SOURCE The Aspen Institute
Speakers to include Generals Martin Dempsey and Ray Odierno and Seven Ambassadors to the United States
WASHINGTON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aspen Institute Homeland Security Program announces the 2014 Aspen Security Forum, taking place July 23–26 at the Institute's Aspen Meadows campus in Aspen, Colorado. In its fifth year, the forum will explore issues ranging from the threat of weapons of mass destruction, the future of Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the future of warfare, to Congressional oversight and the intersection of privacy, surveillance, and civil liberties. The forum will welcome more than 80 top-level current and former government officials, industry leaders, noted print and broadcast journalists, and leading thinkers to examine the key issues in homeland security and counterterrorism. The New York Times and CNN are this year's forum media co-presenters.
"The fifth annual Aspen Security Forum will continue its longstanding focus on terrorism and counter-terrorism issues as they affect homeland security. And, the forum will continue also to feature discussions on the hot button traditional foreign policy and national security issues of the day," said Clark Ervin, director of the Aspen Institute Homeland Security Program.
"Each year, the need for a top-level convening on the issues of homeland security becomes even greater," said Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute. "As the threats get more complex, it's important to have a smart nonpartisan understanding of what we must do."
Confirmed speakers for the 2014 Forum
Foreign Ambassadors speaking at the 2014 Forum
Live video and daily video highlights from the Security Forum will be posted at http://aspensecurityforum.org/media/ and event updates will be featured at https://twitter.com/AspenSecurity and www.facebook.com/aspeninstitute.
For a complete list of currently confirmed speakers, registration information, and sponsorship details, please visit www.aspensecurityforum.org.
Sponsors for the 2014 Aspen Security Forum to date are IBM, Intel Security, Microsoft, Raytheon, and Target.
About The Aspen Institute
The Aspen Institute's Homeland Security Program works to heighten public awareness as to the nation's continued vulnerability to terrorism, and to persuade the nation to take the necessary steps to close the gap between how secure we should be and how secure we actually are. For more information, please visit www.aspeninstitute.org/security.
The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute is based in Washington, DC; Aspen, Colorado; and on the Wye River on Maryland's Eastern Shore. It also has offices in New York City and an international network of partners. For more information, visit www.aspeninstitute.org.
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