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December 8, 2010

  • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Opening Reception with
    FDD Senior Fellows

    Cocktail Reception with FDD Experts, and featuring Robert “Bud” McFarlane, former National Security Advisor
    • Remarks: Representative Ted Deutch (D-FL)
      Hosted by Ambassador
      Richard Carlson

December 9, 2010

  • Thursday 8:00-9:00 am
    Multiple Battlefields in the Long War. A Conversation with Bill Roggio, FDD Senior Fellow and Editor of FDD's Long War Journal
    (By Invitation Only)
  • 8:15 am - 9:00 am
    Coffee and Registration

    9:00 am- 9:30 am
    Address by Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL)

    9:30 am- 10:30 am
    Understanding the Nature of the Iranian Regime

    An anatomy of its ideology, actions, and statecraft
    • The Honorable Irwin Cotler, Former Canadian Attorney General and Current Liberal Party MP
      Mark Fitzpatrick, Former State Department official and expert on nuclear proliferation from London’s International Institute for Strategic Studies
      Mehdi Khalaji, Senior Fellow, Washington Institute for Near East Policy
      Emanuele Ottolenghi, FDD resident expert on the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, and Iran’s clandestine business-ties with Europe
      Moderator: David Sanger, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, New York Times
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    A Conversation with Ambassador Uri Lubrani, Israel's former ambassador to Iran and current Iran Advisor to Israel's Deputy Prime Minister Moshe Ya'alon
    • Discussant: Uzi Rubin, Former Head of Israel’s Missile Defense Organization
      Moderator: Cliff May, President of FDD
  • 12:00 pm- 1:15 pm
    Lunch Briefing: Hezbollah: Iran's Foreign Legion
    • Tony Badran, Senior Fellow, FDD
      Walid Phares, Senior Fellow, FDD
      Moderator: Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Director of FDD’s Center for the Study of Terrorist Radicalization
  • 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    FDD Leadership Meeting

    (By Invitation Only)
  • 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
    Chasing Middle East Peace:
    Elusive or achievable?
    • Ghaith al-Omari, is Advocacy Director at the American Task Force in Palestine (ATFP). He is Former foreign policy advisor to then Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas, and advisor to the Palestinian negotiating team throughout the permanent status negotiations (1999 – 2001)
      Aaron David Miller, Former Middle east peace negotiator under Presidents Clinton and Bush, Public Policy Scholar, Wilson Center
      Jonathan Schanzer, Vice President of Research, FDD
    • Moderator: Bret Stephens, Wall Street Journal editorial page columnist, FDD advisor
  • 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
    Sanctions: What’s Next?
    Is enforcement enough?
    • Tom Delare, Director of Terrorism Finance and Sanctions Policy, Department of State
    • Mark Dubowitz, Executive Director, FDD
      Daniel Glaser, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes, Department of Treasury
      Ken Katzman, A foremost expert on Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps and sanctions policy at Congress’ think tank
      Don MacDonald, Staff Director to Representative Brad Sherman (D-CA).
      Moderator: Orde Kittrie, Nuclear proliferation expert and former principal drafter of U.N. Security Council Resolutions imposing sanctions on terrorism-supporting and rogue regimes, Senior Fellow, FDD
  • 7:00 pm
    Dinner at the residence of one
    of Washington's noteworthy Ambassadors

    (Closed to Media)
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December 10, 2010

  • 7:45 am - 9:00 am
    Breakfast Briefing: A Conversation with former Secretary of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff
    (Closed to Media)
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    • Moderator: Ambassador Richard Carlson, Vice Chairman, FDD
  • 8:30 am - 9:00 am
    Coffee and Registration
  • 9:00 am - 10:30 am
    Increasing Threats, Diminishing Options: Should the Military Option be Employed against Iran?
    When does this become the only option?
    • Major General Yaakov Amidror, Former head of the IDF's Research & Assessment Division charged with preparing the Israeli National Intelligence Assessment.
      Reuel Marc Gerecht, Former CIA Iran operative and FDD Senior Fellow
      Jeffrey Goldberg, Journalist and author of The Atlantic’s cover story about the prospects for bombing Iran
      Ken Pollack, Director, Saban Center, Brookings Institution, former Director for Persian Gulf Affairs at the NSC
      Moderator: Cliff May, President, FDD
  • 10:30 am -11:15 am
    Address on Iran by Dr. Gary Samore, White House Coordinator for Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), Counter-terrorism and Arms Control
    • Moderator: Mark Dubowitz, Executive Director, FDD

    11:15 am - 12:30 pm
    Cyberwar, Sabotage, and the Green Revolution
    What western intelligence services can do to stop Iran
    • Rep. Pete Hoekstra, Ranking Member on House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
      Rodney Joffe, Cybersecurity Expert at NeuStar
      Tom Joscelyn, FDD Senior Fellow
      Michael Ledeen, Iran expert and former advisor to former Secretary of State Alexander Haig, FDD Freedom Scholar
      Moderator: Cliff May, President of FDD

    12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
    Address by Representative Brad Sherman (D-CA)
    Chairman, House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade