Ethos and Profession of Intelligence 2017

Presented by the Central Intelligence Agency and the George Washington University

The Central Intelligence Agency and the George Washington University will co-host CIA's fourth public conference on national security, "The Ethos and the Profession of Intelligence," on the GW campus on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. 
The full-day conference, themed "Achieving Strategic Advantage," will feature a panel of former CIA Directors and other panels that bring together a diverse array of leaders from the Intelligence Community, other government agencies, private industry, non-governmental organizations, and the media to give each participant - on stage or in the audience - new perspectives on global security and how the U.S. Intelligence Community can best serve the open society it defends.  
8:00-9:00am: Registration
9:00am-12:30pm: Morning Session
Opening Keynote: The Honorable Mike Pompeo, Director, Central Intelligence Agency
Panel #1: Countdown to Crisis: Asia Pacific Insecurity and America
Moderator: Jim Sciutto, Chief National Security Correspondent, CNN
Michael Collins, Deputy Assistant Director of CIA for East Asia Mission Center
Ambassador Joseph DeTrani, Board of Managers at Sandia National Laboratories
Yong Suk Lee, Deputy Assistant Director of CIA for Korea Mission Center
Panel #2: The Looming Bio Threat: Perils and Promise of Biotech Innovation
Moderator: Frank Sesno, Director of the School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA), The George Washington University
Dr. Charles L, Bio-scientist, CIA
Dr. William Roper, founding Director of the Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO), U.S. Department of Defense
The Honorable Joseph Lieberman, Former US Senator
Panel #3: Tectonic Shifts: Forecasting Conflict and Political Instability
Moderator: Frank Cilluffo, Associate Vice President & Director, Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, The George Washington University
Andrew Hallman, Deputy Director of CIA for Digital Innovation
Dr. Stacey Dixon, Deputy Director, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency
Fran Moore, former Director of Analysis at CIA; and President, FPM Consulting, LLC
Rob High, Chief Technology Officer, IBM Watson
12:30-1:45pm: Break for Lunch
1:45-3:45pm: Afternoon Session
Panel #4: Leading CIA: A Conversation Among Former CIA Directors
Moderator: The Honorable Susan Gordon, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence
The Honorable John Brennan, Director, Central Intelligence Agency, 2013-2017
The Honorable Michael Hayden, Director, Central Intelligence Agency, 2006-2009
The Honorable Porter Goss, Director of Central Intelligence, 2004-2005; and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, 2005-2006
The Honorable William Webster, Director of Central Intelligence, 1987-1991
Panel #5: Masking Unmasked: Conducting Espionage in a Transparent, Connected World
Moderator: Ambassador Reuben E. Brigety II, Dean, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University
Benjamin Huebner, Head of Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties, CIA
Alex Joel, Chief Civil Liberties and Privacy Officer, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Elizabeth (Liza) Goitein, Co-director of the Brennan Center for Justice's Liberty and National Security Program
Closing Remarks: Dr. Thomas J. LeBlanc, President, The George Washington University
Prior registration is required in order to attend.  The full agenda will be posted at this page at a date closer to the conference.  For more information about the conference, please contact the Center at [email protected] or by phone at 202-994-2437.
Lisner Auditorium
The George Washington University
730 21st St. NW, Washington, DC 20052