Capitol Hill National Security Forum 2018


Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX), Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) present the second annual, bipartisan Capitol Hill National Security Forum (CHNSF) will gather national leaders and key stakeholders to address the state of our nation’s security and discuss ideas and policies for improving U.S. defenses at home and abroad. The CHNSF will be held in the Congressional Auditorium of the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center on Thursday, June 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.




2018 event schedule


9:30 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. \\ Congressional Auditorium

Welcome & Introduction



9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. \\ Congressional Auditorium

A Conversation on the International Dimensions of Securing the Homeland


10:40 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. \\ Congressional Auditorium

Maintaining the Edge in Great Power Competition


11:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. \\ Congressional Auditorium

Remarks by Senator Marco Rubio



12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.



12:30 a.m. – 1:10 p.m. \\ Congressional Auditorium

How Support for Democracy Strengthens U.S. National Security



1:10 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. \\ Congressional Auditorium

Congress’ Role in National Security and Foreign Policy



2:10 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. \\ Congressional Auditorium

Technology and Innovation in the Intelligence Community



3:05 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. \\ Congressional Auditorium

Countering ISIS 2.0 and the Future of the Middle East



4:00 p.m. – 4:40 p.m. \\ Congressional Auditorium

America and the ‘Pacific Century:’ The Future of Security in East Asia



4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. \\ Congressional Auditorium

Closing Remarks


*schedule subject to shift pending votes

To view a PDF of the 2018 event schedule click here.

For day of event, please enter the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center via the First Street entrance. Once inside take an immediate left and see stairwell that leads to the Congressional Auditorium.

To RSVP, click here.

For TICKET INQUIRIES please contact:

Caroline Campbell at


**Capitol Hill press credentials are required to attend**

House Daily Press Gallery (Kristine Michalson)
(202) 225-3945
House Radio-TV Gallery (Ryan Dahl)
(202) 225-5214
House Periodical Press Gallery (Jennifer Walters)
(202) 225-2941
Press Photographers Gallery (Jeff Kent)
(202) 224-6548