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CIA to Host National Security Conference at Georgetown University


georgetownconferenceThe CIA and Georgetown University are hosting their first joint public conference on national security on Wednesday, June 11, featuring scholars and experts from across the U.S. government, academia, private sector and the Intelligence Community. The all-day conference is titled “The Ethos and the Profession of Intelligence” and will be held in Georgetown’s historic Gaston Hall.

The conference, sponsored in partnership with Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program, will serve as a platform to discuss a variety of topics important to 21st century national security.   CIA Director John Brennan will deliver the keynote address, while former FBI Director Robert Mueller III will provide opening remarks for the conference.

“The CIA and Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program are natural partners for this important conference given our mutual focus on the key national security challenges facing the United States,” said CIA Director John Brennan. “By bringing together leaders from across the government, private sector, academia, policy institutes and the media, I believe this joint conference will generate fresh ideas for the future of our country and the Intelligence Community.”

The conference panels will examine the following topics:

  • Intelligence and Technology: Emerging Threats and Collection
  • Intelligence and the Private Sector
  • The Role of Intelligence in the 21st Century
  • Balancing Secrecy and Transparency:  Accountability and the Public

The conference will be streamed live on the CIA and Georgetown University websites. Follow the conference on Twitter at #intelcon.

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Posted: Jun 09, 2014 04:02 PM
Last Updated: Jun 26, 2014 01:18 PM