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Approved For Release 2005/04/22: CIA-RDP81 M00980R001 0050045-7 .-.--j OTR 78-8495 4 August 1978 MEMORANDUM FOR: ATTENTION: FROM: Office of Legislative Council Executive Assistant, OTR SUBJECT: Transmittal of Material for Mr. Loch Johnson (U/AIUO) (C) Attached are copies of several schedules from a recent CIA Senior Seminar, which Mr. Loch Johnson requested during an OTR briefing on relations with the academic community on 1 August 1978. They represent three blocks of instruction from our nine-week Senior Seminar in which.we utilize a number of academic speakers. Attachment As Stated CONFIDENTIAL 25X1 25X1 Approved For Release 2005/04/22: CIA-RDP81 M0098 - LJ UNCLASSIFIED L USE ONLY %.Vil119JL111 111111. &S 0R001000050045-7 Transmittal of Material for Mr. Loch Johnson TO: (Officer designation, room number, and building) OFFICER'S INITIALS QTR 78-8495 4 August 1978' COMMENTS (Number each comment to show from whom to whom. Draw a line across column after each comment.) Attac e sc edules are classified "CONFIDENTIAL'" as they contain names and .job titles of a small number of DDO officers and others under cover who gave member presentations during the Senior Seminar. I think your idea to line out these particular names is a good one. OTR is concerned that proper cover for these individuals be maintained. If we can be of any further help, please 2!X1 let me know. EA/TR FORM 61 Q USE PREprpd SFfrJease 3-62 EDITION LLJJ 5 2,WU4,R?P81It Q09WI 00050W-7U CLASSIFIED ? CONFIDENTIAL Approved For Release 2005/04/22 : CIA-RDP81 M00980R001000050045-7 CIA SENIOR SEMINAR THIRTEEN 26 March - 26 May 1978 BLOCK III: THE CHANGING 1VORLD 12-24 April 1978 BLOCK MANAGER: ASSISTANT BLOCK MANAGER: Approved For Release 2005/04/22 : CIA-RDP81 M00980R001000050045-7 CONFIDENTIAL Approved For Release 200510=7 I BTUIRtDJ 1 M00980R001000050045-7 BLOCK III: THE CHANGING WORLD What has become increasingly clear is that every country has been affected by several serious problems that have surfaced recently, problems of both an economic and political nature. These problems have had a deep impact on both the industrial nations and the developing countries. What has also become apparent is. the greater interdependence of all countries. During this block several international issues and developments which are of special concern to the United. States and to the Agency will be examined. In addition, those countries and regional areas which play signifi- cant roles on the international scene will be discussed. One off' the aims we have for this block is to provide a variety of informed viewpoints. We hope, in turn, this will stimulate thought and discussion within the Seminar and will encourage further examination of these issues by the Seminar members. WEDNESDAY, 12 April OS45)_ Introduction to Block III 25X1 Block Chairman 0920) Part I: Ineriitional Issues and Trends 25X1 1 0930) Some Current International -7 n"N Associate ro esso s speculates on future patterns. Department of Economics? The phenomenal 20th-century increase in the world economy as measured by the production and consumption of goods has been based on a commitment to permanent growth and on exploitation of natural resources on a scale unprecedented in history. ooks at 25X1 the world economy with particular reterence to the questions of growth and resources. He notes and assesses the consequences of various trends. He 1130) Reading Period ti nnnl "The International Energy Situation: Outlook to 1.985" N xt Decade" Approve N#d?RR06ase i(Yd d&i2t:SCIA9DPB-1 100~80R001000050045-7 CONFIDENTIAL Approved For Release 2005/04/22: CIA-RDP81 M00980R001000050045-7 WEDNESDAY, 12 April - continued 1300). The World Energy Situation I 25X1 1500) Consultant and former senior official in the Department of Energy The energy problem now affects'every part of the world and both the industrialized and developing countries have felt the shock of rocketing energy costs. The current issues and the prospects in the world of energy are analyzed by the speaker along 'with a view of the impact of these develop- ments in the United States. 1515)_ Human Rights 1645) Stephen Oxnam Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State, Department of State While the United States as a matter of principle has always expressed an interest in the issue of human rights, over the last year this has been more explicitly stated as an important concern of the government. The speaker will discuss the impact of this issue on our policy and the ramifications for the United States. THURSDAY, 13 April 0830)_ Reading Period 0900) "Difficult Issues Underlying Food Problems" 0900)- World Food Problems 25X1 1100) Overseas Development Council Of all the problems currently confronting the world, the most fearful remains that ofeeding each day the billions who make up the global population. The speaker will. address himself to an analysis and an assessment of the world food problem and will examine food production and trends. Approved For Release 2005/6WrPLI~--,fgp1M00980R001000050045-7 CONFIDENTIAL Approved For Release 2005/04/22 ASIA-RDP81 M00980R001000050045-7 THURSDAY, 13 April -.continued 1100) Reading Period 1200) 1300) Formation of Group Research Studies 1500) The class will form into several small groups in order to discuss the selection of research topics. 1700)- World Population Problems 1900) 25X1 25X1 X1 5X1 A thought-provoking point of view on world population problems will be presented by a member of the medical profession who is a recognized authority in this field. The speaker will provide an appreciation for the magnitude and dimensions of population problems and will emphasize the complexities of understanding the forces at work in the global population explosion. His talk will highlight those social, economic, technological, and medical elements which contribute to population growth and those which hinder efforts to control and regulate growth. FRIDAY, 14 April 25X1 Approved For Release 2005/04/22 : CIA-RDP81 M00980R001000050045-7. :CONFIDENTIAL Approved For Release 2005/01221 C CRmP8L M00980R001000050045-7 FRIDAY, 14 April - continued 1000)_ U.S. Foreign Policy in the 1200) post-Kissinger Era 25X1 United States foreign policy since 1969 has been profoundly influenced in its formulation and execution by Henry Kissenger. In addition to discussing the former Secretary's -impact, Professor will- 25X1 examine the present administration's policy an will indicate differences in approach and emphasis. pkl~l 1300) Reading Period 1415) "Begin's Strategy and Dayan's Tactics" 1430)., A Look at American Foreign Paul Kreisberg 1615) Policy Deputy Director, Policy Planning Staff, Department of State A member of the Department of State Policy Planning Staff will consider some of the major issues the United States confronts in its international relations. He will provide a summary. of some of the efforts and polic35 emphases of the administration and its first year of heading the U.S, government.. MONDAY, 17 April Part II: Regional Analyses 0845)_ Member Presentation: 1000) Management of a "Typical" Field Station A look at the how's and why's of a lxge station in The emphasis in on?the allocation or resources and use of resources against multiple objectives. 25X1 Approved For Release 2005/04/22( -f 8j rfM980R001000050045-7 CONFIDENTIAL. Approved For Release 2005/04/22 : CIA-RDP81 M00980R001000050045-7 MONDAY, 17 April 1015). U.S. Policy in the Mideast 1215) -T----- - - continued Walter B. Smith Director, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Israel and Arab-Israel Affairs, Department of State A senior State Department officer, with extensive experience in the Mideast, will discuss some of the issues what U.S. policy confronts in this part of the world. In particular, he will focus on the relations between the U.S. and Israel, what the Israeli government's policies appear to be, and U.S. diplomatic efforts to promote peace in the Mideast. For the next day and a half the class will be formed into two groups, one to concentrate its attention on Latin America and the second on Western Europe. Several significant issues relevant to each of these areas will be examined. The smaller groups are intended to encourage greater informality and discussion. The groups should select spokesmen to summarize briefly to the class the important elements from each of their several sessions, as well as from the reading, and to encourage discussion on these subjects within the Seminar. Latin. American Section Readings "Documents Associated with the Panama Canal Treaties" "United States, Panama, and the Panama Can&l: Guide to the Issues" "Panama Canal: The New Treaties" "Press Excerpts on the Panama Treaty" r Approved For Release 2005/04/22 : CIA-RDP81 M00980R001000050045-7 Approved For Release 2005/04/2226-CIA-RDP81 M00980R001 000050045-7 MONDAY, 17 April - continued Latin American Section 1300) The Cubans in Africa 1400) 1415)., The Panama Canal Treaty Richard Wyrouth 1515) Deputy Director and Senior Treaty Affairs Advisor, Office of Panamanian Affairs, Department of State 1530) Latin American Perspectives 1645) of the U. U.S. c ig N10 for Latin America 25X1 25X1 Western Europe Section Readiness Irving Howe, "Eurocommunism--Reality, Myth, Hope, or Delusion?" Bogdan,3.Denxitch, "Some Dilemmas--and Hopes" Leszek Kolakowski, "The Eurocommunist Schism" Lewis Coser, "The Jester Turned Prosecutor" Henry Pachter, "What Do We Ask of Eurocommunism?" Stanley Plastrik, "Socialists vs. Communists in France" 1300)- NATO 1400) Philip Kaplan Policy Planning Staff, Department of State 1415)- Eurocommunism 1515) Dr. Eric"Willenz Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State Approved For Release 2 @1 4j2w1 f ADP81 M00980R001000050045-7 Approved For Release 2 QQ5W2 lA--RDP81 M00980R001000050045-7 -7- MONDAY, 17 April - continued- 1530) Economic Issues in Europe 1645) TUESDAY, 18 April 0830)- Latin American Section Reading: 0915) Robin L. Anderson, "Brazil's Military Regime Under Fire" 25X1 "Brazil Walking the Tightrope" Carlos A. Astiz, "U.S. Policy and Latin American Reaction" Western Europe Section Reading: John Starrels, "The United States and West Europe" Stanley G. Payne, "The Political Transformation of Spain" 0930) LATIN A 1145) 14ERCAN SECTION Latin America and the United States For many years the United States has tended to take Latin America for granted. Recently the relationship between Latin America.and the United_ States has been changing and the views of Latin America toward the United States have also been shifting. The speaker will examine where this relationship seems to be going, but will, in addition, discuss the largest of our neighbors, Brazil, and what has been happening in that country. It Approved For Release 2005/04/22 : CIA-RDP81 M00980R001000050045-7 25X1 CONFIDENTIAL Approved For Release 2005/04/2 ^ CIA-RDP81 M00980R001000050045-7 TUESDAY, 18 April - continued ) WESTERN EUROPE SECTION 1145 Developments in Western Europe Robert Barbour Deputy Assistant Secretary for European Affairs, Department of State The speaker will address the relations between the United States and Western Europe and some of the significant issues which confront the countries of Western Europe. 1245)_ Preparation for Discussion 1315) 1315) - Discussion on Western Europe 25X1 1445 ) ORPA, guest panelist A panel from the Western Europe group wi and report on the presentations and the ll review readings given to their section and will lead the a discussion on Western Europe class in 25X1 1630 Discussion4 on Latin America ) Acting NIU or La in America, guest panelist A panel from the Latin American group will review and report on the presentations and the readings given to their section and will lead the class in a discussion on Latin America. Approved For Release 2 4 I f * P81 M00980R001000050045-7 CONFIDENTIAL Approved For Release 2005/04/229 CIA-RDP81 M00980R001000050045-7 WEDNESDAY, 19 April 0830) Reading Period 0900) Clyde Ferguson and William R. Cotter, "South Africa: What Is To Be Done?" Colin Legum, "The Soviet Union, China and the West in Southern Africa," Foreign Affairs, July 1976 Ross K. Baker, "Southern Africa: A Cataclysm Averted?" Woridview, November, 1975 0900)+ A Perception of U.S. Foreign 1100) Polic.y in Africa 25X1 25X1 The speaker will discuss U.S. interests in Africa and describe U.S. policy in some parts of Africa as it appears to him. He will also describe how U.S. policy and actions in Africa are viewed by Africans. 1115)_ Film: Idi Amin Dada, (Reel 1) 1200) Optional 1245) 1400)^ Member Presentation: Meetin Co.lection Requirements In the DDO Deputy Chief, Africa East-South Operation Group 25X1 f? 5X1 25X1 1415), Southern Africa: A Situation 1615) Report Special reference will be made to developrrnts unleased by the Angolan crisis and the continuing political tension in Rhodesia. The key role played by South Africa will be analyzed and-the policy options open to the United States will be discussed. 2 Approved For Release 2005/04/22 : CIA-RDP81 M00980R001000050045-7 Approved For Release 2005/(14f2-: CIA-RDP81 M00980R001000050045-7 THURSDAY, 20 April Part III: The Major Powers and the U.S. 0845) Film: 0915) Russia, Part I 0930)_ Soviet Foreign Policy 1130) 25X1 25X1 While Soviet international interests have expanded greatly ?~" in recent years, there remain some areas that are of primary concern to the USSR in its foreign policy. The speaker concentrates his remarks on the significant interests and objectives of Soviet foreign policy and activity. 1220)- Part II Film: Russia , 1250) --- 1250).. Member Presentation: 25X 1 1400) Military Economic Analysis Chief, Military sis Economic Anal y Center, NFAC What is it? flow do we do it? they walAt $t? How do they use big debate all about? Problems For Whom? Why do it? What is the with going unclassified. 1415)_ A Discussion on SALT 1615) Leslie H. Gelb Director, Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs, Department of State and The United States and the Soviet Union have been talking about and negotiating for strategies arms limitations for nearly a decade. Some agreements have been arrived at. Have these agreements been to the advantage of one of the superpowers as against the other? What are the major areas of negotiation to be considered now? The two panel members will discuss these elements of SALT ne otiations. Approved For Release 2005/04/22 : CIA-RDP81 M00980R001000050045-7 CONFIDENTIAL 25X1 CONFIDENTIAL Approved For Release 2005/04/2221 CIA-RDP81 M00980R001 000050045-7 FRIDAY, 21 April 0830) 0900) Readin Period Alec Nave, ,on Soviet Policy and Intentions" John P. Hardt, "Soviet Economic Capabilities and Defense Resources" "The Impact of the USSR's Economic Predicament on Soviet Military Spending: A Speculative Debate 0900) E s t i m a t e ic Howard Stoertz 1030)- Capabilities National Intelligence Officer for Strategic Programs The speaker will provide an estimate of the U.S.- Soviet strategic balance and will discuss the differing positions that are held on these estimates. He will also discuss Soviet objectives and intentions and Soviet capabilities. 1045)- Domestic Issues in the ].215) Soviet Union Congressional KeSeai~CTI Service, Library of Congress and The or science and Technology Two authorities on the USSR will examine some of the domestic problems the USSR is faced with, and will suggest possible constraints these problems exercise on Soviet foreign activities, 25X1 25X1 Approved For Release 2005/04/22 CIA-RDP81 M00980R001000050045-7 CONFIDENTIAL Approved For Release 2005/04/2 ~ CIA-RDP81 M0098OR001000050045-7 FRIDAY, 21 April continued 1330)_ Soviet Strategic Posture 1520) 1540) 1610) Among the critical issues which the United States faces in its relations with the USSR are the strengths and purposes of the Soviet military position. ail1 discuss some Soviet objectives and offer an opinion on their intentions. Film: Russia, Part IV MONDAY, 24 April 0830).. Reading Period 0900) Richard H. Solomon, "Thinking Through the China Problem" 25X1 25X1 090c)- China: Mao's Great Experiments Alfred LoS. Jenkins 1130) Former Deputy Chief, U.S. Liaison Office Peking, China Mr. Jenkins, now retired, was one of the last U.S. officials to leave China after the Communist takeover in 1949, and he was one of the first to return to China when the U.S. opened an official mission there in 1972. This pair of tours--with much study and other foreign service in between--has given our speaker considerable insight into China, the Chinese people, and Chairman Mao's impact on the country, much of which he will share with us. Approved For Release 200=J/22EE1PIRDP81 M00980R001000050045-7 CONFIDENTIAL Approved For Release 2005/04/22 : CIA-RDP81 M00980R001000050045-7 MONDAY, 24 April - continued 1215) Post-Mao China 1330)' Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress 25X1 The issue of political succession in the People's Republic of China continues despite the passing of more than two years since the great leader's death. The speaker will consider the political leadership and the problems within China that the regime faces. He will also examine some of the principal foreign policy goals and efforts of mainland China, 1345) Member Presentation: 1500) The Changing Role of OGCR ie -, East Asia Branch, NFAC 25X1 The problems of role, emphasis, competition, and future analytical directions of a small production office with examples drawn from China research 1515) _ Discus~ioi 1645) The The class will examine some of the significant issues which were analyzed in this section of the block. a Approved For Release 2005/04/22 : CIA-RDP81 M0098OR001000050045-7 CONFIDENTIAL Approved For Release 2005/04/22 : CIA-RDP81 M00980R001000050045-7 CIA SENIOIZ SEMINAR THIRTEEN 26 March - 26 May 1978 BLOCK IV: SCIENCE-FRONTIER OF CHANGE 25-28 April. 1978 25X1 BLOCK MANAGER: ASSISTANT BLOCK MANAGER: 25X1 Approved For Release 2005/04/22 : CIA-RDP81 M00980R001000050 45-7 CONI7TPE'NTTAL Approved For Release 2005/04/22 : ppg1 , Y4R"0R001000050045-7 BLOCK TV: SCIENCE--FRONTIER OF CHANGE New discoveries and developments in. the natural and physical sciences are unfolding at a rate which surpasses our capacity to understand and to accommodate these advances. The resulting impact on individuals" and on society is immense. Although a complete review of all areas of science is impossible in such a short time, Seminar members can get a glimpse of some trends and developments in the fields of physics, atmospheric sciences, medicine, the environment, space and energy. It is hoped that this brief excursion into some of these areas will arouse your interest to explore them further individually. TUESDAY, 25 April 0900) Introduction to Block IV 0930) ---~- 25X1 Block Chairman Readings: Jerome B. Wiesner, "In Defense of Science and Technology," Dialogue, 1974, Vol. 7, No. 1. Philip Handler, "Science and Human Welfare," Dialogue, 197.4, yol. 7, No, 1. 0945) The Social Ecology of Technology 1145) 25X1 2fI Technology has been both a curse and a boon in modern society. While it has solved,?;man problems of mankind, it has also created problems. a noted 25X1 authority on the history of technology, will discuss the impact that technology has had on our society-- both good and bad--and some of its ramifications. He will close with an assessment of the future of technology, covering its promise and its limitations. 1145) Lunch 1300) Approved For Release 2005/04/22 : CIA-RDP81 M00980R001000050045-7 CONFIDENTIAL Approved For Release 2005/04/22 : CIA DP81 M00980R001000050045-7 TUESDAY, 25 April._ continued Re aclin s : Edward Edelson, "Nei-is About the Universe," Dialogue, 1974, Vol.. 7, No. 1. 1300) F?r 1500 ont.ors of Physical Science 25X1 25X1 New Particles? Black Holes? These are two of many recent discoveries that some school.s of physicists claim will change the heretofore established laws of physics. A renowned authority will discuss significant developments and trends in physics, a. science that affects nearly everyone--a science that is understood by few. 1515)_ Videotaped The Weather Machine, Part 1 1615) Weather is becoming a topic of ever-increasing concern. Extremes of weather, such as those recently experienced in the U.S!, can dramatically affect our lives. 't'his videotape discusses how the world weather system works, some of the theories of weather currently being discussed, and some of the possible ramifications, This tape is designed to serve as background for the discussion of meterology tomorrow. WEDNESDAY, 26 April. 0845) Videotape: The Weather Machine, Part. 11 0945) This is the concluding portion. of yesterday's videotape. Approved For Release 2005/04/22 : CIA-RDP81 M00980R001000050045-7 CONPI:DEENTIAI. Approved For Release 200kWiilP&ATl l 1M00980R001000050045-7 ?3'. WEDNESDAY 26 April - continued Readings: Alan Anderson, Jr., "The Uncertain Earth," June 1977. Fitzhugh Green, "Weather--Modification's Future," New York Times, January 13, 1978, 1000)The Atmospheric Sciences Today 1200)- 1200)_ 1315) 1315) 151.5) Dr. George Benton Acting Associate Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Having just seen "The Weather Machine," the class will now be brought up to date on the atmospheric sciences and their status in this country today. Our speaker, a senior official at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will cover current activities in these sciences, the problems that exist and their proposed solutions. He will. also include a discussion of one of the more controversial subjects: weather modification research, Preparation Time for Group Research Studies The class will have an opportunity to work together in small groups doing research on topics for later presentations. 1530)_ The Outlook for Data Processing 1645) iii klL "%_ V J ., -b --- v -.. -l -- - - - - - - will discuss the major thrusts of information and data processing research and technology and-the impact that these activities will have on our ability to do our job better and faster. 25X1 Principal 6cielltisz for Data Processing Research, Office of Research and. Development, DDS&T 25X1 The Agency's use and needs fOr'M'ore powerful information Approved For Release 2005/04/22 : CIA-RDP81 M00980R001000050045-7 Approved For Release 2005/04/22 : C4,RDP81 M00980R001000050045-7 THURSDAY:_27 Aril 0845) 1000) Member Presentation: Pc: rspectiyves of the Office of Research and Development 25X1 Executive Officer) Office of Research and Development, DDSf;T will discuss the role his office plays as a support organization to Agency components engaged in the multifa.cctecl. area of science and 25X1 technology. 1015)_ Ch_anges,in Medical Science 1215) 1215) 13-)0)- 1330) 1530) R 25X1 a professor of medicine as well as an experienced physician, will discuss significant medical progress from the point of view of the national social problems which it creates or exacerbates. Such problems, affecting for instance the aged and the mentally retarded, raise philosophical and ethical questions which demand national. attention. hnvironynental Decision -Makingy Associated With Com 1ox_. Ecosystems 25X1 25X1 In addition to providing an appraisal of the magnitude and causes of ecological problems, the speaker will consider the many factors that are involved in determining environmental policies. He will. also discuss how science aiid technology can be used to protect our environment. 1545) S ecial DDSF{T Film 1.7 0 0) ----- _-_ I I Special Assistant l25 X1 Special Projects, DL)S~{ I will introduce this film about a unique collection ac -ivi ?y and then be avail able to answer your questions. Approved For Release 2005/04/22 : CIA-RDP81 M00980R001000050045-7 CONFIDENTIAL Approved For Release 2005/W/ ~C&NW641 M00980R001000050045-7 ...5 . FRIDAY, 28 April. 0845)_ Member Presentation: 1000) The Soviet Threat to the U.S. LaT i~~-Basec~iissile I~orcc concerning Soviet counterforce capability. 25X1 Chief, Offensive and Space Systems Division, Office of Weapons Intelligence, NFAC . will present a discussion of the intelligence data sources, analytical techniques and major issues 1015), The Space Shuttle Program 1215) -- Dr. Myron S. Malkin Space Shuttle Program Director, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) The primary space program in the U.S. is currently the Space Shuttle. Being in the news continually, it is a topic of interest to any well-informed citizen. Dr. Malkin will discuss the Shuttle Program, how it began, where it is now, and where it is likely to lead us in the future. 121.5) _ Lunch 1330) 1330) World Energy Systems 1530) 25X1 A prominent research geophysicist will present an overview of world energy resources with particular emphasis on the scientific factors involved. He will offer his expert opinion on the prospects that the industrialized world will be able to satisfy increasing demands for energy through the utilization of traditional sources, such as petroleum, or whether new sources must be exploited, 25X1 1545). Field Tri 1645) p. Briefing On Monday the class will depart on a field trip to This briefing will cover the details of the trip is have not been covered in preliminary briefings. r Approved For Release 2005/04/22 CIA-RDP81 M00980R001000050045-7 CONFIDENTIAL Approved For Release 2005/04/22 ! CIA-RD'P81 M00980R001000050045-7 CIA SENIOR SEMINAR THIRTEEN 26 March - 26 May 19 7 8 BLOCK VI: DOMESTIC ISSUES OF RELEVANCE TO CIA 8-12 May, 11-1 ~ ASSOCIATE BLOCK MANAGER: 25X1 25X1 Approved For Release 20d 1Y2Y.1 iA- ' P81 M00980R001000050045-7 Approved For Release 2005//H 18 'I 641 M00980R001 000050045-7 BLOCK VI: DOMESTIC ISSUES OF RELEVANCE TO CIA What is happening within American society affects two major areas of the nation's activities: its domestic and foreign affairs. In Block VI some of the contemporary problems and issues which the United States confronts will be examined by authorities in these areas. We have begun to appreciate within the Agency that the events and the trends that American society experiences directly influence the position and the actions of the Agency. It is necessary, there- fore, for us to understand to the fullest degree possible Our own domestic conditions and what is happening to us: MONDAY. 8 May 0845)- Introduction to Block VI 0915) Reading Period Robert Lekachman, "Is Capitalism Finished," and "TheeSpecter of Full. Employment" 0930)- National Goals and Priorities 1145) A number of segments of American society are concerned about the quality of national life and have voiced their demands for changing U.S. national priorities. A leading American political economist will identify in general 'terms the sources and causes of these pressures and will describe their implications for emerging patterns of national priorities. lie will discuss thetroblcros of resource allocation and offer his own views on the public policies which the Carter administra- tion,should or is likely to pursue as it wrestles with national goals.and priorities. . 25X1 25X1 25X1 Approved For Release #rjRM1 M00980R001000050045-7 CONFIDENTIAL Approved For Release 2005/04/22: CIA-RDP81 M00980R001000050045-7 2 - MONDAY) .8 May-continued 1245)_ Member Presentation: 25X1 1350) The CIA Acquisitions Process Chief, Procurement Division, Office of Logistics, DDA The spea.k.r will attempt to trace the' evolution of the Agency's procurement structure to include the DCI's present delegation flow, the modification and relent events which push for reorganization. In addition, as a prototype of change, he will focus on the mandates of The Brooks Bill and the consequences thereof. 1400)- The State of the American Economy 1600) Dr. Sidney Jones Assistant to the Board, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System The speaker will discuss the policies which have been followed by recent administrations and will analyze the developments that have taken pla6e within our economy. TUESDAY, 9 May 0830)_ Reading Period 0900) Irving Kristol, "Sense and Nonsense in Urban Policy," and "The City in Crisis" Approved For Release 2005/ I%4 qM1 M00980R00100005O045-7 CONFIDENTIAL Approved For Release 2005/04/22 :CIA- DP81 M0098OR001000050045-7 TUESDAY, 9 May - continued 0900)_ The Supreme Court as Arbiter of 1100) p lic Policy One of the unique features of the American Constitutional system is the role of the Supreme Court. I Iwill examine some of the "ramifications of the role and authority of the Court within American society. 1100)_ Reading Period 1200) Max Lerner, "America Agonistes" 1245)_ The Reorganization of the Executive 1430) Branch Jule M. Sugarman Vice Chairman, Civil Service Commission Among the principal goals of the present administration has been a substantial reorganization of the Executive Branch. Mr. Sugarman will discuss in general, non- partisan terms the problem of reorganization and the ramifications of such an action, 1500)- The Congress: Turbulence and Change 1700) In the last few years, the legislative branch. has attempted to reassert its power as a co-equal element of our federal. system. The speaker will discuss the efforts of Congress,.to alter its status, especially in reference to the President, and what the current Congress' mood and views are. 25X1 25X1 25X1 Approved For Release 2005/041 t C1 # 11LVI00980ROO1000050045-7 CONFIDENTIAL Approved For Release 2005/04/224 CIA-RDP81 M00980R001000050045-7 WEDNESDAY, 10 May 0830) Research Period 0920) 0930)- Labor, The United States, 1130) and Government After a few brief remarks on the labor movement and current issues, a veteran labor leader and spokesman, wl respond to questions from the Seminar members. 1130)- Reading Period 1200) Ralph W. England, "Criminal Justice in the American Democracy" 1300) Racism in America. 1500) aill discuss some of the current views and attitu ens held by blacks on several aspects of American society. He will consider some of the changes that have taken place in the position of .blacks in American life and will give his vices on the outlook for black-white relationships. Where appropriate, the position of other minorities will be discussed. 1515)_ Research Period 1700) 25X1 25X1 25X Approved For Release 2a6M4I22?NGl ARDP81 M00980R001000050045-7 CONFIDENTIAL Approved For Release 2005/04/22 : SCIA-RDP81 M00980R001000050045-7 TIJURSDAY r 11 May 0830)_ Member Presentation: 0950) The Role of 0'rS in Operations Deputy Chief of Operations, Office of Technical Service, DDS VIT The speaker will conduct an examination of technical support to operations in light of new-and broadened requirements, changing technology for agent appli- cation, tighter competition for the research and development dollar, legal restraints, and the diminishing technical presence overseas, 10000)- America's Urban Issues 10 1300)_ 1500) From both a short-term and long-range point of view, the problems, which confront our cities are extremely complex and challenging. It is a challenge further to our entire society, and how well we face and resolve the issues posed will determine much of what the latter years of the 20th and ecades of the 21st century will be like. will discuss some aspects of these issues . Research Period 25X1 25X1 25X1 1500)- Crime: A Judicial View of a 1700) ational Problem "` - I 25X1 u ge, , uperli i Court of the Distric>: of Co].umb A prominent member of the D.C. Superior Court will discuss some of the problems the judiciary system faces in dealing with crime and the criminal. e Approved For Release 2005/04/22 : CIA-RDP81 M00980R001.000050045-7 CONFIDENTIAL CONFIDENTIAL Approved For Release 2005/041226 ClA-RDP81 M00980R001000050045-7 FRIDAY, 12 May 0830) - 0950) Research Period 25X1 1000) 1200) 1300)_ 1500) 1515) 1630) Domestic Affairs and Fore i 1 Policy by The relationship of our domestic affairs and foreign policy, ncl particularly the influence of ethnic and interest groups, will 'be described and analyzed 5X1 Government-Press Relationships 25X1 ln he Contcxt of Natl.onal The Wash ing ton Secursty Star One of the most controversial issues in the area of freedom of the press is the publication by the media of information relating to questions of "national security." This is an issue 25X1 has had a deep interest in for a numbel- 01 . He will discuss this area and. consider several aspects of this sensitive question, Class Discussion Seminar Members Members of the Seminar will be assigned responsibility to lead the class in a discussion of some of the major issues the speakers have raised on the subjects covered in Block VI. Approved For Release 2005/00021 Cli RIDPS1 M00980R001000050045-7