2024 Schedule of Events

Times and events are subject to change. Listed events are for Summit attendees only.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

  • 6:30-8:00 p.m.: Welcome to Nashville Reception

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Summit Moderator: Gillian Tett, Provost, King’s College, Cambridge, Columnist and Editorial Board Member, Financial Times

  • 7:15–8:20 a.m.: Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 8:20–8:55 a.m.: Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • 8:55–9:50 a.m.: Opening Keynote Address from General Timothy Haugh, Commander, U.S Cyber Command; Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service
  • 9:50–10:50 a.m.: Panel: Beyond the Headlines: Understanding China's Geopolitical and Socioeconomic Landscape
    • Moderator: Raymond A. Friedman, Brownlee O. Currey Professor of Management, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University
    • Panelist: Dave Frederick, Assistant Deputy Director for China, National Security Agency
    • Panelist: Mary Gallager, Professor of Democracy, Democratization, and Human Rights, University of Michigan, Director, International Institute
    • Panelist: Andres Gannon, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Vanderbilt University
    • Panelist: Hannes Hanso, Ambassador of Estonia
  • 10:50–11:15 a.m.: Break
  • 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.: Panel: Navigating Global Supply Chain Challenges: A US-China Perspective
    • Moderator: Kamal Saggi, Chair, Department of Economics; Frances and John Downing Family Chair and Professor of Economics, Vanderbilt University
    • Panelist: Morgan Adamski, Director, Cybersecurity Collaboration Center, NSA
    • Panelist: Jim Desmond, Chief Security Officer, Asurion 
    • Panelist: Matt Hartman, Deputy Executive Assistant Director, Cybersecurity, CISA
    • Panelist Jamil Jaffer, Founder and Executive Director, National Security Institute, Assistant Professor of Law, George Mason University
  • 12:15–12:30 p.m.: Lunch
  • 12:30–1:30 p.m.: Lunch Keynote Address and Fireside Chat from Sheetal Patel, Assistant Director, Transnational and Technology Mission Center, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
    • Session Chair: Douglas Adams, Vice Dean of Engineering, Associate Provost, Daniel F. Flowers Professor of Engineering, Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University
  • 1:30–2:30 p.m.: Networking Hour
  • 2:30–3:30 p.m.: Panel: Cyber and the Changing Face of Modern Conflict
    • Moderator: Niloo Razi Howe, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Vanderbilt University, Senior Operating Partner, Energy Impact Partners
    • Panelist: Moe Khaleel, Associate Laboratory Director, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    • Panelist: Robyn Klein, Director of Cyber Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense
    • Panelist: Major General Lorna Mahlock, Commander, Cyber National Mission Force
    • Panelist: Thompson Paine, Head of Product & Business Operations, Anthropic PBC
  • 3:30–4:30 p.m.: Closing Keynote Address from Peter Singer, Senior Fellow, New America and Managing Partner, Useful Fiction
  • 5–6:30 p.m.: Reception

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Summit Moderator: Niloofar Razi Howe, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Vanderbilt University, Senior Operating Partner, Energy Impact Partners

  • 7:30–8:30 a.m.: Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30–8:40 a.m.: Welcome Remarks
  • 8:40–9:40 a.m.: Opening Keynote Address from Anne Milgram, Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • 9:40–10:40 a.m.: Panel: China and the Fentanyl Epidemic
    • Moderator: Erin Calipari, Director, Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research; Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University
    • Panelist: Laurie Cutting, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Special Education; Professor of Psychology, Radiology, and Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University; Associate Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
    • Panelist: William Kimbell, Chief of Operations and Assistant Administrator, Operations, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
    • Panelist: Michael Nordwall, Assistant Director, Criminal Investigative Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
    • Panelist: Margaret Stromecki, Principal Systems Engineer and Lead, Counter-PRC Cell, MITRE
  • 10:40–11 a.m.: Break
  • 11–12 p.m.: Keynote Address: The Army’s Role in Countering China in the Indo-Pacific from Mario Diaz, Deputy Under Secretary of the Army
  • 12–12:15 p.m.: Lunch
  • 12:15–1:30 p.m.: Lunch Panel: Securing the Future: Defining a Full Spectrum National Strategy for China
    • Moderator: Lieutenant General Charlie "Tuna" Moore (Ret.), Distinguished Visiting Professor, Vanderbilt University; Former Deputy Commander, U.S. Cyber Command
    • Panelist: Gordon Chang, American Journalist, Lawyer, Political Commentator, and Writer
    • Panelist: Rush Doshi, Senior Fellow, China and Indo-Pacific Studies, Council on Foreign Relations and Assistant Professor of Security Studies, Georgetown University 
    • Panelist: Colin Kahl, Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Professor, by courtesy, of Political Science
    • Panelist: Morgan Ortagus, Founder, POLARIS National Security, former Spokesperson, United States Department of State
    • Panelist: Matt Pottinger, Principal, Garnaut Global LLC, Distinguished Visiting Fellow Hoover Institute
  • 1:30–1:45 p.m.: Break
  • 1:45–2:45 p.m.: Closing Keynote Address: Christopher Wray, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • 2:45-3:00 p.m.: Closing Remarks from Brett Goldstein, Special Advisor to the Chancellor, Vanderbilt University