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2018 United States Strategic Command Deterrence Symposium

August 1-2, 2018 | La Vista, NE | La Vista Conference Center

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Agenda

1 AUGUST  2018

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

8:00-9:00          NEXT GENERATION BREAKFAST

 9:00-9:05         OPENING REMARKS

Major General  Nina Armagno, 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:  Nature of Strategic Conflict in the 21st Century?    

Moderator: Greg Weaver, Deputy Director for Strategic Stability, Joint Staff J5

Panel: 

Rear Admiral Curt Copley, USSTRATCOM J2

Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman, Emeritus Professor of War Studies, Kings College London, UK

Susan Shirk, Research Professor; Chair, 21st Century China Center, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego

Anthony Cordesman, Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy, CSIS

Gregory Smolynec, Director General, Strategic Initiatives, Strategic Joint Staff, National Defence, Canada

Peter Huessy, Director for Strategic Deterrent Studies, Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies

10:45-11:00       BREAK

10:45-11:15        MEDIA AVAILABILITY

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

11:00-12:20      PANEL #2: Who’s Shifting Competitive Strategic Advantage in Favor Of?    

Moderator: The Honorable Frank Miller, Principal, The Scowcroft Group

Panel: 

Chris Chivvis, Associate Director, International Security and Defense Policy Center; Affiliate Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School; Senior Political Scientist

Elbridge Colby, DASD for Strategy and Force Development

Patrick Cronin, Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security

12:20-12:30      BREAK

12:30-1:25        LUNCH

1:25-1:55          Keynote Speaker: Perspectives on Deterrence

General Joseph Dunford, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

1:55-2:15          BREAK

2:15-3:35          PANEL #3: How to Integrate/Develop Offensive and Defensive Strategy? 

Moderator: Barry Blechman, Co Founder & Distinguished Fellow, Stimson Center

Panel: 

Thomas Karako, Senior Fellow, International Security Program and Director, Missile Defense Project, CSIS

Michael Pillsbury, Senior Fellow & Director of the Center for Chinese Strategy, Hudson Institute

Michela Dodge, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for National Defense, Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, The Heritage Foundation

Rear Admiral Daniel Fillion, USSTRATCOM J3

3:35-3:50          BREAK

3:50-5:10          PANEL #4:  How to Integrate U.S. & Allied Approaches for Deterrence and Assurance?  

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

Panel: 

Major General Joaquin F. Malavet, U.S. Pacific Command J5

Ambassador Philip T. Reeker, Civilian Deputy to the Commander/POLAD, U.S. European Command

5:10-6:30          DINNER RECEPTION

6:30-Close        DINNER

Keynote Speaker: Perspectives on Deterrence

General Hyten, CEO’s TBD

2 AUGUST 2018

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

8:00-8:45          INTERNATIONAL BREAKFAST

9:00-10:20        PANEL #5:  New Thinking on Deterrence | Academic Alliance

Moderator: Elsbeth Magilton, Executive Director of Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law Programs, University Nebraska Lincoln

 Panel: TBD

10:20-10:40      BREAK

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

Sessions:

Overview of Nuclear Weapons Effects(NWE)

Overview of Nuclear Posture Review(NPR) & Missile Defense Review, Dr. Keith Payne

Characteristics of Integrated Deterrence, Dr. Jonathan Trexel

Application of Space Capabilities for Deterrent Effect

11:45-12:00      BREAK

12:00-1:00        LUNCH

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

General Curtis Scaporrotti, Commander, U.S. European Command and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe

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

1:35-1:50          BREAK

1:50-3:10          PANEL #7:  Speed of Change? How do we accelerate change?     

Moderator: Lieutenant General Jack Weinstein, HQ AF A10

Panel: 

Will Roper, Director, Strategic Capabilities Office, OSD

Jennifer Pahlka, Founder & Executive Director, Code for America

Lieutenant General (Ret) Thomas Spoehr, The Heritage Foundation

Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Alphabet, Inc

Evan Hoapili, USSTRATCOM J8

3:10-3:25          CLOSING COMMENTS

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