Wednesday, December 7, 2011

7:00 pm: Opening Reception at the International Spy Museum
Featuring Counterterrorism Tools (Justice Level and above* - by invitation only)
A private cocktail and hors d’oeuvre reception at the International Spy Museum, featuring remarks by Representative Ted Deutch (D-FL)
(Co-hosted by the International Spy Museum)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

8:15 am – 9:00 am Registration and Breakfast

9:00 am - 9:45 am: Keynote Address by Ambassador Ron Prosor, Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations

9:45 am– 10:45 am: Evolution of the Iranian Threat
Roya Hakakian, Journalist and Author of the Assassins of the Turquoise Palace
Tom Joscelyn, Senior Fellow, FDD
Emanuele Ottolenghi, Senior Fellow, FDD
John Schindler, Former National Security Agency expert in counterespionage and counterterrorism
Moderator: Cliff May, President, FDD

11:00 am – 12:00 pm: The Syrian Factor: The Middle East With and Without the Assad Dynasty
Ammar Abdulhamid, Fellow, FDD
Tony Badran, Research Fellow, FDD
Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Andrew Tabler, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Moderator: Josh Rogin, Foreign Policy

12:00 - 12:30 pm: Congressional Remarks: Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA)

12:30 pm – 1:45 pm: Lunch Session: The Evolving Palestinian Strategy
Nathan Brown, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at The George Washington University
David Makovsky, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Dr. Jonathan Schanzer, Vice President, FDD
Moderator: Cliff May, President, FDD

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm: Theaters of War
Paul Berman, Contributing Editor, The New Republic
Catherine Dale, Specialist in International Security, Congressional Research Service
Lt. Col. John Nagl, President, Center for New American Security
Bill Roggio, Editor, FDD’s The Long War Journal
Moderator: Scott Shane, The New York Times

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm: Remarks by Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH)

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: The “Arab Revolt” and Its Impact on the Regional Balance of Power
Khairi Abaza, Senior Fellow, FDD
Soner Cagaptay, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Reuel Marc Gerecht, former CIA Iran Operative, and FDD Senior Fellow
Lee Smith, Fellow, FDD
Moderator: Jackson Diehl, The Washington Post

4:00 pm – 4:20 pm: Closing Remarks Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY)

4:30-5:00 pm Congressional Remarks: Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ)

5:00 pm – 6:45 pm: FDD Board and Leadership Meeting
Meeting in room 704
(by invitation only)

7:00 pm: Reception and Dinner at the Embassy of Canada
(Justice Level and above* - by invitation only)
Featuring a conversation about energy policy as national security policy with the Honorable Gary Doer, Canada’s Ambassador to the United States, R. James Woolsey, former CIA Director and FDD Chairman, and Robert “Bud” McFarlane, FDD Advisor.

Friday, December 9, 2011

8:15 am – 9:30 am Registration and Breakfast

9:30 am – 11:00 am: Toward an Effective Middle East Policy
John Hannah, former national security advisor to the Vice President Cheney, and FDD Senior Fellow
Amb. John Limbert, former Iranian hostage and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
Stephen Rademaker, Principal at the Podesta Group, former Assistant Secretary of State
R. James Woolsey, former CIA Director, and FDD Chairman
Moderator: Mark Dubowitz, Executive Director, FDD

11:00 am: Keynote Address: Puneet Talwar, Sr. Director for the Gulf States, Iran and Iraq at the National Security Council