United States Strategic Command Offutt Airforce Base, Nebraska

2015 United States Strategic Command Deterrence Symposium

July 29 - 30, 2015 | La Vista, NE | La Vista Conference Center

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Agenda

  • ✓ Denotes Invited
  • Denotes Confirmed

DAY 1: 29 JUL

  • 6:45-7:30 SYMPOSIUM CHECK IN AND BREAKFAST

  • 7:30-7:35 OPENING REMARKS

    ✓  Maj Gen David D. Thompson, Director of Plans and Policy, U.S. Strategic Command

  • 7:35-7:50 WELCOMING REMARKS: Commander’s Perspective

    ✓ ADM Cecil D. Haney, Commander, U.S. Strategic Command

  • 7:50-8:20 *Keynote Speaker: Perspectives on Deterrence

    The Honorable Franklin Miller, Principal, The Scowcroft Group

  • 8:20-10:05 PANEL #1: What are the deterrence, assurance and stability implications of ongoing regional crises (e.g., Ukraine, South China Sea, and East China Sea)?

    Moderator: Major General Flemming Lentfer, Denmark Defense Command

    Panel:

    • Eugene Rumer, Director and Senior Associate, Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
    • Michael Auslin, Director of Japan Studies at the American Enterprise Institute
    • Philippe Errera, Permanent Representative France, NATO
    • Kwon Park, KIDA, South Korea
  • 9:30-10:00 MEDIA AVAILIBILITY

    ✓ ADM Cecil D. Haney, Commander, U.S. Strategic Command

  • 10:05-10:15 BREAK

  • 10:15-12:00 PANEL #2: – What are the deterrence and assurance implications of Russia re-embracing their nuclear capabilities?

    Moderator: Lt Gen (Ret) Chariax, Former Commander French Strategic Forces
    Panel:

    • Marchel Herpin, The Cicero Foundation, France
    • Hiroyuki Namazu, Cabinet Counsellor, National Security Secretariat, Japan
    • Elbridge Colby, Robert M. Gates Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
    • Ambassador Steven Pifer, Director, Brookings Arms Control & Non-Proliferation Initiative
    • Michael Ruehle, Head Energy Security Section, Emerging Security Challenges Division, NATO
  • 12:00-12:10 BREAK

  • 12:10-1:10 LUNCH

  • 1:10-1:40 Keynote Speaker: Perspectives on Deterrence

    Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, Deputy Secretary-General, North Atlantic Treaty Organization

  • 1:40-1:50 BREAK

  • 1:50-3:35 PANEL #3: New Thinking on Deterrence – Project on Nuclear Issues

    Moderator: Clark Murdock, Senior Advisor, Defense and National Security Group, Center for Strategic and International Studies
    Panel:

    • Augusta Binns-Berkey, Master’s Candidate, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies(she will have an updated position before the Symposium)
    • Rebecca Davis Gibbons, Ph.D. Candidate, International Relations, Georgetown University
    • Tristan Volpe, Lawrence Scholar, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    • John Warden, WSD-Handa Fellow, Pacific Forum, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • 3:35-3:45 BREAK

  • 3:45-5:30 PANEL #4: Nuclear modernization in today’s environment?

    Moderator: Lt Gen Stephen Wilson, Commander Air Force Global Strike Command
    Panel:

    • Dr. Brad Roberts, William J. Perry Fellow in International Security, Stanford University
    • Bruno Tertrais, Senior Research Fellow, Fondation Pour La Recherché Strategique, France
    • John Harvey, Consultant, Institute for Defense Analysis
    • Dr. Keith Payne, CEO & President,  National Institute for Public Policy & Professor and Head of the Graduate Department of Defense and Strategic Studies, Missouri State University
  • 5:30-6:30 DINNER RECEPTION

  • 6:30-Close DINNER

    Keynote Speaker: Perspectives on Deterrence

    • The Honorable Robert Work, Deputy Secretary of Defense

DAY 2: 30 JUL

  • 6:45-7:30 SYMPOSIUM CHECK IN (AS REQ) AND BREAKFAST

  • 7:00-7:30 INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANT BREAKFAST

  • 7:30-9:15 PANEL #5: Does the concept of extended deterrence apply in space and cyberspace?

    Moderator: Lt Gen John Raymond, Commander, 14th Air Force, & Commander JFCC Space
    Panel:

    • Eric Cole, Cybersecurity Consultant
    • MG Joseph Brendler, USCYBERCOM J5
    • Dean Cheng, Senior Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation
    • David Gompert, Adjunct Senior Fellow, RAND Corporation
  • 9:15-9:25 BREAK

  • 9:25-11:10 PANEL #6: Are there more effective ways to achieve deterrence, assurance and stability objectives?

    Moderator: Frank Rose, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance, DOS
    Panel:

    • Caitlin Talmadge, Assistant Professor, The George Washington University, Stanton Nuclear Fellow, The Council on Foreign Relations
    • Dan Chiu, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development
    • S. Leslie Ireland, Assistant Secretary for Intelligence & Analysis, DOJ
    • Corentin Brustlein, Head of the Deterrence and Proliferation Research Program at the French Institute of International Relations, France
    • Mr. Sugio Takahashi, Ministry of Defense, Japan
  • 11:10-11:20 BREAK

  • 11:20-12:10 LUNCH

  • 12:10-12:40 Keynote Speaker: Perspectives on Deterrence

    The Honorable Tomasz Siemoniak, Minister of Defense, Poland

  • 12:40-12:45 GENERAL LARRY D. WELCH DETERRENCE WRITING AWARD PRESENTATION

  • 12:45-12:50 BREAK

  • 12:50-1:50 Special Topic: The next Nuclear Posture Review.. Key concepts and issues?

    Moderator: Brigadier General Paul Tibbets, USSTRATCOM Deputy Director Nuclear Operations
    Panel:

    • Ambassador Eric Edelman
    • Dr. Jim Miller
  • 1:50-2:00 BREAK

  • 2:00-3:45 PANEL #7: Should nations pursue capabilities that negate potential adversary deterrent capabilities?

    Moderator: RADM Mark Beverstock, Assistant Chief of Defence Staff Nuclear Chemical Biological, UK
    Panel:

    • Matthew Kronig, Associate Professor & International Field Chair, Department of Government, Georgetown University
    • Lieutenant General David Mann, Commander, JFCC IMD
    • BG Meir Finkel, Director DADO Center, Israel
    • Austin Long, School for International and Public Affairs, University of Columbia, New York
  • 3:45-4:00 CLOSING COMMENTS

    ADM Cecil D. Haney, Commander, U.S. Strategic Command