The Changing Terrorist Threat to the US LiveStream:

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Tue, May 16, 2017

10:00 AM – 4:45 PM CDT

Ida Noyes Hall

1212 East 59th Street

Cloister Club

Chicago, IL 60637

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Schedule: The conference will include two keynotes (45 minutes plus Q&A) along with two panels (60 minutes) as well three flash panels featuring 30 minute conversations between two participants. A breakout session will run after the public conference ends. Breakfast and a lunch will be served.

10:00-10:15 AM           Introduction and Welcome

10:15-11:15 AM            Panel 1: The American Face of Terror: Political and Security Realities

Mod: Niamh King, Vice President, Programs and Strategic Content, CCGA

Rep. Mike Quigley: Congressman IL-05

Dr. Robert Pape: Director of CPOST

Kamran Bajwa: Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

11:30AM -12:00 PM    Cyber Threats in the Public and Private Sector

Luke McCormack: Fmr. CIO of DHS

Paul Petefish: CEO, Evolve Security

12:00-12:30 PM           Lunch Break

12:30-1:30 PM             Panel 2: Fighting Terror without Boots on the Ground

Mod: Reid Sawyer, Senior Vice President, JLT, Founder CTC, West Point

The Hon. Mike Vickers: Fmr. Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence

Ambassador Daniel Benjamin: Fmr. Coordinator for Counterterrorism, State

Dr. Julia Nesheiwat: Acting Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs

1:45-2:15 PM               Crafting the Counter Narrative

Dr. George Little: Partner, Brunswick Group

Shannon Green: Dir. Human Rights Initiative, CSIS

2:30 PM- 3:30 PM     Keynote: General John Kelly: Secretary of Homeland Security

In conversation with Dr. Pape, Director, CPOST

3:30-4:00 PM              How Courts Balance Civil Liberties and Terrorism at Home and Abroad

Dr. Steven A. Cook: Senior Fellow, CFR

Geoffrey Stone: Edward H. Levi Law Professor, UChicago

4:00 PM-4:45 PM      Keynote: General Michael Hayden: Fmr. Director of CIA and NSA

In conversation with Steve Clemons, The Atlantic

4:45-6:00 PM              Closed Door Session Co-Chaired by Steve Clemons, The Atlantic

The Chicago Project on Security and Threats (CPOST), a research institute at the University of Chicago, is closing the knowledge gap on terrorism and international security. We engage in data-driven, non-partisan research that studies how new forms of violence are disrupting nations around the world. We share our findings with policy makers and partners in the intelligence and diplomatic communities to give them an early warning of emerging threats. Our goal is to identify new trends and craft responses before they threaten our security.