The 2018 US Strategic Command Deterrence Symposium will be held in Omaha, Nebraska on August 1-2, 2018 at the La Vista Conference Center. This eighth annual symposium will draw from academic, government, military and international experts, with the goal of exploring a broad range of deterrence issues and thinking during a single event.

Agenda

1 AUGUST  2018

8:00-9:00          SYMPOSIUM CHECK IN AND BREAKFAST

8:00-9:00          NEXT GENERATION BREAKFAST

 9:00-9:05         OPENING REMARKS

Major General  Nina Armagno, Director of Plans and Policy, U.S. Strategic Command

9:05-9:25          WELCOMING REMARKS:  Commander’s Perspective

General John E. Hyten, Commander, U.S. Strategic Command

9:25-10:45         PANEL #1:  Nature of Strategic Conflict in the 21st Century?    

Moderator: Mr. Greg Weaver, Deputy Director for Strategic Stability, Joint Staff J5

Panel: 

Rear Admiral Kelly Aeschbach, USSTRATCOM J2

Dr. Susan Shirk, Research Professor; Chair, 21st Century China Center, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego

Dr. Gregory Smolynec, Director General, Strategic Initiatives, Strategic Joint Staff, National Defence, Canada

Mr. Peter Huessy, Director for Strategic Deterrent Studies, Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies

10:45-11:00       BREAK

10:45-11:15        MEDIA AVAILABILITY

General John E. Hyten, Commander, U.S. Strategic Command

11:00-12:20      PANEL #2: Who’s Shifting Competitive Strategic Advantage in Favor Of?    

Moderator: The Honorable Frank Miller, Principal, The Scowcroft Group

Panel: 

Dr. Stephen Flanagan, Senior Political Scientist, RAND

Mr. Elbridge Colby, DASD for Strategy and Force Development

Dr. Patrick Cronin, Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security

Australia, TBD

12:20-12:30      BREAK

12:30-1:25        LUNCH

1:25-1:55          Keynote Speaker: Perspectives on Deterrence

TBD

1:55-2:15          BREAK

2:15-3:35          PANEL #3: How to Integrate/Develop Offensive and Defensive Strategy? 

Moderator: TBD

Panel: 

Dr. Thomas Karako, Senior Fellow, International Security Program and Director, Missile Defense Project, CSIS

Dr. Barry Thayer, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Iceland

Ms. Michela Dodge, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for National Defense, Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, The Heritage Foundation

Rear Admiral Daniel Fillion, USSTRATCOM J3

3:35-3:50          BREAK

3:50-5:10          PANEL #4:  How to Integrate U.S. & Allied Approaches for Deterrence and Assurance?  

Moderator: Dr. Brad Roberts, Director of the Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Panel: 

Major General Joaquin F. Malavet, U.S. Pacific Command J5

Dr. Jens Ringsmose, Director of the Institute for Military Operations& Vice Dean at the Royal Danish Defence College, Denmark

UK-TBD

Major General JungWoong Lee, Director, Strategic Planning Directorate (J-5) JCS, & Director, CWMD Center, JCS, Republic of Korea

5:10-6:30          DINNER RECEPTION

6:30-Close        DINNER

Keynote Speaker: Perspectives on Deterrence

General Hyten, CEO’s TBD

2 AUGUST 2018

8:00-9:00          SYMPOSIUM CHECK IN (AS REQUIRED) AND BREAKFAST

8:00-8:45          INTERNATIONAL BREAKFAST

9:00-10:20        PANEL #5:  New Thinking on Deterrence | Academic Alliance

Moderator: Ms. Elsbeth Magilton, Executive Director of Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law Programs, University Nebraska-Lincoln

 Panel: 

Kayla Mateucci, Fordham University

J. Andres Gannon, University of California, San Diego (cPASS)

Dani Nedal, Georgetown University

Suon Choi, Georgia Institute of Technology

10:20-10:40      BREAK

10:40-11:45      PANEL #6:  Breakout Sessions 

Sessions:

Overview of Nuclear Weapons Effects(NWE) – TBD

Overview of Nuclear Posture Review(NPR) & Missile Defense Review – Dr. Keith Payne, CEO & President, National Institute for Public Policy

Characteristics of Integrated Deterrence – Dr. Jonathan Trexel, Senior Analyst, SAIC

Application of Space Capabilities for Deterrent Effect – The Honorable Frank A. Rose, Senior Fellow, Security & Strategy, The Brookings Institution

11:45-12:00      BREAK

12:00-1:00        LUNCH

1:00-1:30          Keynote Speaker: Perspectives on Deterrence

TBD

1:30-1:35          GENERAL LARRY D. WELCH DETERRENCE WRITING AWARD PRESENTATION

1:35-1:50          BREAK

1:50-3:10          PANEL #7:  Speed of Change? How do we accelerate change?     

ModeratorTBD

Panel: 

The Honorable Will Roper, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics

Ms. Jennifer Pahlka, Founder & Executive Director, Code for America

Lieutenant General (Ret) Thomas Spoehr, The Heritage Foundation

Dr. Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Alphabet, Inc

3:10-3:25          CLOSING COMMENTS

General John E. Hyten, Commander, U.S. Strategic Command