VIDEO: Texas National Security Forum: Alliances and Partnerships in American National Security

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 - Thursday, Oct 12, 2017   |   8:00 AM - 4:30 PM   |  Etter-Harbin Alumni Center

The Intelligence Studies Project, Robert Strauss Center, and Clements Center hosted the fourth annual Texas National Security Forum at The University of Texas at Austin on Thursday, October 12.

The forum, "Alliances and Partnerships in American National Security," featured keynote remarks by The Honorable Michael Pompeo, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. We were also 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 was co-sponsored by the Texas National Security NetworkStratfor, and the LBJ School of Public Affairs.


Media Coverage

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VIDEO:

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

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
Kori Schake, former Director for Defense Strategy on the National Security Council
Troy Thomas, former Senior Director for Defense Policy and Strategy on the National Security Council
Gen. Mark Welsh, former Chief of Staff of the Air Force

 

 


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

 

 

 

Keynote Remarks by The Honorable Michael Pompeo, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

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

 

 

 

Panel Three: Diplomatic Perspectives
Moderator: Amb. Greg Engle, Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law

Elliott Abrams, former Deputy National Security Advisor
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

 


Panel Four: International Financial Policy
Moderator: Robert Chesney, Director of the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law

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