2024 GLOBAL SECURITY FORUM
20-22 MAY 2024

Strategic Competition: The Complexity of Interdependence

The 2024 Global Security Forum will take place from May 20-22 in Doha, Qatar. The theme of this year’s forum is Strategic Competition: The Complexity of Interdependence. The conference will address today’s global security challenges within the context of strategic competition while assessing both risks and opportunities that result from complex interdependence. This year’s forum will include discussions on topics such as: supply chain management; climate change as a threat multiplier; energy security; essential technologies such as high-end semiconductors; food insecurity; and the practice of hostage-taking by state and non-state actors; among other related topics.

HEADS OF STATE & GOVERNMENT

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H.E. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani

Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs
State of Qatar

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H.E. PAUL KAGAME

President
Republic of Rwanda
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H.E. Mohammed Shia Al Sudani

Prime Minister
Republic of Iraq
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H.E. K. Shanmugam

Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law
Republic of Singapore

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H.E. Ali Ihusaan

Minister of Homeland Security and Technology
Republic of Maldives

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H.E. Robert Dussey

Minister of Foreign Affairs
African Integration and Togolese Abroad
Republic of Togo

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Amb. Ahmed Abubakar

Director General
National Intelligence Agency
Federal Republic of Nigeria

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Mr. Paul Abbate

Deputy Director
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
United States

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Ms. Christine Abizaid

Director
National Counterterrorism Center
United States

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Amb. Roger Carstens

Special Presidential Envoy
for Hostage Affairs
United States

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Mr. Andhika Chrisnayudhanto

Deputy for International Cooperation
National Counter-Terrorism Agency
Republic of Indonesia

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Mr. Mohammed Sahib Al-Daraji

Advisor to the Prime Minister
Republic of Iraq

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Hon. AMBASSADOR Timmy T. Davis

U.S. Ambassador to
the State of Qatar

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Dr. Thanos Dokos

National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of Greece
Hellenic Republic

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H.E. MOUSSA FAKI MAHAMAT

Chairperson
The African Union Commission
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Mr. Martin Griffiths

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
United Nations

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Mr. Armen Grigoryan

Secretary
Security Council of Armenia
The Republic of Armenia

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Mr. Rajiv Maan

Director
Hostage Recovery Fusion Cell (FBI)
United States

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Ms. Anjana Rajan

Assistant National Cyber Director
The White House
United States

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Dr. Julie Sunday

 Assistant Deputy Minister, Consular, Security and Emergency Management, and Senior Official for Hostage Affairs
Canada

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Ms. Rebecca Weiner

Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism
New York City Police Department
United States

SPEAKERS

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Dr. Ahmad Antar

Founder and Executive Director
Digital Emissions

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Ms. Mina Al-Oraibi

Editor-In-Chief
The National

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Dr. Adejoké Babington-Ashaye

Senior Research Fellow
The Soufan Center

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Hon. Djibril Bassolé

Former Foreign Minister
Burkina Faso .

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Mr. Peter Bergen

Vice President of Global Studies and Fellows at New America;
CNN National Security Analyst

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Dr. Ronen Bergman

Staff Writer
The New York Times

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Hon. Marshall Billingslea

Senior Fellow
Hudson Institute

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Dr. Anneli Botha

Extraordinary Professor of Practice
North-West University

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Ms. Diana Buttu

Lawyer and Legal Analyst

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Ms. Naureen Chowdhury Fink

Executive Director
Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism

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Dr. Colin P. Clarke

Director of Policy and Research
The Soufan Group

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Mr. Steve Clemons

Host and political commentator
The Bottom Line
Al Jazeera English

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Col. Chris Costa (RET)

Executive Director,
International Spy Museum
and former Special Assistant to
the President & Senior Director for Counterterrorism,
U.S. National Security Council

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Ms. Jessica Davis

Senior Visiting Fellow
The Soufan Center
& Insight Threat Intelligence

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Mr. Adam Goldman

Journalist
The New York Times

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Ms. Karen J. Greenberg

Director, Center on National Security
Fordham University
and Senior Visiting Fellow, The Soufan Center

 

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Mr. Steven Hill

Executive Secretary
The International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law

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Dr. Amira Jadoon

Assistant Professor
Clemson University, College of Behavioral
Social, and Health Sciences

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Dr. Marc O. Jones

Associate Professor
College of Humanities and Social Science
Hamad Bin Khalifa University
(HBKU)

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Dr. Thomas Juneau

Associate Professor
University of Ottawa

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H.E. Hekmat Karzai

Chairman
Center for Conflict and Peace Studies
Former Deputy Foreign Minister
Afghanistan

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Amb. Bilahari Kausikan

Chairman, Middle East Institute
National University Singapore
and former Ambassador-at-Large
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Republic of Singapore

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Ms. Brianna Keilar

Co-Anchor
“CNN News Central”
CNN

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Dr. Elisabeth Kendall

The Mistress of Girton College
University of Cambridge

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Mr. Rami Khouri

Director of Global Engagement, American
University of Beirut

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Dr. Carolyn Kissane

Assistant Dean
NYU Center on Global Affairs

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Dr. Lyla Kohistany

Senior Fellow
The Soufan Center

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Mr. Ioannis “Gianni” Koskinas

Chief Executive Officer
Hoplite Group

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Mr. Idriss Mounir Lallali

Deputy Director and Acting (Interim)
Director, African Centre for the Study and Research on _Terrorism (ACSRT)

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Mr. Gideon Levy

Columnist and Member of Editorial Board
Haaretz

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Jonathan Lord

Senior Fellow and Director
Middle East Security Program
Center for a New America

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Mr. Mark Mazzetti

Washington Investigative Correspondent
New York Times

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General Austin S. Miller (ret.)

Senior Fellow
Combatting Terrorism Center at West Point

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Mr. John Miller

Chief of Law Enforcement and Intelligence Analyst, CNN, Board Of Directors, The Soufan Center

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Ms. Ornella Moderan

Independent Researcher for Sahel and West Africa
Global Initiative Expert Network

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Mr. Wassim Nasr

Journalist, FRANCE 24 and
Senior Research Fellow at
The Soufan Center

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Ms. Elizabeth Hirsh Naftali

Victim Advocate

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Ambassador Robert O'Brien

Former National Security Advisor
Co-Founder & Chairman, United States
American Global Strategies

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Dr. Andrew L. Oros

Professor of Political Science and International Studies
Director, International Studies Program Washington College

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Mr. Bradley Peniston

Executive Editor
Defense One

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Amb. J. Peter Pham

Distinguished Fellow
Atlantic Council
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Dr. Ilan Pappe

Director
European Centre for Palestine Studies
University of Exeter

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Dr. Neil Quilliam

Associate Fellow
Middle East and North Africa Programme
Chatham House

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Ms. Heidi Crebo-Rediker

Adjunct Senior Fellow
Center for Geoeconomic Studies
Council on Foreign Relations

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Dr. Thomas Renard

Director
International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT)
The Hague

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Mr. Max Rose

Former Congressman
from New York
United States

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AMB. nathan sales

Senior Fellow
The Soufan Center

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Dr. David Scharia

Director and Chief of Branch
United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate

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Ms. Mariam Shahin

Director, writer and documentary film maker

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Ms. Folly Bah Thibault

Principal Presenter
Al Jazeera English

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Dr. Ali Vaez

Senior Advisor to the President & Project Director Iran
International Crisis Group

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Mr. Ali Velshi

Host of “Velshi” and Chief Correspondent
MSNBC

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Ms. LORI WACHS

Director
Board of Directors
The Soufan Center 

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Ms. Helen Zhang

Director
International Strategy Forum

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