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2014 Aspen Security Forum

July 23, 2014 - July 26, 2014

The Aspen Institute Homeland Security Program will host the 2014 Aspen Security Forum July 23–26 in Aspen, Colorado.

This year represents the 5th iteration of the forum, which will explore issues such as the threat of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), regional hotspots, Congressional oversight and the intersection of privacy, surveillance, and civil liberties.

The forum will welcome more than 80 top-level current and former government officials, industry leaders, noted print and broadcast journalists, and leading thinkers to examine the key issues in homeland security and counterterrorism. The New York Times and CNN are this year’s forum media co-presenters.

“The fifth annual Aspen Security Forum will continue its longstanding focus on terrorism and counter-terrorism issues as they affect homeland security. And, the forum will continue also to feature discussions on the hot button traditional foreign policy and national security issues of the day,” said Clark Ervin, director of the Aspen Institute Homeland Security Program.

“Each year, the need for a top-level convening on the issues of homeland security becomes even greater,” said Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute. “As the threats get more complex, it’s important to have a smart nonpartisan understanding of what we must do.”

Confirmed officials attending the forum include:

  • Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson
  • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey
  • US Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno
  • US Navy Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert
  • Defense Intelligence Agency Director General Mike Flynn
  • North American Aerospace Defense Command General Charles Jacoby
  • Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole
  • House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul
  • House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Mike Rogers
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Director Arati Prabhakar
  • Department of State Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism Tina Kaidanow
  • New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton
  • General Counsel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence Robert Litt
  • US Permanent Representative to NATO Ambassador Douglas Lute
  • National Security Agency General Counsel Raj De
  • Department of State Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan James Dobbins
  • Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Danny Russel
  • Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs Andrew Weber
  • National Security Council Senior Director for Afghanistan and Pakistan Jeffrey Eggers
  • National Security Council Senior Director for WMD Terrorism and Threat Reduction Laura Holgate
  • Department of Homeland Security Domestic Nuclear Detection Office Director Huban Gowadia

Foreign ambassadors speaking at the forum include those from: Germany, China, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt, Russia and the United Kingdom.

The Aspen Institute will stream live video and archived daily highlights from the Security Forum, available here.

For a complete list of currently confirmed speakers, registration information, and sponsorship details, please visit the Aspen Institute’s 2014 Aspen Security Forum website.


July 23, 2014
July 26, 2014
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Aspen Institute
(202) 736-2904
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Aspen Meadows Resort
845 Meadows Road
Aspen, CO 81611 United States
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(800) 452-4240
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