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Priorities in Defense Cooperation

  • Robert S. Karem, Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, DoD (Invited) 


Shaping the DoD for Future Missions

  • Congresswoman Martha McSally R-AZ (2nd District),  House Armed Services Committee (Invited) 


Orienting Defense Dept. for Security Assistance Success

  • MG. Stephen E. Farmen, USA, Commanding General, United States Army Security Assistance Command (Confirmed)
  • Maj. Gen. Lawrence M. Martin, Jr., USAF, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs (Confirmed)
  • Anne Sandel, Executive Director, Navy International Programs Office (Confirmed)

Moderator: Tim Sneek, Defence Cooperation Attaché, Royal Netherlands Embassy, Washington, DC (Confirmed)




A Conversation about Defense Budgets and Force Size

  • Mackenzie Eaglen, Research Fellow for national security , American Enterprise Institute (Confirmed)
  • Andrew Hunter, Director, Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group and Senior Fellow, International Security Program,  Center for Strategic and International Studies (Confirmed)
  • John Luddy, Vice President, National Security Policy, Aerospace Industries Association (Confirmed)

 Moderator:  Vago Muradian, Editor, Defense & Aerospace Report (Confirmed)


Future NATO Directions

  • Dr. Camille Grand, Assistant Secretary General for Defense Investment, NATO (Confirmed)


Lunch: International Defense Partnerships


Partner Perspectives   

  • Adam Culley, Minister/Counselor, Materiel, Embassy of Australia, Washington, DC (Confirmed)
  • MG Finn Kristian Hannestad, Defense Attaché, Royal Norwegian Embassy, Washington, DC (Confirmed)
  • Hiroyuki Hatada, Director Defense Industry Division, METI, Japan (Confirmed)
  • Lorna Prosper, Director General, Public Works & Govt.Services, Embassy of Canada, Washington, DC (Confirmed)
Moderator: Matthew Warren, Director, International Armaments Cooperation, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics) (Confirmed)


Export Control Update

  • Beth M. McCormick, Director DTSA (Confirmed)
  • Patrick McElwain, Director, E2C2 (Confirmed)
  • Brian H. Nilsson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Defense Trade Controls (Confirmed)

Moderator: Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services, P.C. (Confirmed)


Expanding the Defense Industrial Base

  • Alexander Gray, Special Assistant to the President (Defense Policy), White House (Confirmed)
  • John G. McGinn, Ph.D., Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense MIBP (Confirmed)


New Global Industrial Partnerships

  • Kurt Amend, Chief Executive, Raytheon Arabia (Confirmed)
  • David M. Van Buren, Corporate Senior VP, Business Strategy, L-3 Communications Corporation (Confirmed)
  • Nancy Ziuzin Schlegel, Vice President, International Government Affairs, Lockheed Martin International.
Moderator: Steve Grundman, M.A. and George Lund Fellow for Emerging Defense Challenges, Atlantic Council (Confirmed)


Conference Reception 

 The organizers reserve the right to change the program based on speaker availability and world events