The 2017 Global Security Forum will feature a panel on nuclear policy moderated by Rebecca Hersman.

Conference Agenda:

7:00 a.m. – 7:55 a.m. – Registration and Breakfast

7:55 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. – Welcoming Remarks

Dr. John J. Hamre
President and CEO, CSIS

William J. Lynn
CEO, Leonardo North America and DRS Technologies, Inc.

8:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. – U.S. National Security Priorities and the Role of Congress 

Keynote address by:
Senator John McCain (R-AZ)
Chairman, Senate Committee on Armed Services (Invited)

Moderated by:
Dr. John J. Hamre
President and CEO, CSIS

9:20 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Coffee Break

9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – First Session Series

Session 1: The West Strikes Back: A Transatlantic Playbook to Counter Russian Active Measures

Moderated by:
Heather Conley
Senior Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic; and Director, Europe Program, CSIS

Session 2: Hurtling Toward a Genomic 9/11?

Moderated by:
Stephen Morrison
Senior Vice President and Director, Global Health Policy Center, CSIS

Session 3: Risks and Consequences of a Trade War

Moderated by:
Scott Miller
Senior Adviser and Scholl Chair in International Business, CSIS

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Coffee Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Second Session Series

Session 1: “Rules for Robots:” Governance of Artificial Intelligence

Moderated by:
James Lewis
Senior Vice President, CSIS

Session 2: Nuclear Consensus Busters: Can Bipartisan Support for Nuclear Modernization Survive Putin, Kim Jong Un, and the Next NPR?

Moderated by:
Rebecca Hersman
Director, Project on Nuclear Issues and Senior Adviser, International Security Program, CSIS

Session 3: Is Strategy Dead?

Moderated by:
Todd Harrison
Director, Aerospace Security Project and Director, Defense Budget Analysis, CSIS

12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. – Lunch and Networking

Screening of The New Barbarianism: A CSIS Original Documentary Film

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Plenary II

Pandemic, Proliferation, and a Pariah State: A Simulated Crisis in North Korea

Additional speakers to be announced.

This event is made possible by support from Leonardo.