Aspen Security Forum Releases 2019 Agenda

July 3, 2019

U.S. and international leaders in national security and foreign policy to attend one of the world’s preeminent national security events

Contact: Jon Purves
Senior Media Relations Manager
The Aspen Institute
202-736-2111 |

Washington, DC, July 3, 2019 – The world’s leading experts will discuss the most critical questions about national security at the tenth annual Aspen Security Forum, presented by the Aspen Institute. The sold-out Forum will take place July 17-20, 2019 in Aspen, CO. The full agenda is available now at

The Forum will be opened by the leader of a vital multinational organization, who will be identified later in July. Featured speakers include: Robert Ashley, Director, Defense Intelligence Agency; Philip Davidson, Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command; Zalmay Khalilzad, U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation; Sigal Mandelker, Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence; Kevin McAleenan, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security; Adam Schiff, Chairman, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; Wendy Sherman, Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs; Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO, New America; and Elissa Slotkin, U.S. Representative for Michigan’s 8th Congressional District.

Anchors, reporters, and analysts from NBC News and MSNBC, the official media partner of the 2019 Aspen Security Forum, will drive discussion throughout the week. Conversations will address multinational alliances, Western relations with China and Russia, stability in the Middle East, Homeland Security, developments in cyberspace and technology, and much more.

All sessions will be streamed live at and available to view after at Join the conversation on social media at #AspenSecurity. Follow the Security Forum on Twitter @AspenSecurity.

Sponsors for the 2019 Aspen Security Forum are Accenture, American Airlines, Deloitte, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, MITRE, Oracle, Symantec, and United Launch Alliance.

Editor’s Note: Press have many options to cover the Forum, and they will be able to access livestreams of almost all publicly listed sessions. If you represent an outlet that does not already have a presence at the Forum, please direct questions to

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute is based in Washington, DC; Aspen, Colorado; and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also has offices in New York City and an international network of partners. For more information, visit


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