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The 9/11 Conference

On September 9, 2011, the Slade Gorton International Policy Center at The National Bureau of Asian Research held "The 9/11 Conference: Security Solutions for the Next Ten Years" just days before the ten-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The day-long conference was held at the University of Washington, School of Law. The gathering brought together top leaders from policy, industry, and academe to assess today’s most pressing terrorism threats and to discuss solutions for a more secure world.


The 9/11 Conference: Security Solutions for the Next Ten Years


9/11 Conference Agenda (PDF)


TriWest Healthcare Alliance

Microsoft Corporation

Henry M. Jackson Foundation

University of Washington School of Law

K&L Gates


Hon. Slade Gorton

Former U.S. Senator;
Commissioner, 9/11 Commission

Hon. Bob Kerrey

Former U.S. Senator;
Commissioner, 9/11 Commission

Tracy Reinhold

Assistant Director, Directorate of Intelligence
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Gen. Timothy Lowenberg

The Adjutant General;
Director, Washington Military Department

Kellye Testy

Dean, School of Law
University of Washington

Resat Kasaba

Director, Jackson School of International Studies
University of Washington

Michael O'Neil

Partner, K&L Gates LLP;
Former General Counsel, Central Intellligence Agency

Dave McIntyre, Jr.

President & CEO
TriWest Healthcare Alliance

Cheri McGuire

Vice President, Global Government Affairs & Cybersecurity Policy
Symantec Corporation

Kenneth Murphy

Regional Administrator
FEMA Region X

John McKay

Former U.S. Attorney;
Professor of Law
Seattle University

Mike McKay

McKay Chadwell, PLLC;
Former U.S. Attorney

Paul Nicholas

Senior Director, Global Security Strategy & Diplomacy
Microsoft Corporation

Steve Stein

Director, Northwest Regional Technology Center for Homeland Security
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Gordon Matlock

Senior Policy Advisor
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Mark Haselkorn

Director, Pacific Rim Visualization and Analytics Center
University of Washington

Harry H. Schneider, Jr.

Partner, Perkins Coie LLP

Kent Patton

Partner, Patton & Asociates;
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Jamie Nelson

Director, williamsworks;
Former Senior Advisor for Near Eastern Affiars, U.S. Department of State

Jennifer Butte-Dahl

Founder, Artistry Global;
Former Senior Advisor to Deputy Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State

The 9/11 Conference focused on a wide range of issues including:

  • the successes and failures of the 9/11 Commission
  • the new role of the FBI;
  • intelligence reform;
  • cybersecurity and counterterrorism;
  • domestic preparedness;
  • legal challenges to security, defense, and intelligence;and
  • democratic developments in the Middle East.


Part I

Welcome, Reform Successes and Failures (w/Mike McKay and former U.S. Senators Slade Gorton and Bob Kerrey), Reforms in the FBI (Tracy Reinhold, Assistant Director - Directorate of Operations, FBI)

Part II

Cyber Security (panel) with Cheri McGuire (Symantec Corp), Paul Nicholas (Microsoft Corp), Dr. Mark Haselkorn (UW), and moderator Gordon Matlock (PNNL)

Part III

Bio-security/Domestic Preparedness (panel) with Major General Tim Lowenberg (WA Military Dept), Dave McIntyre, Jr. (TriWest Healthcare Alliance), Kenneth Murphy (FEMA Region X), and moderator Steve Stein (PNNL)

Part IV

Panel on "Legal Challenges to Security, Defense, and Intelligence"

Part V

Panel discussion on "Democratic Developments in the Middle East" and conference concluding remarks by Slade Gorton (former U.S. Senator, 9/11 Commission)


For more information, please contact:

Mariana Parks
Slade Gorton International Policy Center

"That September day, we came together as a nation. The test before us is to sustain that unity of purpose and meet the challenges now confronting us. We need to design a balanced strategy for the long haul, to attack terrorists and prevent their ranks from swelling while at the same time protecting our country against future attacks.”

—The final report of The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

Hon. Bob Kerrey and Hon. Slade Gorton, both former U.S. Senators and 9/11 commissioners, partipating in the panel "Reform Successes and Failures," moderated by former U.S. Attorney Mike McKay (not shown).

Tracy Reinhold, FBI Assistant Director, Director of Intelligence, speaking on "Reforms in the FBI."


For more information, please contact:

Mariana Parks
Slade Gorton International Policy Center

Q&A with Sen. Slade Gorton

Ahead of the 9/11 Conference, Sen. Gorton reviewed the last decade of security policy and previewed the challenges to come. Read the Q&A: The Next Ten Years of Post-9/11 Security Efforts

Related Op-ed by Sen. Slade Gorton

Ten years after 9/11, Americans are safer but there is more to do