December 3, 2012
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MONDAY, DECEMBER 10
1 p.m. Registration
1:30 p.m.

WELCOME
  • Frederick KempePresident and CEO, Atlantic Council
  • Christoper A. KojmChairman, US National Intelligence Council
1:40 p.m.

STRATEGIC ADDRESS
  • Chuck HagelChairman, Atlantic Council
2:00-3:30 p.m.

WHAT KIND OF WORLD IN 2030? THE NIC’S FOUR ALTERNATIVE SCENARIOS
Presenter: 
  • Mathew J. Burrows, Counselor, US National Intelligence Council; Author, "Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds"
Keynote Response
  • Frederick Kempe, President and CEO, Atlantic Council
Moderator: 
  • David Ignatius, Associate Editor, Washington Post
3:30-3:45 p.m. Coffee Break
3:45-5:15 p.m.
  
EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES THAT COULD CHANGE OUR FUTURE
Speakers: 
  • James CartwrightHarold Brown Chair in Defense Policy Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Mikael HagstromExecutive Vice President, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, SAS
  • Paul SaffoManaging Director of Foresight, Discern Analytics; Senior Fellow, Strategic Foresight Initiative, The Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council
Moderator:
  • Mariette DiChristinaEditor in Chief, Scientific American
5:30 p.m. Welcome Reception

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11

8:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00-10:00a.m.
  
WILL THE US BE ABLE TO LEAD IN A POST-WESTERN WORLD?
Speakers:
  • Annette HeuserExecutive Director, Bertelsmann Foundation
  • Robert KaganSenior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institution
  • Moises NaimSenior Associate, International Economics Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Chief International Columnist, El País
  • Moderator: Philip StephensAssociate Editor, Financial Times
10:00-10:15 a.m. Coffee Break
10:15-11:15 a.m.
  
THE INDIVIDUAL VS. THE STATE: WHO WILL HAVE THE UPPER HAND IN 2030?
Speakers:
  • Jared CohenDirector, Google Ideas; Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Hisham KassemFounding Publisher, Al-Masry Al-youm Newspaper
  • Marne LevineVice President of Global Public Policy, Facebook
Moderator: 
  • Banning GarrettDirector, Strategic Foresight Initiative, The Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council
11:15-11:30 a.m. Coffee Break
11:30-12:30 p.m.
  
THE CHANGING NATURE OF WARFARE
Speakers:
  • Thomas EndersCEO, EADS NV
  • Michèle FlournoySenior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group; Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, US Department of Defense
  • George LundChairman, Torch Hill Investment Partners; Vice Chair, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council
Moderator:
  • Steven Grundman, M.A. and George Lund Fellow for Emerging Defense Challenges, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council
12:45-2:15 p.m.
  
LUNCHEON
A conversation with Brent Scowcroftformer National Security Advisor to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush

Moderator: 
  • Frederick KempePresident and CEO, Atlantic Council
2:30-3:30 p.m.
  
URBAN WORLD 2030
Speakers:
  • William CobbettManager, Cities Alliance, The World Bank
  • Robert HormatsUnder Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and Environment, US Department of State
  • H.E. Ashok Kumar MirpuriAmbassador to the United States, Republic of Singapore
Moderator: 
  • Diana FarrellDirector, McKinsey Center for Government, McKinsey & Co.
3:30-4:00 p.m. Coffee Break
4:00-5:30 p.m. ENVISIONING 2030: THE ATLANTIC COUNCIL’S US STRATEGY IN A POST-WESTERN WORLD
Presenter: 
  • Barry PavelDirector, The Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council
Commentators:
  • Stephen J. HadleyPrincipal, RiceHadleyGates LLC
  • James L. JonesFounder and President, Jones Group International; Chairman, The Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council
  • James SteinbergDean and Professor of Social Science, International Affairs, and Law, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University