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

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DAY 1: 29 JUL

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

  • 7:00-7:30 INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANT BREAKFAST

  • 7:30-7:35 OPENING REMARKS

    Maj Gen Clinton E. Crosier, 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 MEDIA AVAILABILITY

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

  • 7:50-9:35 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 Defence Command

    Panel:

    • Mr. Eugene Rumer, Director and Senior Associate, Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
    • Dr. Michael Auslin, Director of Japan Studies at the American Enterprise Institute
    • Dr. Chang Kwoun Park, KIDA, Republic of South Korea
    • Mr. Hiroyuki Namazu, Cabinet Counsellor, National Security Secretariat, Japan
  • 9:35-9:55 BREAK

  • 9:55-11:40 PANEL #2: – What are the deterrence and assurance implications of Russia re-embracing their nuclear capabilities?

    Moderator: Mr. Elbridge Colby, Robert M. Gates Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
    Panel:

    • Mr. Marcel H. Van Herpin, Director, The Cicero Foundation, France
    • Ambassador Steven Pifer, Director, Brookings Arms Control & Non-Proliferation Initiative
    • Mr. Michael Ruehle, Head Energy Security Section, Emerging Security Challenges Division, NATO
    • Lieutenant General (Retired) Patrick Chariax, Former Commander, French Strategic Forces
  • 11:40-12:00 BREAK

  • 12:00-1:00 LUNCH

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

    The Honorable Franklin Miller, Principal, The Scowcroft Group

  • 1:30-1:50 BREAK

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

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

    • Ms. Augusta Binns-Berkey, Defense Analyst, Scitor, an SAIC company
    • Mrs. Rebecca Davis Gibbons, Ph.D. Candidate, International Relations, Georgetown University
    • Dr. Tristan Volpe, Lawrence Scholar, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    • Mr. John Warden, WSD-Handa Fellow, Pacific Forum, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • 3:35-3:55 BREAK

  • 3:55-5:30 PANEL #4: Nuclear modernization in today’s environment?

    Moderator:  Mr. Michael Elliott, Deputy Director, Strategic Stability, Strategic Plans and Policy, Joint Staff 
    Panel:

    • Mrs. Elaine Bunn, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy
    • Dr. John Harvey, Independent Consultant
    • 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
    • Dr. Thomas Nichols, Professor, National Security Affairs Department, U.S. Naval War College
  • 5:30-6:30 DINNER RECEPTION

  • 6:30-Close DINNER

    *Keynote Speaker: Perspectives on Deterrence

    • Rear Admiral Mark Beverstock, Assistant Chief of Defence Staff Nuclear Chemical Biological, UK

DAY 2: 30 JUL

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

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

    Moderator: Ambassador (Retired) Gregory Schulte
    Panel:

    • Mr. Mike Clark, Deputy Director, Plans and Policy (J5), US Cyber Command
    • Mr. Dean Cheng, Senior Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation
    • Dr. Shmuel Bar, Founder and CEO IntuView
  • 9:15-9:35 BREAK

  • 9:35-11:20 PANEL #6: Are there more effective ways to achieve deterrence, assurance and stability objectives?

    Moderator:  Mr. Richard W. Hartman II, Director, Office of Verification, Planning and Outreach, Department of State
    Panel:

    • Dr. Caitlin Talmadge, Assistant Professor, The George Washington University, Stanton Nuclear Fellow, The Council on Foreign Relations
    • Dr. 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
  • 11:20-11:40 BREAK

  • 11:40-12:30 LUNCH

  • 12:30-1:00 *Keynote Speaker: Perspectives on Deterrence

    Dr. Brad Roberts, Director, Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

  • 1:00-1:05 GENERAL LARRY D. WELCH DETERRENCE WRITING AWARD PRESENTATION

  • 1:05-1:25 BREAK

  • 1:25-3:10 PANEL #7: Should nations pursue capabilities that negate potential adversary deterrent capabilities?

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

    • Dr. Matthew Kronig, Associate Professor & International Field Chair, Department of Government, Georgetown University
    • Brigadier General Gregory Bowen, Deputy Commanding General for Operations, USASMDC / ARSTRAT
    • Dr. Austin Long, School for International and Public Affairs, University of Columbia, New York
  • 3:10-3:30 CLOSING COMMENTS

    Lieutenant General Stephen W. Wilson, Deputy Commander, U.S Strategic Command