The CELL hosts numerous national security forums throughout the year that draw sold-out audiences in the thousands. We offer both in-person and virtual speaking engagements, allowing us to extend this critical educational opportunity to the rest of the country and the world.
Upcoming Events and Programs
Hear from the Experts
Experience our previous events featuring foremost national security experts, including:
with Amb. John Bolton, John Brennan, and Gerard Baker
Featuring Ambassador John Bolton, former U.S. National Security Advisor and Representative to the United Nations; and John Brennan, former CIA Director (2013-2017). Moderated by Wall Street Journal Editor-At-Large Gerard Butler.
with Amb. Nikki Haley, Jeremy Bash, Bret Stephens
Hosted by Governor Polis, Mayor Hancock, John Elway and Peyton Manning. Tribute to the Heroes concert featuring Kenny Loggins.
with Paul Begala, Karl Rove, Bret Stephens
with Eliot Engel, Ed Royce, Tom Sanderson
with Elizabeth Neumann, Christian Picciolini, George Selim, Jason Dunn
Hosted by Jason R. Dunn, United States Attorney for the District of Colorado. Featuring Elizabeth Neumann, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for Threat Prevention and Security Policy; Christian Picciolini, author of Breaking Hate and founder of the Free Radicals Project; George Selim, Senior Vice President of Programs for the Anti-Defamation League; and David P. Cohen, Shareholder with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck.
with Gen. Stanley McChrystal, Ed Royce, Amb. Christopher Hill, Tom Sanderson
with Gen. Michael Hayden, Elliot Abrams, Husain Haqani, Tom Sanderson
with HRH Prince Feisal Ibn Al-Hussein, Amb. Dennis Ross, Catherine Herridge
with John Brennan, Bret Stephens
Hosted by Governor Hickenlooper and Mayor Hancock, featuring former CIA Director John Brennan (2013-2017) and Pulitzer Prize-winning Columnist Bret Stephens.
with Juan C. Zarate, Michèle Flournoy, Jeremy Bash, Amb. Christopher Hill, Samuel J. Rascoff
Featuring Juan C. Zarate, Michèle Flournoy, Jeremy Bash, and Ambassador Christopher Hill. Moderated by Samuel J. Rascoff, Faculty Director at New York University’s Center on Law and Security.
Hosted by Governor Hickenlooper and Mayor Hancock with remarks by Senator Michael Bennet and Senator Cory Gardner. Free tribute concert featuring John Fogerty and Big Head Todd & The Monsters.
with Sen. Cory Gardner, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (Ret.), Graeme Wood, Samuel J. Rascoff
Featuring Senator Cory Gardner, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (Ret.), and Graeme Wood. Moderated by Samuel J. Rascoff, Faculty Director at New York University’s Center on Law and Security.
with Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Dr. Zudhi Jasser, Dr. Nader Hashemi, Greg Dobbs
Featuring Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, and Dr. Nader Hashemi. Moderated by Greg Dobbs, an Emmy Winning journalist.
with the Hon. Haley Barbour, Donna Brazile, Chris Matthews
Featuring the Hon. Haley Barbour, fmr. Governor of Mississippi, and Donna Brazile. Moderated by the host of MSNBC’s Hardball, Chris Matthews.
with Amb. Christopher Hill, Dr. Mary Habeck, Greg Dobbs
Featuring Ambassador Christopher Hill and Dr. Mary Habeck. Moderated by Greg Dobbs, an Emmy Winning journalist.
with the Hon. John McCain, the Hon. Lindsey Graham, Ed Henry
Featuring The Hon. John McCain, U.S. Senator for Arizona, and The Hon. Lindsey Graham, U.S. Senator for South Carolina. Moderated by Chief White House Correspondent for Fox News, Ed Henry.
Featuring Canadian Chief of the Defense Staff Thomas J. Lawson. Moderated by Major General Andy Love (USAF ret.)
with Gen. David H. Petraeus, Andy Alexander
Featuring General David H. Petraeus. Moderated by Andy Alexander, former Washington Post Ombudsman & Washington, D.C. Bureau Chief for Cox News
with the Hon. Michael B. Mukasey, the Hon. Juan Carlos Zarate, Greg Dobbs
Featuring The Hon. Michael B. Mukasey and The Hon. Juan Carlos Zarate. Moderated by award-winning journalist Greg Dobbs.
Featuring Clifford Chanin, Vice President for Education and Public Programs for the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.
with the Hon. Michael Bennet, the Hon. John W. Suthers, the Hon. Marcy Grossman, Linda Chavez, the Hon. Bill Ritter, Jr.
Featuring The Hon. Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado; The Hon. John W. Suthers, Atty Gen. for the State of Colorado; The Hon. Marcy Grossman, Consul General of Canada; Linda Chavez, Chairman of the Center for Equal Opportunity; and The Hon. Bill Ritter, Jr., former Governor of Colorado.
with the Hon. Leon Panetta, the Hon. Mark Udall, Andy Alexander, Jeffrey R. Tarr, Hazel Miller
Featuring The Hon. Leon Panetta, former U.S. Secretary of Defense; The Hon. Mark Udall, U.S. Senator for Colorado; Andy Alexander, former Washington Post Editor & Washington, D.C. Bureau Chief for Cox News; Jeffrey R. Tarr, Chief Executive Officer of DigitalGlobe, Inc.; and Hazel Miller, vocalist of The Hazel Miller Band.
with the Hon. Joe Lieberman, the Hon. Jane Harman
Featuring The Hon. Joe Lieberman, former U.S. Senator from Connecticut, and The Hon. Jane Harman, former U.S. Representative from California (36th). Hosted by John Hickenlooper, Governor of Colorado, and Michael B. Hancock, Mayor of Denver, and with a special ceremony led by the Colorado National Guard.
with Matthew G. Olsen, Dr. James Jay Carafano, Samuel Rascoff, Amb. Christopher Hill
With Matthew G. Olsen, Director of the National Counterterrorism Center; Dr. James Jay Carafano, Vice President of the Foreign & Defense Policy, The Heritage Foundation; Samuel Rascoff, Associate Professor of Law at New York University School of Law; Ambassador Christopher Hill.
with Cdr. Lt. Col. Kevin Black, Officer Charlie Chase, Lt. Ken Chavez, Tom Davis, Scott Field, ASAC Steven Olson, James Robinson, James H. Davis
Co-hosted with the Colorado Emergency Preparedness Partnership, with CO National Guard’s 8th Civil Support Team, Cdr. Lt. Col. Kevin Black; Denver Fire Dept. Liaison Officer, Charlie Chase; Denver Police Department Lieutenant, Ken Chavez; TIAA-CREF Corporate Safety & Security Manager, Tom Davis; Director of Emergency Management for the City & County of Denver, Scott Field; Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Denver FBI, Steven Olson; Chief of Operations, Denver Health Paramedic Division, James Robinson; Executive Director, Colorado Department of Public Safety, James H. Davis.
with Gov. John Hickenlooper, the Hon. Doug Lamborn, the Hon. John Morse, the Hon. Rhonda Fields, Tom Deland, David Kopel
With Governor John Hickenlooper; The Honorable Doug Lamborn, U.S. Representative from Colorado; The Honorable John Morse, President of the Colorado State Senate; The Honorable Rhonda Fields, Colorado State Representative; Tom Deland, Fmr. President of the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police; Mr. David Kopel, Fmr. Adjunct Professor at New York University School of Law.
Hosted in conjunction with the State of Colorado, City of Denver, and City of Aurora to honor lives lost on 9/11 and honor first responders in the wake of the wildfires and the Aurora tragedy. With Governor John Hickenlooper, Mayor Michael Hancock of Denver, John Elway, and live performances by the Colorado National Guard, The Colorado Children’s Chorale, and Hazel Miller.
with Adm. James A. Winnefeld, Jr., Amb. Christopher Hill, Kenneth Wainstein
Co-Hosted with U.S. Senator Mark Udall. With Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral James A. Winnefeld, Jr.; Ambassador Christopher Hill; Kenneth Wainstein, Former Homeland Security Advisor to the President.
Hosted in conjunction with the State of Colorado and the City of Denver, to honor lives lost & America’s will to prevail. With Secretary Ken Salazar, Senator Mark Udall, and Senator Michael Bennet, and live performances by The Beach Boys, The Colorado Symphony, Tyler Ward, and the Colorado Children’s Chorale.
with Amb. Christopher Hill, Bruce Hoffman
Ambassador Christopher Hill; Bruce Hoffman, Director of the Center for Peace and Security Studies at Georgetown University.
with the Hon. Janet Napolitano, Mayor John Hickenlooper
With The Honorable Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Mayor John Hickenlooper.
with the Hon. Newt Gingrich, Greg Moore
With The Honorable Newt Gingrich, Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives; Greg Moore, Editor of The Denver Post.
with the Hon. Tom Ridge, the Hon. Craig Stapleton
With The Honorable Tom Ridge, First Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; The Honorable Craig Stapleton, Former Ambassador to France.
with Gov. Bill Ritter, Jr., Robert Coombe, Micheline Ishay, the Hon. Nir Barkat
With Governor Bill Ritter, Jr.; Robert Coombe, Chancellor, University of Denver; Micheline Ishay, Professor and Director of the International Human Rights Program, University of Denver; The Honorable Nir Barkat, Mayor of Jerusalem.
with Amb. Husain Haqqani, Brian Jenkins, Gov. Bill Ritter, Jr.
With His Excellency Husain Haqqani, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States; Brian Jenkins, Senior Advisor to the RAND Corporation; Governor Bill Ritter, Jr.