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2017 United States Strategic Command Deterrence Symposium

July 26 - 27, 2017 | Omaha, NE | CenturyLink Center

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26 JULY 2017  



8:00-8:05          OPENING REMARKS

  • Major General  Nina M. Armango, Director of Plans and Policy, U.S. Strategic Command

8:05-8:10          WELCOMING REMARKS

  • Congressman Don Bacon, Nebraska’s Second Congressional District

8:10-8:25          WELCOMING REMARKS:  Commander’s Perspective

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

8:22-9:50         PANEL #1Exploring the assurance and deterrence implications of the Third Offset Strategy?    

  • Moderator: Dr. Thomas Karako, Senior Fellow, International Security Program, Missile Defense Project, CSIS
  • Panel: 
  • Mr. John Schurtz, Strategic Capabilities, Office of the Secretary of Defense 
  • Dr. Margaret Kosal, Associate Professor, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology 
  • Dr. Tom Ehrhard, Vice President for Defense Strategy, The Long Term Strategy Group, Washington DC
  • Mr. Ken Jimbo, Associate Professor, Department of Policy Management, Keio University, Japan

9:50-10:10        BREAK

9:50-10:25        MEDIA AVAILABILITY

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

10:10-11:40      PANEL #2:  Evolving international partnerships to achieve deterrence and assurance effects?

  • Moderator: Commodore Paul Burke, Head of Nuclear Operations for the Director General Nuclear, UK
  • Panel: 
  • Mr. Jacek Durkalec, Analyst at the European Security and Defense Economics Project, Poland
  • Dr. Ulrich Kuhn, Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Ambassador Sarah MacIntosh, Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Council, UK
  • Mr. Bruce Turner, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Department of State

11:40-12:00      BREAK

12:00-1:30        LUNCH

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

  • General Vincent K. Brooks, Commander, U.S. Forces Korea

1:30-1:50          BREAK

1:50-3:20      PANEL #3:  Examining the implications of seemingly conflicting approaches across all domains- thresholds & redlines vs. ambiguity?

  • Moderator: Dr. Jim Wirtz, Dean of SIGS, Department of National Security Affairs, Naval Post Graduate School
  • Panel: 
  • Dr. Jacquelyn Schneider, Assistant Professor in the Center for Naval Warfare Studies, U.S. Naval War College
  • Dr. Michael Nacht, Thomas and Alison Schneider Professor of Public Policy, University of California Berkeley
  • Dr. Erik Gartzke, Professor, Director of cPASS, Department of Political Science, University of California, San Diego
  • Ms. Rebecca Shrimpton, Counsellor Defense Strategic Policy, Embassy of Australia

3:20-3:40          BREAK

3:40-5:10          PANEL #4Exploring deterrence and assurance implications of potential responses to adversary use of a nuclear weapon? 

  • Moderator: Dr. Mara Karlin, Associate Professor of Practice and Associate Director of Strategic Studies, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
  • Panel:
  • Dr. Lori Esposito Murray, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Dr. Matthew Kroenig, Associate Professor in the Department of Government, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University
  • Mr. Sugio Takahashi, Senior Analyst on Nuclear Stability, MOD, Japan
  • Mr. Greg Weaver, Deputy Director, Strategic Stability, Strategic Plans and Policy, Joint Staff

5:10-6:30          DINNER RECEPTION

6:30-Close        DINNER

Keynote Speaker: Perspectives on Deterrence

  • General (Ret) Larry Welch, Senior Fellow, Institute for Defense Analyses


27 JULY 2017



8:00-8:30        Keynote Speaker: Perspectives on Deterrence

  • Ambassador H.E. David Bakradze, Embassy of Georgia

8:30-9:45          PANEL #5Is strategic stability a function of numbers or policies?

  • Moderator: Dr. Brad Roberts, Director of the Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Panel: 
  • The Honorable Frank Miller, Principal, The Scowcroft Group
  • Dr. Adam Stulberg, Associate Chair/Research and Neal Family Chair Professor, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Dr. James Acton, Co-Director, Nuclear Policy Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Mr. Nicholas Roche, Director of Strategic Affairs, Security, and Disarmament at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France
  • Dr. Hubert Krolikowski, Deputy Director, Department of Foreign Military Affairs, Ministry of National Defense, Poland 

9:45-10:00      BREAK

10:00-11:20      PANEL #6New Thinking on Deterrence – Academic Alliance 

  • Moderator: Mr. Howard Buffett, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
  • Panel: 
  • Lieutenant Colonel David Anderson, USAF, Student, U.S. National War College
  • Lieutenant Colonel Carl Priechenfried, National Defense University
  • Ms. Kelley McCaa, Student, University of Nebraska Omaha
  • Ms. Karena Kyne, Student, University of Lancaster, UK
  • Ms. Rachel Urban, Student, University of Nebraska Lincoln

11:20-11:40      BREAK

11:40-12:30      LUNCH

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

  • Mr. Tomasz Szatkowski, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Defense, Poland


1:05-1:25          BREAK

1:25-2:55          PANEL #7Exploring options to develop a unified international effort for North Korea?     

  • Moderator: Mr. Markus V. Garlauskas, National Intelligence Officer for North Korea, DNI
  • Panel:
  • Dr. Robert Weiner, Political Science in the Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School
  • The Honorable Mary Beth Long, founder of M B Long & Associates
  • Mr. Steven Elwood, Political Analyst
  • Brigadier General Jung Woong Lee, Deputy Director of Strategic Planning, ROK

2:55-3:15          CLOSING COMMENTS

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