Aspen Institute’s Security Forum set for June |

Aspen Institute’s Security Forum set for June

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – The Aspen Institute Homeland Security Program will hold its first forum on homeland security and counterterrorism, the 2010 Aspen Security Forum, from June 28-30 in Aspen.

More than 50 government officials, industry leaders, and thinkers will discuss and debate issues regarding aviation security, maritime security, border security, mass transit security, terrorism preparedness, intelligence, counterterrorism strategy, “soft targets” security and critical infrastructure protection (with a particular emphasis on cyber-terror).

Speakers include the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen; National Counterterrorism Center Director Michael Leiter; former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff; former White House Homeland Security Adviser Fran Townsend; New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly; former Los Angeles Police Commissioner Bill Bratton; the United Nations’ monitor for the Taliban/Al Qaeda, Richard Barrett; the State Department’s Coordinator-for-Counterterrorism, Ambassador Daniel Benjamin; Pakistani Ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani; former senator and chairman of the Hart-Rudman Commission Gary Hart; former 9/11 Commissioner Richard Ben-Veniste; and Jim Talent, former senator and vice-chairman of the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism.

For a list of currently confirmed speakers, registration information and sponsorship details, visit

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