The Aspen Security Forum Returns to Washington, DC to Address Critical National Security & Foreign Policy Challenges

November 22, 2022

NBCUniversal News Group returns as the Aspen Security Forum’s longstanding media partner, and the Financial Times also joins as a media partner 

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

Washington, DC, November 22, 2022 The Aspen Strategy Group today announced the first group of speakers participating in the 2022 Aspen Security Forum: D.C. Edition, a day-long conference taking place on Thursday, December 8 at The InterContinental Hotel – The Wharf.

Among the speakers confirmed:

Kathleen Hicks, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Defense
David Turk, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy
Todd Young, U.S. Senator (Republican, Indiana)
Pekka Haavisto, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Finland
Zbigniew Rau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Poland
Tobias Lindner, Minister of State, Germany
Enrique Mora, Deputy Secretary General, European External Action Service
Arati Prabhakar, Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Zoë Baird, Senior Counselor to the Secretary for Technology and Economic Growth, U.S. Department of Commerce

Additional speakers and the agenda will be released in the coming weeks.

NBCUniversal News Group is returning as the longstanding media partner to the Aspen Security Forum. It was announced today that the Financial Times has also joined as a media partner for the Aspen Security Forum: D.C. Edition. 

An internationally renowned conference, the Aspen Security Forum has provided a non-partisan public venue for global leaders to discuss the key national security and foreign policy issues of the day for the past thirteen years.  Now a biannual event, the first Washington, D.C. Forum took place in November 2021, while the three-and-a-half-day conference returned to Aspen, CO, in July 2022.

For Media: Members of the press are invited to apply for credentials here. Please direct any inquiries to Jon Purves:

The Forum is generously supported by Google, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, McKinsey, Microsoft, Red Cell Partners, and Rockefeller Foundation. 


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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