Event

DATE
March 23, 2017, 08:30 AM - 04:35 PM

TIME
08:30 AM

VENUE
Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, Connally Ballroom

Intelligence in Defense of the Homeland - ISP Spring Symposium
March 23, 2017, 08:30 AM - 04:35 PM
Intelligence in Defense of the Homeland - ISP Spring Symposium

On Thursday, March 23, 2017, the Intelligence Studies Project and Business Executives for National Security, along with the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law and the Clements Center for National Security, hosted this year’s ISP Spring Symposium, “Intelligence in Defense of the Homeland,” at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center.

The symposium garnered widespread media coverage, including event recaps in the Austin-American Statesman, KVUE, and Fox 7 Austin.

See below for videos of each panel and keynote address, and photos from the event at our Flickr.

Welcome by Gregory Fenves, President of The University of Texas at Austin



An Evolving Domestic Threat: A Discussion with Bruce Hoffman and Peter Bergen

  • Bruce Hoffman, Director of the Center for Security Studies and Professor at
    Georgetown University
  • Peter Bergen, Author and CNN National Security Analyst
  • Moderator: Michele L. Malvesti, Professor of Practice in International Security Studies at
    Tufts University


Keynote Remarks by James Comey, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

  • Introduction by UT System Chancellor William McRaven
  • Discussion and audience questions moderated by William Inboden, Executive Director of
    the Clements Center for National Security


Challenges for State and Local Governments in Countering Extremist Violence: A Panel
Discussion with Steve McCraw, Lt. Gen. John Bansemer, and Robert Griffin

  • Steve McCraw, Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Lt. Gen. John Bansemer, Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Partner Engagement at the
    Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  • Robert Griffin, Serial Entrepreneur in Intelligence and National Security
  • Moderator: Samuel Rascoff, Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Law and
    Security at New York University


Keynote Remarks by Thomas Bossert, Assistant to the President for
Homeland Security and Counterterrorism

  • Discussion and audience questions moderated by Stephen Slick, Director of the
    Intelligence Studies Project

     


Commanders’ Perspectives: Remarks by Commander, U.S. Southern Command,
Adm Kurt Tidd

  • Commentary by Chancellor William McRaven and Gen. (Ret) Norton Schwartz,
    President and CEO of the Business Executives for National Security
  • Moderator: Christine Abizaid, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for
    Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asia



Safeguarding Civil Liberties While Defending the Homeland: A Conversation
between Ben Wittes and Hina Shamsi

  • Ben Wittes, Editor-in-Chief of Lawfare and Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution
  • Hina Shamsi, Director of the ACLU National Security Project
  • Moderator: Robert Chesney, Director of the Strauss Center for International Security and Law


New Approaches to Securing the Homeland

  • Closing Remarks by Gen. Norton Schwartz