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Saturday, December 1  
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM

BREAKFAST & PANEL 1

Air Force One Pavilion First Level THE AMERICAN PEOPLE BELIEVE...HOW ARE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE LOOKING AT OUR MILITARY AND THE PENTAGON AFTER THE MIDTERMS?
  Evaluate the American people's understandings, misunderstandings, and expectations for their military and our national security.
 

Panelists:

• Congresswoman Liz Cheney, U.S. House of Representatives, Wyoming
• Mr. Pete Hegseth, Co-Host, Fox and Friends
• Senator Angus King, U.S. Senate, Maine
Moderator: Mr. Tunku Varadarajan, Hoover Institute

   
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

PANEL 2

Annenberg Presidential Learning Center SECURITY COOPERATION & INTERNATIONAL ARMS SALES: IS THE U.S. WINNING THE COMPETITION?
  Evaluate the effectiveness of U.S. foreign military sales in bolstering U.S. national interests.
 

Panelists:

• Ms. Leanne Caret, President and CEO of Defense, Space, & Security, The Boeing Company
• Hon. Michele Flournoy, Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
• Congressman Kay Granger, U.S. House of Representatives, Texas
• Hon. Andrea Thompson, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control & International Security
Moderator: Mr. Josh Rogin, The Washington Post

   
 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

 PANEL 3

Air Force One Pavilion Second Level A DEFENSE INDUSTRIAL & INNOVATION BASE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY: WILL WE HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY TO COMPETE WITH CHINA?
  Assess the ability of our defense industrial and innovation base to compete with China
 

Panelists:

• Mr. Bill Brown, Chairman, President & CEO, Harris Corporation
• Congressman Mike Gallagher, U.S. House of Representatives, Wisconsin
• Hon. Ellen Lord, Under Secretary of Defense (AT&L)
Moderator: Ms. Missy Ryan, The Washington Post

   
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

panel 4

Annenberg Presidential Learning Center A DEFENSE INDUSTRIAL & INNOVATION BASE WORKFORCE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY: WINNING THE COMPETITION FOR HIGHLY SKILLED WORKERS INSIDE & OUTSIDE THE PENTAGON.
  Evaluate the ability of the military and defense industrial base to recruit and retain the best talent.
 

Panelists:

• Congressman Ken Calvert, U.S. House of Representatives, California
• The Honorable Mark Esper, Secretary of the U.S. Army
• Ms. Marillyn Hewson, Chairman, President & CEO, Lockheed
• Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, U.S. House of Representatives, Florida
Moderator: Mr. Bill Hemmer, Fox News

   
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

PANEL 5

Air Force One Pavilion Second Level A VIEW OF DEFENSE FROM SILICON VALLEY: HOW CAN WE BETTER ENGAGE THE TECH WORLD?
  Assess the relationship between the defense sector and the tech industry.
 

Panelists:

• Mr. Michael Brown, Director, Defense Innovation Unit
• Mr. Palmer Luckey, Founder, Anduril Industries
• Ms. Rachel Olney, PhD Candidate, Stanford University, Founder & CEO, Geosite
• Mr. Brad Smith, President & Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft
Moderator: Mr. Ryan Evans, War on the Rocks

   
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM KEYNOTE ADDRESS WITH THE U.S. SECRETARY OF DEFENSE, THE HONORABLE JAMES N. MATTIS
Air Force One Pavilion First Level Moderator: Mr. Bret Baier, Fox News
   
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM  LUNCHEON & DISCUSSION: A VIEW FROM CONGRESS
Air Force One Pavilion First Level A conversation with the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee.
  Moderator: Mr. Roger ZakheimRonald Reagan Institute
   
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

 PANEL 6

Annenberg Presidential Learning Center STAR WARS: WHAT DOES SDI TEACH US ABOUT TECHNOLOGY IN MILITARY COMPETITION?
   Evaluate the historic lessons of the Strategic Defense Initiative and their implications for today.
 

Panelists:

• Gen. Hawk Carlisle (USAF, Retired), President & CEO, National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)
• Mr. Thomas Kennedy, Chairman & CEO, Raytheon
• Senator Jon Kyl, U.S. Senate, Arizona
Moderator: Ms. Morgan Brennan, CNBC

   
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

 PANEL 7

Air Force One Pavilion Second Level WINNING IN THE GRAY ZONE: COUNTERING RUSSIA & CHINA BELOW THE LEVEL OF ARMED CONFLICT.
   Determine the strategies and tools necessary to counter disinformation, cyber & hybrid warfare campaigns.
 

Panelists:

• Congressman Jim Langevin, U.S. House of Representatives, Rhode Island
• Gen. Robert Neller, Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps
• Hon. Nadia Schadlow, Former Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategy
Moderator: Mr. Julian Barnes, The New York Times

   
 
2:00 PM –2:45 PM

panel 8

Annenberg Presidential Learning Center IRAN, SYRIA AND ISIS: DOES THE MILITARY HAVE THE RIGHT FOOTPRINT IN THE MIDDLE EAST?
   Assess U.S. strategy, presence, and interests in the Middle East.
 

Panelists:

• Senator Joni Ernst, U.S. Senate, Iowa
• Hon. Kathleen Hicks, Director, International Security Program, Center for Strategic & International Studies
• Senator Jeanne Shaheen, U.S. Senator, New Hampshire
Moderator: Ms. Jennifer Griffin, Fox News

   
2:00 PM –2:45 PM

PANEL 9

Air Force One Pavilion Second Level WILL THE U.S. REMAIN THE PREEMINENT MILITARY POWER? AN ASSESSMENT OF THE NATIONAL DEFENSE STRATEGY.
  Assess the U.S. National Defense Strategy and our ability to retain our military preeminence in an era of great power competition.
 

Panelists:

• Hon. Eric Edelman, Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy; Co-Chair, National Defense Strategy Comm.
• Admiral Gary Roughead (USN, Retired), Former Chief of Naval Operations; Co-Chair, National Defense Strategy Comm.
• Hon. Heather Wilson, Secretary of the U.S. Air Force
Moderator: Ms. Barbara Starr, CNN

   
3:00 PM –3:45 PM

PANEL 10

Anneberg Presidential Learning Center THE ROLE OF ALLIES AND ALLIANCES IN GREAT POWER COMPETITION.
  Provide the perspective on how the U.S. is leveraging allies and alliances in executing the National Defense Strategy.
 

Panelists:

• Hon. John Rood, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
• Congressman Adam Smith, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington
• Senator Dan Sullivan, U.S. Senate, Alaska
• The Rt. Honourable Gavin Williamson, Secretary for Defence of the United Kingdom
Moderator: Mr. Gordon Lubold, The Wall Street Journal

   
3:00 PM –3:45 PM

PANEL 11

Air Force Pavilion Second Level REBUILD OR RETURN TO SEQUESTRATION? ASSESSING WHAT WE CAN EXPECT IN THE DEFENSE BUDGET.
  What can we expect from the Trump Administration? How will the new Congress react?
 

Panelists:

• Gen. Jack Keane (USA, Retired), Former Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army
• Congressman Steve Womack, U.S. House of Representatives, Arkansas
• Hon. Robert Work, Former Deputy Secretary of Defense
Moderator: Mr. Marcus Weisgerber, Defense One

   
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM BREAK
   
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

PANEL 12 & Closing session

Annenberg Presidential Learning Center A TOUR OF GLOBAL HOT SPOTS: HOW ARE WE DOING TODAY AND WHAT'S THE OUTLOOK FOR TOMORROW?
  A wide-ranging discussion on the state of our national security.
 

Panelists:

• Hon. H.R. McMaster, Former National Security Advisor
• Hon. Michael Morell, Former Acting Director of the CIA
• Hon. Leon Panetta, Former Director of the CIA; Former Secretary of Defense
Moderator: Mr. Bill Hemmer, Fox News

   
 
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH RECEPTION
Air Force One  Pavilion Second Level  
   
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM  PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH AWARD DINNER
Air Force One Pavilion First Level