The Changing Terrorist Threat to the US

Mon., Feb. 25, 2019    

CPOST is proud to announce its May 16 conference "The Changing Terrorist Threat to the US." Held at the University of Chicago, our conference will feature keynote speeches from DHS Secretary General John Kelly and former CIA and NSA director General Michael Hayden.

"The Changing Terrorist Threat to the US" will attempt to define what the biggest current threats to the US are, why they matter, and how we can best defend against them. We are bringing politicians, the policy community, the business/tech world, and scholars together to give non-partisan answers to pressing questions: What is the biggest current domestic terror threat to the US and how has it changed since 9/11? Can we address terror through immigration reform? What is the role of the private sector? How does the US fight the war on terror with soft power and ideas as well as troops?

The conference will be an all day event and is open to the public with tickets available now online. Livestream information will be shared in advance of the proceedings. We hope that you will also follow along and participate in the discussion by using our hashtag on Twitter: #ChangingThreats.

Other committed speakers include:

Rep. Mike Quigley: Congressman IL-05; The Hon. Mike Vickers: former Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence; Ambassador Dan Benjamin: former Coordinator for Counterterrorism, State; Dr. Julia Nesheiwat: Acting Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs; Shannon Green, Dir. Human Rights Initiative, CSIS; George Little: Partner Brunswick Group; Kamran Bajwa: Partner, Kirkland & Ellis; Luke McCormack: former CIO of DHS; Paul Petefish: CEO, Evolve Security.

A full agenda is below:

10:00-10:15 AM             Introduction and Welcome

10:15-11:15 AM       Panel 1: The American Face of Terror: Threats and Political Responses
What is the biggest current domestic terror threat to the US and how has it changed since 9/11? How does terror affect our domestic politics? Can we address this through immigration reform? 

11:15 AM-12:00 PM      Keynote 1: Secretary Kelly

12:00-12:30 PM      Lunch

12:30-1:30 PM              Panel 2: Fighting Terror without Boots on the Ground
How does the US fight the war on terror with troops and beyond? Can we imagine another invasion of Iraq? Finally, how do our allies want us to fight this war?

1:40-3:00 PM         Flash Panels
Short 20 minute conversations between two high level speakers.

3:00-3:45 PM                Keynote 2: General Hayden

A closed door executive session co-chaired by Steve Clemons from the Atlantic will feature conference participants and will result in a series of recommendations to be published and forwarded to the administration.

This event is made possible by the generous support of The Brunswick Group, Deloitte, and the Carnegie Corporation of New York.