Events

Audio of Last Week's ODNI Conference at the University of Texas

By Robert Chesney
Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:56 AM

I am happy to report that we now have the audio from last week’s conference at the University of Texas exploring the lessons learned from the past ten years’ experience under the ODNI and NCTC.  The event was sponsored by UT’s Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law, which I direct, as well as UT’s Clements Center for History, Strategy & Statecraft (directed by Will Inboden) and the Intelligence and National Security Alliance. The full agenda, with corresponding audio for each session, appears below.  For those who prefer to watch rather than listen, we hope to have the videos posted by the end of the week.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16

Moderated Dialogue with Admiral William McRaven (ret.)

Keynote Address: "Ten Years of Intelligence Integration and Reform": James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17 Opening Remarks: Admiral Bobby Inman (ret.), former National Security Agency Director Session 1: Office of the Director of National Intelligence: The View from the Top
  • James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence 
  • Vice Admiral Michael McConnell, former Director of National Intelligence
  • David Shedd, Defense Intelligence Agency Director (Acting)
  • Moderator: Michael Allen, Beacon Global Strategies Managing Director
Session 2: Office of the Director of National Intelligence: The View from Outside
  • Stephen Cambone, former Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence
  • Lt Gen Frank Kisner (ret.), former NATO Special Operations Commander
  • Jim Langdon, former Chair of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board
  • Steve Slick, former National Security Council Senior Director for Intelligence
  • Moderator: Paul Pope, UT-Austin CIA Officer in Residence
Keynote Conversation: Steve Hadley, former National Security Advisor Session 3: The National Counterterrorism Center
  • Michael Allen, former House Intelligence Committee Staff Director                         
  • Matt Olsen, former National Counterterrorism Center Director
  • Juan Zarate, former Deputy National Security Advisor
  • Moderator: Bobby Chesney, Strauss Center Director
Session 4: Jihadist Terrorism, Assessing the Present and Future Threat
  • Mary Habeck, former National Security Council Special Advisor
  • Marcel Lettre, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense
  • John McLaughlin, former CIA Director (Acting)                         
  • Quintan Wiktorowicz, former National Security Council Senior Director
  • Moderator: Paul D. MIller, Clements Center Associate Director
Keynote Address "Congress over the Last Decade: Help or Hindrance?": U.S. Representative Mac Thornberry, Armed Services Committee Vice Chairman SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18 Session 5: The Path Forward: Practitioner Perspectives
  • Tom Fingar, former Deputy Director of National Intelligence
  • Admiral Bobby Inman (ret.), former National Security Agency Director
  • John McLaughlin, former CIA Director (Acting)
  • Nick Rasmussen, National Counterterrorism Center Director (Acting)
  • David Shedd, Defense Intelligence Agency Director (Acting)
  • Moderator: Chuck Alsup, INSA Vice President for Policy
Session 6: The Path Forward: Scholar Perspectives
  • Robert Jervis, Columbia University
  • Joshua Rovner, Southern Methodist University
  • Gary Schmitt, American Enterprise Institute
  • Jennifer Sims, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
  • Amy Zegart, Stanford University
  • Moderator: William Inboden, Clements Center Director
Keynote Address "The False Narrative: How Ending the 'War on Terror' Put America in Danger": U.S. Representative Michael McCaul, Homeland Security Committee Chairman
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