CIA and George Washington University Co-Host Conference on National Security

CIA Director John Brennan will keynote second annual “Ethos and Profession of Intelligence” public conference Oct. 27.

Adm. Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, visited GW in May.
Adm. Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, visited GW in May and will participate in panels at the conference. (William Atkins/GW Today)
October 21, 2015

The George Washington University and the Central Intelligence Agency will co-host the second annual “The Ethos and Profession of Intelligence” public conference on national security at Lisner Auditorium on Oct. 27.

The all-day conference will feature remarks by CIA Director John Brennan and panelists including the director of the National Security Agency, chair of the National Intelligence Council, the director of French Directorate General for External Security, the CIA’s general counsel and the co-anchor of the PBS NewsHour. James Clapper, director of national intelligence, will be the keynote speaker.

“CIA looks forward to holding this conference in partnership with the George Washington University and its Center for Cyber and Homeland Security,” said Mr. Brennan.

“We believe the exchange of ideas at this conference will provide the public with greater insight into the challenges facing the CIA and other intelligence agencies in today’s world, while also providing critical input to the intelligence community on how to best meet these challenges.”

The theme for this year’s conference is “The 21st Century Intelligence Mission.” Panels will examine the ways in which technologies and social change are altering the role of intelligence agencies and how those changes affect the way agencies interact with policymakers, recruit and develop staff, protect civil liberties and build international partnerships.

Please note that tickets are required for admittance to the conference. If you are interested in attending, please email the Center at [email protected].