On Thursday, May 3, 2012, David Brady, deputy director and Davies Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, hosted a conference titled “Global Hotspots: Briefings from Insiders” featuring special guests from different countries. To begin, Oliver “Buck” Revell from the FBI gave remarks titled “The Most Significant Threats to the American People.” His Excellency M. K. Narayanan, past head of India Security, discussed “India’s Worries, Capabilities, Military and Intelligence Cooperation with the United States.” Joseph Felter, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and former national security affairs fellow (2008–9), gave a talk during the luncheon.
After lunch, Ambassador Barry S. Gusi gave brief comments on the Gusi Peace Prize. His Excellency Phongsavath Boupha, the deputy president of Laos, discussed “Laos, China, and Threats to Peace in Southeast Asia.” Sir James Mancham, the founding president of the Seychelles, gave a talk titled “What Is China Doing in the Indian Ocean? Piracy. The American Military in Seychelles on Diego Garcia.”