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2019 United States Strategic Command Deterrence Symposium

July 31 - August 1, 2019 | La Vista, NE | La Vista Conference Center

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Agenda

31 JULY 2019  

8:00-9:00          SYMPOSIUM CHECK IN AND BREAKFAST

8:00-9:00          NEXT GENERATION BREAKFAST

 9:00-9:05         OPENING REMARKS

Rear Admiral Richard Correll, Director of Plans and Policy, U.S. Strategic Command

9:05-9:25          WELCOMING REMARKS:  Commander’s Perspective

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

9:25-10:45        PANEL #1: Competition and Deterrence – Congruence and Divergence?

Moderator: Dr. Brad Roberts, Director of the Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Panel: 

Dr. Nancy Gallagher, Director of the Center for International Security Studies, University of Maryland

Mr. Robert Taylor, Deputy Director, Plans and Policy, U.S. Strategic Command

Ms. Celia Perkins, First Assistant Secretary Strategic Policy, Australia

Rear Admiral Tatsuya Fukuda, Deputy Director General, J5

Mr. Paul Bernstein, Distinguish Research Fellow, National Defense University

10:45-11:00       BREAK

11:00-12:20       PANEL #2: US/Russia/China Nuclear Programs – Do they catalyze or douse competition?

Moderator: Vice Admiral David Kriete, Deputy Commander, U.S. Strategic Command

Panel:

Mr. Ken Stolworthy, Director of Russia Strategic Initiative, US European Command

Mr. Anthony H. Cordesman, The Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy, The Center for Strategic and International Studies

Rear Admiral Michael Brookes, Director, USSTRATCOM J2

TBD

12:20-12:30      BREAK

12:30-1:15        LUNCH

1:15-1:45          Keynote Speaker: Perspectives on Deterrence

Mr. Angus Lapsley, Director General Strategy and International, Ministry of Defence, United Kingdom

1:45-2:25          BREAK

1:45-2:25          MEDIA ROUNDTABLE

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

2:25-3:45          PANEL #3: How Does Economic Entanglement Affect Competition and Deterrence?

Moderator: TBD

Panel: 

Ms. Linda Specht, Political Advisor, U.S. Strategic Command

Dr. Jonathan Ward, Atlas Organization

Dr. Thomas Oatley, Professor & Corasaniti–Zondorak Chair in International Relations, Tulane University

Dr. Benn Steil, Senior Fellow and Director International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations

3:45-4:00          BREAK

4:00-5:20          PANEL #4: What Are The Strategies for Multi‐Polar Competition?

Moderator: TBD

Panel:

Brigadier General Kyu Ha Kim, Deputy, Directorate of Strategic Planning, ROK JCS

Dr. Melanie Hart, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Brigadier General John Nichols, Deputy Director Director of Global Operations, U.S. Strategic Command

Major General Gavan Reynolds, Head of Military Strategic Planning, Australia

5:20-6:30          DINNER RECEPTION

6:30-Close        DINNER

Fire Side Chat: Legislative Perspectives

Congressman Don Bacon, U.S. Congressman, Nebraska

Congressman James Baird, U.S. Congressman, Indiana

 

1 AUGUST 2019

8:00-9:00          SYMPOSIUM CHECK IN (AS REQUIRED) AND BREAKFAST

8:00-8:45          INTERNATIONAL BREAKFAST

9:00-10:30        PANEL #5:  New Thinking on Deterrence | Academic Alliance

Moderator: Dr. Amy Schweikert, Assistant Professor, The Colorado School of Mines

 Panel:

Mr. Pranay Vaddi, Fellow, Nuclear Policy Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Ms. Julia Ciocca, University of Pennsylvania

Ms. Isobel Tidbury, University of Nottingham, UK

Mr. Eric Winter, Coastal Carolina University

10:30-10:40      BREAK

10:40-11:45      PANEL #6:  Breakout Sessions 

Sessions:

Overview of the Missile Defense Review – Dr. Mark Kyriss, Chief of Deterrence Policy, U.S. Strategic Command

Russia Competition and Deterrence Strategy – Mr. Michael Kofman, Research Scientist at CNA Corporation and a Fellow at the Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington, D.C.

TBD

 

Historical Deterrence Case Studies – Dr. Svetlana Savranskaya, National Security Archive, George Washington University

11:45-12:00      BREAK

12:00-1:00        LUNCH

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

The Honorable Piotr Wilczek, Polish Ambassador to the US

1:30-1:35          GENERAL LARRY D. WELCH DETERRENCE WRITING AWARD PRESENTATION

1:35-1:50          BREAK

1:50-3:10          PANEL #7: During the Cold War US & Russia constrained nuclear capability via arms control. Are there areas today to consider similar mutual restraint in a multi‐polar world?

Moderator: Ambassador Ronald F. Lehman II, Counselor to the Director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Panel:

Ms. Alexandra Bell, Senior Policy Director, Center for Arms Control & Non Proliferation

Mr. Vince Manzo, Research Scientist, CNA Analysis & Solutions

Dr. Heather Williams, Defence Studies Department and Centre for Science and Security Studies, Kings College

Rear Admiral Ryan B. Scholl, Deputy Director, Plans and Policy, U.S. Strategic Command

Dr. Brian G. Chow, Independent Consultant

3:10-3:25          CLOSING COMMENTS

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