The 9/11 Conference

Security Solutions for the Next Ten Years


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 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.

Conference Report and Agenda

The 9/11 Conference: Security Solutions for the Next Ten Years (PDF)
9/11 Conference Agenda (PDF)

Conference Sponsors

TriWest Healthcare Alliance
Microsoft Corporation
Henry M. Jackson Foundation
University of Washington School of Law
K&L Gates

Conference Speakers

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

Conference Video

PART I | Welcome; Reform Successes and Failures (Mike McKay and senators Slade Gorton and Bob Kerrey); Reforms in the FBI (Tracy Reinhold)

PART II | Cyber Security (panel with Cheri McGuire, Paul Nicholas, and Mark Haselkorn moderated by Gordon Matlock)

PART III | Bio-security/Domestic Preparedness (panel with Maj. Gen. Tim Lowenberg, Dave McIntyre, Jr., and Kenneth Murphy moderated by Steve Stein)

PART IV | Legal Challenges to Security, Defense, and Intelligence (panel)

PART V | Democratic Developments in the Middle East (panel); conference concluding remarks (Sen. Slade Gorton)

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