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Global Security Forum 2012

by CSIS Center for Strategic and International Studies

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Course Description

The 2012 Global Security Forum (GSF) gathered Washington’s top experts to tackle today’s most pressing security challenges. Forum sessions included presentations on the implications of the looming defense drawdown, the future of Special Operations and cyber war, how to manage the building tensions in the South China Sea, and the geopolitical implications of today’s energy trends.

Keynote Address
Admiral James A. Winnefeld Jr., Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Defense Planning under the Threat of Sequester
Sean O'Keefe, Chairman and CEO, EADS North America and former NASA Administrator; former U.S. Secretary of the Navy
David S. C. Chu, President and CEO, Institute for Defense Analyses and former U.S. Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness
Gen. Ronald R. Fogleman (ret.), former Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force
Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli (ret.), former Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army
Moderator: Kim Wincup, Senior Adviser, International Security Program

Turkey-Iran-Russia: Dynamics Old and New
Zbigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Advisor; CSIS Counselor and Trustee
Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft (ret.), former National Security Advisor; CSIS Counselor and Trustee
Moderator: Jon Alterman, Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy, Director of the Middle East Program at CSIS

Unconventional Oil and Gas: Reshaping Energy Markets
Michael R. Bromwich, Former Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement, U.S. Department of the Interior
David Lawrence, Executive Vice President, Exploration and Commercial, Shell
Edward L. Morse, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Energy Policy
Daniel B. Poneman, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy
Moderator: Frank Verrastro, Senior Vice President and Director of the Energy and National Security Program at CSIS

Navigating the Geopolitics of the South China Sea
Maurice R. "Hank" Greenberg, Chairman and CEO, C.V. Starr & Co., Inc.
Carla Hills, Chair and CEO, Hills & Company; Chair, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations; Former U.S. Trade Representative
Admiral Joseph W. Prueher (ret.), former U.S. Ambassador to China and Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command
Moderator: Ernest Bower, Senior Adviser and Director, Southeast Asia Program

Scenario 2030: Is the U.S. Nuclear Industry Dying?
Mayo A. Shattuck III, Chairman, President, and CEO, Constellation Energy Group, Inc.
Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft (ret.), former National Security Advisor; CSIS Counselor and Trustee
Moderator: John Hamre, President and CEO, CSIS

Toward 2014: Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the U.S. Role in the Region
Anthony Cordesman, Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy, CSIS
Amb. Ronald E. Neumann, former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan
Kori Schake, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Moderator: Robert Lamb, Senior fellow and director of the Program on Crisis, Conflict, and Cooperation at CSIS

The Future of Special Operations: Proposed Changes in the Unified Command Plan
Gen. Peter Pace (ret.), former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Adm. Timothy J. Keating (ret.), former Commander of the U.S. Northern Command and the U.S. Pacific Command
Adm. Eric T. Olson (ret.), former Commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command
Moderator: Rick "Ozzie" Nelson, Director, Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program and Senior Fellow, International Security Program, CSIS

Europe Economic Crisis and the Rise of Populism, Nationalism, and Extremism
Christopher Caldwell, Senior Editor, Weekly Standard
Jim Hoagland, Contributing Editor, The Washington Post
Chrystia Freeland, Global Editor at Large, Reuters
Christian Wernicke, U.S. Correspondent, Sueddeutsche Zeitung
Moderator: Heather Conley, Senior Fellow and Director, Europe Program, CSIS

Fighting a Cyber War
Gen. James E. Cartwright (ret.), former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Harold Brown Chair in Defense Policy Studies, CSIS
James Lewis, Director and Senior Fellow, Technology and Public Policy Program, CSIS
William Lynn III, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense
Moderator: John Hamre, President and CEO, CSIS

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