2016 Aspen Security Forum: Global

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The current draft agenda for ASF: Global 2016 is now available to the public and may be viewed and downloaded in PDF format here.

Speakers & Moderators
Confirmed speakers and moderators to date for ASF: Global include:

  • Peter Ammon, Ambassador of Germany to the United States
  • Stewart Baker, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP; Former Assistant Secretary for Policy, Department of Homeland Security, United States
  • Kevin Baron, Executive Editor, Defense One
  • Richard Barrett, Senior Vice President, The Soufan Group; Former Chairman, United Nations Counterterrorism Implementation Task Force
  • Sara Bazoobandi, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Program, Chatham House
  • Sumantra Bose, Professor of International and Comparative Politics, London School of Economics; Author, Transforming India: Challenges to the World's Largest Democracy and Contested Lands: Israel-Palestine, Kashmir, Bosnia, Cyprus, and Sri Lanka
  • Shami Chakrabarti, Director, National Council for Civil Liberties, United Kingdom
  • Gordon Chang, Contributor, Forbes.com; Author, The Coming Collapse of China, and Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes on the World
  • Michael Clarke, Former Director-General, Royal United Services Institute
  • James Comey, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States
  • Gordon Corera, Security Correspondent, BBC
  • Vinicius Mariano de Carvalho, Lecturer, King's Brazil Institute, King's College London
  • Gilles de Kerchove, Counterterrorism Coordinator, European Union
  • Ciarán Devane, Chief Executive Officer, British Council
  • Clark Ervin, Director, Homeland Security Program, The Aspen Institute; Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
  • Michael Fallon, Secretary of State for Defence, United Kingdom
  • Charles Farr, Chairman, Joint Intelligence Committee, United Kingdom
  • Frank Gardner, Security Correspondent, BBC
  • John Gearson, Director of the Centre for Defence Studies, King's College London
  • Bonnie Glaser, Director, China Power Project, and Senior Adviser for Asia, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Samuel Greene, Director, Russia Institute, King’s College London
  • James Harding, Director of News and Current Affairs, BBC
  • Deborah Haynes, Defense Editor, The Times of London
  • Catherine Herridge, Chief Intelligence Correspondent, Fox News Channel
  • Masafumi Ishii, Ambassador of Japan to Belgium; Representative of Japan to NATO
  • Matthew Kaminski, Executive Editor, POLITICO Europe
  • Hina Rabbani Khar, Former Foreign Minister, Pakistan
  • Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez, Director for Latin American, Greenmantle LLC
  • Didier Le Bret, National Intelligence Coordinator, France
  • Sung-Yoon Lee, Kim Koo-Korea Foundation Professor in Korean Studies and Assistant Professor, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
  • Douglas Lute, United States Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • Roderic Lyne, Deputy Chairman, Chatham House; Adviser, Russian and Eurasia Program, Chatham House
  • Brooke Masters, Companies Editor, The Financial Times
  • Alejandro Mayorkas, Deputy Secretary, Department of Homeland Security, United States
  • Paddy McGuinness, Deputy National Security Advisor, United Kingdom
  • Brett McGurk, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, United States 
  • John McLaughlin, Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence, The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; Former Acting and Deputy Director, Central Intelligence Agency
  • Eduardo Medina-Mora, Justice, Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation, Mexico
  • Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, Founder and Secretary-General, Tayo Political Party; Former Prime Minister, Somalia
  • Lisa Monaco, Deputy National Security Advisor and Assistant to the President for Counterterrorism and Homeland Security, United States
  • Pauline Neville-Jones, Member, House of Lords; Former National Security Advisor, Minister of State for Security and Counterterrorism, and Special Representative to Business for Cyber Security, United Kingdom
  • Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House
  • Juan Carlos Pinzón, Ambassador of Colombia to the United States; Former Minister of Defense, Colombia
  • Alexander Rondos, European Union Special Representative for the Horn of Africa
  • David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent, The New York Times
  • John Scarlett, Former Chief, Secret Intelligence Service, United Kingdom
  • Mark Simmonds, Chief Operating Officer, Counter Extremism Project
  • Mark Urban, Diplomatic and Defence Editor, BBC
  • Karin von Hippel, Director-General, Royal United Services Institute
  • Peter Westmacott, Former Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the United States; Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University
  • Rob Wainwright, Director, Europol
  • Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal, President's Special Envoy and Ambassador of Afghanistan to Pakistan

This list was updated April 14, 2016. Please check back frequently for updates.


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