LONDON, April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Tickets to the Opening Session and Reception at the debut Aspen Security Forum: Global are now on sale to the public for $40/£28 each. The Forum, running from April 21-23, will feature top-level government officials, industry leaders, noted print and broadcast journalists, and leading thinkers discussing and debating the key issues in international security. The Opening Session is as follows:
Thursday, April 21 The Complexities of Today's Security Challenges The Director of the FBI has said that the bureau has counterterrorism investigations underway in all 50 states, underscoring the gravity of the "insider" terrorism threat in the United States. Simultaneously, terrorists from abroad, especially "foreign fighters" from among ISIL's ranks in Iraq/Syria, are seeking to enter Western countries, including the United States, to carry out attacks. Complicating matters further, technology innovation is advancing so quickly that terrorists are leveraging these advancements, making it easier for them to plot and plan undetected by counterterrorism professionals. Director Comey will address the complexity of today's security challenges and how and the FBI is working both at home and with global partners to confront them.
James Comey, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation Moderated by: Brooke Masters, Companies Editor, Financial Times 18:00 – 19:00pm GMT + 1, to be followed by a reception
For a complete list of currently confirmed speakers and moderators, registration information, and sponsorship details, please visit www.regonline.com/asfglobal2016. The 2016 Aspen Security Forum: Global is presented by the Aspen Institute Homeland Security Program in partnership with BBC Global News Ltd. and POLITICO Europe, with support from M&C Saatchi World Services.
About The Aspen Institute
The Aspen Institute's Homeland Security Program works to heighten public awareness as to the nation's continued vulnerability to terrorism, and to persuade the nation to take the necessary steps to close the gap between how secure we should be and how secure we actually are. For more information, please visit www.aspeninstitute.org/security.
The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute is based in Washington, DC; Aspen, Colorado; and on the Wye River on Maryland's Eastern Shore. It also has offices in New York City and an international network of partners. For more information, visit www.aspeninstitute.org.