The United States and Global Missile Defense

May 28, 2014 - 8:30 am

1030 15th Street, NW, 12th Floor (West Tower)
Washington, DC

Please join the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security for our annual Global Missile Defense conference, which will take place on May 28, 2014 at the Atlantic Council headquarters.

Our annual conferences have enabled the Atlantic Council to take an active, leading role in discussions and debate concerning the role of missile defense in US security policy. Building upon last year’s conversations, this year’s event will focus on the recent developments concerning the emerging regional missile defense architectures in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia and, it will feature a panel addressing how missile defense operations are likely to evolve out to 2030.


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8:30 - 9:00 a.m.Registration and Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15 a.m.Welcome
Frederick Kempe, President and CEO, Atlantic Council (@FredKempe)
Ellen O. Tauscher, Vice Chair, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council; Former Special Envoy for Strategic Stability and Missile Defense, US Department of State (@EllenOTauscher)
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.Keynote Remarks: US Missile Defense Plans and Priorities
James A. Winnefeld, Jr., Vice Chairman, US Joint Chiefs of Staff
Moderator: Frederick Kempe

10:15 - 11:30 a.m.Transatlantic Missile Defense Architecture
Robert G. Bell, Senior Civilian Representative of the Secretary of Defense in Europe & Defense Advisor, US Mission to NATO
Alexis Morel, Director of Strategic Affairs, Thales
Kurt Volker, Executive Director, The McCain Institute for International Leadership, Arizona State University; Senior Adviser, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council (@kvolker)
Moderator: John Rood, Vice President, Business Development, Raytheon
11:30 - 11:45 a.m.Coffee Break
11:45 - 1:00 p.m.Defense Cooperation in the Arabian Gulf
Kevin J. Cosgriff, Former Commander, US 5th Fleet, US Navy
Michael Eisenstadt, Senior Fellow and Director, Military and Security Studies Program, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Bilal Y. Saab, Senior Fellow for Middle East Security, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council
Moderator: Michele Dunne, Senior Associate, Middle East Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (@MicheleDDunne)
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.Lunch Break
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.Luncheon Conversation: Missile Defense Agency Retrospective
Ronald T. Kadish, Executive Vice President, Defense Group, Booz Allen Hamilton
Henry A. Obering, Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton
Patrick O’Reilly, Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council
Moderator: Ian Brzezinski, Senior Fellow, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.Missile Defense in the Asia Pacific
Patrick Cronin, Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program, Center for New American Security
David Gompert, Adjunct Senior Fellow, RAND Corporation
Moderator: Randall Schriver, Founding Partner, Armitage International; President and CEO, Project 2049 Institute
3:30 - 3:45 p.m.Coffee Break
3:45 - 5:00 p.m.What’s Next? Missile Defense in 2030
James N. Miller, President, Adaptive Strategies LLC; Former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, US Department of Defense; Board Director, Atlantic Council  
Robert Stein, Senior Fellow, US Defense Science Board
Dean Wilkening, Physicist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Former Senior Research Scientist, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University
Moderator: Barry Pavel, Vice President and Director, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council (@BarryPavel)

This conference is generously sponsored by
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