United States Strategic Command Offutt Airforce Base, Nebraska

2018 United States Strategic Command Deterrence Symposium

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

Past Deterrence Symposium Videos

See all the sessions and speakers from year's past.

View Videos »

Staff & Contact Information

Find contact information for assistance with the Deterrence Symposium.

View Contact Information

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

Mr. Robert Taylor, Acting 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: Mr. Greg Weaver, Deputy Director for Strategic Stability, Joint Staff J5

Panel: 

Rear Admiral Kelly Aeschbach, USSTRATCOM J2

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

Peter Johnston, Senior Strategic Analyst with Defence Research and Development, Canada

Mr. 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: 

Rear Admiral William Houston, Deputy Director, Strategic Targeting & Nuclear Mission Planning, U. S. Strategic Command

Dr. Stephen Flanagan, Senior Political Scientist, RAND

Mr Tom Hamilton, First Assistant Secretary Strategic Policy, Strategic Policy and Intelligence Group, Australian Department of Defence

Brigadier Zahir Kazmi, Director, Arms Control & Disarmament Affairs, Strategic Plans Division, Joint Staff Headquarters, Pakistan

12:20-12:30      BREAK

12:30-1:15        LUNCH

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

The Honorable Rose Gottemoeller, Deputy Secretary General NATO

1:45-2:25          BREAK

2:25-3:45          PANEL #3: How to Integrate/Develop Offensive and Defensive Strategy? 

Moderator: Dr. Robert Soofer, DASD Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy

Panel: 

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

Dr. Bradley Thayer, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Iceland

Brigadier General Gregory Bowen, Deputy Director Global Operations, U. S. Strategic Command

Dr. Shmuel Bar, Found and CEO Intuview, Israel

3:45-4:00          BREAK

4:00-5:20          PANEL #4:  How to Integrate U.S. & Allied Approaches for Deterrence and Assurance?  

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

Panel: 

Air Commodore Phil Champion, Regional and Multinational Engagement Advisor for Strategic Planning and Policy, U.S. Pacific Command

Brigadier General Christopher Coffelt, Deputy Director Nuclear Operations, U. S. Strategic Command

Dr. Jens Ringsmose, Director of the Institute for Military Operations& Vice Dean at the Royal Danish Defence College, Denmark

Air Vice Marshal Andrew Turner, UK

Major General JungWoong Lee, Director, Strategic Planning Directorate (J-5) JCS, & Director, CWMD Center, JCS, Republic of Korea

Major General Naoki Kajiwara, Director of J5, Joint Staff, Japan

5:20-6:30          DINNER RECEPTION

6:30-Close        DINNER

Keynote Speaker: Perspectives on Deterrence

General Hyten, Mr. Bryan McGrath, Mr. Lance Fritz, CEO Union Pacific, Mr. Sid Dinsdale, CEO & President Pinnacle Bank, Mr. Tim Burke CEO Omaha Public Power District, Mr. Eric Keen CEO HDR

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

 Panel: 

Kayla Mateucci, Fordham University

J. Andres Gannon, University of California, San Diego (cPASS)

Dani Nedal, Georgetown University

Suon Choi, Georgia Institute of Technology

10:20-10:40      BREAK

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

Sessions:

Overview of Nuclear Weapons Effects(NWE) – Mr. Dave Rehbein LLNL

Deterrence Theory, Policy, and the 2018 NPR – Dr. Keith Payne, CEO & President, National Institute for Public Policy and Professor, Missouri State University

Characteristics of Integrated Deterrence – Dr. Jonathan Trexel, Senior Policy Consultant, SAIC

Application of Space Capabilities for Deterrent Effect – The Honorable Frank A. Rose, Senior Fellow, Security & Strategy, The Brookings Institution

11:45-12:00      BREAK

12:00-1:00        LUNCH

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

TBD

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?     

ModeratorAir Vice Marshal Stephen Meredith, Head of Force Integration, Australian Defence Force Headquarters

Panel: 

Elbridge Colby, Center for a New American Security

Lieutenant General (Ret) Thomas Spoehr, The Heritage Foundation

Major General Stephen Davis, Director of Global Operations, U.S. Strategic Command

Rear Admiral Linnea Sommer-Weddington, Director, C4 Systems, S. Strategic Command

3:10-3:25          CLOSING COMMENTS

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