2013 Aspen Security Forum

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 8:00am to Saturday, July 20, 2013 - 12:00am
Aspen, CO
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July 17, 2013 - July 20, 2013
Aspen, CO
Phone: (202) 736-2904

Each summer, leading experts in national and homeland security come together for the Aspen Security Forum on the Institute’s Aspen Meadows campus.

The Forum brings high-ranking government officials, industry leaders, leading thinkers, distinguished journalists, and concerned citizens to discuss and debate the major national security, homeland security, and counterterrorism issues of the day.

 “The discussions will focus on international issues facing the homeland security community, including the prospect of a nuclear Iran, the civil war in Syria, saber-rattling on the Korean peninsula, the rise of China, and the growth of Al Qaeda in Africa. In the wake of Boston, another focus will be the newly stimulated concerns about ‘homegrown terrorism’ and the vulnerability of ‘soft targets,'” said Clark Ervin, director of the Institute's Homeland Security Program. The opening talk will feature US Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh III in conversation with CNN's John King.

The 2013 Aspen Security Forum is presented by the Aspen Institute Homeland Security Program in partnership with The New York Times and CNN’s Security Clearance blog. ASF 2013 is proudly sponsored by Academi, IBM, Microsoft, Raytheon, Target, and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation.

This year's speakers include:

Admiral William McRaven
Commander
US Special Operations

Peter Bergen
National Security Analyst
CNN

Michael Chertoff 
Former Secretary
Dept. of Homeland Security

This year's forum will feature conversations such as this one between Blitzer and Admiral William McRaven. 

Register for the forum here.

To learn more about the Aspen Security Forum, visit www.aspensecurityforum.org.