06.22.17

Capitol Hill National Security Forum

June 22, 2017 9:00 AM | Capitol Visitor Center

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.

 

2017 EVENT SCHEDULE

**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

  • Chairman Ed Royce, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, U.S. House of Representatives (R-CA)
  • Mr. Michael Singh, Managing Director, Washington Institute for Near East Policy
  • Mr. Anthony Ruggiero, Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
  • The Honorable Tony Blinken, Former Deputy Secretary of State; University of Chicago
  • Mr. Jon Wolfsthal, Senior Director for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, National Security Council
  • Moderated by Anne Gearan, The Washington Post

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

  • The Honorable Adam Szubin, Former Acting Secretary of the Treasury; Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • The Honorable Daniel Glaser, Former Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing, Department of the Treasury; Financial Integrity Network
  • Dr. Matthew Levitt, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, Department of the Treasury; Washington Institute for Near East Policy
  • Dr. Samantha Ravich, Former Deputy National Security Advisor to the Vice President; Foundation for Defense of Democracies
  • Moderated by Eric Lorber, Financial Integrity Network 

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

  • The Honorable Paula Dobriansky, Former Undersecretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs; Harvard University
  • The Honorable Kristen Silverberg, Former Ambassador to the EU; Institute of International Finance
  • Dr. Charles Kupchan, Former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for European Affairs, National Security Council; Georgetown University
  • Ms. Julianne Smith, Former Deputy National Security Advisor to the Vice President; Center for a New American Security
  • Moderated by Jennifer Griffin, Fox News

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

  • Mr. Jamie Fly, Senior Fellow, German Marshall Fund
  • The Honorable Tom Malinowski, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy
  • Ms. Elisa Massimino, President & CEO, Human Rights First
  • Moderated by Mike Gerson, The Washington Post

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

  • Congressman Mike Gallagher, U.S. House of Representatives (R-WI)
  • Mr. Brian Hook, National Security Advisor and Director of Office of Policy Planning, U.S. Department of State
  • Admiral Dennis Blair, Former Director of National Intelligence; Former Commander, U.S. Pacific Command
  • Mr. Ely Ratner, Former Deputy National Security Advisor to the Vice President; Council on Foreign Relations
  • Moderated by Andrea Mitchell, MSNBC

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

  • Mr. Elliott Abrams, Former Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor; Council on Foreign Relations
  • Ambassador Ryan Crocker, Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria; Texas A&M University
  • Mr. Jake Sullivan, Former Deputy Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor to the Vice President; Yale Law School
  • Dr. Tamara Cofman Wittes, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, Brookings Institute
  • Moderated by Nancy Youssef, Buzzfeed News

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


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


LIVE STREAMS

South Meeting Room Live Streams

Next Steps in Cybersecurity (9:50 – 10:30 a.m.)

Containing Nuclear Renegades (11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

Lessons in Economic Statecraft (1:40 – 2:20 p.m.)

The Role of Human Rights in United States’ Foreign Policy (3:20 – 4:00 p.m.)

The Future of the Middle East (4:10 – 4:50 p.m.)

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.

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