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General sessions are only available to in-person attendees.
See who you’ll hear from (and which topics they’ll cover) this year:
Radek Sikorski, M.E.P.
European Parliament, Chairman of the EU-USA Delegation
Monday, 11 September 2023
8:15 am – 9:15 am
Radosław (Radek) Sikorski is a senior statesman and acclaimed expert and speaker on geopolitics. In June 2019, he was elected as a member of the European Parliament. He is Chairman of the EU-US delegation for the Parliament. He is also a Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET), the Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age (AIDA) and the Subcommittee on Security and Defense (SEDE). He is the EPP’s spokesperson on China, the largest political grouping in the European Parliament.
Foreign Policy named him one of its 100 global thinkers for “telling the truth even when it’s not diplomatic.”. He is a member of the Steering Committee for the Bilderberg Group.
George W. Bush
43rd President of the United States
Tuesday, 12 September 2023
9:00 am – 10:00 am
President George W. Bush will have a thoughtful conversation on stage with a member of the ASIS leadership team to offer his perspective on today’s most pressing challenges and global security, drawing from his eight years in the White House, his response to the 9/11 attacks, and working with world leaders.
This closed session is exclusive for GSX attendees*, with no personal photography, notetaking, recording, filming, broadcasting, livestreaming, or press access. The only way to experience this event is to be in Dallas in person. Click for specific security regulations.
Former CIA Officer & FBI Special Agent
Wednesday, 13 September 2023
11:15 am – 12:15 pm
She served as a covert operative for the CIA, helped uncover a Chinese spy ring with the FBI, and traveled to warzones and black sites across the globe. Today, as an author and educator, she’s bringing her unique perspective to GSX. Hear Walder’s views on the current geopolitical landscape, emerging threats in China and the Middle East, and other timely hot-button topics.
- One of few women to serve in both the Directorate of Operations at the CIA and as a Special Agent in the FBI
- Sharing incredible true story of working in special ops during the era of 9/11, including frequent meetings with President Bush, assuming aliases, and hunting terrorists worldwide
*The Tuesday general session is only open to All-Access pass and Tuesday one-day pass holders. No media representatives are permitted to attend any part of the event with the Speaker, including media representatives attending in an in unofficial/personal capacity.
Personal photography, notetaking, recording, filming, broadcasting, livestreaming, or press access will not be permitted. The only way to experience this event is to be in Dallas in person.
To provide a safer environment for all, ASIS will implement a policy similar to the NFL bag policy for Tuesday, 12 September that limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into the general session room. Exceptions to this policy will be made for all medically necessary items after proper inspection. Prohibited items include but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, diaper bags, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, computer bags, camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size. Bag check will be available for attendees in the D Lobby near Registration. Under NO circumstances will weapons be permitted in the general session room. All attendees will be required to pass through a magnetometer before entering the room. An overflow viewing area will be provided at the KBHCC for those attendees who must be armed while attending GSX.