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Madeleine K. Albright (Exclusively WSB)

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright speaks with humor, insight and eloquence about her life and career as a young refugee who rose to become for a time the world’s most powerful woman. Albright sketches a vivid portrait of her years as Secretary of State and offers candid descriptions of the leaders she encountered in Washington and overseas. She also discusses America’s global role and the many challenges facing President Trump and other world leaders today. While in office, Albright was renowned for her courage in “telling it like it is.” Now, as a best-selling author and successful businessperson, she offers a unique and always lively account of service at the highest levels of the U.S. government.

Madeleine K. Albright (Exclusively WSB)

As a former Secretary of State and current businesswoman, Madeleine Albright has a deep understanding of the connections that exist between international economic developments and geopolitical security. No one is better positioned than Albright to offer insights about the policy challenges faced by President Trump or to analyze the strategies being employed by other world leaders, including those in such pivotal countries as China, Russia, India, Pakistan and Iran. Dr. Albright is an expert on how decisions are made at the global level and has strong opinions on the pros and cons of investing in emerging markets. She also speaks with force, clarity and humor on the many parallels that exist between operating a business and managing world affairs.

Madeleine K. Albright (Exclusively WSB)

In an up-close-and-personal format, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright sits down for a candid discussion, sharing her perspective on the current state of world affairs and on the personalities who shape today’s headlines. Audiences are given unprecedented access to one of the globe’s most powerful, respected and vibrant women as Albright sheds light on challenges both personal and public. Albright responds to questions from both the moderator and the audience, and engages in a no-holds-barred discussion of issues ranging from war and peace to the challenge of juggling career and family life.

In an increasingly networked world where industrial control systems and physical infrastructure are linked to the Internet, a cyber-based attack could have astronomically devastating physical and economic effects on society, at home and abroad. No one knows this better than General Keith Alexander, a recognized expert in warfare and security, chief of the Central Security Service and head of USCYBERCOM. What companies really need is a level of certainty that they will detect cyber intrusions–but the question remains, “how do you get there?” Based on his level of experience in both the government and private sector, Alexander provides insights on how to drive such a solution. In a detailed discussion of immense take-home value to economists, technology buffs, business owners, executives, leaders, and citizens across the board, he examines such topics as: the vulnerability of critical infrastructure; the susceptibility of the military’s command and control structure; the dependence of the economy on the Internet’s smooth functioning; and the imperativeness for the private sector to assume its portion of the responsibility for protecting the infrastructure that connects to the Internet. Moreover, he articulates a road map for what is likely to be the strategic challenge of the next several decades: how we protect our increasingly networked world in a way that preserves freedom and liberty.

With advanced degrees in both physics and electronic warfare, an unprecedented tenure as head of the NSA, and over 40 years of top-level experience as a leader, General Keith Alexander is among the most influential figures in national security to date. A colossal undertaking given the rapidity of change and the vulnerabilities that change brings—specifically when policy, technology and ways of thinking or looking at the world lag behind—Alexander’s methodology is more than fit for the task. It is multipronged, highly complex, comprehensive, and largely straddles his efforts to protect the nation from cyber attacks. A critical figure in developing and advocating the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative and leading USCYBERCOM, Alexander’s approach to national security helped to bridge the gap between agencies and focus the efforts of the government in ways that not only paralleled but jumped ahead of the trajectory. An agent of change who truly understands its impact, Alexander has transformed the way we think about new domains of warfare and security. In a detailed discussion of critical import to countless members of the public and private sectors, Alexander examines the nation’s current state of affairs, what’s on the horizon, and offers solutions about what we can do to stay ahead of the curve to protect America’s most vulnerable targets and secure our nation for future generations.

Kelly Ayotte (Exclusively WSB)

Drawing on her widespread experience working to improve U.S. national security policies in the Senate, Kelly Ayotte shares her view of the geopolitical developments every organization needs to know in the face of continuing global unrest. With these instability and security concerns in mind, Ayotte offers sharp insights for organizations concerned about cybersecurity, continuing sequestration, terrorist attacks, and what needs to be done moving forward to keep us all safe.

Shaukat Aziz (Exclusively WSB)

Age-old conflict in the Middle East and parts of Asia continue to derail a focus on the other issues that plague the region including poverty, hunger, disease, and illiteracy. To truly tackle the systemic challenges of the region, tensions must first be reduced and countries must join together for a common purpose. As the prime minister of Pakistan, Aziz worked closely with leaders of other countries on peace, security and economic prosperity. In this enlightening presentation the prime minister will underscore the need for:

  • An assessment of the current events of the regions and what core issues must be addressed
  • A renewed commitment to regional peace, security and economic prosperity
  • How Pakistan must serve as a key player as a major Muslim country, which can be a stabilizing influence for the entire Muslim world and the world at large.
  • Root Causes of Terrorism and Possible Solutions
  • Bridging the Gaps Between Faiths and the Need for Promoting Interfaith Harmony

James Baker, III (Exclusively WSB)

Mr. Baker served as secretary of state as the Soviet Union collapsed and the Cold War ended, leaving the United States in a uniquely preeminent position – diplomatically, militarily and economically. Now, he says, terrorism and the development and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction have summoned the United States to a new and more difficult kind of leadership, both for our nation's own protection and to preserve peace and stability around the world. Mr. Baker reviews these and other global challenges, such as turmoil in Ukraine and the Middle East, North Korea's nuclear challenge, the need to integrate China into the international system, and the continuing battle for free trade and investment.

Richard Behar speaks about what businesses and governments are doing (and not doing) to secure computers, which is essential to national security given that we all are now interconnected.

He wrote a definitive story for Forbes magazine (May 2016) about a clandestine cybersecurity military squad in Israel called “Unit 8200.”  Behar explains why the unit is “probably the best school in the world for entrepreneurship.”  He also wrote a cover story for Forbes about under-the-radar ventures in high-tech between Israelis and Palestinians.

Behar’s expertise in cybersecurity dates to 1997, when he was ahead of the curve on the subject of email security—with a cover story in Fortune magazine called Who's Reading Your Email.  For this award-winning exposé, which was used in college computer classrooms, Behar enlisted top-flight former Air Force computer security experts to hack a Fortune 500 company—with the firm's permission—to show how easy it was to do.  He also spent days with one of the country’s most notorious computer hackers for a profile, soon after the hacker's home was raided by Secret Service.  

Just after 9-11, Behar exposed a radical Arab website based in Texas, which had links to the Hamas terrorist group, that was raided by federal agents five days before the 9-11 attack. He then flew to Pakistan, where he reported two award-winning pieces (for Fortune and CNN), one of which studied the movement of money by radical groups throughout the banking world. Recently, Behar was invited by the Prime Minister's Office in Israel for a private tour of that country's "Cyber City," a collection of buildings rising up from a desert city that may become the world's #1 hub for cybersecurity—both for businesses and governments.  He has also been gathering data on how social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google and YouTube are facilitating global jihad.

Dramatic events in just the last three years have swept away many of the certainties and assumptions that businesses relied on to advance their global operations. In the broader Middle East, the events of the Arab Spring have radically reconfigured societies and often upended expectations about what kind of security states can provide. Terrorist violence has spread into new regions in Africa, while elsewhere, countries such as Brazil, Greece and Turkey have experienced widespread demonstrations and social unrest. At the State Department and the White House, Daniel Benjamin served at the center of international security policymaking, and he provides the audience with a map of the new global instability, separating myths from realities and explaining the forces that drive these transformations.

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