Previous IFPA-Fletcher Conferences

National Security for a New Era:
Focusing National Power

November 14-15, 2001
The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Washington, D.C.


Wednesday, 14 November

7:00 am - 9:00 am Conference Registration and Informal Reception

9:00 am - 9:15 am Welcoming Remarks

Dr. Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Jr., President, Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

9:15 am - 11:30 pm Panel 1: Security Vision and Priorities for a New Era: Interagency/Congressional Perspectives

Chair: Mr. John McWethy, Chief National Security and Pentagon Correspondent, Washington Bureau, ABC News

Security Challenges for 21st Century Diplomacy

The Honorable Avis T. Bohlen, Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Arms Control

The Honorable Douglas Feith
, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

Security Cooperation: How Much and What Kind?

The Honorable James Inhofe (R-OK) Senate Armed Services Committee

Countering Terrorism in America

Ambassador L. Paul Bremer III, Chairman, National Commission on Terrorism

11:45 pm - 1:15 pm Luncheon and Address

The Economic Instrument of National Power

Mr. Sean O'Keefe, Deputy Director, Office of Management and Budget and former Secretary of the Navy

1:30 pm - 3:45 pm Panel 2

The Role of Military Power in a Complex Environment

Chair: Dr. Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Jr.

Reconciling Readiness and Modernization

The Honorable Curt Weldon (R-PA); Chairman, Procurement Subcommittee; House Armed Services Committee

Military Power: The Role of Decisive Force

General Wesley Clark, USA (Ret.), former SACEUR

Missile Defense in a Weapons-of-Mass-Destruction Era

Lieutenant General Ronald Kadish, USAF, Director, Ballistic Missile Defense Organization, Office of the Secretary of Defense

The Future of Military Operations in Space

Lieutenant General Edward G. Anderson III, USA, Deputy Commander in Chief, U.S. Space Command

Organizing America's Military for the Challenges of Today and Tomorrow

General Barry McCaffrey, USA (Ret.), former Commander in Chief, U.S. Southern Command, and former Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy

3:45 pm - 4:00pm Break

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Panel 3

Homeland Security and Counterterrorism

Chair: Dr. Jacquelyn K. Davis, Executive Vice President, Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis

U.S. Security and Asymmetrical Threats

The Honorable Gary Hart, Co-Chair, U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century, and former U.S. Senator from Colorado

Military Responses to Terrorism

Ms. Michelle Van Cleave, President, NSC, Inc.

Terrorism in America

Role of the Coast Guard in Homeland Defense

Admiral James M. Loy, USCG, Commandant,

U.S. Coast Guard

Countering BioTerrorism

Major General John S. Parker, USA, Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command and Fort Detrick

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm — Reception

7:00 pm - 8:10 pm — Dinner

8:10 pm - 9:15 pm — Keynote Address

Seizing this Moment of National Opportunity - National Security Vision for a New Era

The Honorable Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Secretary of Defense

Thursday, 15 November

7:30 am - 8:00 am — Informal Reception

8:00 am - 8:40 am — Morning Address

The Military Instrument of Power as a Critical Enabler for National Security

General Richard B. Myers, USAF, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

8:40 am - 10:00 am — Panel 4

Employing the Instruments of National Power in a Complex Environment

Chair: Dr. Loren B. Thompson, Chief Operating Officer, The Lexington Institute

Synchronizing the Interagency in an Era of Globalization

The Honorable Frank Carlucci, National Security Advisor and Secretary of Defense, Reagan Administration

Role of the Military as a Key Enabler for Development, Stability, Crisis Resolution, and Enduring Peace

General Anthony C. Zinni, USMC (Ret.), former Commander in Chief, U.S. Central Command

Dr. Gordon Adams, Professor, George Washington University

10:00 am - 10:15 am — Break

10:15 am - 11:45 pm — Panel 5

Leadership: Achieving Unity of Effort - Allies, Coalitions, and International Efforts

Chair: Admiral Joseph W. Prueher, USN (Ret.), Ambassador to the People's Republic of China

Lethality in the Hands of the Few: Implications for Deterrence

Dr. Keith Payne, Chairman and President, National Institute for Public Policy

Achieving Military Unity of Effort

General Montgomery C. Meigs, USA, Commanding General, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army

11:45 am - 12:30 pm — Address

Homeland Security in the United States

The Honorable Tom Ridge, Director, Office of Homeland Security

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm — Luncheon

1:45 pm - 3:15 pm Closing Addres

The Military's Role in Homeland Security

General William F. Kernan, Commander in Chief, United States Joint Forces Command

3:15 pm Closing Remarks

Dr. Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Jr.