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Senior Conference 53
 
The 70th Anniversary of the National Security Act: An Agenda for Policymakers
 
April 23-25, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
Sunday, April 23, 2017
 
  
 
4:00-6:00 PM            Guest Arrival
                                    Thayer Hotel
 
6:00-6:45 PM            No-Host Reception
                                    Grant Ballroom, Thayer Hotel
 
7:00-9:00 PM            Dinner
                                    Bradley Room, Thayer Hotel
 
8:00-9:00 PM             Opening Keynote Address
The Task at Hand:
Proposing Reforms for a New Aministration,
Hon. John Brennan, former Director of the CIA
 
9:00 PM                     No-Host Mixer
                                    General Patton’s Tavern, Thayer Hotel
 
 
Monday, April 24, 2017
 
 
 
7:00-8:00 AM           No-Host Breakfast Buffet
                                    Thayer Hotel
 
8:00-8:15 AM           Movement to Jefferson Hall
 
8:30-10:15 AM         Workshop Session 1
                                    Haig Room, Jefferson Hall
 
Theme: The Legislative Branch and National Security Policy
 
Discussants:
- Professor Linda Fowler, Dartmouth (T)
- Former Representative Chris Gibson, R-NY 19
 
10:15-10:30 AM       Break

10:30-12:15 AM       Workshop Session 2
                                    Haig Room, Jefferson Hall
 
Theme:  Planning for the Future While Managing the Present
                                               
                                         Discussants:
                                                - General Joseph Lengyel,
                                                 Chief, National Guard Bureau (T)
                                            - Dr. Katheleen Hicks
                                                 Director, International Security Program, CSIS
 
12:15-12:30 PM        Movement to West Point Club
 
12:30-1:30 PM          Lunch Buffet
                                     West Point Club
 
1:00-1:30 PM            Moderated Question and Answer Sesssion
Enduring Lessons of the National Security Policy Process
             Former Representative Steven Israel, D-NY 3
             Moderated by COL Suzanne Nielsen,
                Professor and Head, Department of Social Sciences
 
1:30-1:45 PM            Movement to Jefferson Hall
 
1:45-3:00 PM            Workshop Session 3
                                      Haig Room, Jefferson Hall
 
Theme:  Creating an Adaptive National Security Architecture
                                               
                                          Discussants:
                                                - Brigadier General (Ret.) Kim Field,
                                                     Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of
                                                     Conflict and Stabilization Operation
                                                - Colonel (Ret.) Rich Lacquement,
                                                     U.S. Army War College
 
3:30-4:30 PM            Transportation to Thayer Hotel or Optional West Point
                                   Tour
                                               
5:30-6:30 PM            No-Host Reception
                                    Grant Ballroom, Thayer Hotel
 
6:30-8:30 PM            Dinner
                                     Bradley Room, Thayer Hotel

7:30-8:30 PM           Keynote Address
                                     The Dynamics of National Security Reform
                                     Hon. Frances Townsend
                                        Former Homeland Security Advisor    
                                               
8:30 PM                    No-Host Mixer
                                     General Patton’s Tavern, Thayer Hotel
 
 
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
 
 
 
7:30-8:00 AM           No-Host Breakfast Buffet
                                    Thayer Hotel
 
8:00-8:15 AM           Movement to Jefferson Hall
 
8:30-9:30 AM           Keynote Address
Looking Ahead: Implementing Recommendations for
             National Security Reform in 2017

            Admiral (Ret.) Michael Mullen

   Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
 
9:30-9:45 AM           Break
 
9:45-11:15 AM          Discussion Session
                                    Haig Room, Jefferson Hall

                                    Theme: Review and Synthesize
                                    Recommendations for Reform

11:15-11:30 AM        Concluding Remarks

11:30 AM                  Guest Departure
                                     Boxed Lunches Provided

 
 
 

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