All sessions will take place in the Newseum’s Knight Conference Room.

Schedule will be updated regularly. Please check back for additional details and speaker information.

December 6, 2012

8:15 am – 9:00 am: Registration and Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:15 am: Opening Remarks
R. James Woolsey, FDD Chairman and former Director of Central Intelligence

9:15 am –10:25 am: Islamists and Elections: Where Do They Lead?
Reuel Marc Gerecht, FDD Senior Fellow
Brian Katulis
, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress
Rob Satloff, Executive Director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Bret Stephens, Deputy Editor of The Wall Street Journal’s editorial page
Moderator: Jonathan Schanzer, FDD Vice President for Research

10:30 am – 11:30 am: Iran’s Human Rights Record
Ali Alfoneh, Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute
Marina Nemat,
Activist and former Iranian political prisoner
Emanuele Ottolenghi, FDD Senior Fellow
Ray Takeyh, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations
Moderator: Mark Landler, White House correspondent for The New York Times

11:30 am – 11:50 am: Keynote Remarks
U.S. Ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford

11:50 am – 12:50 pm: What's next for Syria?
Ammar Abdulhamid, FDD Fellow and Director of the Tharwa Foundation
Tony Badran, FDD Research Fellow
John Hannah, FDD Senior Fellow
Rafif Jouejati, Spokeswoman for the Local Coordinating Committees in Syria
Robert Worth, Writer for The New York Times

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm: Congressional Remarks
Representative Ed Royce (R-CA)
Sen. Bob Casey, Jr. (D-PA)
Moderator: Toby Dershowitz, FDD Vice President for Government Relations and Strategy

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: The Arab Spring: Nonproliferation Risks and Opportunities
David Albright, Founder and President of the Institute for Science and International Security
Orde Kittrie
, Professor of Law at Arizona State University and FDD Senior Fellow
Leonard "Sandy" Spector, Deputy Director of the Monterey Institute of International Studies' James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
Michael Yaffe, Distinguished Professor and former Academic Dean at the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies at National Defense University
Moderator: Mark Dubowitz, FDD Executive Director

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
FDD President Clifford May
in conversation with Jeane J. Kirkpatrick award recipients Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT)
4:00 pm: Keynote Address
David Cohen, Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence
4:30 pm
Presentation of George Shultz Award to David Cohen, Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, Luke Bronin, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes and Adam Szubin, Director of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control

5:15 pm
Private Cocktail Reception with the Treasury Department's Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Team*

7:00 pm
Reception and Dinner with Ambassador Nirupama Rao, India’s Ambassador to the United States – at the Embassy*

December 7, 2012
(All events and sessions on this day are by invitation only)

8:30 am: Breakfast

8:30 am – 10:00 am: Board Meeting

9:00 am – 10:00 am: Democrats and Dissidents at the U.N.
Peter Berkowitz, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution
John Fonte, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute
Claudia Rosett, FDD Journalist-in-Residence
Moderator: Jonathan Kay, Managing Editor of Canada's National Post and FDD Visiting Fellow

10:15 am – 11:15 am: Insider Briefings by FDD Scholars

11:15 am –1:15 pm: Leadership Meeting


* = by invitation only Trustee Level and above. For more information about becoming an FDD supporter, please contact Kristen Casapulla at 202.403.2920 or kc@defenddemocracy.org or visit our website at http://www.defenddemocracy.org/what-can-you-do/donate/