CNAS Eighth Annual National Security Conference


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8:30 a.m.  –  Guest Check-In and Registration

9:00-9:10 a.m.  –  Opening Remarks 
The Honorable Michèle Flournoy, CNAS

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9:10-10:00 a.m.  –  What Does the World Expect from U.S. Leadership?
Overview by Julie Smith, CNAS
Moderator: Judy Woodruff, PBS Newshour
Panelists: Dr. Zhu Feng, Peking University; Wolfgang Ischinger, The Munich Security Conference; Maj. Gen. Amos Yadlin, Tel Aviv University

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10:00-10:30 a.m.  –  A Strategy for Renewal
Introduction: The Honorable Michèle Flournoy, CNAS
Speaker: Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI)

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10:30-10:45 a.m.  –  Morning Break

10:45-11:35 a.m.  –  Creative Disruption: Strategy, Technology and the Future Defense Industry
Moderator: Ben FitzGerald, CNAS
Panelists: The Honorable William J. Lynn III, former U.S. deputy secretary of defense; Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.), Tufts University

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11:35 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  –  Strategic Risk and Military Power: A Briefing to the Next President
Overview by LTG David W. Barno, USA (Ret.), CNAS
Moderator: Dr. Nora Bensahel, CNAS
Panelists: The Honorable Michèle Flournoy, CNAS; General James E. Cartwright, USMC (Ret.), Center for Strategic and International Studies; Roger Zakheim, American Enterprise Institute

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12:30-1:20 p.m.  –  Networking Lunch

1:20-2:10 p.m.  –  Risk and Opportunity in Indo-Pacific Asia
Moderator: Dr. Patrick Cronin, CNAS
Panelists: Ambassador R. Nicholas Burns, Harvard Kennedy School of Government; Dr. David F. Gordon, Eurasia Group; Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt, U.S. Institute of Peace; Vikram J. Singh, Center for American Progress; General James D. Thurman, USA (Ret.)

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2:10-3:00 p.m.  –  Keynote Address by Ambassador Susan Rice
Introduction: Richard Fontaine, CNAS

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3:00-3:15 p.m.  –  Afternoon Break

3:15-3:45 p.m.  –  Visualizing Today’s Veterans Population and Forecasting the Issues of Tomorrow
Phillip Carter, CNAS

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3:45-4:00 p.m.  –  1Lt Andrew J. Bacevich, Jr., USA, Fellowship Presentation 
Shawn Brimley, CNAS

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4:00-4:30 p.m.  –  Robotics on the Battlefield: The Coming Swarm
Paul Scharre, CNAS

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4:30-5:20 p.m.  –  Energy, Iran and the Future of Gulf Security
Moderator: Dr. Colin Kahl, CNAS
Panelists: Elizabeth Rosenberg, CNAS; The Honorable Stephen J. Hadley, U.S. Institute of Peace; Ambassador Dennis Ross, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

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5:20-5:30 p.m.  –  Closing Remarks
Richard Fontaine, CNAS

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5:30-7:00 p.m.  –  Cocktail Reception

The Willard InterContinental Hotel
1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004



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