Aspen Security Forum to Expand Live Stream Efforts

July 25, 2011

Contact: Josh Diamonstein
Homeland Security Program Associate, The Aspen Institute

Sessions to be aired throughout the day

What: The 2011 Aspen Security Forum will be live streaming a number of sessions throughout the forum, which runs July 27-30, 2011.

Where: The live-stream will take place at The full agenda and a list of the sessions to be live-streamed can be found at

**The following sessions will be live streamed**

Thursday, July 28

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Counterterrorism: Past, Present, and Future
The Honorable Michael Leiter, former Director, National Counterterrorism Center, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Moderator: David Sanger, The New York Times

10:15-11:15 a.m. Aviation Security
The Honorable John Pistole, Assistant Secretary of the Transportation Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security
Moderator: Jeanne Meserve, CNN

11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Maritime Security
Donald Kusser, Assistant Port Director, Tactical Operations, Los Angeles – Long Beach Seaport, Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security
Stephen L. Caldwell, Director, Homeland Security and Justice Issues, Government Accountability Office
Moderator: Robert O’Harrow, The Washington Post

12:45 – 2:00 p.m. The Terrorist Threat Picture and a Counterterrorism Strategy for the Post-bin Laden Era
John McLaughlin, former Deputy and Acting Director, Central Intelligence Agency; Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence at the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
Charles Allen, former Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Intelligence and Analysis, Department of Homeland Security; Principal, The Chertoff Group
Moderator: Michael Isikoff, NBC News

2:00 – 3:15 p.m. Border Security
Chief Michael Fisher, Chief, U.S. Border Patrol, Department of Homeland Security
Cindy Coppola, Deputy Director, Terrorist Screening Center
Robert Mocny, Director, US-VISIT program, Department of Homeland Security
Daniel Prieto, Vice President and Practice Lead, Public Sector Strategy & Innovation, IBM
Moderator: Shaun Waterman, The Washington Times

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Mass Transit Security
Brian Michael Jenkins, Senior Advisor to the President, RAND Corporation; Research Associate, Mineta Transportation Institute
Paul S. MacMillan, Chief of Police, Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority Transit Police Department
Owen J. Monaghan, Assistant Chief, Transit Bureau, New York Police Department
Moderator: Thomas Frank, USA Today

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Threat vs. Response
Admiral (Ret.) Dennis Blair, former Director of National Intelligence
Moderator: Lesley Stahl, “60 Minutes,” CBS News

8:00 – 9:30 p.m. Screening of Global Survivors Network film “Killing in the Name” followed by panel discussion
Peter Bergen, Co-Director, Counterterrorism Strategy Initiative, New America Foundation; National Security Analyst, CNN
Carie Lemack, Co-Founder, Global Survivors Network; Executive Producer, Killing in the Name
Moderator: Dina Temple-Raston, NPR

Friday, July 29

9:00 – 10: 15 a.m. Reflections on 9/11 and the Decade Since
Stephen Hadley, former National Security Advisor
The Honorable Fran Townsend, former Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism
Jane Harman, former Representative, 36th Congressional District of California; Director, President, and CEO, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Moderator: Walter Isaacson, CEO, The Aspen Institute

10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Nuclear Security
Dr. Joseph Cirincione, President, Ploughshares Fund
Dr. Robert Gallucci, President, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; former Dean, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; former Assistant Secretary of State for Political and Military Affairs
Megan Garcia, Fellow, Nuclear Security Initiative, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Warren Stern, Director, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, Department of Homeland Security
Moderator: Susan Glasser, Foreign Policy

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. The Wars Abroad and the Threat at Home
Lieutenant General Douglas E. Lute, Special Assistant to the President for Afghanistan and Pakistan
Dr. Paul N. Stockton, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas’ Security Affairs, Department of Defense
Lieutenant General Guy C. Swan III, Commanding General, United States Army North, Department of Defense
Moderator: Kimberly Dozier, Associated Press

1:15 – 2:30 p.m. Cyber Security
General Michael V. Hayden, former Director, Central Intelligence Agency; former Director, National Security Agency
Jon Ramsey, Executive Director, Counter Threat UnitSM (CTU), Dell SecureWorks
Mati Kochavi, CEO, AGT International; Chairman, 3i-MIND
Moderator: Allan Holmes, Bloomberg

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Industry and Innovation
Tom Herring, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, AeroVironment, Inc.
Jack Lichtenstein, Vice President for Governmental Affairs and Public Policy, American Society for Industrial Security
Marc Nathanson, Chairman, Mapleton Investments; Co-Chair, Homeland Security Advisory Council for Los Angeles County
Marc Pearl, President and CEO, Homeland Security & Defense Business Council
Chris Taylor, CEO, Mission Essential Personnel
Moderator: Noah Shachtman, Wired Magazine

3:45 – 5:45 p.m. The View from Abroad
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Middle East and South Asia

His Excellency Abdullah Alsaidi, former Ambassador of the Republic of Yemen to the United Nations
His Excellency Eklil Hakimi, Ambassador to the United States for the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
His Excellency Husain Haqqani, Ambassador to the United States for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Moderator: Massimo Calabresi, TIME Magazine

4:45 – 5:45 p.m. International Organizations and European Partners
Richard Barrett, Coordinator, United Nations Al-Qaida Taliban Monitoring Team
Gilles de Kerchove, Counter terrorism Coordinator, European Union
Moderator: Ryan Lizza, The New Yorker

5:45 – 7:00 p.m. The Road to 9/11 and the Immediate Aftermath
Richard Ben-Veniste, former 9/11 Commissioner
Gary Berntsen, former Commander, Central Intelligence Agency forces in Eastern Afghanistan
Ambassador Cofer Black, former Ambassador-at-Large, Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Department of State; former Director, Counterterrorist Center, Central Intelligence Agency
Dr. Barbara Sude, Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation; former Senior Al-Qaeda Analyst, National Counterterrorism Center
Moderator: Catherine Herridge, Fox News

Saturday, July 30

9:00 – 10:15 a.m. The Rule of Law and the War on Terrorism
Bill Bratton, Chairman, Kroll; former Chief, Los Angeles Police Department; former Commissioner, New York Police Department
David Cole, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
Alberto Gonzales, former Attorney General of the United States and White House Counsel
Anthony Romero, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union   
John Yoo, former Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice; Professor of Law, University of California at Berkeley
Moderator: Dahlia Lithwick, Slate

10:30 -11:30 a.m. The Media’s Role in Covering Terrorism
P.J. Crowley, former Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs
Dana Priest, The Washington Post
Ira Rosen, Producer, “60 Minutes,” CBS News
Kristen Saloomey, Al Jazeera
Eric Schmitt, The New York Times
Moderator: Josh Gerstein, Politico

12:00 – 1:15 p.m. Conducting a Global Response to Counterterrorism
Daniel Benjamin, Ambassador-at-Large, Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Department of State
Moderator: Dan Klaidman, former Managing Editor, Newsweek

1:30 – 2:45 p.m. Financing Terror
Stuart Levey, former Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, Department of the Treasury   
Juan Carlos Zarate, former Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Adviser for Combating Terrorism
Moderator: Erin Burnett, CNN

3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Investing in the Security & Defense Sector
3:00 – 3:45 p.m. Venture Investing
Douglas Baker, Co-Founder, Managing Director, Monument Capital Group LLC; former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Border and Transportation Security Policy, Homeland Security Council
Michael R. Steed, Chairman, Founder and Managing Partner, Paladin Capital Group; Chairman, Paladin Homeland Security Fund Investment Committees
Moderator: Katie Benner, Fortune Magazine

3:45 – 4:30 p.m. M&A
Thomas Pagnani, Senior Director, Leveraged Finance Group, Capital Source
Devin Talbott, Vice President, D.E. Shaw
Greg Woodford, Managing Director, BB&T-Windsor Group
Moderator: Katie Benner, Fortune Magazine

4:45 – 5:45 p.m. Security: Behavior Matters
Eric Bonabeau, CEO and Chief Scientific Officer, Icosystem
Dr. Stephen Kosslyn, Director, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University
Larry Willis, Director, Suspicious Behavior Detection Programs, Human Factors/Behavioral Analysis Division, Science & Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security
Dr. Kathleen L. Kiernan, CEO, Kiernan Group Holdings; Director, Board of Directors, i2
Moderator: Rob Margetta, Congressional Quarterly

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