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The 2014 Global Security Forum will be held on Wednesday, November 12th from 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at CSIS headquarters located at 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036.

2014 AGENDA

Opening Session: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Keynote Address: "Strategic and Budgetary Dynamics Facing the U.S. Military"

The Honorable Robert O. Work
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense
 

Morning Breakout Sessions I: 9:30-10:45 a.m.

I. Sequestration and the Politics of Defense Affordability

Jim Dyer
Principal, Podesta Group,
and former Staff Director, House Committee on Appropriations

Charles J. Houy
Former Staff Director, Senate Committee on Appropriations

Robert F. Hale
Former Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer

Sid Ashworth
Corporate Vice President, Government Relations, Northrop Grumman Corporation, and former Staff Director, Defense Subcommittee, Senate Committee on Appropriations

Moderator:
Clark A. Murdock
Senior Adviser and Director, Defense and National Security Group and Project on Nuclear Issues, CSIS

II. Troubled Seas: Maritime Tension in Asia
Richard L. Armitage
President, Armitage International,
and former Deputy Secretary of State

Kurt Campbell
Founding Partner, Chairman, and CEO, The Asia Group,
and former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs

Bonnie S. Glaser
Senior Adviser for Asia, Freeman Chair in China Studies, CSIS

Website Presentation:
Mira Rapp Hooper
Fellow, Asia Program, and Director, Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, CSIS

Moderator:
Michael J. Green
Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair, CSIS,
and Associate Professor, Georgetown University

III. Civil-Military Relations: The Legacy of Iraq and Afghanistan
Mark Perry
Author, The Most Dangerous Man in America and Partners in Command

COL Richard Lacquement (ret.)
Dean, School of Strategic Landpower, Army War College

Eliot A. Cohen
Robert E. Osgood Professor of Strategic Studies, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and former Counselor, Department of State

Moderator:
Kathleen H. Hicks
Senior Vice President, Henry A. Kissinger Chair, and Director, International Security Program, CSIS


IV. Health and Security in Fragile States
Gayle Smith
Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Global Development, Democracy, and Humanitarian Assistance Issues, National Security Council

Bruce Eshaya-Chauvin
Medical Adviser, Health Care in Danger, International Committee of the Red Cross

Jason Cone
Director of Communications, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières

Nancy E. Lindborg
Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, USAID

Moderator:
Talia Dubovi
Associate Director and Senior Fellow, Global Health Policy Center, CSIS
 

Morning Breakout Sessions II: 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

I. The Defense Industrial Base and Federated Defense
William J. Lynn III
CEO, Finmeccanica North America and DRS Technologies,
and former Deputy Secretary of Defense

Robert J. Stevens
Former Chairman and CEO, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Clayton M. Jones
Former Chairman and CEO, Rockwell Collins

Pierre Chao
Managing Partner and Cofounder, Renaissance Strategic Advisors, and Senior Associate, Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group, CSIS

Moderator:
Andrew P. Hunter
Director, Defense-Industrial Initatives Group, and Senior Fellow, International Security Program, CSIS

II. Iraq in the Balance
VADM Robert S. Harward (ret.)
Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin UAE, and former Deputy Commander, U.S. Central Command

General James E. Cartwright (ret.)
Harold Brown Chair in Defense Policy Studies, CSIS, and former Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

Moderator:
Jon B. Alterman
Senior Vice President, Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy, and Director, Middle East Program, CSIS


III. Military Innovation and Changing Ways of War
Arati Prabhakar
Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Lt. Gen Robert E. Schmidle Jr.
Principal Deputy Director, Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation, Office of the Secretary of Defense

Moderator:
Maren Leed
Senior Adviser, Harold Brown Chair in Defense Policy Studies, CSIS

IV. Expanded U.S. Engagement to Combat Ebola in West Africa
Tom Frieden
Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Anne A. Witkowsky
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Stability and Humanitarian Affairs

Ambassador Donald Lu
Deputy Coordinator for Ebola Response, U.S. Department of State

Jeremy Konyndyk
Director, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, USAID

Moderator:
J. Stephen Morrison
Senior Vice President and Director, Global Health Policy Center, CSIS
 

Lunch: 12:15-12:45 p.m.

 

Mid-Day Plenary Session: 12:45-1:45 p.m.

I. Looking Ahead to 2017: Creating a Renewed Vision for U.S. Leadership in the World

Jeremy Bash
Founder and Managing Director, Beacon Global Strategies, Senior Adviser, International Security Program, CSIS, and former Chief of Staff to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta

Kori Schake
Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, and former Senior Policy Adviser to the McCain-Palin Campaign

Moderator:
David E. Sanger
National Security Correspondent, New York Times

Closing Plenary Session: 2:00-3:30 p.m


I. A Simulated Crisis with Russia: European Energy and Other Unconventional Challenges

Richard L. Armitage
President, Armitage International, and former Deputy Secretary of State

Michèle Flournoy
Cofounder and CEO, Center for a New American Security, and former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

General James E. Cartwright (ret.)
Harold Brown Chair in Defense Policy Studies, CSIS, and former Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

John E. McLaughlin
Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and former Deputy Director of Central Intelligence

James B. Steinberg
Dean, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, and former Deputy Secretary of State

Charles B. Curtis
Senior Adviser, Energy and National Security Program, CSIS, and former Deputy Secretary of Energy

Joshua B. Bolten
Managing Director, Rock Creek Global Advisors, and former White House Chief of Staff

Moderators:
Kathleen H. Hicks
Senior Vice President, Henry A. Kissinger Chair, and Director, International Security Program, CSIS

Heather A. Conley
Senior Vice Presdient for Europe, Eurasia, adn the Arctic, and Director, Europe Program, CSIS

*Please note that this session is off-the-record

Contributing CSIS Experts:
Frank A. Verrastro
Senior Vice President and James R. Schlesinger Chair for Energy and Geopolitics, CSIS

Sarah O. Ladislaw
Director and Senior Fellow, Energy and National Security Program, CSIS

Edward C. Chow
Senior Fellow, Energy and National Security Program, CSIS

James A. Lewis
Director and Senior Fellow, Strategic Technologies Program, CSIS

Andrew C. Kuchins
Director and Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, CSIS

Jeffrey Mankoff
Deputy Director and Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, CSIS

Juan Zarate
Senior Advsier, Transnational Threats Project and Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program, CSIS


 

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