Join us at Global Security Exchange 2023 to hear from extraordinary speakers from around the globe, including our three general sessions keynote speakers. Radosław “Radek” Sikorski will kick the event off on Monday morning, followed by President George W. Bush on Tuesday, and Tracy Walder, a former CIA officer and FBI special agent, will be the final keynote on Wednesday.
Radek Sikorski is currently representing Poland in the European Parliament, but has previously served as Poland’s minister of defense, foreign minister, and speaker of parliament. Prior to his career in politics, Sikorski worked as a war reporter, covering conflicts in Afghanistan and Angola. In 1988, he was awarded the World Press Photo for spot news. While serving as foreign minister in 2012, Sikorski was also named as one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine.
George W. Bush served as the 43rd president of the United States as well as the 46th governor of Texas. President Bush faced one of the greatest challenges in modern American history during his presidency when terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon building in September 2001. Drawing from his experiences in the White House, President Bush plans to share his perspective and insight on the most pressing global security issues facing the industry today in his Tuesday keynote address.
Tracy Walder worked as a Staff Operations Officer (SOO) for the CIA Counterterrorism Center Weapons of Mass Destruction Group, before transitioning to an FBI special agent. While at the CIA, Walder worked as a covert operative and traveled to Afghanistan, Jordan, Uzbekistan, Algeria, Morocco, Denmark, Sweden, Italy, and England. During her time with the FBI, Walder specialized in Chinese counterintelligence operations and helped to uncover a Chinese spy ring. During her Wednesday keynote at GSX, Walder will share her views on emerging threats in the Middle East and China and other aspects of the current geopolitical landscape.