Program

November 16
All day

Collaborative Networking

On November 16, we’ll feature regional analysis and “Ask Me Anything” sessions with our OSAC Research & Analysis team.

November 17
9:00 - 9:30

Opening

9:30 - 10:00 Keynote Speaker
Keynote Speaker - John Kerry - Former Secretary of State

Secretary John Kerry

U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, Former Secretary of State
10:00 - 11:00

Competing Against Climate Change: Security Implications for Private Industry

Climate change and its impact on private sector security is becoming ever more pressing. As organizations and countries alike move toward renewable energy and more sustainable supply chains, new challenges to operational continuity will emerge. This panel will address these challenges and what they mean for private sector organizations operating in areas at risk of severe climate impact.

Panelists

Deputy Assistant Secretary Richard Kidd

Department of Defense, DAS for Environment and Energy Resilience

Alice Hill

Council on Foreign Relations

Neelima Jain

Center for Strategic and International Studies
Moderator

Katya Sienkiewicz

Starbucks
11:00 - 11:30

Break

11:30 - 12:30

Disinformation & Digital Security

This panel explores the intersection of disinformation and digital security, with an emphasis on the geopolitical impact of radical online speech, disinformation in elections, and the impact of state actors on online privacy/security. It includes experts with a focus on Brazil, China, and Russia/Eastern Europe, and focuses on the impact of state actors in online disinformation.

Panelists

Doowan Lee

VAST-OSINT / Institute for Science and Technology

Dr. Joan Donovan

Harvard Kennedy School

Graham Brookie

Atlantic Council
Moderator

Suzanne Spaulding

Center for Strategic and International Studies
12:30 - 13:00

Break

13:00 - 13:30 Keynote speaker

Susan Stigant

Director of Africa Programs, U.S. Institute of Peace
13:30 - 14:30

Amorphous Risk: Non-state Actors and Your Organization

This panel will examine non-state actors such as organized crime groups, protestors, and extremist networks and how geopolitical rivals support their rise. Panelists will discuss how nonstate actors affect the operations of the private sector in places such as Haiti, Mexico, Hong Kong, and Afghanistan.

Panelists
Panelists - Ambassador Michele Sison - DOS

Ambassador Michele Sison

Department of State, Ambassador to Haiti
Panelists - Dr. Vanda Felbab-Brown - Brookings Institute

Dr. Vanda Felbab-Brown

Brookings Institution
Panelists - Steven Feldstein - Carnegie Endowment for Peace

Steven Feldstein

Carnegie Endowment for Peace
Moderator
Moderator - Brooke Kassner - Internews

Brooke Kassner

Internews
14:30 - 15:00

Break

15:00 - 16:00

Women in Security Event: Women in Extremism

keynote Speaker
keynote speaker - Dr. Mia Bloom - International Security Fellow at New America

Dr. Mia Bloom

International Security Fellow at New America
16:00 - 16:30

Closing

17:00

International Security Foundation's Virtual Reception / Presentation of the OSAC Awards

Join the International Security Foundation for a global celebration of OSAC and the ISF’s 10th anniversary.  This entertaining event includes keynote speakers, the OSAC award presentations and much more.  Registration for this free, virtual reception can be found at register.isf4osac.org. Please note that this is a separate registration from OSAC’s Annual Briefing.

Presenters
Presenters - Madeleine Albright - Former Secretary of State

Secretary Madeleine Albright

Former Secretary of State
Presenters - Susan Gordon - Former Principal Deputy Director of National Intellligence

Susan Gordon

Former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence
November 18
All day

Collaborative Networking

On November 18, we’ve invited Regional Security Officers (RSOs) from embassies around the world to host Braindates about their respective postings.