The Aspen Security Forum will be online with the mayor of Atlanta, John Bolton, PM of Australia, and others | Instant News


Speakers at the Aspen Security Forum to be digitally produced will include Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottom; John Bolton, former assistant to President Trump for National Security Affairs; former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

The announcement was made on Friday the Aspen Strategy Group, a policy division of The Aspen Institute, which traditionally holds annual events on the Aspen Meadows campus but not this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

A free digital access event is scheduled for August 4 – August 6. All programs will be broadcast live on Zoom, with conversations lasting from 6:30 am to 5:30 pm

“We are very pleased that our recorded Aspen Public Safety Forum will include an impressive array of global leaders,” Nicholas Burns, executive director of the Aspen Strategy Group, said in a statement.

Agenda, which may change, is available at http://www.aspensecurity2020.com/attend. Topics will include America’s global network of alliances, cyber technology and security, democracy in an election year, US domestic leaders at the forefront of the crisis, defense innovation, and conversations with world leaders.

Confirmed speakers included Vivian Balakrishnan, Singapore’s foreign minister; Tony Blinken, former deputy foreign minister and chief policy adviser to Joe Biden’s campaign; Burns, also a Harvard professor; Tom Donilon, chairman, BlackRock Investment Institute; Michèle Flournoy, former deputy minister of Defense for Policy; Paulo Guedes, Brazilian economy minister; Steve Hadley, former assistant president for National Security Affairs; Kelly Knight Craft, US ambassador to the United Nations; Lower Mayor; Mitch Landrieu, former mayor of New Orleans; Anja Manuel, director, Aspen Strategy Group and co-founder, Rice, Hadley, Gates & Manuel LLC; Shivshankar Menon, honored colleague, Brookings India; Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Greek prime minister; Wes Moore, CEO, Robin Hood Foundation; Morrison; Joseph Nye, emeritus professor of Harvard University; Robert O’Brien, assistant president for National Security Affairs; Rice; Francis Suarez, mayor of Miami; Lawrence H. Summers, president of emeritus, Harvard University; Mark Warner, ranking member, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and other speakers.

For the fourth year, NBC News and MSNBC returned as exclusive media partners from the Aspen Security Forum 2020, with many of their journalists moderating the discussion.

Other moderators included Susan Glasser, David Ignatius, Margaret Brennan, David Sanger, Peter Baker, Nick Schifrin and Gerald Seib.

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