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

8:10 am — WELCOME REMARKS
Mr. Christopher Graves, President & Founder, Ogilvy Center for Behavioral ScienceMaster of Ceremonies

8:30 am — OPENING ADDRESS
Senator Joe Donnelly Sr., Chairman of the Board, The Soufan Center

8:40 am — FIRESIDE CHAT
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

9:25 am — FIRESIDE CHAT
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

10:10 am — FRAMING REMARKS
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

PANELISTS:
- 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

2:45 pm — FIRESIDE CHAT
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)

SPEAKERS:
- 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
PANELISTS:
- 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

6:15 pm — CLOSING REMARKS
Mr. Christopher Graves, President & Founder, Ogilvy Center for Behavioral ScienceMaster of Ceremonies

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