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two-decades after 9/11: the attack & the U.S. Military/Diplomatic response 

September 22-23, 2021

 

DAy 1: Wednesday, September 22, 2021

 CONFERENCE & DAY 1 OVERVIEW

8:55 – 9:00 AM
 

DR. RONALD SANDERS, GPC Conference Emcee, Staff Director for the Florida Center for Cybersecurity at USF) and former Associate Director of National Intelligence

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

  9:10 - 9:25 AM

GENERAL KENNETH F. MCKENZIE, JR., Commander, U.S. Central Command

WELCOME REMARKS

  9:25 - 9:45 AM  

 

RHEA LAW, Interim President, University of South Florida

LTG TERRY WOLFF, USA, RET., Director, National Defense University Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies

THE ATTACKS: PART 1

  9:45 - 10:45 AM

HON MICHAEL J.MORRELL, Senior Counselor, Beacon Global Strategies and former Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and former POTUS Daily Briefer; present with President George W. Bush on the morning of the attacks in Sarasota, FL with MICHAEL ALLEN, Managing Director of Beacon Global Strategies LLC and author of Blinking Red, Crisis and Compromise in American Intelligence after 9/11

  10:45 - 11:00 AM

BREAK

  11:00 - 11:45 AM

ADMIRAL THAD ALLEN, USCG, Ret., Senior Executive Advisor for Hudson Analytics, and former Commander of the U.S. Coast Guard in charge of Evacuation of the N.Y. Harbor on 9/11

  11:45 - 12:30 PM

LUNCH

THE ATTACKS, PART 2: A PANEL DISCUSSION

   12:30 - 2:00 PM

MODERATOR: FRANK CILLUFFO, Director of Auburn University’s McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security, and former Special Assistant to the President for Homeland Security immediately following 9/11

MARY MARGARET GRAHAM, former Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Collections, and former Chief of the CIA National Resources Division, New York City Office

HON JUAN ZARATE, Senior Advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Intelligence and Analysis

HON FRAN TOWNSEND, Executive Vice President for Activision, former Director of Intelligence, U.S. Coast Guard, and former Homeland Security Advisor to President George W. Bush

  2:00 - 2:45 PM

MASTER SGT, SCOTT NEIL, "Horse Soldier", Army – RET., U.S. Special Forces and member of one of the first military units on the ground in Afghanistan after 9/11

  2:45 - 3:00 PM

BREAK

CLOSING KEYNOTE: THE DIPLOMATIC RESPONSE

    3:00 - 4:00 PM

AMBASSADOR RYAN CROCKER, former Ambassador to Afghanistan and Iraq and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom with DEAN ROGER KANGAS, Academic Dean and Professor of Central Asian Studies,

DAY 2: THURSDAY 23, 2021

CONFERENCE & DAY 2 OVERVIEW

  9:00 - 9:05 AM

DR. RONALD SANDERS, Staff Director for the Florida Center for Cybersecurity at the University of South Florida (USF), and former Associate Director of National Intelligence

 INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

  9:05 - 9:30 AM

 

MAJ GEN ALEXUS G. GRYNKEWICH, USAF, Director of Operations, U.S. Central Command

DR. ERIC EISENBERG, Dean, College of Arts and Science, University of South Florida

TODD VEAZIE, Director, Pentagon Strategic Multilayer Assessment Program (SMA) 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

  9:30 - 9:45 AM

GENERAL RICHARD CLARKE, Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command

  9:45 - 10:00 AM

BREAK

THE MILITARY RESPONSE

10:00 - 11:00 PM

  

GENERAL DAVID PETRAEUS, U.S. Army, RET., former USCENTCOM Commander and NATO International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan with DR. MICHAEL O'HANLON, Senior Fellow and Director of Research in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution

THE STRATEGIC RESPONSE

11:00 - 12:00 PM LTG H.R. MCMASTER. U.S. Army, RET., former National Security Advisor to President Donald J. Trump, with FRANK CILLUFFO, Director of Auburn University’s McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security, and former Special Assistant to the President for Homeland Security immediately following 9/11
  12:00 - 12:45 PM LUNCH
  12:45 - 1:15 PM HON MICHELE FLOURNOY, Chair, Center for a New American Security (CNAS) Board of Directors, and former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy with DR. MICHAEL O'HANLON, Senior Fellow and Director of Research in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution

 

9-11 LESSONS LEARNED: A PANEL DISCUSSION

  1:15 - 2:45 PM

MODERATOR: TODD VEAZIE, Director, Strategic Multilayer Assessment (SMA), U.S. Department of Defense

VADM STUART MUNSCH, Director of Joint Force Development (J-7) for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and author of the Joint Warfighting Concept

DR. HAL BRANDS, Professor, Johns Hopkins University Center for Strategic and International Studies

DR. DAVEED GARTENSTEIN-ROSS, Founder & CEO, Valens Global, and former senior advisor to the director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s office for Community Partnerships

  2:45 - 3:00

BREAK

STRATEGIC REFECTIONS: A CLOSING DIALOGUE 

  3:00 - 4:30 PM

GENERAL KENNETH F. MCKENZIE (Commander, USCENTCOM) and GENERAL RICHARD D. CLARKE (Commander, USSOCOM), moderated by  DR. ISIAH WILSON, (President, Joint Special Operations University)