – 4:30 PM
Countering Violent Extremism in the United States
Jonathan Greenblatt, President, Anti-Defamation League
Farah Pandith, Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University Nicholas Rasmussen, Senior Director for National Security and Counterterrorism Programs, the McCain Institute for International Leadership
Moderator: Kim Dozier, Senior National Security Correspondent, The Daily Beast

4:45 – 5:30 PM
The Role of the U.S. in Syria: Planning for the Future
James Jeffrey, U.S. Special Representative for Syria
Moderator: Josh Rogin, Columnist, The Washington Post

6:00 – 7:00 PM
The Competition for Space
Tory Bruno, President and CEO, United Launch Alliance
Heather Wilson, Former Secretary of the U.S. Air Force
Moderator: Bryan Bender, Defense and Space Editor, Politico


9:00 – 9:45 AM
The Battle with China for Military Technological Supremacy
Tony Thomas, Former Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command
Chris Brose, Head of Strategy, Anduril Industries
Moderator: David Sanger, National Security Correspondent and Senior Writer, The New York Times

9:45 – 10:45 AM
Cyberspace: A New Frontier
Kelly Bissell, Senior Managing Director, Accenture
Jeff Greene, Vice President, Global Government Affairs and Policy, Symantec
Amy Hess, Executive Assistant Director, Criminal, Cyber, Response and Services Branch, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Moderator: Garrett Graff, Executive Director, Aspen Institute Cybersecurity & Technology Program

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Planning for Critical and Emerging Threats of the Future
John Rood, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
Moderator: Catherine Herridge, Chief Intelligence Correspondent, Fox News

1:15 – 2:00 PM
The Case for American Alliances?
Charles Hooper, Director, Defense Security Cooperation Agency
Mara Karlin, Director of Strategic Studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS; Nonresident Senior Fellow, the Brookings Institution
Moderator: Julian Barnes, National Security Reporter, The New York Times

2:15 – 3:00 PM
North Korea: Where Do We Go from Here?
Benjamin Rhodes, Former Deputy National Security Advisor
Jong Kun Choi Secretary to the President for Peace Planning, Republic of Korea
Sue Mi Terry, Senior Fellow and Korea Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Moderator: Ken Dilanian, National Security and Intelligence Correspondent, NBC News

3:00 – 3:45 PM
Authorizing Force: Balancing Congress and the White House
Elissa Slotkin, U.S. Representative for Michigan’s 8th Congressional District
Mac Thornberry, Ranking Member, House Armed Services Committee
Moderator: Julian Barnes, National Security Reporter, The New York Times

3:45 – 4:15 PM
Conference Conclusions from Two Former Intelligence Chiefs
John McLaughlin, Former Acting and Deputy Director, Central Intelligence Agency
John Scarlett, Former Chief, British Secret Intelligence Service
Moderator: Nicholas Burns, Executive Director, the Aspen Strategy Group

5:00 – 6:00 PM
Defending the United States Against Foreign Adversaries
Adam Schiff, Chairman, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
Moderator: Kristen Welker, White House Correspondent, NBC News