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The Global Security Forum (GSF) brings the world’s top security experts, speakers, and leaders to Connecticut to address the most critical global security issues.

Connecticut is a leader in the global defense industry. As such, what happens around the world has a direct impact on our state and our region.

The Global Security Forum has convened some of the brightest minds and most influential leaders in global security. From cybersecurity to nuclear arms racing, these experts bring their on-the-ground leadership experience and unparalleled analysis to bear on some of the most pressing global issues of our time.

GSF SPEAKERS

Meet a few of the leaders, experts, and dignitaries who have shared their expertise at the Global Security Forum.

General Lloyd J. Austin

Admiral Michael Gilday

Admiral Michelle Howard

Admiral Dennis Blair

Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling

General Lori J. Robinson

General George Casey

Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins

General Garrett Yee

David Sanger

General Michael Jones

Fawzia Koofi

Keynote

General Wesley Clark

Farah Pandith

General Michael Moeller

Paul Bucha

Nicholas Rasmussen

Nazli Choucri, Ph.D.

Arthur House

Luke Knittig

General Lloyd J. Austin

General Lloyd J. Austin III | 28th U.S. Secretary of Defense

Admiral Michael Gilday

Admiral Michael Gilday, 32nd Chief of Naval Operations

Admiral Michelle Howard

Admiral Michelle Howard, U.S. Navy (Ret.) | Former Vice Chief of Naval Operations

Admiral Dennis Blair

Admiral Dennis Blair, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
Former Director of National Intelligence | Former Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Pacific Command

Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling

Lieutenant General (Ret.) Mark Hertling served for 38 years in the US Army as a tanker and cavalryman, serving at every level from tank platoon leader on the East-West German border to Commander of the 7th Army. He retired in December 2012, after serving as the Commanding General of US Army, Europe (USAREUR), where he led over 60,000 soldiers and partnered with the Armies of 51 nations.

General Lori J. Robinson

Gen. Lori J. Robinson (USAF, Ret.) | Former Commander, United States Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command (USNORTHCOM) and North American Aerospace Defense Command

General George Casey

General George Casey (USA, Ret.) | 36th Chief of Staff of the United States Army

Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins

Founder and President, Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security and Conflict Transformation

General Garrett Yee

Major General Garret Yee (USA) | Assistant to the Director, Defense Information Systems Agency

David Sanger

David Sanger is The New York Times’ national security correspondent and chief Washington correspondent. In a 36-year reporting career for The New York Times, he has been on three teams that have won Pulitzer Prizes, most recently in 2017 for international reporting. His newest book, “The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage and Fear in the Cyber Age,’’ examines the emergence of cyberconflict as the primary way large and small states are competing and undercutting each other, changing the nature of global power.

General Michael Jones

Major General Michael Jones (USA, Ret.) | Former Chief of Staff, U.S. CENTCOM

Fawzia Koofi

Fawzia Koofi
Former Second Deputy Speaker, Afghan Parliament

Keynote

General Wesley Clark

General Wesley Clark, (USA, RET.), Supreme Allied Commander of NATO

GEN. Clark retired a four star general in the United States Army, having served in his last assignments as Commander of US Southern Command and then as Commander of US European Command/ Supreme Allied Commander, Europe

Farah Pandith

Author of How We Win; former US diplomat; and Senior Fellow, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

General Michael Moeller

Lt. General Michael Moeller (USAF, Ret.) | Vice President, Business Development, Pratt and Whitney Military Engines

Paul Bucha

Recipient of the Medal of Honor

Nicholas Rasmussen

Executive director and senior director for National Security & Counterterrorism programs, McCain Institute for International Leadership; former director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC)

Nazli Choucri, Ph.D.

Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Arthur House

Former Chief Cybersecurity Risk Officer, State of Connecticut

Luke Knittig

Lieutenant Colonel Luke Knittig, U.S. Army (Ret.) | Chief of External Relations for Power Africa, USAID

GLOBAL SECURITY FORUM

Missed GSF? Need a refresher? Relive any of the discussions – from General Allen’s keynote on Power and Leadership to Art House and David Sanger’s conversation on cyber warfare – or flip through some of our past programs to see some of the incredible speakers that have joined us, the themes that we’ve tackled, and the topics each panel discussed.

See more past Global Security Forum footage on our YouTube page here

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