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2016 Global Security Forum

December 1, 2016 • 7:45 am – 4:00 pm EST
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Join us for CSIS' annual flagship conference on the top challenges facing U.S. and global security. This year's Forum will focus on the foreign and security policy agenda for the next U.S. Administration. 

Conference Agenda: 

7:00-7:55 a.m. - Registration and Breakfast

7:55-8:00 a.m. - Welcoming Remarks

Dr. John J. Hamre
President and CEO, CSIS

William J. Lynn
CEO,  Leonardo North America and DRS Technologies, Inc.

8:00-9:15 a.m. - Plenary I - Navigating 21st Century Security Challenges

Moderated discussion between: 
Leon Panetta
Former Secretary of Defense and Former Director of Central Intelligence

Representative Mac Thornberry (R-TX)
Chairman, House Armed Services Committee

Moderated by John Hamre

9:15-9:30 a.m. - Coffee Break

9:30-10:45 a.m. - First Session Series

Session 1: Russia Today and Tomorrow: Implications for the U.S.

Dr. Irina Kosterina
Programme Coordinator Gender, Heinrich Boell Foundation

Dr. Olga Oliker
Senior Adviser and Director, Russia and Eurasia Program, CSIS

Vadim Grishin
Consultant, International Finance Corporation

Moderated by: 
Heather Conley
Senior Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic; and Director, Europe Program, CSIS

Session 2: Energy and Climate Challenges for the Next Administration

Todd Stern
Former U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change, and Visiting Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School 

Adam Sieminski
Administrator, U.S. Energy Information Administration

Frank Verrastro
Senior Vice President & James R. Schlesinger Chair for Energy & Geopolitics, CSIS 

Christi Tezak
Managing Director, ClearView Energy Partners LLC

Moderated by: 
Sarah Ladislaw
Director and Senior Fellow, Energy and National Security Program, CSIS

Session 3: Defense Market Outlook: Challenges for the Next Administration 

Joseph Benkert
Vice President, The Cohen Group

William J. Lynn
CEO,  Leonardo North America and DRS Technologies, Inc.

David Melcher
President and CEO, Aerospace Industries Association

Heidi Shyu 
Former Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology

Moderated by: 
Andrew Hunter
Director, Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group, CSIS

Session 4: In the Cross-Hairs: The Surge of Violence against the Health Sector

Jason Cone
Executive Director, Doctors Without Borders (MSF), USA

Dr. Zaher Sahloul
Senior Adviser, Syrian American Medical Society 

Mark Swayne
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Stability and Humanitarian Affairs, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

Ben Taub
Contributing Writer, The New Yorker

Moderated by: 
Stephen Morrison
Senior Vice President and Director, Global Health Policy Center, CSIS

10:45-11:00 a.m. - Coffee Break 

11:00-12:15 p.m. - Second Session Series

Session 1: Challenges from North Korea (Transcript)

Dr. Victor Cha
Senior Adviser and Korea Chair, CSIS

Ambassador Robert Gallucci
Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy, Georgetown University

General Walter L. Sharp, USA (Ret.) 
Former Commander, United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, United States Forces Korea 

Christine Wormuth 
Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

Chris Johnson
Senior Adviser and Freeman Chair in China Studies, CSIS

Dr. Michael J. Green
Chair in Modern and Contemporary Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, and Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair, CSIS

Session 2: After Mosul 

Jessica Lewis McFate
Director of Tradecraft and Innovation, Institute for the Study of War

Dr. David Kilcullen
Senior Future of War Fellow, New America Foundation

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

Session 3: The Global Health Security Agenda: Its First Years and the Way Forward (Presentation Slides)

Dr. Thomas Frieden
Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

Moderated by: 
Stephen Morrison 
Senior Vice President and Director, Global Health Policy Center, CSIS

Session 4: Key Decisions for Strategic Space Programs in the Next Administration

Mark Bever
MILSATCOM Business Area Director, Northrop Grumman Corporation

Colonel Shahnaz M. Punjani
Director of the Operationally Responsive Space Office, U.S. Air Force

Audrey Schaffer
Director, Space Strategy and Plans, Office of the Secretary of Defense

Tom Karako
Director, Missile Defense Project and Senior Fellow, International Security Program, CSIS

Moderated by: 
Todd Harrison
Director, Aerospace Security Project and Director, Defense Budget Analysis, CSIS

12:15-1:00 p.m. - Lunch

1:00-2:30 p.m. - Plenary II - Public Opinion Trends and Implications for the Next Administration's Foreign Policy Agenda (Presentation Slides)

Max Boot
Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Carroll Doherty
Director, Political Research, Pew Research Center

Mieke Eoyang
Vice President for the National Security Program, Third Way

Dina Smeltz
Senior Fellow, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Dr. Trevor Thrall
Senior Fellow, CATO Institute and Associate Professor, George Mason University 

Moderated by: 
Dr. Kathleen Hicks
Senior Vice President; Henry A. Kissinger Chair; and
Director, International Security Program, CSIS

2:30-2:45 p.m. - Coffee Break

2:45-4:00 p.m. - Plenary III - National Security Priorities and Challenges for the Presidential Transition

Mike Rogers
Former Representative, Michigan's 8th Congressional District

Moderated by: 
Karen DeYoung
Associate Editor and Senior National Security Correspondent, Washington Post

This event is made possible by support from Leonardo.

Event Partners

John J. Hamre
CSIS President and CEO, and Langone Chair in American Leadership
Jon B. Alterman
Senior Vice President, Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy, and Director, Middle East Program
Victor Cha
Senior Vice President for Asia and Korea Chair
Todd Harrison

Todd Harrison

Former Senior Associate (Non-resident), Aerospace Security Project and Defense Budget Analysis
Sarah Ladislaw

Sarah Ladislaw

Former Senior Associate (Non-resident), Energy Security and Climate Change Program
Tom Karako
Senior Fellow, International Security Program and Director, Missile Defense Project

Rebecca Hersman

Heather A. Conley

Andrew Philip Hunter