LIVESTREAM: 2019 Global Security Forum Day 1

The two-day conference will explore the security challenges of modern disinformation and its implications for an increasingly interconnected world.

The Global Security Forum is an annual international gathering bringing together a multi-disciplinary network of experts, practitioners, and policy-makers from government, security, academia, media, entertainment, international organizations, the humanitarian sector, the private sector and beyond to come together to discuss the world’s most pressing topics. This invite-only event provides a unique platform for international stakeholders to convene and offer solutions that address the international community’s leading security challenges.

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Agenda for Day 1 — Tuesday, October 15 (all times local, GMT+3)

8:00 am (1:00 am EDT) — OPENING CEREMONY
His Excellency, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani
Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, State of Qatar

Mr. Christopher Graves, President & Founder, Ogilvy Center for Behavioral ScienceMaster of Ceremonies

Senator Joe Donnelly Sr., Chairman of the Board, The Soufan Center

His Excellency, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani,
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, State of Qatar

- Interviewed by Mr. Ali Velshi, MSNBC anchor and business correspondent for NBC NEWS and MSNBC

His Excellency K. Shanmugam,
Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law, Government of Singapore

- Interviewed by Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst and Vice President, Global Studies & Fellows, New America

Dr. Ahmad M. Hasnah, President of Hamad Bin Khalifa University member of Qatar Foundation

10:15 am — Break

10:30 am — PRESENTATION: Defending Against Disinformation and Election Hacking in the Digital Age
Mr. Jan Neutze, Senior Director of Digital Diplomacy, Microsoft

10:45 am — PANEL I: General Overview on Disinformation: Exploring the Core Concepts and Threat Landscape

FRAMING REMARKS: Mr. Edward Stroz, Founder and Executive Chairman, Stroz Friedberg
MODERATOR: Peter Canellos, Editor-at-Large, Politico

- Mr. Michael Isikoff, Chief Investigative Correspondent, Yahoo! News
- Mr. J.D. Maddox, Technology Advisor for the Global Engagement Center,U.S. State Department
- Dr. Hessa S. Al-Jaber, former Minister of Communications and Technology for the Government of the State of Qatar, Commissoner, United Nations ITU Broadband Commission for Digital Development and Chairperson of Es’hailSat
- Mr. Jivan Gjorgjinski, Chair of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems, United Nations

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm — Lunch

1:30 pm — WORKSHOP I: Weaponized Information and the Changing Character of Warfare
HOSTED BY: New America
FRAMING REMARKS: Dr. Sharri Clark, Senior Advisor for Cyber and Countering Violent Extremism, U.S. Department of State

MODERATOR: Mr. Peter Bergen, Vice President Global Studies & Fellows, New AmericaSPEAKERS:

- Ms. Jen Easterly, Former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Counterterrorism, Managing Director at Morgan Stanley
- COL Christopher P. COSTA, USA, (RET), Former Special Assistant to the President for Counterterrorism, National Security Council, Executive Director, International Spy Museum
- Ms. Candace Rondeaux, Senior Fellow with the Center on the Future of War, New America
- Mr. Joshua Geltzer, Former Former Senior Director for Counterterrorism and Deputy Legal Advisor, National Security Council, Georgetown University Law Center

Her Excellency, Lolwah Rashid Al-Khater, Spokesperson, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, State of Qatar

- Interviewed by Ms. Kimberly Dozier, Global Affairs Analyst, CNN

3:15 pm — PRESENTATION: Went There to Fight American Imperialism and Now, Am All for the U.S. and NATO: Disinformed Foreign Fighters in Ukraine
Mr. Kacper Rekawek, Head of National Security Programme, GLOBSEC

3:30 pm — WORKSHOP II: The Nexus Between Counterterrorism and Disinformation
HOSTED BY: United Nations Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate’s Global Research Network (GRN)
MODERATOR: Mr. David Scharia, Chief of Branch, Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directive (CTED)

- Ms. Maya Mirchandani, Senior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation Assistant Professor,Department of Media Studies, Ashoka University
- Mr. Milo Comerford, Senior Manager, Policy, Institute for Strategic Dialogue
- Mr. Michael Masters, President, The Soufan Center
- Ms. Bettina Rottweiler, Research Assistant, Department of Security and Crime Science, University College London

4:45 pm — Coffee Break

5:00 pm — PANEL II: Disinformation in Effect: Exploring Case Studies
FRAMING REMARKS: Mr. Chase Untermeyer, Chairman, The Qatar-America Institute and Former United States Ambassador to Qatar
MODERATOR: Ms. Rebecca Skippage, Senior Editor, BBC Monitoring
- Mr. Mark Power, Deputy Ambassador, British Embassy in Tel Aviv
Ms. Olga Robinson, Senior Journalist, BBC Monitoring
- Mr. Priyank Mathur, Founder and CEO, Mythos Labs
- Mr. David Scraven, Founder and Publisher, Correctiv

Mr. Christopher Graves, President & Founder, Ogilvy Center for Behavioral ScienceMaster of Ceremonies