Global Security Forum 2017

November 7, 2017 • 8:00 am – 4:00 pm EST

Conference Agenda:

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

8:00 a.m. - 8:05 a.m. - Welcoming Remarks and Introduction

Dr. John J. Hamre
President and CEO, CSIS

8:05 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. - Global Forecast 2030

Facilitated by:
Dr. John J. Hamre
President and CEO, CSIS

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

Session 1: The West Strikes Back: A Transatlantic Playbook to Counter Russian Active Measures

Gen Michael Hayden (USAF, Ret.)
Principal, The Chertoff Group; former Director of the National Security Agency, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

Mr. Drew Sullivan
Editor and Founder, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project

Mr. Clint Watts
Robert A. Fox Fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute; Senior Fellow, Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, The George Washington University

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

Session 2: Hurtling Toward a Genomic 9/11?

Dr. Hillary Carter
Director for Countering Biological Threats, National Security Council

Dr. David Relman
Co-Director, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University

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

Session 3: Risks and Consequences of a Trade War

Ms. Wendy Cutler
Vice-President and Managing Director, Asia Society Policy Institute

Mr. Matthew P. Goodman
Senior Adviser and Simon Chair in Political Economy, CSIS

Mr. Christopher K. Johnson
Senior Adviser and Freeman Chair in China Studies, CSIS

Mr. Colin Robertson
Vice President and Fellow, the Canadian Global Affairs Institute

Moderated by:
Mr. Scott Miller
Senior Adviser and Scholl Chair in International Business, CSIS

10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Coffee Break

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Second Panel Series

Session 1: "Rules for Robots:" Governance of Artificial Intelligence

Ms. Katherine Charlet
Director, Technology and International Affairs Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Mr. Aaron Cooper
Vice President of Global Policy, BSA: The Software Alliance

Dr. Edward Felten
Director, Center for Information Technology Policy, Princeton University

Mr. Steve Mills
Director, Machine Intelligence, Booz Allen Hamilton

Moderated by:
Dr. James Lewis
Senior Vice President and Director, Technology Policy Program, CSIS

Session 2: Nuclear Consensus Busters: Can Bipartisan Support for Nuclear Modernization Survive Putin, Kim Jong Un, and the Next NPR?

Dr. James Acton
Co-Director, Nuclear Policy Program, and Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Ms. Rebeccah Heinrichs
Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Dr. John R. Harvey
Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Programs

Moderated by:
Ms. Rebecca Hersman
Director, Project on Nuclear Issues and Senior Adviser, International Security Program, CSIS

Session 3: Is Strategy Dead?

Dr. Emma Ashford
Research Fellow, CATO Institute

Amb. Eric Edelman
Counselor, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments; Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, U.S. Department of Defense

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

Dr. William Ruger
Vice President for Research, Koch Foundation, and Vice President for Research and Policy, Koch Institute

Moderated by:
Mr. Todd Harrison
Director, Defense Budget Analysis, Director, Aerospace Security Project and Senior Fellow, International Security Program, CSIS

12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Screening of The New Barbarianism: A CSIS Original Documentary Film

2:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. -  Pandemic, Proliferation, and a Pariah State: A Simulated Crisis in North Korea (off the record)

Dr. J.D. Crouch, II
President and CEO, United Service Organization; former Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor

Dr. Julie Gerberding
Executive Vice President & Chief Patient Officer, Strategic Communications, Global Public Policy and Population Health, Merck; former Director, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hon. William J. Lynn, III
CEO, Leonardo DRS; former Deputy Secretary of Defense

Mr. John McLaughlin
Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence at the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies, SAIS; former Acting Director, Central Intelligence Agency

Gen Larry Spencer (USAF, Ret.)
President, Air Force Association; former Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force 

Hon. Ellen Tauscher
Regent, University of California; former Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security; Former Member of Congress, Chair of Strategic Forces Subcommittee House Armed Services Committee

Ms. Bonnie Glaser
Senior Adviser for Asia; Director, China Power Project, CSIS

Dr. Sue Mi Terry
Senior Fellow, Office of the Korea Chair, CSIS; Senior Advisor for Korea, BowerGroupAsia

This event is made possible by support from Leonardo.
Photo credit: ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images

Event Partners

John J. Hamre
CSIS President and CEO, and Langone Chair in American Leadership
Scott Miller
Senior Mentor (Non-resident), Executive Education
James Andrew Lewis
Senior Vice President; Pritzker Chair; and Director, Strategic Technologies Program
Todd Harrison

Todd Harrison

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

Heather A. Conley

Rebecca Hersman

Kathleen H. Hicks