Third Conference on The Ethos and Profession of Intelligence

Looking over the Horizon

The Central Intelligence Agency and the George Washington University will co-host CIA's third public conference on national security, "The Ethos and the Profession of Intelligence," on the GW campus on Tuesday, September 20, 2016.
 
The full-day conference will feature remarks from senior CIA officials and a set of panel discussions that will bring together intelligence community leaders, national security experts, private sector leaders and members of the media.

The theme of this year's conference is "Looking over the Horizon."  The panels at the conference will focus on the long-term global challenges and opportunities that prominent experts and CIA senior officers expect will shape the future.
 
 
**The live-stream for the conference will be available during the day on September 20, 2016 at this link on YouTube.  Panels will be archived on YouTube after the conclusion of the conference.**

The agenda for the conference is as follows:
 
8:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M. REGISTRATION
 
9:00 A.M. OPENING REMARKS
John Brennan
Director, Central Intelligence Agency
 
9:20 A.M. PANEL:  GREAT POWER RIVALRY: ENDURING DANGER OR A THING OF THE PAST?
 
Speakers:
 
Frank Sesno (Moderator)
Director, School of Media and Public Affairs, The George Washington University
 
Peter Clement
Deputy Assistant Director, Europe and Eurasia Mission Center, Central Intelligence Agency
 
John McLaughlin
Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, Johns Hopkins University; Acting Director, Central Intelligence Agency (former)
 
Dennis Wilder
Senior Fellow and Assistant Professor, Georgetown University
 
10:20 A.M. BREAK
 
10:40 A.M. PANEL:  DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND DIGITAL DILEMMAS
 
Speakers:
 
Frank Cilluffo (Moderator)
Director, Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, The George Washington University
 
Chris Darby
President and CEO, In-Q-Tel
 
Andrew P. Hallman
Deputy Director, Digital Innovation, Central Intelligence Agency
 
Chris Inglis
Distinguished Visiting Professor in Cyber Security Studies, US Naval Academy; Deputy Director, National Security Agency (former)
 
Dr. Jason Matheny
Director, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity
 
Matt Olsen
President of Consulting, IronNet; Director, National Counterterrorism Center (former)
 
11:40 A.M. CO-HOST REMARKS
Steven Knapp
President, The George Washington University
 
12:00 P.M. - 1:15 P.M. BREAK FOR LUNCH
 
1:15 P.M. PANEL:  THE VIEW FROM FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE CHIEFS
 
Speakers:
 
John Brennan (Moderator)
Director, Central Intelligence Agency
 
Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai
Director General, Afghan National Directorate of Security
 
Nick Warner
Director-General, Australian Secret Intelligence Service
 
Alex Younger
Chief, British Secret Intelligence Service
 
2:20 P.M. PANEL:  BRACE FOR CRISIS?  ASSESSING THE POTENTIAL TOLL OF HUMANITARIAN DISASTER
 
Speakers:
 
Christopher Kojm (Moderator)
Visiting Professor, Practice of International Affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University; Chairman, National Intelligence Council (former)
 
Susan Gordon
Deputy Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
 
Nancy Jackson
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, US Department of State 
 
Carla Koppell
Vice President Applied Conflict Transformation, US Institute of Peace
 
3:20 P.M. BREAK
 
3:40 P.M. PANEL:  THE PUBLIC TRUST-OUTLOOK FOR INTEL OVERSIGHT, PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY, AND TRANSPARENCY
 
Speakers:
 
David S. Cohen (Moderator)
Deputy Director, Central Intelligence Agency
 
Carrie Cordero
Founder, The Law Office of Carrie Cordero; Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security (former)
 
Ben Huebner
Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer, Central Intelligence Agency
 
Dan Klaidman
Deputy Editor, Yahoo News
 
Jason Leopold
Investigative Reporter, VICE News
 
4:45 P.M. CLOSING REMARKS
David S. Cohen
Deputy Director, Central Intelligence Agency

 

Click here for overview and videos from last year's conference.