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Security Conference


Changing American National Security Priorities

Program Schedule

Thursday, November 29
Dogwood Room, Indiana Memorial Union

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.                        
Opening General Session:

Gene Coyle
, (CIA-ret)-- SPEA and Global Village LLC
  • Purpose and timing of the conference
  • How the Intelligence Community is structured today
  • Government Officials: Ethics, Arrogance and Just Plain Dumb
  • Discussion of some intelligence "successes" and "failures" over the last decade
10:15 - 12:00 p.m. Session I
Regional Issues

China as a growing regional and world power Dr. Gardner Bovington, Central Eurasian Studies

Impact of China in Latin America and Africa Dr. Evan Ellis, Professor at the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, National Defense University

North Korea Dr. Seongji Woo, Associate Professor at the College of International Studies, Kyung Hee University

Student Moderator: Alyssa Kelly
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Session II

Middle East and Iranian Challenges Ambassador Feisal Istrabadi, Director of the Center for the Study of the Middle East/COAS

Student Moderator: Anne Willborn
2:15 - 3:40 p.m. Session III

Resurgent Russia and Collapsing Europe

Moderator: Dr. Maria Bucur-Deckard, Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Panelists: Dr. Regina Smyth, Political Science/COAS; Dr. Dina Spechler, Political Science/COAS; and Tyler Drumheller - former C/EUR/CIA
3:45 - 5:15 p.m. Session IV
Thematic Issues

Challenges for the Intelligence Community (IC):

Example of Politicization: Iraq WMD (Curveball case), Tyler Drumheller

Changing Tasks for the CIA in the 21st Century, Tyler Drumheller and Gene Coyle

Student Moderator: Alex Wilson
5:30 - 6:45 p.m. Keynote Speaker, Whittenberger Auditorium

The Honorable Mary Beth Long, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Affairs

Friday, November 30
Georgian Room, Indiana Memorial Union
Continuation of Thematic Issues and a Wrap-Up Panel

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.                      

Session V
Domestic National Security Issues

FBI priorities in coming years, Robert Jones, FBI SAC, Indianapolis

Civil Liberties/Privacy vs Security, Beth Cate, SPEA

Student Moderator: Emilce Sanchez
10:30 - 12:00 p.m. Session VI
Cyber Issues

Defense against cyber espionage, crime and warfare -- The threats and who should run these defensive efforts?

Overview of the threat and issue of government-private sector cooperation against the threats, Fred Cate, Director, Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research

Domestic and international law aspects, David Fidler, LAW
12:00 - 12:45 p.m. Lunch
12:45 - 1:50 p.m. Session VII

Monitoring International Flows of Ideas, People and Money

Vicki Allums, Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property Defense Information Systems Agency, Department of Defense

Jeff Tunis, retired career foreign service officer
2:00 - 3:55 p.m. Session VIII
Natural Resource Issues

Energy (Supply, Foreign Dependence, Conservation); Worldwide Water Scarcity

Policy considerations on energy, John Clark, former Energy Advisor to Governor Daniels and Richard Hertzberg, Chairman and CEO of the ENPEX Corporation

The human dimensions of energy and water use? Dr. Shahzeen Attari, SPEA Professor

Water as a source of conflict in the world, Dr. Todd Royer, SPEA Professor
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Wrap Up Panel

What Have We Learned? Can we be optimistic about the coming years?

Moderator: Gene Coyle

Panelists: Mary Beth Long, Tyler Drumheller, Dan Denning, and Anthony Koliha.