Global and National Security

Global and national security is a complex and scary problem impacting current policy decisions on immigration, geopolitical and trade alliances, cybersecurity and nuclear compliance. These HWA Speakers are experts on the complicated questions of global and national security to combat current and emerging threats.

  • Former Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security
  • Former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations

New to HWA

Jane Holl Lute has dedicated her career to preventing terrorism, enhancing global stability and security, and helping those in crisis.  It says something about the times in which we live that Ms. Lute now focuses on cyberterrorism, the source of today's most menacing threats to nations, businesses and individuals.

  • Former Prime Minister of Israel 
  • Former Minister of Defense of Israel 

"Your insights into globalization and the changing state of the world were fascinating, and certainly thought-provoking for the leaders of the global Johnson enterprises."

- S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.

"PM Barak was direct, sincere, opinionated, willing to share his experience and his thoughts are completely authentic."

- Hispanic Trends Magazine

  • Director General Emeritus, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
  • Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
  • Former Vice President of Egypt

"The afternoon lecture audience was 1,400 and he received a standing ovation. At dinner for 350 people – another standing ovation. An absolute pleasure to work with him. "

- University of Utah

"Excellent session! The audience was very engaged. He is such an amazing intellect yet so approachable."

- Thomson Reuters

  • Former Secretary of Homeland Security

"It was a great success! We were pleased to welcome [Michael Chertoff] for a wide-ranging off-the-record discussion of the major challenges he faced...He also spoke about three remaining and emerging threats..."

- Center for National Policy

"From reading the evaluations, you were a big hit and your message was exactly on point. Thanks again for your stellar performance."

- Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

  • Former Ambassador to Iraq, Afghanistan and the U.N.
  • Author of current foreign policy bestseller The Envoy: From Kabul to the White House, My Journey Through a Turbulent World

"Ambassador Khalilzad was charming and very interesting. He is a consummate diplomat and very knowledgeable..."

- World Affairs Council of Northern California

"Ambassador Khalilzad’s remarks offered real-world perspectives that we are certain will stimulate some good thought and discussion in the days to come."

- Carleton College

  • Foreign Affairs Expert
  • Deputy Editorial Page Editor, Wall Street Journal
  • Pulitzer Prize Winner 

Bret Stephens is a U.S. foreign policy expert and highly-awarded columnist for "his incisive columns on American foreign policy and domestic politics, often enlivened by a contrarian twist." Audiences value Mr. Stephens' timely insights and also his "breath of fresh air" delivery. In addition to serving as the Wall Street Journal's deputy editorial page editor, Mr. Stephens  writes "Global View," the paper’s weekly foreign-affairs column, and is a member of the Journal’s editorial board.


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