2022 Aspen Security Forum Starts Tomorrow; MI6 Chief Richard Moore Added to Speaker Lineup

July 18, 2022

United States and global leaders to address urgent national security and foreign policy challenges in Aspen, CO, Forum produced in partnership with NBC News. Watch the Forum live online.

Contact: Jon Purves
Associate Director, Media Relations
The Aspen Institute

Washington, DC, July 18, 2022 – The 2022 Aspen Security Forum gets underway in Aspen, CO, tomorrow from 7pm ET/5pm MT, taking place Tuesday, July 19 to Friday, July 22. The annual event is organized by the Aspen Strategy Group and features prominent current and former U.S. government officials, foreign ministers and ambassadors, business leaders, key academics, and distinguished journalists.

Today, it was announced that Richard Moore, Chief of the UK Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), will appear at the Forum in a rare interview on July 21. He joins speakers including William J. Burns, Alejandro N. Mayorkas, Gina Raimondo, Condoleezza Rice, Jake Sullivan, Robert Gates, Adewale “Wally” Adeyemo, Mark Esper, Anne Neuberger, Lisa Monaco, Qin Gang, Benjamin Gantz, Mikk Marran, Inia Seruiratu, and many more. A full list of speakers is available here.

For those unable to attend in person, all public sessions from the Forum will be available via livestream here. Updates and breaking news highlights will also be available shared on twitter @aspensecurity – follow and join the conversation using the hashtag #aspensecurity.Panel discussions and one-on-one interviews will address the most critical national security and foreign policy issues facing the U.S. and the global community, including challenges posed by Russia, security policy in the Indo-Pacific, the future of NATO, energy policy and global supply chains, emerging international and domestic threats and much more.

Anchors and correspondents from NBC News, the exclusive media partner of the 2022 Aspen Security Forum, will participate throughout the program. Participating journalists include NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent and Chief Washington Correspondent Andrea Mitchell, NBC News Pentagon Correspondent Courtney Kube, and MSNBC Correspondent Trymaine Lee.

The full agenda for the 2022 Aspen Security Forum can be found here. Among the sessions taking place (all times cited are MT):

Tuesday, July 19

5:10 PM: Fireside Chat with General John W. “Jay” Raymond, Chief of Space Operations, United States Space Force
Moderator: Mary Louise Kelly, Co-Host, All Things Considered, NPR 

5:50 PM: Fireside Chat with Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas, 7th Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Moderator: Trymaine Lee, MSNBC Correspondent

Wednesday, July 20

10:45 AM: Fireside Chat with General Charles Q. Brown, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, U.S. Air Force
Moderator: Courtney KubePentagon Correspondent, NBC News

 11:20 AM: Fireside Chat on Latin America with General Laura Richardson, Commander, U.S. Southern Command
Moderator: David Ignatius, Columnist and Associate Editor, The Washington Post

 1:00 PM: Fireside Chat with Ambassador Qin GangAmbassador of the People’s Republic of China to the U.S.
Moderator: Edward Luce, U.S. National Editor, Financial Times

 3:40 PM: Fireside Chat with Director William J. Burns, Director, Central Intelligence Agency
Moderator: Andrea Mitchell, Chief Washington Correspondent and Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, NBC News

5:15 – 6:45 PM (multiple sessions):
The New Russian Empire?
Representative Ruben Gallego, Chairman, Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations, House Armed Services Committee
Fiona Hill, Senior Fellow, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institution
Mikk Marran, Director-General, Foreign Intelligence Service of Estonia
Moderator: Susan Glasser, Staff Writer, The New Yorker

Fireside Chat with Vladimir Ashurkov, Executive Director, Anti-Corruption Foundation
Moderator: Susan Glasser, Staff Writer, The New Yorker

Freezing, Seizing, and More: Behind the Sanctions on Russia
Wally Adeyemo, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Lisa Monaco, Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice
Moderator: David Ignatius, Columnist and Associate Editor, The Washington Post

Thursday, July 21

8:50 AM: Fireside Chat with Richard Moore, Chief of the UK Secret Intelligence Service (MI6)
Moderator: Jim Sciutto, Chief National Security Correspondent, CNN

11:00 AM: Who Cares? How the World Views Conflict with Russia and Competition with China
María Eugenia Brizuela de Ávila, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, El Salvador
Jendayi Frazer, Former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Martin Kimani, Permanent Ambassador of Kenya to the UN
Ashok Mirpuri, Ambassador of Singapore to the U.S.
Moderator: Amy Walter, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief​, The Cook Political Report

12:45 PM: The Abraham Accords Two Years On: A New Middle East?
Fireside Chat with Benjamin Gantz, Minister of Defense, Israel
Fireside Chat with Abdulla Al Khalifa, Undersecretary for Political Affairs, Bahrain
Moderator: Jeffrey Goldberg, Editor-in-Chief, The Atlantic 

4:05 PM: Fireside Chat with General Glen D. VanHerck, Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command
Moderator: Steve Clemons, Founding Editor at Large, Semafor

5:30 PM: Virtual Fireside Chat with Secretary Gina Raimondo, 40th Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce led by
Penny Pritzker, 38th Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce 

Friday, July 22

9:05 AM: National Security Today: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities
General Richard Clarke, Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command
Representative Jason Crow, Member, House Committee on Armed Services and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
Senator Joni Ernst, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, Senate Armed Services Committee
Moderator: Courtney Kube, Pentagon Correspondent, NBC News

11:45 AM: Fireside Chat on the Future of Taiwan with Mark Esper, 27th Secretary, U.S. Department of Defense
Moderator: Peter Baker, Chief White House Correspondent, The New York Times

12:15 PM: Former U.S. National Security Advisors Reflect on the State of the World
Thomas Donilon, 22nd U.S. National Security Advisor
Stephen Hadley, 20th U.S. National Security Advisor
Condoleezza Rice, 66th Secretary, U.S. Department of State, and 19th U.S. National Security Advisor
Moderator: Peter Baker, Chief White House Correspondent, The New York Times

1:00 PM: Closing Fireside Chat with Jake Sullivan, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs
Moderator: Jeffrey Goldberg, Editor-in-Chief, The Atlantic 

The Aspen Security Forum is set to become a biannual event, with an added forum planned to take place in Washington, DC, from December 7-8, 2022.

Editor’s Note: Press registration has closed and we invite media to follow programming via the livestream. Reporters with questions about the Forum and those interested in broadcasting footage, contact Jon Purves: Jon.Purves@aspeninstitute.org. Please credit “Aspen Security Forum” in any coverage arising from this event.

The Forum is generously supported by Google, the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, McKinsey & Co., Microsoft, MITRE, and The Rockefeller Foundation, along with American Airlines, Intel, and Peraton.


The Aspen Strategy Group’s mission is to convene decision makers in resolutely non-partisan public and private forums to address key foreign policy challenges facing the United States. The ASG organizes its annual Summer Workshop, hosts Track II dialogues, and presents the annual Aspen Security Forum where domestic and foreign government officials, business executives, leading academics, and noted journalists convene for three and a half days to discuss solutions to the most pressing national security and foreign policy challenges of our time. As a part of the Aspen Strategy Group’s commitment to cultivating the next generation of leaders in national security and foreign policy, the third pillar of its work is the Rising Leaders Program for young professionals.

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