CANCELLED: A Conversation on Intelligence and National Security with General Michael Hayden, Admiral Bobby Inman and Admiral William McRaven

Tuesday, Nov 03, 2015 - Tuesday, Nov 03, 2015   |   5:30 PM - 7:00 PM   |  LBJ Library Atrium, 10th Floor

Due to a family emergency, Gen. Hayden very regretfully has to cancel his trip to Texas this week, including his Tuesday evening event with the Strauss-Clements Intelligence Studies Project. We hope to reschedule this event at a later time.

General Michael V. Hayden served as the Director of the CIA from 2006-2009, capping a career in service to the United States that included nearly 40 years in the Air Force. From 2005-2006, he was the first Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence. From 1999-2005, General Hayden served as the Director of the National Security Agency and Chief of the Central Security Services.

During his military career, General Hayden served as commander of the Air Intelligence Agency and Director of the Joint Command and Control Warfare Center. He served in senior staff positions at the Pentagon, at the headquarters of the U.S. European Command, at the National Security Council, and the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria.

General Hayden is a Principal at The Chertoff Group, a global security advisory firm that provides consulting, business development, and merger and acquisition (M&A) advisory services for clients in the security, defense, and government services industries.

Admiral Bobby R. Inman served in the U.S. Navy from November 1951 to July 1982, when he retired with the permanent rank of Admiral. While on active duty he served as Deputy Director of Central Intelligence and as Director of the National Security Agency. After retirement from the Navy, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC) in Austin, Texas for four years and Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Westmark Systems, Inc., a privately owned electronics industry holding company for three years. Admiral Inman also served as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas from 1987 through 1990.

Admiral Inman was appointed the Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Chair in National Policy in August 2001.

Chancellor William H. McRaven recently retired as a Four-Star Admiral after thirty-seven years as a Navy SEAL. His last assignment was as the Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command during which time he led a force of sixty-nine thousand men and women with an annual budget of over ten billion dollars.
In 2011, McRaven was the first runner-up for Time magazine's Person of the Year and was subsequently selected by the Dallas Morning News as the 2011 Texan of the Year for his leadership of the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden.

McRaven is also a recognized authority on U.S. foreign policy. During McRaven's career he served two years on the National Security Council Staff under President George W. Bush. As a three and four-star Admiral, he was routinely involved in national policy decisions during both the Bush and Obama administrations.