Looking over the Horizon
The Central Intelligence Agency and the George Washington University co-hosted 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 agenda for the conference
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?
10:40 A.M. PANEL: DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND DIGITAL DILEMMAS
1:15 P.M. PANEL: THE VIEW FROM FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE CHIEFS
2:20 P.M. PANEL: BRACE FOR CRISIS? ASSESSING THE POTENTIAL TOLL OF HUMANITARIAN DISASTER
3:40 P.M. PANEL: THE PUBLIC TRUST-OUTLOOK FOR INTEL OVERSIGHT, PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY, AND TRANSPARENCY
by CIA Director John Brennan at the Third Ethos and Profession of Intelligence Conference, September 20, 2016.
Great Power Rivalry: Enduring Danger or a Thing of the Past?
Speakers were: Peter Clement, Central Intelligence Agency; John McLaughlin, Johns Hopkins University; and Dennis Wilder, Georgetown University.
Disruptive Technologies and Digital Dilemmas
Panel discussion on “Disruptive Technologies and Digital Dilemmas” at Third Ethos and Profession of Intelligence Conference, Sept. 20, 2016. Speakers were: Chris Darby, In-Q-Tel; Andrew Hallman, Central Intelligence Agency; Chris Inglis, US Naval Academy; Jason Matheny, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity; and Matt Olsen, IronNet. Moderated by Frank Cilluffo, GW Center for Cyber & Homeland Security.
The View from Foreign Intelligence Chiefs
Panel discussion entitled “The View from Foreign Intelligence Chiefs” at Third Ethos and Profession of Intelligence Conference, Sept. 20, 2016. Speakers were: Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai, Afghan National Directorate of Security; Nick Warner, Director-General, Australian Security Intelligence Service; and Alex Younger, Chief, British Secret Intelligence Service. Moderated by John Brennan, Director, Central Intelligence
Assessing the Potential Toll of Humanitarian Disaster
Panel discussion entitled “Brace for Crisis? Assessing the Potential Toll of Humanitarian Disaster” at Third Ethos and Profession of Intelligence Conference, Sept. 20, 2016. Speakers were: Susan Gordon, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; Nancy Jackson, US Department of State; and Carla Koppell, United States Institute of Peace. Moderated by Christopher Kojm, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University
Intelligence Oversight, Accountability & Transparency
Panel discussion entitled “The Public Trust – Outlook for Intelligence Oversight, Public Accountability and Transparency” at the Third Ethos and Profession of Intelligence Conference, Sept. 20, 2016. Speakers were: Carrie Cordero; Ben Huebner, Central Intelligence Agency; Daniel Klaidman, Yahoo News; and Jason Leopold, VICE. Moderated by David Cohen, Deputy Director, Central Intelligence Agency