Capitol Hill National Security Forum


Presented by Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX), Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Senator Chris Coons (D-DE)  the inaugural, bipartisan Capitol Hill National Security Forum (CHNSF) will gather national leaders and key stakeholders to address 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 U.S. Capitol Visitor Center on Thursday, June 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


**Registration is required**

9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. \\ Congressional Auditorium
Welcome & Introduction

9:10 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. \\ Congressional Auditorium
A Conversation on Protecting the Homeland

9:50 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. \\ Congressional Auditorium
The Role of Intelligence in Today’s Threat Environment

9:50 a.m. – 10: 30 a.m. \\ South Congressional Meeting Room
Next Steps in Cybersecurity

10:40 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. \\ Congressional Auditorium
A Conversation on the Role of the United States in the World

11:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. \\ Congressional Auditorium
Strengthening Homeland Security

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. \\ South Congressional Meeting Room
Containing Nuclear Renegades

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. \\ Congressional Auditorium
U.S. International Engagement

1:00 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. 
Lunch Break

1:40 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. \\ Congressional Auditorium
Restoring America’s Military Might

1:40 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. \\ South Congressional Meeting Room
Lessons in Economic Statecraft

2:30 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. \\ Congressional Auditorium
The State of U.S. Intelligence

3:20 p.m.– 4:00 p.m. \\ Congressional Auditorium
Restoring Transatlantic Alliances

3:20 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. \\ South Congressional Meeting Room
The Role of Human Rights in U.S. Foreign Policy

4:10 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. \\ Congressional Auditorium
U.S. Relations with China

4:10 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. \\ South Congressional Meeting Room
The Future of the Middle East (HVC-201)

4:50 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. \\ Congressional Auditorium
Closing Remarks 

To view a PDF of the 2017 event schedule click here.


For day of event, please enter the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center via the First Street entrance. We recommend that when guests arrive they inform U.S. Capitol Police that they are here for an event (Capitol Hill National Security Forum) so they can bypass the line. Once inside take an immediate left and see stairwell that leads to the Congressional Auditorium and South Congressional Meeting Room.

For more INFORMATION please contact:

Claire Duval at

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