Thank you!

The Fifth Great Power Competition Conference is now complete. The live stream archives are available below. Stay tuned for a playlist of individual sessions and information for the next Great Power Competition Conference!

DAY 1 RECORDING
DAY 2 RECORDING

WILL WE BE READY?

“Out of the clear blue sky…” is a phrase often uttered when recounting the events of September 11, 2001. A description of the temperate fall day, but also a metaphor for how unexpected it all was: the boldness of an attack on U.S. soil coupled with use of commercial airliners—loaded with fuel and innocent people—as weapons of mass destruction. We didn’t see it coming. We weren’t prepared. It changed everything.

What if it happened again, 30 years later, with 30 years of technological advances to exploit?

The Fifth Great Power Competition Conference picks up where the fourth left off. We’ve examined the events leading up to and the day of 9/11 and our immediate response; now, we look forward, asking a roster of former and current military and federal leaders to reflect on whether our nation has made sufficient changes to our security, intelligence, and law enforcement policies and practices to prevent another tragedy from the clear blue sky and what work remains to be done.

SPOTLIGHT SPEAKERS

  • Maj. Gen. Alexus G. Grynkewich, USAF, Director of Operations, US CENTCOM

  • GEN Frank McKenzie (USMC-retired), former Commander, US CENTCOM

  • Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, former Chair, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

  • HON Michael Rogers, former Chair, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

  • Gen Michael Hayden, USAF, Retired, former Director, Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency

ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS & PANELISTS