Sunday, November 18, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
WELCOME RECEPTION AND ORIENTATION
Remarks and Welcome: James Jay Carafano, Ph.D.
Vice President, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, and the E. W. Richardson Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
 
Monday, November 19, 2018
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
BREAKFAST
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
SESSION I – ASSESSING THE THREATS: RUSSIA, CHINA, AND ROGUE STATES
Moderator: James Jay Carafano, Ph.D.
Vice President, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, and the E. W. Richardson Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
 
Dean Cheng
Senior Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center, Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, The Heritage Foundation
 
Michael Doran, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
 
Jim Townsend
Adjunct Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Program
Center for a New American Security
 
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
SESSION II – THE SHAPE WE'RE IN ON LAND AND SEA
Moderator: Dakota Wood
Senior Research Fellow, Defense Programs, Center for National Defense, Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, The Heritage Foundation
 
Ryan Evans
Founder, CEO, and Editor-in-Chief, War on the Rocks
 
Jerry Hendrix, Ph.D.
Vice President, The Telemus Group
 
LTG Thomas Spoehr, USA, Retired
Director, Center for National Defense, The Heritage Foundation
 
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM
LUNCHEON – U.S. GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT AND NATIONAL SECURITY
Remarks: Gen. Victor E. Renuart, Jr., USAF, Retired
 
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
TOUR OF AIR FORCE SPACE COMMAND AT PETERSON AFB
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
DINNER & DISCUSSION – THE STATE OF THE STATE DEPARTMENT
Remarks: The Honorable Kurt Volker
U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations; and
Executive Director, The McCain Institute for International Leadership, Arizona State University
 
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
AFTER-HOURS DISCUSSION – ELECTION-DRIVEN CHANGE IN DEFENSE SPENDING, POLICIES, AND PRIORITIES
Moderator: James Weidman
Director, Editorial Services, The Heritage Foundation
 
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
BREAKFAST
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
SESSION III – THE SHAPE WE'RE IN FOR AIR, SPACE, CYBER, AND AI
Moderator: John Venable
Senior Research Fellow, Defense Policy, Center for National Defense, Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, The Heritage Foundation
 
Dean Cheng
Senior Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center, Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, The Heritage Foundation
 
Rebecca Grant, Ph.D.
President, IRIS Independent Research
 
Robert Martinage
Principal, The Telemus Group
 
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
SESSION IV – GETTING BACK IN SHAPE: RESOURCES AND REFORMS
Moderator: LTG Thomas Spoehr, USA, Retired
Director, Center for National Defense, The Heritage Foundation
 
Frederico Bartels
Policy Analyst, Defense Budgeting, Center for National Defense, Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, The Heritage Foundation
 
Susanna V. Blume
Senior Fellow, Defense Program, Center for New American Security
 
The Honorable Michael McCord
Former Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer
U.S. Department of Defense
 
12:15 PM
BOXED LUNCH PROVIDED AT CONCLUSION OF SEMINAR