Event

DATE
October 12, 2017, 08:00 AM - 04:30 PM

TIME
08:00 AM

VENUE
Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, Connally Ballroom

2017 Texas National Security Forum
October 12, 2017, 08:00 AM - 04:30 PM
2017 Texas National Security Forum

On Thursday, October 12, 2017, the Robert Strauss Center, Clements Center for National Security, the Intelligence Studies Project are pleased to announce the fourth annual Texas National Security Forum at The University of Texas at Austin.

The forum, "Alliances and Partnerships in American National Security," will feature keynote remarks by a Senior Administration Official. We will also be joined by an array of experts for four panel discussions on defense, intelligence, diplomacy, and international financial policy. The full agenda can be viewed below. This event is co-sponsored by the Texas National Security NetworkStratfor, and the LBJ School of Public Affairs.


Registration is now full for the fourth annual Texas National Security Forum. The event is free and open to the public, however, advance registration is required to attend each session.

NOTE: Registration is required to attend the Texas National Security Forum. Registration does not ensure admittance. Please arrive early to secure your seat.

**UT AUSTIN STUDENTS: You must register to attend. However, at the door, any unclaimed seats will be given to UT Austin students who can produce a valid ID.**


AGENDA

8:00 am – 8:30 am 
Arrival and Registration 
(Coffee/Tea/Light Breakfast served)

Session I

8:30 am – 8:45 am
Welcome by William Inboden, Executive Director of the Clements Center for National Security, and Robert Chesney, Director of the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law

8:45 am – 10:00 am
Panel One: Defense Perspectives
Moderator: Aaron O’Connell, Clements Center and Department of History

Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute, former United States Permanent Representative to NATO
Barry Pavel, former Senior Director for Defense Policy and Strategy on the National Security Council staff
Kori Schake, former Director for Defense Strategy and Requirements on the National Security Council staff
Gen. Mark Welsh, former Chief of Staff of the Air Force

10:15 am – 10:30 am
Texas National Security Review

10:30 am – 11:45 am 
Panel Two: Intelligence Perspectives 
Moderator: Fred Burton, Chief Security Officer, Stratfor

Leslie Ireland, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Intelligence and Analysis
Marcel Lettre, former Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence
John McLaughlin, former Acting Director of Central Intelligence
David Shedd, former Acting Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency

Session II

11:45 am - 12:15 pm
Lunch
(Box lunch for participants and registered guests)

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm 
Keynote Remarks by a Senior Administration Official

Introduction by Dr. Gregory Fenves, President of The University of Texas at Austin
Discussion and audience questions moderated by Stephen Slick, Director of the Intelligence Studies Project

Session III

1:45 pm – 3:00 pm 
Panel Three: Diplomatic Perspectives 
Moderator: Amb. Greg Engle, Strauss Center

Elliott Abrams, former Deputy National Security Advisor
Kurt Campbell, former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia (tentative)
Paula Dobriansky, former Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs
David Kramer, former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm 
Panel Four: International Financial Policy 
Moderator: Robert Chesney, Strauss Center

Janice Gardner, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Intelligence and Analysis
Richard Nephew, former Principal Deputy Coordinator for Sanctions Policy at the Department of State
Samantha Ravich, former Deputy National Security Advisor to the Vice President
Juan Zarate, former Deputy National Security Advisor

4:30 pm
Forum Adjourns